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Case Name : Arbes Tools Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)
Appeal Number : E/990/10-Mum
Date of Judgement/Order : 08/01/2016
Related Assessment Year :
Courts : All CESTAT (169) CESTAT Mumbai (50)

Accumulated credit on 10.09.2004 can be utilized under transitional rule 11 of the new Cenvat credit rules, 2004

Brief of the case:

The CESTAT Mumbai in the case of Arbes Tools Pvt. Ltd. vs. CCEx held that as per Rule 11(1) of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 read with Notification 23/2004-CE, the amount of credit earned by the manufacturer under Cenvat Credit Rules, 2002, which existed prior to 10.9.2004, can be utilized by them as per transitional rule 11 of the new Cenvat credit rules, 2004.

 Facts of the case:

  • The assessee is engaged in themanufacture of encapsulation machinery parts and accessories falling under Chapter Heading No. 84798970 and 84799040of the Central Excise Tariff Act,1985.It earned service tax credit of Rs.32,820/- through providers of services to themand the same was lying unutilized as on 10.9.2004.Such credit was utilized by the assessee.
  • A show cause notice was issued to recover such credit which was confirmed by adjudication order. Commissioner (Appeals) also upheld the demand. Aggrieved assessee is now in appeal before tribunal.

Contention of the Assessee:

  • The learned counsel for the assessee submitted that as per Rule 11(1)of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 read with Notification 23/2004-CE, the amount of credit earned by the manufacturer under Cenvat Credit Rules, 2002, which existed prior to 10.9.2004, they are allowed to utilize the Cenvat credit in accordance with the above stated rules.
  • Accordingly, the assessee has utilized the same in accordance with the transitional provisions as contained in the Cenvat credit rules,2004.

 Issue before the CESTAT:

Was assessee acted correctly by utilizing the accumulated credit as on 10th September,2004under the new Cenvat credit rules,2004?

 Held by CESTAT Mumbai:

Tribunal take into the account the provisions of Rule 11 of the Cenvat Credit Rules,2004 which states that any amount of credit earned by a manufacturer under the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2002, as they existed prior to the 10th day of September, 2004 or by a provider of output service under the Service Tax Credit Rules, 2002, as they existed prior to the 10th day of September, 2004, and remaining unutilized on that day shall be allowed as CENVAT credit to such manufacturer or provider of output service under these rules, and be allowed to be utilized inaccordance with these rules.

Thus, the assessee correctly utilized the cenvat credit of Rs.32,820/- lying unutilized in their cenvat account in line with the provisions of Rule 11(1) of the Cenvat Credit Rules,2004.

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