Services provided to Facebook, Ireland is Export Service & eligible for cenvat refund

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs. M/s. Gupshup Technology India Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Mumbai)

They provide the SMS Aggregator services to M/s Facebook under an agreement for which the bills were raised to M/s Facebook, Ireland and the amount was received in convertible foreign currency. They filed four refund applications towards refund of unutilized cenvat credit of input services used for export of services in terms of Rule 5 of...

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Statutory time limit is applicable to claim of refund of service tax paid mistakenly

Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax Vs. M/s. Cannanore Handloom Exports (CESTAT Bangalore)

The Bangalore bench of the CESTAT, last week ruled that limitation cannot be invoked for denying refund of service tax paid by assessee by mistake under the provisions of Finance Act, 1994....

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Cenvat Credit on input Services at Job Workers premises

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai) This is an appeal has been filed by the appellants against denial of credit of service tax in respect of services provided to their job workers while doing their job work. 2. Ld. Counsel for the appellants argued that they were operating in Rule 4(5) of Cenvat […]...

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Data Retrieved from CAs Laptop cannot be used as Incriminating Material against Assessee

Shri. Mahalaxmi Distilleries Vs CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh)

The appellants are in appeal against the impugned order wherein the demand has been confirmed against them on the allegation of clandestine removal of goods, on the basis of statement given by Shri. Kishore Aggarwal one of the appellant here, and the data retrieved from the Laptop of Shri Lalit Aggarwal and Shri. Vikas Varshney, […...

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CESTAT passes Strictures against Advocate for making frivolous arguments

Clarion Power Corporation Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

This as a fit care where the Bench may recommend to Tamilnadu Bar Council to take appropriate action against him. But, by keeping a lenient view in mind, we adjourn the case at the cost of Rs. 1,000/-(Rupees on thousand only) which will deposited by the counsel toward Prime Minister’s Relief Fund within three days from today. On the nex...

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Service Tax Payable on Transportation Charges Paid for Customer and recovered later

Pepsi Foods (P) Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh)

In this case the appellant itself has arranged for transportation and paid the transportation cost and the same has been recovered from the bottlers. The contention of the appellant is that they were under bona fide belief that the transportation cost is borne by the bottlers and they are required to pay service tax. ...

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Recovery cannot be effected 3 years from the date of SCN

Sagar Drugs and Pharmaceuticals P. Ltd. Vs C.C.E. (CESTAT Ahemdabad)

Next question needs to be considered is whether the demand for the period March 2003 to February 2007 can be enforced when the demand notice was issued on 14.9.2007. In the aforesaid case where the Honorable High Court observed that the in absence of time limit prescribed for recovery, a reasonable period, be applied for […]...

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Input services used for providing output service not disqualified on the basis that the same had only peripheral connection with output service

CCE, Vs M/s Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Chandigarh)

These are 11 appeals filed by the Revenue against various impugned orders. As the issue involved in all these appeals are similar and the respondent is same, we take up all these appeals together for disposal. The respondents are registered with the Department for service tax purposes. They have filed refund claims under rule 5 of Cenvat ...

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Refund of Service Tax on to & fro fright charges allowed despite no bifurcation

Cap & Seal (Indore) (P) Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Rejection of refund claim filed under Notification No. 41/2007-S.T., dt. 6-10-2007, as amended is the subject matter of present dispute. The learned Commissioner (Appeals) vide the impugned order dated 6-8-2010 has denied the refund benefit on the ground that though, to and fro freight charges have been claimed by service provider, no sep...

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No provision for inclusion of value of scrap as additional consideration

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

There is no provision in Service Tax Rules for inclu­sion of value of scrap as an additional consideration; only the amounts received towards taxable services are leviable to service tax. ...

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