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In absence of consideration service tax cannot be charged

International Combustion India Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

Arguably, service tax payment is necessary when the four things are satisfied;(i) There is a service(ii) There is a service provider(iii) There is a service recipient(iv) There is a consideration for such service paid by the recipient of service to the provider of the service....

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Recovery of interest without issuance of notice is bad in law: CESTAT Mumbai

M/s. Ansar & Co. Vs Commissioner of Customs (Imp-II) (CESTAT Mumbai)

The assessee should have been put to Notice and a reasonable opportunity should have been given for representing their case. While the same was not done, jumping straight way to coercive measures was certainly uncalled for. Therefore, Interest collected being without authority of Law needs to be refunded along with applicable interest....

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GST on amount received by Co-op Housing Society from its members

Tahnee Heights Co-Operative Housing Society Limited Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai)

The principle of mutuality is based on common law principles. It rests on the theory that a person cannot make a profit from himself/herself. An amount received from oneself cannot be regarded as income so as to be liable to tax. However, litigation often arises on its application to facts of cases. ...

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IIM does not require accreditation for its Courses: CESTAT dropped service tax demand

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Ahmedabad CESTAT has dropped demand of service tax amounting to Rs. 56 crore of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad under the service commercial training & coaching service stating that IIM A does not require any accreditation from running course. C...

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Service Tax on an individual or a proprietor or a proprietorship concern under BAS

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) We find that there is no dispute that the appellant is an individual NRI in USA. During the relevant period this Tribunal has given various judgments wherein it was held that an individual and / or proprietorship concern is not considered as a commcerial concern, therefore, [&helli...

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Refund of tax under unconstitutional provision of statute will be outside the scope and purview of such enactment

Casa Grande Co-Operative Housing Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai)

Casa Grande Co-Operative Housing Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai) When any provision in the statute has been held to be unconstitutional, refund of tax under such statute will be outside the scope and purview of such enactment and under such circumstances, refund can be claimed by way of a suit or by way of a […]...

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No service tax on Construction of Residential Complex Service prior to 01.07.2010

C.C.E & C.S.T. Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Bangalore)

C.C.E & C.S.T.-Bangalore Service Tax Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd.(CESTAT Bangalore) We find that the appellant is engaged in the Construction of Residential Complex in terms of the Development Agreements entered with land owners and prospective buyers. The period of dispute is from 16.06.2005 to 31.01.2007. Further we find that an exp...

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ITC available for tax paid on insurance policies taken under statutory mandate

M/s. Tessy Engineers & Enterprises Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

Tessy Engineers & Enterprises Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)  The issue is as to whether the appellants are eligible for the credit availed on insurance services. The definition of input service with effect from 01.04.2011 excludes life and health insurance services availed for personal use or for person...

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CESTAT expresses serious concern on communications to appellants citing Asian Resurfacing case

Vijayanagar Sugars Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

Vijayanagar Sugars Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs And Service Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) These applications of M/s Wellcast Steels Ltd, M/s Vijayanagar Sugars Pvt Ltd and of Shri R Rajendra Kumar under section 35F of Central Excise Act, 1944, read with section 35C(2A) of Central Excise Act, 1944 and with rule 41 of [&helli...

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No Service Tax on Site Formation & Clearance Services provided as Self-Service before Sale of Land

Hallmark Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

Hallmark Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) During the adjudication proceedings appellants have contended that the said activities were undertaken before sale of land took place, hence the service was a self-service and there is no service provider and service recipient relationship and t...

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