CESTAT Chennai

No Penalty can be levied for delayed filing of E-Returns If Manual Returns filed within Time

M/s. Ravel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Chennai)

It is the case of the appellant that it did file its monthly ER-1 returns manually, without any delay but the respondent without verifying the same has imposed the penalty only on the ground that the ER-1 return was filed electronically beyond the prescribed time limit....

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Service tax not payable on collection of Maintenance Charges on Actual basis as Reimbursement of expenses incurred

Shri G.Natarajan Vs Shri K. Veerabhadra Reddy (CESTAT Chennai)

Ld. Advocate submits that the amounts collected from the tenants / lessees would only be in the nature of collection of reimbursable expenses and the ratio laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of UOI Vs Intercontinental Technocrafts Pvt. Ltd. - 2018 (10) GSTL 401 (SC) will apply....

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No service tax on services provided as secondary service providers for shipping lines

M/s. Indo Lloyd Freight Systems Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Indo Lloyd Freight Systems Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai) As regards Brokerage commission of paid for booking of the export cargo, it is seen that the agents of shipping lines normally book the export cargo. The appellants actually get brokerage or commission for getting orders for the export of cargo. [&he...

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SAD refund cannot be rejected for mere non-production of Original Documents

M/s. Wipro Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

The original authority rejected the refund claim on the ground that only photocopies of the Bills of Entry, TR6 challans and sales invoices were produced by the appellant. Thus, for want of production of original documents, refund claim was rejected, which was later upheld by Commissioner (Appeals). Hence this appeal....

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Software supplied Separately cannot be considered part of relevant Device for Excise Duty Levy

M/s. Siemens Ltd Vs. CCE & ST (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Siemens Ltd Vs. CCE & ST (CESTAT Chennai) Lower authorities have inter-mixed the embedded software with the customized software supplied latter for monitoring and data retrieval from the device. From the discussions above, it is clear that a devise should suffer Central Excise duty along with essential operating software which is...

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Service Tax not payable on consideration received due to termination of arrangement

M/s. Ford India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner, LTU (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Ford India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner (CESTAT Chennai)  Regarding the tax liability on the consideration received due to termination of the arrangement, we note that no identifiable service can be attributed for such consideration. It is rather a termination of arrangement which itself the original authority held as a service. We no...

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Notice against other noticees gets invalidated if SCN against main Noticee is Set Aside

Manasa Im pex Services Vs. S/ Shri S. Murugappan (CESTAT Chennai)

The Show Cause Notice has to be viewed in its entirety and cannot be vivisected as may be convenient for the Revenue. Thus, if a show cause notice is found as not valid or issued without jurisdiction in respect of the main protagonist, the very same SCN cannot be held as sustainable for other noticees like the appellants herein. ...

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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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Erection / Installation work supervision by Consulting Engineer is taxable service

Super Sales Agencies Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise Coimbatore (CESTAT Chennai)

Appellant was supervisor to provide technical assistance for the purpose of erection and installation. Therefore Revenue is correct in its approach to bring the service provided by the appellant as Consulting Engineer, providing consultancy for the said service....

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Service Tax Excess payment can be adjusted in Subsequent months

M/s. Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, LTU (CESTAT Chennai)

Appellant is the centrally registered taxpayer and the error committed could not be detected immediately and it took almost a month to recognise the excess payment made in the month of May, 2011 and hence it was adjusted against the tax liabilities for the month of July, 2011...

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