CESTAT Kolkata

Cenvat Credit Can’t be Denied for Export of Exempted goods Outside India

Eastern Chemofarb Limited (DTA Unit) Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata)

The issue under consideration is whether the lower authority is correct in stating that the appellant is not entitled to avail credit of duty paid on inputs used in the manufacture of exempted goods since they have cleared the said exempted goods for export outside India?...

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CBEC Letter cannot enlarge scope of exemption notifications

Sova Solar Ltd. Vs CCE & ST (CESTAT Kolkata)

Sova Solar Ltd. Vs CCE & ST (CESTAT Kolkata) It is pertinent to consider whether CBEC can enlarge or modify the scope of an exemption notification which is in the form of a subordinate legislation through a letter or circular. Taxing statutes have to be strictly construed and the power of taxation lies with the […]...

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Service Tax not payable when paid to vendor instead of paying to Govt. under RCM

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Vs Commissioner of CGST & CX (CESTAT Kolkata)

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Vs Commissioner of CGST & CX (CESTAT Kolkata) The only issue involved in this appeal is whether the appellant is liable to deposit service tax under Security Service under reverse charge when the entire service tax amount has been reimbursed to the service provider who has deposited the same with the Govt. ...

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CESTAT explains exercise of Option under Cenvat Credit Rule 6(3)(i)

Tata Steel Ltd. Vs CCEx. & S.Tax (CESTAT Kolkata)

The issue under consideration is whether the appellant, Tata Steel, was entitled to avail option under Rule 6(3)(ii) of the Cenvat Credit Rules?...

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Actual Cost of Production as Assessable Value will be charged in Inter-Unit Transfer of Goods

Hindalco Industries Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals) (CESTAT Kolkata)

The issue under consideration is whether assessee is justified in reducing the assessable value to the actual cost of production in the inter-unit transfer of goods?...

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TFM cannot be the determinative factor for classification of Soap

Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Ex. (CESTAT Kolkata)

Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Ex. (CESTAT Kolkata) It is clear that the Revenue has suddenly taken upon itself the understanding that the Drugs & Cosmetics Act has distinguished the ‘toilet soaps’ that the content of 60% TFM and above alone are soaps and less than 60% are bath preparations which is totally [&h...

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‘Evacuation of Ash Pond’ and its Transportation are not Cleaning activities and hence service tax not leviable

Blue Star Civil Engineering Company Private Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata)

Blue Star Civil Engineering Company Private Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata) The facts of the case are that the assessee M/s. Blue Star Civil Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd. Mecheda was engaged in evacuation of ash pond for Durgapur Projects Ltd., Purba Medinipur Zilla Parishad, Rites Ltd. for railway and McNally Bhara...

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Transportation of iron ore from mines site to appellant’s crusher plant not falls under GTA service

East India Minerals Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata)

Activity of transportation of iron ore lumps from the mines site to the appellant’s crusher plant does not constitute GTA service in terms of Sec.65(105)(zzp) read with Sec.65(50b) of the Finance Act, 1994....

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Service tax on GTA under RCM dropped, stating revenue neutrality

Ashirwad Foundaries Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of CGST & Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata)

Ashirwad Foundaries Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of CGST & Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata) CESTAT dropped the demand of Service tax on GTA under RCM, stating revenue neutrality.  Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of CCE, Pune Vs Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd., 2007 (213) ELT 490 (SC) and CCE, Vadodara Vs Narmada Chematur Pharmaceuticals L...

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Even if excise duty was legally not payable, credit cannot be denied

Jai Balaji Industries Ltd. Vs Commissioner of CGST & Central Excise (CESTAT Kolkata)

Credit cannot be denied in the hands of the recipient even if the duty was legally not payable by the supplier or that higher amount of duty has been paid by the supplier against whom the department has initiated proceedings....

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