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No denial of Cenvat Credit for mere procedural lapse: CESTAT

M/s D.A. Stuart India Pvt Ltd Vs C.C.G.S.T (CESTAT Mumbai)

M/s D.A. Stuart India Pvt Ltd Vs C.C.G.S.T (CESTAT Mumbai) In the absence of a statutory provision which prescribes that registration is mandatory, the claim of the Appellant cannot be rejected and both the authorities below have committed an error in rejecting the same. In a very recent decision of the Tribunal in the matter of [&hellip...

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Cenvat Credit of Swachh Bharat Cess paid on input services is available

M/s. State Street Syntel Services Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai)

Swachh Bharat Cess paid on input services has to be available as Cenvat Credit and the same can be discharged by utilising Cenvat Credit and assessee was therefore entitled for the refund of it....

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Commissioner (Appeals) cannot condone delay in appeal filling beyond statutory limit of 3 months

Muktabai Govind Pawar Vs Commissioner of Custom (CESTAT Mumbai)

Muktabai Govind Pawar Vs Commissioner of Custom (CESTAT Mumbai) The Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal ( CESTAT ) Mumbai bench has held that the Commissioner (Appeals), has no power to condone delay beyond three months under the Finance Act, 1994. The assessee was aggrieved with the order of the Commissioner (Appeals) who...

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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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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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Service rendered by ‘lead generator’ is not that of an ‘insurance agent

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs M/s Reliance Life Insurance Co. Ltd (CESTAT Mumbai)

CESTAT held that service rendered by ‘lead generator’ is not that of an ‘insurance agent’ and, consequently, the commission paid by respondent to such entities are not liable to be included in the assessable value of the respondent for discharge of tax liability under Finance Act, 1994....

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Mere inadmissibility of Credit availed not enough to allege Suppression of Facts

Medisray Laboratories P. Ltd. Vs CCGST (CESTAT Mumbai)

Medisray Laboratories P. Ltd. Vs CCGST (CESTAT Mumbai) Coming to the statutory audit procedure, the purpose of audit, as available in the Manual published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in respect of EA audit and CERA audit under Chapter 17 is that the idea behind such conduct of verification is to reasonably […...

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Service Tax on Sale of Media Rights of IPL Matches by BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai)

BCCI Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai) it is undisputedly admitted that appellants have provided the program feed to the M/s MSM Singapore at the venue of match which is in India and not outside. The programme feed as provided by the appellant, is encrypted and then uplinked by the said M/s MSM/ WSG […]...

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