CESTAT Mumbai

Mere Washing, Melting & packing of Bees wax not amounts to Manufacture

M/s Shree Laxmi Textile Processors Pvt. Ltd Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Mumbai)

CESTAT Mumbai held that merely because certain processes are carried out on the raw bees wax to make the product in a presentable and better marketable form, without significant change in the character and use between the raw bees wax and the cleaned/purified bees wax, the processes undertaken cannot result in manufacture....

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Cenvat credit on outdoor catering activity and rent-a-cab services

M/s Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai)

M/s. Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai) Observing that definition of input service was very wide and that the only condition precedent was that it should be the activity relating to business, CESTAT Mumbai has allowed Cenvat credit on outdoor catering services and rent-a-cab services for the period 2007-2010. Rul...

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Valuation – Substantial mark-up in supply of imported goods to customers when not indicates under-valuation of imports

M/s. Voith Turbo Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (Imports) (CESTAT Mumbai)

M/s. Voith Turbo Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Mumbai) CESTAT Explains when Substantial mark-up in supply of imported goods to customers when not indicates undervaluation of imports Considering the nature of business of the appellant/importer and that the overheads involved in the business activity were bound to influence t...

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Export of Scientific and Technical Consultancy Service – POPS Rule 3 when applicable

M/s Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.ST.(CESTAT Mumbai)

CESTAT Mumbai has allowed refund of Cenvat credit on export of Scientific & Technical Consultancy services. Considering the pricing method, it held that Rule 3 and not Rule 4 of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 was applicable....

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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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