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Credit not to be reversed when inputs shown as scrap at lesser value and not written off

Service Tax - Whether reversal of Cenvat credit is required on the inputs which are shown as scrap & value of such inputs was shown at lesser value and not written off in the books of account?...

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All about Filing of Appeal before CESTAT Forms Part-IV

Service Tax - In this e-book, various forms specified for filing appeals by the party or the Department or filing memorandum of Cross objections before Tribunal under the relevant sections of Customs Act, 1962, Central Excise Act, 1944 and the Finance Act, 1994 have been given....

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Failure to give intimation not restricts Reversal of Proportionate Cenvat Credit

Service Tax - Whether the option to reverse CENVAT credit, under Rule 6(3) (ii) of the CENVAT credit rules, 2004 (CCR) be denied merely on the ground that no intimation was given to the department?...

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Rate of interest on delayed payment of duty as applicable during the impugned period – Issues therein

Service Tax - 1. Whether applicable rate of interest for delayed payment under Section 11AA of the Central Excise Act, 1944 is the one prevalent during period(s) of delay? 2. Whether it is justified to levy penalty under Section 11AC of the Excise Act, when the Returns filed by the Assessee clearly indicated the duty amount payable but not paid?...

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Time limit to claim refund under rule 5 of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004

Service Tax - The Hon’ble CESTAT, Bangalore held that although there is no specific 'relevant date' under Section 11B of the Excise Act to claim refund of unutilized credit, but, that would not rule out applicability of Section 11B. Relevant date should be the date of export....

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Govt approves creation of six new Benches of CESTAT

Service Tax - The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for setting up six additional Benches of the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), including three at the existing locations of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and three new Benches at Chandigarh, Allahabad and Hyderabad. ...

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Tribunal directed JetLite to pay Rs 100 crore as a pre-deposit on a service tax dispute

Service Tax - The Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal has directed JetLite (formerly Sahara Airlines Ltd) to pay Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) as a pre-deposit on a service tax dispute, pending final settlement.Of the amount, Rs 64 crore (Rs 640 million) is towards service tax arrears and the rest is penalty for non-payment. The amount in di...

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Can a CESTAT Member who has not completed probation can be relived from his duty without assigning any reason?

Service Tax - RECENTLY the President of India was pleased to discharge Hon'ble member of the CESTAT Mr. PK Das, just a day before he was to complete his three year probation period. Can a Member of the Tribunal be sent home just like that? The answer, unfortunately is, `YES'....

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Shocking-95% Appeals By Deptt. Quashed By CESTAT – Bangalore

Service Tax -  Believe it, 90 per cent of the appeals filed by the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Department of our nation against assessees, who had received a favourable order at the lower level, have been dismissed by the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), South Zonal Bench, Bangalore during the year 2008. Out [&h...

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No Service Tax under GTA Services on transportation of Cars by Car dealer to Customers

Rohan Motors Ltd Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi) - The appeals are directed against the Order in Original No. 20/2013 dated 11.03.2013 as well as Order-in-Original No.66/2013 dated 07.11.2013. The appellant is a dealer of M/s. Maruti Udyog Ltd. (in short hereinafter called as “MUL”) in respect of the cars manufactured by MUL...

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CESTAT on inclusion of value of cotton and waste, for determining entitlement for DTA clearance

M/s Parasrampuria International Vs CCE Indore (CESTAT Delhi) - The SCN dated 01.12.2006 had also proposed demand of duty on the cotton waste which stands cleared by the appellant in the DTA. The SCN also proposed including the value of such cotton waste for re-determining the DTA entitlement. But the adjudicating authority dropped the demand of duty on cotton w...

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Architect services eligible for input service credit

Mentor Graphics India Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad) - Services being architect services does not fall under exclusion to the definition of input service as per rule 2 (l) of CENVAT Credit Rules 2004, as the said exclusion is in respect of execution of works contract. ...

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Mere Affixation of Brand on Tools by Embossing/Engraving not Amounts to Manufacture

Arihant Udyog Vs Arihant Udyog (CESTAT Mumbai) - Arihant Udyog Vs Arihant Udyog (CESTAT Mumbai) As per the activity the appellant is only carrying out affixation of brand on the tools i.e. spanner by embossing/ engraving. This process alone does not amount to manufacture. As regards other processes which are carried out by the job workers, it prim...

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No Service Tax on Surrender Charges on ULIP

Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai) - We are of the view that the ULIP surrender charges are not part of taxable service of management of funds. Rather it is in the nature of penalty or liquidated damages which is not a service and hence cannot be made liable for tax during the period involved . ...

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Stay on Circular Mandating 10% Additional Pre- Deposit for Appeals before CESTAT

Circular No. F.No.01/05/Circular /CESTAT /2015 - (11/07/2017) - Hon'ble High Court of Delhi on 23.5.2017 has passed an interim order in W.P. No. 4551/2017 and accordingly, the demand of 10% additional mandatory deposit over and above the amount deposited before Commissioner (Appeals) is stayed till further orders. The circular dated 27.4.2017 issued by this offi...

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Appeal before CESTAT? Declare that such matter not pending in other courts

01(05)/ Circular/ CESTAT/ 2017 - (27/02/2017) - All the concerned parties may be directed that while filing appeal/ applications before this Tribunal they have to give an undertaking in the following format along with the appeals/applications to be filed before CESTAT....

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No Service Tax under GTA Services on transportation of Cars by Car dealer to Customers

Rohan Motors Ltd Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi)

The appeals are directed against the Order in Original No. 20/2013 dated 11.03.2013 as well as Order-in-Original No.66/2013 dated 07.11.2013. The appellant is a dealer of M/s. Maruti Udyog Ltd. (in short hereinafter called as “MUL”) in respect of the cars manufactured by MUL...

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CESTAT on inclusion of value of cotton and waste, for determining entitlement for DTA clearance

M/s Parasrampuria International Vs CCE Indore (CESTAT Delhi)

The SCN dated 01.12.2006 had also proposed demand of duty on the cotton waste which stands cleared by the appellant in the DTA. The SCN also proposed including the value of such cotton waste for re-determining the DTA entitlement. But the adjudicating authority dropped the demand of duty on cotton waste. Against such finding, Revenue is i...

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Architect services eligible for input service credit

Mentor Graphics India Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad)

Services being architect services does not fall under exclusion to the definition of input service as per rule 2 (l) of CENVAT Credit Rules 2004, as the said exclusion is in respect of execution of works contract. ...

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Mere Affixation of Brand on Tools by Embossing/Engraving not Amounts to Manufacture

Arihant Udyog Vs Arihant Udyog (CESTAT Mumbai)

Arihant Udyog Vs Arihant Udyog (CESTAT Mumbai) As per the activity the appellant is only carrying out affixation of brand on the tools i.e. spanner by embossing/ engraving. This process alone does not amount to manufacture. As regards other processes which are carried out by the job workers, it prima facie appears that the independent [&h...

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No Service Tax on Surrender Charges on ULIP

Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai)

We are of the view that the ULIP surrender charges are not part of taxable service of management of funds. Rather it is in the nature of penalty or liquidated damages which is not a service and hence cannot be made liable for tax during the period involved . ...

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Mere Removal of MRP Stickers not amounts to Manufacture to impose excise duty

CCE & GST Vs M/s Amar Lal Bhawani (CESTAT Delhi)

CCE & GST Vs M/s Amar Lal Bhawani (CESTAT Delhi) Admittedly, the provisions of Section 2(f)(iii) provides deemed manufacture definition only when the goods are labelled or relabelled or MRP is altered, which itself establishes the fact of a fixation of MRP on the goods. In the absence of any allegation of fixation or alteration [&hell...

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Discount extended by broadcasters cannot be included for charging service tax

Bubna Advertisings Vs CST (CESTAT Delhi)

15% discount extended by the broadcasters cannot be included for the purpose of charging service tax under the category of advertising agency from the clients. ...

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Cenvat credit allowable on Transportation of Samples by Courier

M/s Poddar Pigments Ltd. Vs CCE, Jaipur (CESTAT Delhi)

M/s Poddar Pigments Ltd. Vs CCE, Jaipur (CESTAT Delhi) Courier services stand utilised by the appellant for sending the samples to their prospective buyers and for procuring orders from them. Ld. Advocate also explains that they are not charging their buyers for the said samples, though duty is being paid by them on the deemed […]...

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SSI service tax exemption option cannot be availed from middle of the year

M/s. Butchaiah & Associates Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

As per the exemption Notification No. 6/2005-ST dated 01.03.2005, there is a condition which is to be complied with by the service provider and as per the condition, the provider of taxable service has an option not to avail the exemption and such exemption once exercised in a financial year, shall not be withdrawn during the remaining pa...

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Excise duty not leviable on Contract of Erection and Commissioning of Boiler

S.S. Engineer Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Mumbai)

Brief facts of the case are that the Appellant M/s S.S. Engineers are engaged in the sale of own manufactured goods and also engaged in trading of bought out items which are used in erection, installation and commissioning of Sugar Plant and other goods falling under chapter 84 of the First schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985....

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