Cestat judgments

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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Sub-contractor liable to pay service tax even though on entire consideration service tax is paid by main contractor

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs M/s Melange Developers Private Limited (CESTAT Delhi ) - A sub-contractor would be liable to pay Service Tax even if the main contractor has discharged Service Tax liability on the activity undertaken by the sub-contractor in pursuance of the contract...

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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...

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Salary reimbursement not taxable “Manpower recruitment”

This is with reference to Supreme Court judgement dated 11-04-2019 in case of Nissin Brake India Pvt. Ltd where the transaction between  the Indian entity and parent company with respect to deputation of its employees in India was discussed and the decision pronounced by the CESTAT (Delhi) was uphe...

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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 ref...

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File Appeal on Legal Paper, Typed in Double space: CESTAT Delhi

Public Notice No. 04 of 2019 - (06/03/2019) - Every memorandum of appeal, cross-objections, reference applications, stay applications or any other Miscellaneous applications shall be typed neatly in double space on Legal size paper and the same shall be duly paged, indexed and tagged/punched firmly with each paper book in separate folder. Copie...

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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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Sub-contractor liable to pay service tax even though on entire consideration service tax is paid by main contractor

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs M/s Melange Developers Private Limited (CESTAT Delhi )

A sub-contractor would be liable to pay Service Tax even if the main contractor has discharged Service Tax liability on the activity undertaken by the sub-contractor in pursuance of the contract...

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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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Salary reimbursement not taxable “Manpower recruitment”

This is with reference to Supreme Court judgement dated 11-04-2019 in case of Nissin Brake India Pvt. Ltd where the transaction between  the Indian entity and parent company with respect to deputation of its employees in India was discussed and the decision pronounced by the CESTAT (Delhi) was upheld by the apex court. Facts of […...

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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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IIM does not require accreditation for its Courses: CESTAT dropped service tax demand

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Ahmedabad CESTAT has dropped demand of service tax amounting to Rs. 56 crore of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad under the service commercial training & coaching service stating that IIM A does not require any accreditation from running course. C...

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Service Tax on an individual or a proprietor or a proprietorship concern under BAS

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) We find that there is no dispute that the appellant is an individual NRI in USA. During the relevant period this Tribunal has given various judgments wherein it was held that an individual and / or proprietorship concern is not considered as a commcerial concern, therefore, [&helli...

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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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No service tax on Construction of Residential Complex Service prior to 01.07.2010

C.C.E & C.S.T. Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Bangalore)

C.C.E & C.S.T.-Bangalore Service Tax Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd.(CESTAT Bangalore) We find that the appellant is engaged in the Construction of Residential Complex in terms of the Development Agreements entered with land owners and prospective buyers. The period of dispute is from 16.06.2005 to 31.01.2007. Further we find that an exp...

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