Cestat judgments

CESTAT adopts new appellate procedure for online filing & hearing

Goods and Services Tax - We are all aware that the entire world is reeling under severe pandemic, COVID 2019 or Corona virus and India too has been badly affected causing social disruption, economic shut down and health concerns. The economy is at a virtual standstill and entire nation is under lockdown since 25th March, 2020 resulting in shutdown of […]...

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Denial of ITC of invoice bearing handwritten serial number

Goods and Services Tax - Denial of Input tax credit on the ground that invoice bears handwritten serial number is Correct ? Issue involved: Whether denial of Input tax credit by adjudicating officer is correct or not, on the ground that invoice bears handwritten serial number: CESTAT Krupa Trading Company Vs C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Ahmadabad) Fact of the case: ...

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

Goods and Services 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

Goods and Services 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

Goods and Services 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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Govt approves creation of six new Benches of CESTAT

Goods and Services 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

Goods and Services 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?

Goods and Services 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

Goods and Services 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 penalty if tax alongwith interest paid before issuance of SCN

YCH Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E & C.S.T (CESTAT Bangalore) - YCH Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E & C.S.T (CESTAT Bangalore) The services imported by the assessee are taxable services and are chargeable to Service Tax but they had not paid the Service Tax applicable on the same. The assessee were liable to pay the Service Tax on import of such services...

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Classification under Central Excise Tariff needs to be made after perusing basic technical specifications of vehicles

Man Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) - Man Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) After perusing the catalogue of the vehicle, it is fairly obvious that such vehicles manufactured by the appellant are meant to carry loads and capable of off-loading but the same are not machines exclusively meant for off-road use. We have also perus...

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Dross and Skimming were nonferrous metal; Excise duty not payable

C.C.E. & S.T. Vs Hindalco Industries Limited (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - C.C.E. & S.T. Vs Hindalco Industries Limited (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Dross and Skimming were nonferrous metal for any such by-product or waste which are non-excisable goods and are cleared for a consideration from the factory need to be treated like exempted goods for the purpose of reversal of credi...

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Date of filing of bill of entry is not date of import

Radhe Exim Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - Radhe Exim Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) From the plain reading of the definition of import it is clear that when the goods enter into territorial water of India that is the stage of completion of import into India and not the date of filling of Bill of Entry, therefore, if the appellant poss...

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Discount given for non-provision of certain service to foreign buyer not liable under BAS

MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner, Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) - MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) In a case where the assessee had exported goods to sister concern who in turn had sold them to buyers there, with the foreign importer being responsible for providing after sales services, CESTAT Delhi has held that the discount given in consideration...

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Amendment in the CESTAT Procedure Rules, 1982

Notification No. 1 of 2020 - (11/05/2020) - ery Memorandum of Appeal or Cross Objection shall set forth concisely .ruid under distinct heads, the Statement of Facts and Grounds of Appeal or Grounds of Cross Objection, as the case may be, consecutively numbered and typed in double space of the paper. They shall also contain a valid mobile numb...

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No sitting of benches of CESTAT this week, except urgent hearings, due to Corona Virus

NA - (13/03/2020) - The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued an Office Memorandum dated 5 March 2020 as advisory cautioning against mass gathering due to global pandemic Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The Honourable Supreme Court of India and the Honourable High Court of Delhi have also ...

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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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CESTAT adopts new appellate procedure for online filing & hearing

We are all aware that the entire world is reeling under severe pandemic, COVID 2019 or Corona virus and India too has been badly affected causing social disruption, economic shut down and health concerns. The economy is at a virtual standstill and entire nation is under lockdown since 25th March, 2020 resulting in shutdown of […]...

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No penalty if tax alongwith interest paid before issuance of SCN

YCH Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E & C.S.T (CESTAT Bangalore)

YCH Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E & C.S.T (CESTAT Bangalore) The services imported by the assessee are taxable services and are chargeable to Service Tax but they had not paid the Service Tax applicable on the same. The assessee were liable to pay the Service Tax on import of such services as a recipient […]...

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Amendment in the CESTAT Procedure Rules, 1982

Notification No. 1 of 2020 (11/05/2020)

ery Memorandum of Appeal or Cross Objection shall set forth concisely .ruid under distinct heads, the Statement of Facts and Grounds of Appeal or Grounds of Cross Objection, as the case may be, consecutively numbered and typed in double space of the paper. They shall also contain a valid mobile number and e-mail address of both the Appell...

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Classification under Central Excise Tariff needs to be made after perusing basic technical specifications of vehicles

Man Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Man Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) After perusing the catalogue of the vehicle, it is fairly obvious that such vehicles manufactured by the appellant are meant to carry loads and capable of off-loading but the same are not machines exclusively meant for off-road use. We have also perused the clarification obtained by [&helli...

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Dross and Skimming were nonferrous metal; Excise duty not payable

C.C.E. & S.T. Vs Hindalco Industries Limited (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

C.C.E. & S.T. Vs Hindalco Industries Limited (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Dross and Skimming were nonferrous metal for any such by-product or waste which are non-excisable goods and are cleared for a consideration from the factory need to be treated like exempted goods for the purpose of reversal of credit of input or input service in terms [&h...

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Date of filing of bill of entry is not date of import

Radhe Exim Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

Radhe Exim Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) From the plain reading of the definition of import it is clear that when the goods enter into territorial water of India that is the stage of completion of import into India and not the date of filling of Bill of Entry, therefore, if the appellant possess […]...

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Discount given for non-provision of certain service to foreign buyer not liable under BAS

MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner, Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi)

MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) In a case where the assessee had exported goods to sister concern who in turn had sold them to buyers there, with the foreign importer being responsible for providing after sales services, CESTAT Delhi has held that the discount given in consideration for non-provision of warranty […...

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Cenvat Credit not reversible in absence of Physical removal of capital goods

Vodafone Mobile Services Limited Vs CCE&ST (CESTAT Chandigarh)

Cenvat held that appellant is not required to reverse Cenvat credit as the capital goods have not been physically removed from the premises where they were initially installed....

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Extended period of limitation could not be invoked by Department if no suppression & misrepresentation of facts

Kent Chemicals Private Ltd Vs Commissioner (CESTAT Delhi)

Kent Chemicals Private Ltd Vs Commissioner (CESTAT Delhi) The proven discharge of liability by the service provider, the same is opined to be a sufficient cause for the appellant to have a bonafide impression of him to no more be liable to pay the service tax even under reverse charge mechanism. The allegation as that […]...

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Goods Manufactured for use by other Manufacturers cannot be subjected to Excise U/s. 4A

T.M. Tyres Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Hyderabad)

T.M. Tyres Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Hyderabad) It is an admitted fact on record that the appellant is engaged in the manufacture of Butyl rubber inner tubes and such product by itself is separately identifiable and is a distinct Marketable product. It cannot be said that the product manufactured by the appellant [...

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