Cestat judgments

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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty - 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?

Excise Duty - 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

Excise Duty -  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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Cenvat credit admissible on legal consultancy services: CESTAT

M/s. Cenza Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) - M/s. Cenza Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) Relying on Commissioner of Central Excise Vs. M/s. HCL Technologies reported in 2015 (37) S.T.R. 716 (All.)  CESTAT allowed Cenvat credit on legal consultancy services. in HCL technologies it was held ...

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Sale of domain name is Sale of goods, Service tax not payable

M/s Spectranet Limited Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) - So far the demand for sale of domain name is concerned, the issue stands decided in favour of the appellant in the case of Tata Sons Limited (supra) wherein it has been held that transaction in domain name is a transaction in property in the goods and amounts to transaction of sale of goods. Domain ...

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Penalty not leviable for wrong availment of ITC due to interpretation issue

Ardex Endura (India) Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) - Appellants are not liable to penalty on wrong availment of GTA services up to the customer's premises because it was an interpretation issue and was settled by the Apex Court in the year 2018in the case of Ultratech and therefore no intention to evade service tax can be imputed on the appellant. ...

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Palm oil fruit is a fruit and entitled for GTA Exemption

M/s Nava Bharat Agro Products Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad) - M/s Nava Bharat Agro Products Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad) The main issue to be adjudicated is whether palm oil fruit is a fruit entitled for the exemption of Notification No. 33/2004-ST dated 03.12.2004. Apparently, notification is silent about...

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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 o...

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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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Cenvat credit admissible on legal consultancy services: CESTAT

M/s. Cenza Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Cenza Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) Relying on Commissioner of Central Excise Vs. M/s. HCL Technologies reported in 2015 (37) S.T.R. 716 (All.)  CESTAT allowed Cenvat credit on legal consultancy services. in HCL technologies it was held that “6. As regards Consultancy Servic...

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Sale of domain name is Sale of goods, Service tax not payable

M/s Spectranet Limited Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi)

So far the demand for sale of domain name is concerned, the issue stands decided in favour of the appellant in the case of Tata Sons Limited (supra) wherein it has been held that transaction in domain name is a transaction in property in the goods and amounts to transaction of sale of goods. Domain name are akin to trade mark, making them...

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Penalty not leviable for wrong availment of ITC due to interpretation issue

Ardex Endura (India) Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

Appellants are not liable to penalty on wrong availment of GTA services up to the customer's premises because it was an interpretation issue and was settled by the Apex Court in the year 2018in the case of Ultratech and therefore no intention to evade service tax can be imputed on the appellant. ...

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Palm oil fruit is a fruit and entitled for GTA Exemption

M/s Nava Bharat Agro Products Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad)

M/s Nava Bharat Agro Products Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad) The main issue to be adjudicated is whether palm oil fruit is a fruit entitled for the exemption of Notification No. 33/2004-ST dated 03.12.2004. Apparently, notification is silent about any definition or the classification of...

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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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CESTAT sets aside demand on zinc waste emerging during manufacture of steel pipes and tubes

M/s. APL Apollo Tubes Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. APL Apollo Tubes Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) The issue is whether appellants have to pay an amount of 6% of the value of the zinc scrap cleared by them. The department has relied upon Explanation (1) introduced w.e.f. 01.03.2015 to demand the duty raised in the SCN. It […]...

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Cenvat credit allowable on courier service used for sell of goods

M/s Groz Beckert Asia Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of C.E (Cestat Chandigarh)

Appellant is sending the goods through courier and till the goods reach to the buyer’s place, the appellant is the owner of the goods. In case, the buyer refused to take the delivery of the goods, the goods were returned by courier to them. In that circumstance, till the delivery of the goods to the buyer, they are the owner of the good...

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No service tax on amount received from BCCI towards prize money

CCE & ST Vs L. Balaji (CESTAT Chennai)

CCE & ST Vs L. Balaji (CESTAT Chennai) Conclusion: Cricket players were not liable to pay service tax on the amount received from the franchise as the money was not given by the franchise, rather it was the money received from BCCI directly for winning and not towards any services. Held: Revenue proceeded against the […]...

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Service Tax on commission received by distributors from DTH Operators

M/s. Kumar’s Electronics Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Kumar’s Electronics Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) Once the service tax has been paid on the M.R.P no service tax needs to be paid on the commission received by the distributor because it is a part of the M.R.P. If tax is so levied, it amounts to double taxation. This view held […]...

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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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