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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Statutory time limit is applicable to claim of refund of service tax paid mistakenly

Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax Vs. M/s. Cannanore Handloom Exports (CESTAT Bangalore) - The Bangalore bench of the CESTAT, last week ruled that limitation cannot be invoked for denying refund of service tax paid by assessee by mistake under the provisions of Finance Act, 1994....

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Cenvat Credit on input Services at Job Workers premises

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai) - Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai) This is an appeal has been filed by the appellants against denial of credit of service tax in respect of services provided to their job workers while doing their job work. 2. Ld. Counsel for the appellants argued that they were operating in Rule 4(5) o...

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Data Retrieved from CAs Laptop cannot be used as Incriminating Material against Assessee

Shri. Mahalaxmi Distilleries Vs CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh) - The appellants are in appeal against the impugned order wherein the demand has been confirmed against them on the allegation of clandestine removal of goods, on the basis of statement given by Shri. Kishore Aggarwal one of the appellant here, and the data retrieved from the Laptop of Shri Lalit Agga...

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CESTAT passes Strictures against Advocate for making frivolous arguments

Clarion Power Corporation Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) - This as a fit care where the Bench may recommend to Tamilnadu Bar Council to take appropriate action against him. But, by keeping a lenient view in mind, we adjourn the case at the cost of Rs. 1,000/-(Rupees on thousand only) which will deposited by the counsel toward Prime Minister’s Relief Fund ...

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Service Tax Payable on Transportation Charges Paid for Customer and recovered later

Pepsi Foods (P) Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh) - In this case the appellant itself has arranged for transportation and paid the transportation cost and the same has been recovered from the bottlers. The contention of the appellant is that they were under bona fide belief that the transportation cost is borne by the bottlers and they are required t...

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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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Statutory time limit is applicable to claim of refund of service tax paid mistakenly

Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax Vs. M/s. Cannanore Handloom Exports (CESTAT Bangalore)

The Bangalore bench of the CESTAT, last week ruled that limitation cannot be invoked for denying refund of service tax paid by assessee by mistake under the provisions of Finance Act, 1994....

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Cenvat Credit on input Services at Job Workers premises

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai) This is an appeal has been filed by the appellants against denial of credit of service tax in respect of services provided to their job workers while doing their job work. 2. Ld. Counsel for the appellants argued that they were operating in Rule 4(5) of Cenvat […]...

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Data Retrieved from CAs Laptop cannot be used as Incriminating Material against Assessee

Shri. Mahalaxmi Distilleries Vs CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh)

The appellants are in appeal against the impugned order wherein the demand has been confirmed against them on the allegation of clandestine removal of goods, on the basis of statement given by Shri. Kishore Aggarwal one of the appellant here, and the data retrieved from the Laptop of Shri Lalit Aggarwal and Shri. Vikas Varshney, […...

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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 office is also kept in abeyance....

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CESTAT passes Strictures against Advocate for making frivolous arguments

Clarion Power Corporation Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

This as a fit care where the Bench may recommend to Tamilnadu Bar Council to take appropriate action against him. But, by keeping a lenient view in mind, we adjourn the case at the cost of Rs. 1,000/-(Rupees on thousand only) which will deposited by the counsel toward Prime Minister’s Relief Fund within three days from today. On the nex...

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Service Tax Payable on Transportation Charges Paid for Customer and recovered later

Pepsi Foods (P) Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Chandigarh)

In this case the appellant itself has arranged for transportation and paid the transportation cost and the same has been recovered from the bottlers. The contention of the appellant is that they were under bona fide belief that the transportation cost is borne by the bottlers and they are required to pay service tax. ...

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Recovery cannot be effected 3 years from the date of SCN

Sagar Drugs and Pharmaceuticals P. Ltd. Vs C.C.E. (CESTAT Ahemdabad)

Next question needs to be considered is whether the demand for the period March 2003 to February 2007 can be enforced when the demand notice was issued on 14.9.2007. In the aforesaid case where the Honorable High Court observed that the in absence of time limit prescribed for recovery, a reasonable period, be applied for […]...

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Input services used for providing output service not disqualified on the basis that the same had only peripheral connection with output service

CCE, Vs M/s Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Chandigarh)

These are 11 appeals filed by the Revenue against various impugned orders. As the issue involved in all these appeals are similar and the respondent is same, we take up all these appeals together for disposal. The respondents are registered with the Department for service tax purposes. They have filed refund claims under rule 5 of Cenvat ...

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Refund of Service Tax on to & fro fright charges allowed despite no bifurcation

Cap & Seal (Indore) (P) Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Rejection of refund claim filed under Notification No. 41/2007-S.T., dt. 6-10-2007, as amended is the subject matter of present dispute. The learned Commissioner (Appeals) vide the impugned order dated 6-8-2010 has denied the refund benefit on the ground that though, to and fro freight charges have been claimed by service provider, no sep...

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No provision for inclusion of value of scrap as additional consideration

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. Vs. CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

There is no provision in Service Tax Rules for inclu­sion of value of scrap as an additional consideration; only the amounts received towards taxable services are leviable to service tax. ...

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