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

Custom 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

Custom 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

Custom 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

Custom 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

Custom 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

Custom 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

Custom 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?

Custom 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

Custom 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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Late fee for delay in filing Bill of Entry not imposable if importer takes all efforts to clear goods within reasonable time

M/s. ECOM Gill Coffee Trading Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) - CESTAT Chennai has held that late fee imposed on the appellant for delay in filing of Bill of Entry was not proper, since the delay had occurred only because the original importer had failed to clear the goods....

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DFIA benefit available even if specific import product name not mentioned in licence

M/s Pace Ventures Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.-Ahmedabad (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - Observing that there was no doubt that the green cardamom was used in making biscuits and pickles as flavouring agent and food additives, respectively, CESTAT Ahmedabad has rejected the department’s plea that since specific name of the product was not mentioned or ITC (HS) did not match in the DFI...

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Ship demurrage charges not includible in assessable value

M/s Jubilant Life Science Limited Vs Additional Director General (Adj) (CESTAT Delhi) - M/s Jubilant Life Science Limited Vs Additional Director General (Adj) (CESTAT Delhi) Following the decision of the High Court of Orissa in the case of Tata Steel v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P. (C) No. 7917 of 2009],wherein the Explanation to Rule 10(2) of the Customs Valuation (Determination of...

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Refund available even in absence of payment challan

Deep Exports Vs  Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - claim of refund was denied on the ground that the duty payment challans were not been produced. CESTAT Ahmedabad however observed that the amount had been deposited, received by the department through banker’s cheque and had also been realized, and that no challan was  taken by the assessee. It w...

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Cenvat credit on renting of crates for carrying goods to buyer’s premises

M/s. Lucas TVS Ltd. v. Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) - M/S. Lucas TVS Ltd. v. Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) Observing that as per definition of ‘input services’ the restriction to avail credit up to the place of removal was applicable only for outward transportation of goods, CESTAT Chennai has allowed Cenvat credit of ta...

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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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Late fee for delay in filing Bill of Entry not imposable if importer takes all efforts to clear goods within reasonable time

M/s. ECOM Gill Coffee Trading Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

CESTAT Chennai has held that late fee imposed on the appellant for delay in filing of Bill of Entry was not proper, since the delay had occurred only because the original importer had failed to clear the goods....

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DFIA benefit available even if specific import product name not mentioned in licence

M/s Pace Ventures Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.-Ahmedabad (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

Observing that there was no doubt that the green cardamom was used in making biscuits and pickles as flavouring agent and food additives, respectively, CESTAT Ahmedabad has rejected the department’s plea that since specific name of the product was not mentioned or ITC (HS) did not match in the DFIA licence, benefit thereunder was not av...

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Ship demurrage charges not includible in assessable value

M/s Jubilant Life Science Limited Vs Additional Director General (Adj) (CESTAT Delhi)

M/s Jubilant Life Science Limited Vs Additional Director General (Adj) (CESTAT Delhi) Following the decision of the High Court of Orissa in the case of Tata Steel v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P. (C) No. 7917 of 2009],wherein the Explanation to Rule 10(2) of the Customs Valuation (Determination of Value of Imported Goods) Rules, [&helli...

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Refund available even in absence of payment challan

Deep Exports Vs  Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

claim of refund was denied on the ground that the duty payment challans were not been produced. CESTAT Ahmedabad however observed that the amount had been deposited, received by the department through banker’s cheque and had also been realized, and that no challan was  taken by the assessee. It was held that even in the absence of chal...

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Cenvat credit on renting of crates for carrying goods to buyer’s premises

M/s. Lucas TVS Ltd. v. Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

M/S. Lucas TVS Ltd. v. Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) Observing that as per definition of ‘input services’ the restriction to avail credit up to the place of removal was applicable only for outward transportation of goods, CESTAT Chennai has allowed Cenvat credit of tax paid on renting of crates used in [&he...

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Exemption to GTA services available for transportation of biscuits

M/s Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax Vs. M/s. Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd. Co. (CESTAT Allahabad)

CESTAT Allahabad has held that exemption to GTA services for transportation of foodstuff will apply to biscuits as well. The Tribunal observed that the size and time of eating biscuits may change but nevertheless biscuit is a food item....

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Refund of excess amount paid by mistake as pre-deposit

M/s. UR Options Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

CESTAT Chennai has allowed refund of excess amount paid by mistake as pre-deposit by the assessee. It observed that when the legislature made it clear what is to be collected as pre-deposit, in the absence of any finding about non-satisfaction of conditions as to pre-deposit, the department cannot retain such excess amount remitted by mis...

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Catalyst consumed in final product cannot be extended exemption available to goods for setting up, running, repair or maintenance of plant

Nayara Energy Ltd. Vs C.C. Kandla (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

Nayara Energy Ltd. Vs C.C. Kandla (CESTAT Ahmedabad) CESTAT Ahmedabad has had held that the catalyst ‘Petromax- MD’, consumed in the final product and not required for setting up of the plant or required for running, repair and maintenance of the plant, was not eligible for the benefit of exemption which provided that the good...

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Valuation – Substantial mark-up in supply of imported goods to customers when not indicates under-valuation of imports

M/s. Voith Turbo Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (Imports) (CESTAT Mumbai)

M/s. Voith Turbo Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Mumbai) CESTAT Explains when Substantial mark-up in supply of imported goods to customers when not indicates undervaluation of imports Considering the nature of business of the appellant/importer and that the overheads involved in the business activity were bound to influence t...

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No redemption fine when confiscation remains unchallenged

M/s. O.M.S. Sivajothi Mills Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. O.M.S. Sivajothi Mills Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) CESTAT Chennai has held that redemption fine under Section 125 of the Customs Act, 1962 is an option in lieu of confiscation and hence, both (confiscation and redemption fine) cannot run simultaneously. It observed that when the order on confiscation remained unchalle...

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