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Transaction value cannot be rejected merely for higher value deceleration by exporter

Shri. Haji Sumar Vs The Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai)

Shri. Haji Sumar Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) CESTAT Chennai has held that the transaction value adopted by the importer cannot be rejected merely based on export declarations received from Turkish Customs, public ledger and Commodity Trade Statistics Data (Comtrade).  Shri. Haji Sumar, who is one of the partners of M/s. D...

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Compensation/ liquidated damage cannot be treated as service to levy Service Tax

Amit Metaliks Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax (CESTAT Kolkata)

Show Cause Notice mentions the leviablity of Service tax on the amount received towards the compensation for non supply of the agreed quantity of manganese ore under Section 64E(e) of Finance Act which is even otherwise is purely the transaction sale of the iron ore to the Appellant by M/s Amit Mines. Thus, the compensation amount is towa...

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Two services billes seprately cannot be merged merely for levy of Service Tax

Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) It is held that if the two services are billed separately then there is no question of including them together for computation of taxable value for payment of service tax. It can be seen from the above reproduced clarification given by the Board that in 2002 […]...

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No Service Tax on ‘Allowed Loss and Consumption’ of LNG during regasification

Petronet LNG Limited Vs PCST (CESTAT Delhi)

Petronet LNG Limited Vs Principal Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) The Appellant regasifies Liquefied Natural Gas owned by customers in terms of Agreements which also contain a clause relating to “allowed loss and consumption” under which a certain percentage of LNG made available to the Appellant by the customers is underst...

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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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