Supreme Court Only Retail Sale Can Claim Assessment Benefits Under Section 4A Of Central Excise Act : Supreme Court Case Title: Commissioner Of Central Excise & Service Versus M/S. A.R. Polymers Pvt. Ltd. Etc. Citation: 2023 LiveLaw (SC) 223 The Supreme Court has held that mere affixation of MRP does not make goods eligible for central excise duty exemption, and what...
Only Retail Sale Can Claim Assessment Benefits Under Section 4A Of Central Excise Act : Supreme Court
Case Title: Commissioner Of Central Excise & Service Versus M/S. A.R. Polymers Pvt. Ltd. Etc.
Citation: 2023 LiveLaw (SC) 223
The Supreme Court has held that mere affixation of MRP does not make goods eligible for central excise duty exemption, and what is required along with the affixation is a mandate of law that directs the seller to affix such MRP.
Delhi High Court
Fraudulent GSTN Registration: Delhi High Court Directs Petitioner To Reveal Details Of His Friend Who Obtained It
Case Title: Anil Kumar Versus The Gst Commissioner, Cgst, And Central Excise And Ors.
Citation: 2023 LiveLaw (Del) 253
The Delhi High Court has ordered the petitioner to reveal the name of the friend who fraudulently obtained a GSTIN using his credentials at the department.
The division bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru and Justice Amit Mahajan has directed the petitioner to disclose the identity of his friend, to whom he claims to have handed over his identity documents, to the police authorities as well as to the state GST authorities. The petitioner shall fully cooperate with the concerned authorities and provide them with all the information as required.
ITO Can’t By-Pass SC Decision In ‘Engineering Analysis’ In The Name Of A Review Petition Filed By Dept: Delhi High Court
Case Title: Milestone Systems A/S vs. Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Citation: 2023 LiveLaw (Del) 254
The Delhi High Court has set aside the Income Tax Department’s order rejecting the assessee’s application seeking a certificate for “NIL” rate of withholding tax under Section 197 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Allegations Of Availment Of Fake Credit Cannot Be A Ground For Rejecting The Refund Applications Unless It Is Established: Delhi High Court
Case Title: M/S Balaji Exim Versus Commissioner, CGST
The Delhi High Court has held that allegations of availing of fake credit cannot be a ground for rejecting the refund applications unless it is established that the petitioner has not received the goods or paid for them.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court Quashes The Criminal Proceedings Against Guarantor Of Assessee, For Assessee’s Failure To Pay Tax; States It's Only Contractual Liability And Not Criminal
Case Title: Santhosh vs. The Commercial Tax Officer & Anr.
The Madras High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against the guarantor of the assessee for failing to pay the tax dues of the latter to the Commercial Tax Department.
The Commercial Tax Officer (CTO) filed a private complaint before the Judicial Magistrate against the assessee as well as the petitioner, who stood as a guarantor with respect to the tax arrears of the business done by the assessee.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court Permitted Superintendent of Central Tax To Pass Orders For Revoking Cancellation Of GST Registration On Filing Returns
Case Title: M/s S P Metals Versus Assistant Commissioner Of Commercial Taxes
The Karnataka High Court has permitted the Superintendent of Central Tax to pass suitable orders for revocation of the cancellation of the GST registration, if the petitioner/assessee files returns.
The single bench of Justice B. M. Shyam Prasad has observed that the cancellation of GST registration was without due opportunity and was arbitrary.
Tripura High Court
Arbitrary Orders Driving Taxpayer To File Appeal By Depositing 50% Of The Disputed Taxes: Tripura High Court Imposes Cost Of Rs. 25,000 On The Taxes Recoverable From His Salary
Case Title: Megha Technical and Engineer Private Limited Versus The State of Tripura
The Tripura High Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 25,000/- on the Commissioner of Taxes to be recovered from his salary and to be paid to the Tripura High Court Bar Association for passing an order in an arbitrary manner.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court Quashes Income Tax Notices Issued In The Name Of Non-Existing Company
Case Title: S. K. Finserve Private Limited Vs Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax
The Calcutta High Court has quashed the income tax notice issued in the name of a non-existing company, in spite of the department having notice and knowledge of non-existence of the company.
ITAT Bangalore Holds Expenditure Incurred By Flipkart Towards ESOP Is Eligible For Deduction Under S. 37 Of ITAT
Case Title: Flipkart India Pvt Ltd vs. Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax
The Bangalore Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has allowed the appeal of Flipkart India against disallowance of over Rs.15.5 Crore of expenses claimed by it under Section 37 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, towards Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Failure Of Kidney A Reasonable Cause Which Prevented Assessee To Supply The Documents And Replies To The AO: ITAT
Case Title: Sunil Kumar Garg Versus ITO
The Delhi Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that failure of the kidney was a reasonable cause of ailment that prevented the assessee from supplying the documents and replies to the AO.
Reasons Recorded For Reopening The Reassessment To Be Examined On Standalone Basis To Determine The Validity Of Proceedings U/s 147: ITAT
Case Title: Jowheri Jalaluddin Mullick Versus ITO Versus Income Tax Officer
The Mumbai Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has observed that the reasons, as recorded for reopening the reassessment, are to be examined on a standalone basis to determine the validity of proceedings under Section 147 of the Income Tax Act.
Assessee Not Responsible To Explain Recipients Of Receipts Shown In Form No. 26AS: ITAT
Case Title: M/s Travelport LP Versus The Dy. C.I.T
The Delhi Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that the assessee is not responsible to explain the recipients of the receipts shown in Form No. 26AS.
Husband Entitled To TDS Credit On Interest Earned From Amount Gifted To His Wife: ITAT
The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal's (ITAT), Pune Bench ruled that the husband is entitled to TDS credit on interest earned on the amount gifted to his wife.
Characterization Of Share Application Money By AO As Unexplained Cash Credit Is Devoid Of Necessary Verifications: ITAT
Case Title: Bhatia Energy and Minerals Pvt. Ltd. Versus ITO
The Raipur Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that the characterization of the share application money of Rs. 25 lac by the AO as an unexplained cash credit under Section 68 of the Income Tax Act is clearly devoid and bereft of necessary verifications.
Both Sales Tax And Service Tax Cannot Be Made Applicable On The Same Transaction: CESTAT
The Delhi Bench of the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has observed that both sales tax and service tax cannot be made applicable on the same transaction.
Cooperative Banks Qualified As Cooperative Societies : CESTAT Allows Section 80P Deduction On Interest Received From Co-Operative Banks
Case Title: M/s.Laxmi Bachat Sharafi Sahkari Mandali Ltd. Versus ITO
The Ahmedabad Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that cooperative banks qualified as cooperative societies and the interest received from cooperative banks by the assessee in the present case qualified for deduction under section 80P(2)(d) of the Income Tax Act.
CESTAT Rejects The Refund Claim Of Krishi Kalyan Cess Worth Rs. 5 Lakhs Paid On Services Received For Manufacturing Of Goods
Case Title: M/s Lupin Limited Versus Commissioner of Central Tax & Customs (Appeals), Guntur
The Hyderabad Bench of Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has rejected the refund claim of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) worth rs. 5 lakhs paid on services received for manufacturing of goods.
Mere NBFC Registration Not Enough Under Provision Of Service Tax For Levy: CESTAT
Case Title: M/s Qualcomm India Pvt ltd Versus Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise, Hyderabad-IV
The Hyderabad Bench of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has held that mere registration as an NBFC is not enough under the provision of service tax to levy.
CESTAT Allows Cenvat Credit Of Service Tax Paid On Services Of Toilets Located In Port User Building
Case Title: M/s Jawaharlal Neharu Port Trust Versus Commissioner of Central Tax - Raigad
The Mumbai Bench of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has allowed the CENVAT credit of service tax paid on services of toilets located in port-user buildings.
Architect Service, Telephone Expenses For Construction Of Hotel Are Input Services: CESTAT Allows Cenvat Credit On Service Tax
Case Title: M/s Asrani Inns & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax Navi Mumbai
The Mumbai Bench of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Tribunal (CESTAT) has allowed the Cenvat Credit on Service Tax paid on architect services; telephone expenses, etc. for construction of hotel are input services.
Central Excise Duty Not Payable On Capital Subsidy Received From State Government In Form Of Sales Tax Challan 37B: CESTAT
Case Title: M/s Harit Polytech Pvt. Ltd. Versus Commissioner, Central Excise & CGST- Jaipur I
The Delhi Bench of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has observed that central excise duty is not payable on capital subsidies received from the state government in the form of sales tax challan 37b.
Amount Deposited In The Personal Ledger Account Until It Is Not Debited Towards Duties Is Property Of The Assessee: CESTAT
Case Title: M/s Hariwansh Packing Products Versus Commissioner of CGST & Central Excise Nagpur-I
The Mumbai Bench of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has held that the amount deposited in the Personal Ledger Account (PLA) until such time as it is not debited towards duties is the property of the appellant.
5% GST Payable On RCM Basis On Purchase Of Tobacco Leaves/Bhukko From The Agriculturist: Gujarat AAR
Applicant’s Name: M/s. JCP Agro Process P Ltd.
The Gujarat Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that 5% GST on reverse charge mechanisms (RCM) shall be applicable on the purchase of tobacco leaves/bhukko from the agriculturist.
28% GST Payable On Supply PVC Floor Mats For Cars: AAR
Applicant’s Name: Manishaben Vipulbhai Sorathiya
The Gujarat Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that 28% GST is payable on the supply of PVC floor mats for cars.
The two-member bench of Amit Kumar Mishra and Milind Kavatkar has observed that the floor mats used for four-wheel motor vehicles (cars) supplied by the applicant are principally for use in motor vehicles.