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2023 (3) TMI 738 - AT - Service Tax
Valuation of services - inclusion of value of the free supplies in the taxable value - Abatement claim - appellant had constructed 11 culverts at the premises of India Cements Limited and paid service tax for the work on 33 % of the value and claimed 67% abatement - Department was of the view that as the appellant has received free supply of materials, they are not eligible to claim abatement under Notification No. 1/2006-ST.
HELD THAT:- The issue is no longer res integra and decided by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of COMMISSIONER OF SERVICE TAX ETC. VERSUS M/S. BHAYANA BUILDERS (P) LTD. ETC. [2018 (2) TMI 1325 - SUPREME COURT]. The said judgment has taken into consideration the issue even after the amendment brought forth in Section 67 of the Finance Act, 1994 - It was held in the case that The value of the goods/materials cannot be added for the purpose of aforesaid notification dated September 10, 2004, as amended by notification dated March 01, 2005.
Thus, the demand cannot sustain and requires to be set aside - appeal allowed.