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2023 (2) TMI 39
Cancellation of GST registration of petitioner - failure to file GST return within the stipulated period of time - It is contended on behalf of the petitioner that due to his physical illness and mental unstability as well as loss in business, he could not file return within the stipulated period of time - HELD THAT:- On factual score it is found that the petitioner was not given opportunity of hearing. The petitioner was under tremendous mental stress at that point of time for which he tried to commit suicide. The extent of his mental stress and physical illness is amply demonstrated in the documents filed by the petitioner with the instant writ petition. This Court holds that the petitioner should be given an opportunity of hearing. But in order to avail of such opportunity, the petitioner shall first make payment of up to date GST with....... + More
2023 (2) TMI 38
Cancellation of registration of petitioner - petitioner has assailed the impugned SCN on the ground that it does not disclose any reason or ground for proposing cancellation of its registration and therefore none that could be addressed by the petitioner - HELD THAT:- The submissions that the concerned officer had no option but to choose from a drop down menu, is clearly not the answer to the challenge laid by the petitioner to the impugned SCN. In the event, the GST portal cannot be adopted to include further explanation as to the reasons for which the proposed action is contemplated, show cause notices - such as the impugned SCN -would be rendered meaningless and would fail to serve the purpose of issuing a show cause notice, at all. If the concerned authorities find that they are unable to communicate the allegations in respect of whic....... + More
2023 (2) TMI 37
Refund claim - person ultimately bearing the burden of tax - rejection only for the reason that the tax has been paid/deposited into the Government exchequer by M/s. Eveready and not the appellants and therefore, they are not entitled to maintain an application for grant of relief - Jurisdiction for the appellate authority to frame an issue suo moto - section 54 of the CGST Act and section 107(2) of the CGST Act - HELD THAT:- The appellate authority has stated that the appellants are entitled to maintain the claim for refund. However, the second issue, which was suo motu framed by the appellate authority has been decided against the appellants. Firstly, the appellate authority has ignored the fundamental legal principles while deciding the appellants’ appeal. The appeal is against an order of rejection for the refund claim only on t....... + More
2023 (2) TMI 36
Denial of input tax credit - denial on the ground that the registration of the other end dealer was cancelled - HELD THAT:- Considering the fact that the input tax credit has been denied to the appellant on the ground that the registration of the other end dealer was cancelled and according to the appellant, there were sufficient documents to show that the transactions done by them are genuine, it is opined that one more opportunity should be granted by the adjudicating authority and decision should be taken on merits after considering the documents that may be placed by the appellant before the authority. Matter remanded back to the authority for fresh consideration.
2023 (1) TMI 1231
Cancellation of registration of petitioner - case of the petitioner is that he has not been able to get the show cause notice issued by the respondent and, therefore, he could not submit the reply within the stipulated time - HELD THAT:- The present petitioner is also entitled for the benefit of the order passed by this Court in TECHNOSUN INDIA PVT. LTD. LUCKNOW THRU. ITS DIRECTOR AMIT KUMAR GAUTAM VERSUS UNION OF INDIA THRU. PRIN. COMMISSIONER, CENTRAL G.S.T., LKO. U.P. AND 2 OTHERS [2022 (9) TMI 1412 - ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT] - In the said judgment, the Court has held that the impugned order does not assign any reason whatsoever for cancelling registration of the petitioner and is passed only on the ground that reply to the show cause notice is not given. The non-submission of reply to the show cause cannot be a ground for cancellation of....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1225
Classification of supply - inter-state supply or intra-state supply? - supply of mobile recharge coupons and Direct To Home (DTH) recharge vouchers to recipients, who are located in other States - HELD THAT:- In view of the fact that the amount of tax due on the transaction has already been paid and only dispute is whether it is to be treated as intra-state sale or inter-state sale, recovery of the demand raised vide order dated December 3, 2022 shall remain stayed till the next date of hearing. Adjourned to April 27, 2023.
2023 (1) TMI 1224
Detention of goods - Movement of goods through valid e-way bill - Levy of penalty under Section 129(1)(b) of the IGST Act, 2017 - bogus firms - it is alleged that selling dealer was non existent at the place where his firm is said to have been registered and only through the e-way bill generated, goods were being sent from some other undisclosed place and ITC was to be claimed - HELD THAT:- Both the authorities have recorded a categorical finding to the effect that selling dealer, M/s. Sunshine Overseas was registered at Shri Ram Colony, Siya Wali Masjid, Rajeev Nagar, North East Delhi, Delhi. The e-way bill mentioned the goods to have been dispatched from the said place. The statement of the driver recorded disclosed that goods were loaded from Mayapuri, Delhi, which is 18 kms. away from Rajeev Nagar. On physical verification of the prem....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1223
Validity of summary SCN - Attachment of Bank Account of petitioner - input tax credit on inward supply in accordance with Section 16 of Jharkhand Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 - HELD THAT:- It transpires that a show cause notice under Section 73(1) of the JGST Act, 2017 dated 7.1.2022 (Annexure-1) for the tax period January 2019-February 2019 was issued. However, from bare perusal of Annexure-1, it appears that the same is issued in a format without striking out of irrelevant particulars, thus the same is vague and does not spell out clearly the contravention for which the petitioner is charged. It is in fact, worse than summary of show cause notice in Form GST DRC-01 of the same date. Now it is well settled that the show cause notice issued under Section 73(1) of the Act is not mere a formality. As a matter of fact, the intent of legi....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1222
Blocking of electronic credit ledger - No reasons were informed - Prayer for grant of the interim order pending consideration of such declaratory relief - vires of Rule 86A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 - HELD THAT:- The concession made by the learned advocate for the appellant on behalf of the appellant is placed on record and the prayer for declaration of Rule 86A of the said Rules as ultra vires is struck off. The other prayer made by the appellant/writ petitioner is to withdraw the blocking of the electronic credit ledger and restore the input tax credit. Such positive direction cannot be granted at this stage as the appellant does not know as to what are the reasons, which weighed in the mind of the appropriate authority before passing the order blocking the electronic credit ledger - the following order will meet....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1168
Grant of bail - deposit a sum of Rs.70 Lakhs under protest - HELD THAT:- The condition directing the appellant to deposit a sum of Rs.70 Lakhs is not liable to be sustained and is hereby set aside. The rest of the conditions in the impugned order are sustained - appeal allowed.
2023 (1) TMI 1167
Seeking adjudication by this Writ Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India - classification of the Customs & Central Excise Tariff Act its product and declaration to this effect - Nonwoven Fabric - PSB Bed Sheet manufactured of non-woven fabric - HELD THAT:- This Writ Court in exercise of its Constitution Writ Jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India should not act as an expertise to scrutinise the composition and mode of manufacture of a product like of this nature and do the job of classifying a product as to under which classification list of the Customs Tariff Act such product falls since it requires scientific and technical analysis to be conducted by expertise in such scientific and technical field. In exercise of Constitutional Writ Jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India Writ ....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1166
Legality of search, seizure, actions and prepared panchnama - legality of release of 5 seized trucks which were empty and not loaded with any goods - direction to respondent No.4 to get the goods stored under seized 20 barrels be tested for its characteristics, specification and ingredients by appropriate government laboratory - HELD THAT:- Since a show cause notice dated 04.12.2020 has been issued to the petitioner and others in which the validity of the panchnama is under consideration, hence the petitioner is having efficacious remedy to contest the show cause notice before the adjudicating authority. The petitioner is free to apply to the adjudication authority. The Writ Petition is disposed of with a direction to the competent authority that if such an application is filed by the petitioner, the same be considered in accordance with the law expeditiously. Petition dismissed.
2023 (1) TMI 1165
Percentage of GST input tax - GST paid for the shop on commercial rent to landlord - GST paid on commission to Dunzo and Swiggy for ecommerce online service - GST paid on service charges charged by paytm - GST paid on service charges charged by Banks - Packing material - Printed material - Capital goods like cutting machine, weighing scale, refrigerators, computers and hardware and software goods - GST consequences if goods purchased from unregistered and composition dealers - scope of Advance Ruling. HELD THAT:- The Applicant is into supply of fresh and semi processed meat products like chicken, Mutton, fish, pork and all types of packed cold cut, spices and masala powder. The Applicant is apparently into trading of both taxable and exempted goods - the Applicant wants to know the percentage of input tax credit to be claimed in view of t....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1164
Percentage of GST output tax to be charged - works contract executed to Indian Railways - On Railway under Bridge works - Construction of Tunnels for Railways - Supply and stacking of ballast - Execution of Earth Works Contract - Subcontract works for the contract works - HELD THAT:- The applicant has stated that they are engaged in supply of works contract services to Indian Railways such as construction of Rail under bridge, construction of tunnels, execution of Earth Works Contract, supply and stacking of ballast and sub-contract of the contract works and wants to know the rate of GST on the same - works contract services supplied by the Applicant to Indian Railways such as construction of Rail under bridge and construction of tunnels are covered under entry No. 3(xii) of Notification No. 11/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1163
Exemption from GST - providing catering services to Educational Institutions from 1st standard to 2nd PUC - applicability of N/N. 12/2017-Central Tax Rate -under Heading 9992 - recipient of service - HELD THAT:- The applicant is billing to the KLE Independent PU College and the consideration is payable by the said college. Hence the recipient of the service in question is the KLE Independent PU College. Since the recipient of service is an institution providing education up to higher secondary school, it is covered under the definition of "educational institution" for the purposes of Notification No. 12/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 - Since the Applicant is providing ready to eat food by way of catering to a Pre University College, the services provided by the applicant under question before us is also covered under entry No.66 of Notification No. 12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated: 28.06.2017 as amended further and hence exempted from GST.
2023 (1) TMI 1162
Exemption from GST - works contract service provided to Bio Centers, Department of Horticulture and Center of excellence - other service like data entry operator, security, provided to Horticulture Department - material like fertilisers, soil, sand supplied for use of bio centers - HELD THAT:- The applicant is providing manpower supply for tissue culture production and for handling the process of research on flowers, planting and growing for Horticulture department, Government of Karnataka. Whether tissue culture is covered under 1st entry of eleventh schedule which says 'Agriculture, including agricultural extension'? - HELD THAT:- The tissue culture is not same as agriculture and there is no direct nexus to the items mentioned in eleventh or twelfth schedule of the constitution. Thus supply of manpower for tissue culture product....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1131
Realization of its Input Tax Credit (ITC) in the electronic credit ledger of the petitioner as for the Financial Year 2018-19 last date for availing ITC as per provisions under Section 16(4) of Jharkhand Goods & Service Act, 2017 - violation of Section 16(4) of JGST Act, 2017 or not - violation of principles of natural justice or not - HELD THAT:- It appears that a show cause notice under Section 73(1) of the Act dated 12.02.2022 (Annexure-1) was issued to the petitioner which was issued in a format without striking out the irrelevant particulars and thus, there won’t be an exaggeration in treating the same as vague as it does not spell out the contraventions for which the petitioner is charged. As a matter of fact, it is worse than the summary of show cause notice issued under FORM GST DRC-01 of the even date (Annexure-2). It f....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1130
Cancellation of their respective GST Registrations of petitioners - cancellation on the ground that the said appeals were filed beyond the maximum time limit stipulated under section 107 of GST Act - Difference of opinion. HELD THAT:- While dealing with the very same issue, one of the Hon'ble Single Judges of this Court (Anita Sumanth, J.) in MR. PANDIDORAI SETHUPATHI RAJA VERSUS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL TAX, CHENNAI [2022 (12) TMI 1028 - MADRAS HIGH COURT] held that this Court is having the power to condone the delay in filing the appeal under section 107 of the GST Act under certain extraordinary circumstances mentioned in the said order. However, another Hon'ble Judge of this Court in HEMASRI ENTERPRISES REPRESENTED BY ITS PROPRIETOR SAKTHI NARAYANAN VERSUS THE APPELLATE AUTHORITY / THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (ST) (FAC) GST-A....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1129
Detention of goods alongwith vehicle - whether section 129(3) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 was adhered to by the respondents or not? - HELD THAT:- As seen from section 129(3) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, the proper officer after detaining the goods or conveyance shall issue a notice of such detention or seizure specifying the penalty payable and thereafter, pass an order within a period of seven days from the date of service of such notice, for payment of penalty under clause (a) or clause (b) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 129. In the instant case, after detaining the petitioner's vehicle and the goods on 26.10.2022, notice was issued by the respondents on 31.10.2022 within seven days from the date of detention. However, the consequential order for payment of penalty was passed only on 10.11.2022....... + More
2023 (1) TMI 1128
Confiscation of goods u/s 130 - Levy of penalty - goods in question were supported by valid documents - whether warrant exists for initiation, continuation and conclusion of proceedings under Section 130 of the CGST/SGST Acts or not? - HELD THAT:- The undisputed facts of the case are that the 2nd petitioner was carrying certain gold ornaments in a train from Thrissur to Alleppy. He was initially intercepted by the officials attached to the Railway Protection Force and the 2nd petitioner was able to only shown certain documents on his mobile phone, which according to the petitioners, suggest that the gold ornaments were being carried in a valid manner and in accordance with all the requirements of the CGST/SGST Acts and the Rules made thereunder. The contention of the learned counsel appearing for the petitioners that the 2nd petitioner ha....... + More