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Postal Department paid service tax by way of Book adjustment, Service Tax

Issue Id: - 114607
Dated: 11-2-2019
By:- Kalmesh Siddatagimath
Postal Department paid service tax by way of Book adjustment

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During the course of audit by the officer of the audit team of Central Taxes Audit Commissionerate, on the records of the Postal Department for the duration of April 2012 to sept 2015 it was observed that the said postal dept had paid service tax by way of book adjustment which was not in accordance with the provision of sec 68 of the Act 1994 read with Rule 6 of service tax Rules, 1994 in view of Board's instructions contained in F.No.137/08/2013-S.T dated 21-04-2014

So, Apex Court, High Court or CESTAT gave judgement or order in favour of Postal Department regarding service Tax paid by way of Book Adjustment by Central Govt or state Govt. As early as possible please send the order of judgement

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1 Dated: 11-2-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

Dear Querist,

We should take shelter of any case law if law is not clear. Pl. go to Section 67 which is extracted below:

Explanation below clause 4(c) to Section 67 of the Finance Act,1994 “gross amount charged” includes payment by cheque, credit card, deduction from account and any form of payment by issue of credit notes or debit notes and book adjustment.”

CCE v. Modern Food Indus. (India) Ltd., 1988 (37) E.L.T. 294 (T)  =  1988 (7) TMI 190 - CEGAT, NEW DELHI Merely because no payment is made in cash or because there is book adjustment, it cannot be said that there is no sale. Book adjustment is also a form of payment.

 


2 Dated: 11-2-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

Dear Sir,

Here is the latest and most relevant judgement which will serve your purpose.

2018 (19) G.S.T.L. 62 (Tri. - Del.)  = 2018 (3) TMI 1673 - CESTAT NEW DELHI SENIOR POST MASTER Versus COMMISSIONER OF C. EX. & S.T., JAIPUR-I


3 Dated: 11-2-2019
By:- DR.MARIAPPAN GOVINDARAJAN

Since the postal department is the Central Government Department, no cash payment is required to be paid. The same should be paid by inter departmental adjustment.

Before the formation of BSNL, the Department of Telecom also paid service tax by means of book adjustment only.


4 Dated: 12-2-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

Case Law in support of Dr.Govindarajan's reply is appended below:- (Appeal of Central Excise Commissioner rejected).

2012 (25) S.T.R. 353 (Tri. - Del.) = 2011 (11) TMI 517 - CESTAT, NEW DELHI COMMISSIONER OF CENTRAL EXCISE, ALLAHABAD Versus BSNL


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