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Services providers, not Ports, eligible for SFIS / SEIS benefit; Non-maintenance of avg. EPCG EO condoned
May 23 2018
Only actual service providers entitled to SEIS / SFIS benefits, not aggregators, clarifies DGFT DGFT clarifies that it is only the actual service providers who are eligible for benefits under SFIS / ...View more
DVAT return filing deadline for Q4 of 2017-18 extended to May 28
May 21 2018
Delhi Govt. extends deadline for filing of online return in Form DVAT-16 for Q4 of 2017-18 to May 28; Tax due shall continue to be paid in usual manner, while dealers filing returns through digital si...View more

Govt. notifies creation of apex National Authority for administering all trade remedial measures
May 18 2018
Govt. notifies creation of ‘Directorate General of Trade Remedies’ (DGTR) as the apex National Authority for administering all trade remedial measures including anti-dumping, countervailin...View more
SC : Paves way for Tribunal appointments where suitable retired CJ/SC judges unavailable
May 17 2018
Consequent to its direction to constitute a three-member Committee (with one of the members being former SC judge) to examine structure of Tribunals, SC clarifies that former SC judge  who would ...View more

Increased validity applicable to all Chapter 3 scrips irrespective of policy period, clarifies DGFT
May 16 2018
DGFT issues clarification on the applicability of Public Notice No. 33 dated October 23, 2017 which increased validity of duty credit scrips issued under Chapter 3 of FTP on or after January 1, 2016; ...View more
DGFT harmonises documentation requirements for Advance Authorisation redemption; Permits issuance against Ad hoc norms
May 15 2018
DGFT makes amendments to Chapter 4 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20 relating to Advance Authorisations; Inter alia allows issuance of Advance Authorisation absent SION / valid Ad hoc Norms for an exp...View more

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CESTAT : Allows utilisation of credit availed on mall construction before April 2011, towards renting services
May 23 2018
CESTAT allows utilization of CENVAT credit taken on input services used in construction of retail mall before April 2011, against taxable output service of ‘renting of immovable property’ ...View more
CESTAT : Renting equipment with operator not taxable as "supply of tangible goods" service
May 23 2018
CESTAT sets aside service tax demand u/s 65(105)(zzzzj) of Finance Act on renting of heavy duty cranes to parties engaged in construction of Metro; Notes that assessee had supplied such equipment with...View more

HC : Exemption on biscuits not absolute; Allows rebate on export exercising writ jurisdiction 
May 22 2018
HC allows rebate of excise duty paid on exported biscuits, despite exemption prescribed under Notification No. 12/2012-CE; Rejects Commissioner (Appeals) conclusion that exemption was absolute and unc...View more
Services providers, not Ports, eligible for SFIS / SEIS benefit; Non-maintenance of avg. EPCG EO condoned
May 23 2018
Only actual service providers entitled to SEIS / SFIS benefits, not aggregators, clarifies DGFT DGFT clarifies that it is only the actual service providers who are eligible for benefits under SFIS / ...View more

Govt. notifies creation of apex National Authority for administering all trade remedial measures
May 18 2018
Govt. notifies creation of ‘Directorate General of Trade Remedies’ (DGTR) as the apex National Authority for administering all trade remedial measures including anti-dumping, countervailin...View more