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CBIC notifies EXIM exchange rates w.e.f. September 20
September 20 2019
CBIC notifies EXIM exchange rates w.e.f. September 20, 2019; USD valued at Rs. 72.20 for imports whereas Rs. 70.50 for exports; Supersedes Notification No. 63/2019-Customs (N.T.) dated September 05, 2...View more
HC stays service-tax audit initiated post GST, observes strong "prima-facie" case
September 17 2019
Delhi HC stays service-tax audit under erstwhile Rule 5A of Service Tax Rules which was initiated after implementation of GST regime; Petitioner argues that Rule 5A does not survive after GST introduc...View more

Karnataka HC's interim relief, allows solar-modules clearance without Safeguard-duty payment subject to bond
September 10 2019
Karnataka HC grants interim relief in writ petition challenging Final Findings issued by Directorate General of Trade Remedies recommending levy of safeguard duty on import of ‘Solar Cells and m...View more
Bombay HC hears writ challenging Revenue's refusal to grant provisional release during appeal pendency
September 09 2019
Bombay HC commences hearing in a writ petition challenging Department’s refusal to grant release of imported goods on the basis of provisional assessment of Bill of Entry (BoE); Petitioner conte...View more

CBIC notifies EXIM exchange rates w.e.f. September 06
September 05 2019
CBIC notifies EXIM exchange rates w.e.f. September 06, 2019; USD valued at Rs. 72.80 for imports and Rs. 71.10 for exports; Supersedes Notification No. 60/2019-Customs (N.T.) dated August 15, 201...View more
AP HC to consider 'Social Welfare Surcharge' levy on imports under MEIS scheme, stays assessment
September 03 2019
Andhra Pradesh HC stays finalization of provisional assessment in writ petition challenging levy of Social Welfare Surcharge (SWS) on goods imported under MEIS scheme; Petitioner contends that when th...View more

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HC stays service-tax audit initiated post GST, observes strong "prima-facie" case
September 17 2019
Delhi HC stays service-tax audit under erstwhile Rule 5A of Service Tax Rules which was initiated after implementation of GST regime; Petitioner argues that Rule 5A does not survive after GST introduc...View more
SC : Overrules HC, refund application without challenging assessment/self-assessment, non-maintainable
September 19 2019
SC overrules HC, holds that refund application against the assessed duty cannot be entertained directly u/s 27 of Customs Act, 1962 “unless the order of assessment or self- assessment is modifie...View more

HC : Completed assessment cannot be reopened basis subsequent SC judgment absent any new material
September 17 2019
Allahabad HC quashes reassessment proceedings initiated on the basis of SC judgment in L&T holding assessee-builder liable to tax as a works-contractor; States that “subsequent judgement of ...View more
SC : 'Pre-deposit' condition not 'harsh', no inherent powers with 'Appellate-Authority' to grant 'solace'
September 19 2019
SC upholds validity of Section 62(5) of the Punjab Value Added Tax Act, 2005 (PVAT) stipulating the condition of 25% pre-deposit for hearing first appeal; Affirms the observations of HC that said cond...View more

HC : HC imposes stay on CAG order calling for Service Tax audit
September 17 2019
Gujarat HC imposes a stay on Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) order calling upon the Petitioner to submit Service Tax audit at the hands of the officers of the CAG; Refers to OWS Warehou...View more