Leaf No : 37
Month : April
Year : 2013
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Greetings from Team SA!

 Finance Bill 2013 - 14 passed.

 No change in the Amnesty Scheme.

 Amnesty Scheme for defaulters of export obligation declared.

 CBDT notifies new guidelines for issuing TDS.

 Government approves National Policy for Children 2012 recognising right to life, survival, development, education, protection and participation of children below 18 yrs of age.

 Government notifies guidelines for suomotu disclosure by ministries under RTI Act.

 Government notifies 8.7% interest rate for PF.

 Presidential assent given to Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013. 
 

 
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 Annual supplement to Foreign Trade policy announced on 18.04.2013.

 Scheme to incentivize incremental exports for the year 2013-14 and other amendments to Chapter 3 of FTP are being notified.

 Amendments to Chapter 4 of FTP notified.

 Import of new vehicles permitted through ports of Faridabad and Ennore also.

 Import policy of cars manufactured prior to 1st January, 1950 is being revised from ‘restricted’ to ‘free’ for Actual Users with immediate effect.

 In case of goods abinitio exempted, no refund of TED available.

 Validity of Zero duty EPCG Authorisation extended for 18 months from the date of issue.

 Public Notice notifying amendments to schemes under Chapter 3 of FTP.

 Provision for clubbing of advance authorisations where applications have been received upto 4.6.2012.

 Chapter 5 of the Handbook of Procedures (Volume I) notified.

 Increasing accuracy of data capturing by DGCI&S- Alignment of Chapter 3 schemes with ITC HS.Draft notified for seeking public views.

 Authorized person(s) / employee(s) of the IT related EOU; STP; EHTP; BTP are being permitted to work from home and/or a place outside the unit.

 

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 Anti dumping duty on Sodium Nitrate imports from EU extended till April 2014. 

 Anti dumping duty on import of sulphur black from china extended till April 2014.

 Anti dumping duty on import of Gypsum plaster boards.

 Anti dumping duty on soda ash from Russia and Turkey. 

 

 Priority clearance to agri cargo on account of perishable nature.

 LNB converter used in antenna classifiable under Chapter heading 8543.70.

 Clarification on issues relating to implementation of Ministry of Steel’s Order S.O. 415(E) dated 12.03.2012 and Application of BIS Specification No. IS: 227.

 Clarification regarding admissibility of exemption under area based exemption notification No. 49 & 50/2003-CE.

 Clarification regarding import of pet animals with baggage.

 Fixation of norms for waiver of payment of cost recovery charges for Customs staff posted at Seaports, Air Cargo Complexes, Courier Terminal, etc.

 Classification of Octagonal steel column for lamp posts etc under tariff heading 7308.90.

 Service tax clarification on renting of pandal or shamiana with erection service.

 CBEC issues instruction to Department to curtail habit of troubling exporters with continuous demand for production of copy of BRC several times.

circulars notifications

 Amendments to forms for filing Central Excise appeals before CESTAT.

 Excise duty notifications consequent to changes in FTP.

 Customs duty exemption to goods under EPCG scheme as amended by FTP notified.

 Exemption to goods when imported into India against a Post Export EPCG duty credit scrip and conditions to be fulfilled notified.

 Amendments to notifications under Customs following changes in FTP.

 Change in Tariff rate of gold, silver and palm oil.

 Exchange rates with effect from 19.04.2013 notified.

 Concessional rate of duty under Notification No.96/08-Cus extended to imports from Republic of Yemen.

 Amendments to Notification No.12/2012-Cus. 

 Amendments to forms for filing Customs appeals before CESTAT.

 Last date for filing return for the period October 2012 to March 2013 extended till 31.08.2013.

 Last date for filing returns for the period July – September 2012 extended till 30-04-2013.

 Amendment in forms for filing Service Tax appeals before CESTAT.

 Amendment in Service Tax Rules subsequent to amendment in FTP.

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 Amendment to MP VAT Act.

 Amendment to MP Entry tax Act.

 Amendments under Chhattisgarh VAT for works contracts.

 Notification under Karnataka VAT regarding list of goods for which details are to be uploaded online for obtaining transit pass.

 Refund of VAT - Procedure prescribed for applying through KVATIS.

 Concessional rate of CST for industrial units in HP.

 Supply of goods by an agent to the buyer or to the principal’s authorised agent is not an independent sale... Allentis Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd vs State of M.P 2013 59 VST 241 MP.

 Dispensing medicine by doctors during the course of treatment does not amount to sale... Dr Batra's Positive Health Clinic Pvt Ltd Vs State of Karnataka 2013 TIOL 01 TRIBUNAL BANG VAT.

 

 Service tax paid in respect of conveyance of children of employees to and from school is eligible as credit to manufacturer... Hindustan Zinc Ltd vs CCE - 2013 TIOL 572 CESTAT MUM.

 Distribution of input service credit by ISD without issuing invoice is a curable defect... CCE vs Modern Petro fills – 2013 TIOL 659 CESTAT AHM.

 When a service is rendered to a third party at the behest of customer, the service recipient is customer and not the third party... Vodafone Essar Cellular vs CCE – 2013 TIOL 566 CESTAT MUM.

 Onsite services of maintenance and repair provided by subsidiary to customers of assesee in India is not eligible for export benefits for the period prior to 27.02.10... Tech Mahindra vs CCE – 2013 TIOL 566 CESTAT MUM.

 Pre-deposit ordered on the issue that the free telephone connections given to its employees are subject to service tax... Bharti Airtel Ltd vs CST – 2013 TIOL 654 CESTAT DEL.

 Assessee includes his agent and therefore, if the tax liability has been discharged by the agent on the service rendered by his principal, that is sufficient for discharge of service tax liability by the principal... Zaheerkhan B Khan vs CST – 2013 TIOL 643 CESTAT MUM.

 Timebar under Section 11B is not applicable in respect of excess payment of excise duty erroneously paid on imports... Kansai Nerolac Paints vs Commr of Customs - 2013 TIOL 588 CESTAT MUM.

 Application for refund of SAD cannot be rejected on time bar when assesee has filed the same within one year from the date of finalisation of assessment... Singla Trading vs CC - 2013 TIOL 576 CESTAT BANG.

 VCD player supplied free along with CTV is dutiable and to be valued on basis of some reasonable criteria in absence of MRP...M/s Hotline Electronics Ltd vs CCE 2013 TIOL 623 CESTAT DEL.

 Credit availed is deemed to have been reversed in case of assesee paying ED on final product... Mittal Pigments Private Ltd vs CCE - 2013 TIOL 634 CESTAT DEL.

 Assessee can transfer credit under Rule 10 without effecting actual transfer of inputs... Ispat Industries vs CCE - 2013 TIOL 565 CESTAT MUM.

 Service tax on commission earned by foreman in chit fund transactions struck down...Delhi Chit fund Association vs UOI - 2013 TIOL 331 HC DEL ST.

 Manufacturer is entitled to avail credit of service tax paid on erection and installation of Ammonia Storage Tank at port... Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemical Corporation Ltd vs CCE - 2013 TIOL 212 HC MUM CX.

 Penalty under Rule 25 cannot be imposed on a dealer buying and selling goods... CCE vs Balaji Trading Co - 2013 TIOL 284 HC DEL CX.

 Facility of drawback cannot be denied even when assesse has paid excise duty subsequent to SCN... Sterling Agro Industries Ltd vs Union of India - 2013 TIOL 329 HC MP CX.

 No dual payment of Education cess on BCD and CVD while clearing goods by EOU to DTA as same would be treated on par with imports to India... Kumar Arch Tech ( P) Ltd vs CCE - 2013 TIOL 614 CESTAT DEL LB.

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