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  1. CAG pulls up Central Excise Department on compliance issues

CAG pulls up Central Excise Department on compliance issues

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) further said cases involving Central Excise revenue of Rs 1,08,563 crore were pending in appeals at the end of 2016-17, registering 18 per cent increase over the amount pending at the end of 2015- 16.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 19, 2017 11:08 PM
Government auditor CAG today said it has found inadequacies in compliance of rules by the Central Excise Department in relation to levy, assessment and collection of the indirect tax.

Government auditor CAG today said it has found inadequacies in compliance of rules by the Central Excise Department in relation to levy, assessment and collection of the indirect tax. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) further said cases involving Central Excise revenue of Rs 1,08,563 crore were pending in appeals at the end of 2016-17, registering 18 per cent increase over the amount pending at the end of 2015- 16. “As no action can be initiated for recovery of revenue till the appeal is pending, early disposal by the various authorities to bring in possible revenue of Rs 1,08,563 crore to government coffers is important,” it said in a report titled ‘Indirect Taxes-Central Excise’. Central Excise revenue collection was Rs 3,80,495 crore during financial year 2016-17 and accounted for 44.31 per cent of indirect tax revenue in FY 17. In comparison of 2015-16, Central Excise revenue increased by Rs 93,346 crore (32.51 per cent) in FY 17. The CAG said revenue forgone in Central Excise on account of conditional exemptions was Rs 76,844 crore in 2016-17, which was 20.20 per cent of Central Excise revenue.

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    smhanamshet
    Dec 20, 2017 at 5:35 am
    In orde to clear up the pendingcases, government should not grant stay on recovery unles the issues are in favour of the assesses.
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      Palengri
      Dec 20, 2017 at 3:41 am
      Many cases are pending for decisions with the Customs Excise Service Tax Tribunal (CESTAT). At place like Bangalore only single member is sitting and occasionally another member is deputed to hear case where revenue implications are heavy. CBEC should take up this issue with Revenue Department/Ministry. Department should also file frivolous appeals. Chief Commissioners decide to file appeals before CESTAT as a routine process without considering past judgements passed by the Supreme Court/High Court or CESTAT. This should stop. Anybody listening?
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