17 January 2014

CBEC on Implementation of decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in case of M/s Fiat India ltd

CBEC issues clarifications on application of SC decision in Fiat India Ltd to determine transaction value; Mere sale of goods below manufacturing cost and profit, not sole basis to reject transaction value; Valuation a matter under self - assessment procedure, but excise officer can conduct verification of valuation during audits; Aspects like loss percentage on sale, period / reasons for such loss making price must be considered while applying Fiat ratio; Cost auditing of unit / summoning of costing data should be done, only where investigation at Commissioner level; Calculations of manufacturing cost may be carried out using CAS-4 standards; Circular clarifies that extended period of limitation, for period prior to judgment date, shall not apply where show cause notice issued on grounds of Fiat judgment alone; However, any sale post Fiat ruling, where circumstances similar to Fiat case exist, then such transaction value would amount to wilful mis-statement of assessable value : CBEC Circular.

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