Exemption on Transport of goods by rail service (Abatement provisions) extended till 1-1-2012

0 comments Thursday, June 16, 2011

Notification No.40/2011-Service Tax
New Delhi, 14th June, 2011
G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the Finance Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following amendment in  the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.09/2010-Service Tax, dated the 27th February, 2010, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section(i), vide number G.S.R. 153 (E), dated the 27th February, 2010, namely:-
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Intention to evade tax must be proved before leving any penalty u/s 51 of Punjab VAT Act, 2005


I was once again to an ICC barrier today for a case regarding section 51 of Punjab VAT Act, 2005. This inspires me again to share some views on  levy of penalty u/s 51. I am re-sharing my earlier article on section 51 herebelow for the readers of my blog who might not have read it, this article was also published in Punjab & Haryana Taxes Law journal.

Section 51 of Punjab VAT Act 2005
Under section 51 of PVAT Act 2005 information collection centres have been esteblished by the Punjab Government at various places with a view to prevent and check the evasion and avoidance of tax under PVAT Act. Section 51(1) of PVAT Act authorizes the state government to esteblish such information collection centre or check posts by notification.
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