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STATE v. M/S.COUSINS MUNICIPAL SHOPPING COMPLEX - TRC No. 320 of 2000  RD-KL 10127 (12 June 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMTRC No. 320 of 2000()
1. M/S.COUSINS MUNICIPAL SHOPPING COMPLEX
For Petitioner :GOVERNMENT PLEADER
For Respondent :SMT.S.K.DEVI
The Hon'ble the Chief Justice MR.H.L.DATTU The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.T.SANKARAN
O R D E R
H.L. DATTU, C.J. & K.T. SANKARAN, J.T.R.C. No.320 of 2000
Dated, this the 12th day of June, 2007
ORDERH.L. DATTU, CJ. The Revenue, being aggrieved by the orders passed by the Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal, Additional Bench II, Ernakulam in T.A.No.433 of 1999 for the assessment year 1995-96 dated 21.3.2000 is before us in this revision petition filed under section 41 of the Kerala General Sales Tax Act read with Rule 41(1) of the Kerala General Sales Tax Rules.
2. The Revenue has raised the following question of law for our
consideration and decision.
The question of law reads as under:
"Is not the Tribunal in error in construing the scope and purport of section 5(1)(vi) of the KGST Act? Is there any warrant under the said section to exclude the tax collection at the earlier point in the matter of computation of taxable turnover for exigibility to value added tax?"
3. The question of law raised in this revision petition is no more res
integra in view of the law declared by a Division
Bench of this Court in the
case of State of Kerala v. The Chemmannur Distributors -  11
In the said decision the court has observed as under:
"The respondent had purchased goods from the
manufacturers who have collected sales tax at 12% on the purchases made by the respondent. The respondent had sold the goods and paid tax on the value addition at the rate of 12% and remitted the same. While paying the tax TRC 320/2000 2 the respondent has excluded the entire purchase price including sales tax collected by the supplier and paid tax only on the value addition, that is the margin received by the respondent. The Tribunal held that the exemption will include sale tax paid at the purchase point. The decision of the Tribunal is confirmed."
4. In view of the law declared by this court, the question of law raised for our consideration and decision by the Revenue requires to be answered in the negative and in favour of the assessee. Ordered accordingly. H.L. DATTU, CHIEF JUSTICE. K.T. SANKARAN,
JUDGE.mt/ TRC 320/2000 3 H.L. DATTU, C.J. & K.T. SANKARAN, J. T.R.C. NO.320 OF 2000
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