24 September 2013
It is usually preferable not to pay duty rather than to pay it and wait for refund from the government. However, in the following situations, it is beneficial to pay duty and claim rebate under Rule 18 of Central Excise Rules, 2002: (A) If assessee has balance of duty in Capital G oods CENVAT Credit Account, it is advisable to pay duty and claim refund, as balance in Capital Goods CENVAT Credit Account is never refundable. The said situation may take place if duty paid on capital goods is heavy and assessee may not be able to utilize the credit. (B) An SSI Unit may pay excise duty and claim rebate, as getting refund of CENVAT Credit of inputs is not an easy preposition. Further, he is not entitled to get refund of duty paid on capital goods. (C) When duty paid goods are proposed to be exported. (D) Claiming rebate is comparatively easy procedure than claiming refund of duty paid on inputs under CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
25 September 2013
Mohitji, thank you for the reply, they have applied for refund of duty under CENVAT Credit Rules, but as you said it is very difficult to get a refund. We need one more clarity are deemed exports equated to physical exports for the purpose of refund of CENVAT Credit? regards,