penalty for late deposit of service tax
penalty amount is about 38000/-
I have quotated 4-5 case laws in which it was decided that such penalty is not to be imposed if tax and interest is paid before SCN
the first personal hearing was held in January 2008 and positive assurance was given for AC but again in Nov 09 we have received notice for personal hearings, pl guide with suitable case laws and practical winning approach
CESTAT case laws do not help much. But the penalty amount may sure be get reduced if argued well.
I may suggest the names of lawyers.