Demand Notice cannot be enforced during the pendency of the Stay Application


Last updated: 25 November 2023

Court :
Kerala High Court

Brief :
The Hon'ble Kerala High Court in the case M/s. Mathew Scaria v. Deputy Commissioner of State Tax and Ors. [WP(C) 33099 of 2023 dated October 16, 2023] disposed of the writ petition, thereby directing the Revenue Department to dispose Stay Application within one month and not enforce the proceeding of Demand Notice during the pendency of the Stay Application. 

Citation :
WP(C) 33099 of 2023 dated October 16, 2023

The Hon'ble Kerala High Court in the case M/s. Mathew Scaria v. Deputy Commissioner of State Tax and Ors. [WP(C) 33099 of 2023 dated October 16, 2023] disposed of the writ petition, thereby directing the Revenue Department to dispose Stay Application within one month and not enforce the proceeding of Demand Notice during the pendency of the Stay Application. 

Facts

The Revenue Department ("the Respondent") passed Assessment Order dated January 9, 2023, against M/s Mathew Scaria ("the Petitioner"). The Petitioner filed an Appeal along with Stay Application dated February 2, 2023 ("Stay Application") under the Kerala Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 ("the KGST Act") for AY 2020-2021. The Respondent further issued a Demand Notice dated August 18, 2023, during the pendency of the Appeal and Stay Application, for recovery of the GST amount from the Petitioner. 

Aggrieved by the conduct of the Respondent, the Petitioner filed an Appeal before the Hon'ble High Court contending that no action has been taken on the Appeal and Stay Application, while a Demand Notice has been issued against the Petitioner during the pendency of the Appeal and Stay Application.  

Issue

Whether Demand Notice can be enforced during the pendency of the Stay Application?

Held

The Hon'ble Kerala High Court in WP(C) No. 33099 of 2023 disposed of the writ petition and directed that, the Respondent to consider and pass an order on the Stay Application of the Petitioner within one month. Further, refrain the Respondent from enforcing the Demand Notice within the stipulated period.
 

 

Bimal Jain
Published in GST
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