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3. CENVAT credit.- (1) A manufacturer or producer of final products or a provider of taxable service shall be allowed to take credit (hereinafter referred to as the CENVAT credit) of - 

(i)    the duty of excise specified in the First Schedule to the Excise Tariff Act,  leviable under the Excise Act;  

(ii)   the duty of excise specified in the Second Schedule to the Excise Tariff Act,  leviable under the Excise Act;

(iii)  the additional duty of excise leviable under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Textile and Textile Articles) Act,1978 ( 40 of 1978);

(iv) the additional duty of excise leviable under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 ( 58 of 1957);

(v)     the National Calamity Contingent duty leviable under section 136 of the Finance Act, 2001 (14 of 2001);

(vi)  the Education Cess on excisable goods leviable under  section 91 read with section 93 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 (23 of 2004);

(vii)    the additional duty leviable under section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, equivalent to the duty of excise specified under clauses  (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi);

 (viia) the additional duty leviable under sub-section (5) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act,

Provided that a provider of taxable service shall not be eligible to take credit of such additional duty;

(viii)  the additional duty of excise leviable under section 157 of the Finance Act, 2003 (32 of 2003);

(ix)   the service tax leviable under section 66 of the Finance Act; and

(x)    the Education Cess on taxable services leviable under section 91 read with section 95 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 (23 of 2004); and

(xi)  the additional duty of excise leviable under Section 85 of Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005)

 

paid on-

(i)                  any input or capital goods received in the factory of manufacture of final product or premises of the provider of output service on or after the 10th day of September, 2004; and

(ii)                any input service received by the manufacturer of final product or by the provider of output services on or after the 10th day of September, 2004,

 

including the said duties, or tax, or cess paid on any input or input service, as the case may  be, used in  the manufacture of intermediate products, by a job-worker availing the benefit of exemption specified in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 214/86- Central Excise, dated the 25th March, 1986, published in the Gazette of India vide number  G.S.R. 547 (E), dated the 25th March, 1986,  and received by the manufacturer for use in, or in relation to, the manufacture of final product,  on or after the 10th day of September, 2004.

 

Explanation.- For the removal of doubts it is clarified that the manufacturer of the final products and the provider of output service shall be allowed CENVAT credit of additional duty leviable under section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act on goods falling under heading  9801 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act.

 

(2)    Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), the manufacturer or producer of final products shall be allowed to take CENVAT credit of the duty paid on inputs lying in stock or in process or inputs contained in the final products lying in stock on the date on which any goods manufactured by the said manufacturer or producer cease to be exempted goods or any goods become excisable.

 

(3)    Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), in relation to a service which ceases to be an exempted service, the provider of the output service shall be allowed to take CENVAT credit of the duty paid on the inputs received on and after the 10th day of September, 2004 and lying in stock on the date on which any service ceases to be an exempted service and used for providing such service.

 

(4)    The CENVAT credit may be utilized for payment of –

(a)    any duty of excise on any final product; or

(b)   an amount equal to CENVAT credit taken on inputs if such inputs are removed as such or after being partially processed; or

(c)    an amount equal to the CENVAT credit taken on capital goods if such capital goods are removed as such; or

(d)    an amount under sub rule (2) of rule 16 of Central Excise Rules, 2002; or

(e)    service tax on any output service:

 

Provided that while paying duty of excise or service tax, as the case may be, the CENVAT credit shall be utilized only to the extent such credit is available on the last day of the month or quarter, as the case may be, for payment of duty or tax relating to that month or the quarter, as the case may be:

 

Provided further that the CENVAT credit of the duty, or service tax, paid on the inputs, or input services, used in the manufacture of final products cleared after availing of the exemption under the following notifications of Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue),-

(i)                  No. 32/99-Central Excise, dated the 8th July, 1999 [G.S.R. 508(E), dated 8th July, 1999];

(ii)                No. 33/99-Central Excise, dated the 8th July, 1999 [G.S.R. 509(E), dated 8th July, 1999];

(iii)               No. 39/2001-Central Excise, dated the 31st July, 2001 [G.S.R. 565 (E), dated the 31st July, 2001];

(iv)             No. 56/2002-Central Excise, dated the 14th November, 2002 [G.S.R. 764(E), dated the 14th November, 2002];

(v)                No. 57/2002-Central Excise, dated 14th November, 2002 [G.S.R. 765(E), dated the 14th November, 2002];

(vi)              No. 56/2003-Central Excise, dated the 25th June, 2003 [G.S.R. 513 (E), dated the 25th  June, 2003]; and

(vii)             No. 71/2003-Central Excise, dated the 9th September, 2003 [G.S.R. 717 (E), dated the 9th September, 2003],

 

shall, respectively, be utilized only for payment of duty on final products, in respect of which exemption under the said respective notifications is availed of.

 

Provided also that no credit of the additional duty leviable under sub-section (5) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, as amended by Section 85 of Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005) shall be utilised for payment of service tax on any output service.

Provided also that the CENVAT credit of any duty mentioned in sub-rule (1), other than credit of additional duty of excise leviable under section 85 of Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005) , shall not be utilised for payment of said additional duty of excise on final products:”

 

 

(5)    When inputs or capital goods, on which CENVAT credit has been taken, are removed as such from the factory, or premises of the provider of output service, the manufacturer of the final products or provider of output service, as the case may be, shall pay an amount equal to the credit availed in respect of such inputs or capital goods and such removal shall be made under the cover of an invoice referred to in rule 9:

            

             Provided that such payment shall not be required to be made where any inputs are removed outside the premises of the provider of output service for providing the output service:

 

            Provided further that such payment shall not be required to be made when any capital goods are removed outside the premises of the provider of output service for providing the output service and the capital goods are brought back to the premises within 180 days, or such extended period not exceeding 180 days as may be permitted by the jurisdictional Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise, or Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, of their removal.

 

(5A)    If the capital goods are cleared as waste and scrap the manufacturer shall pay an amount equal to the duty leviable on transaction value.

 

(6)    The amount paid under sub-rule (5) and sub-rule (5A) shall be eligible as CENVAT credit as if it was a duty paid by the person who removed such goods under sub-rule (5) and sub-rule (5A). 

 

(7)    Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1) and sub-rule (4),-

(a)    CENVAT credit in respect of inputs or capital goods produced or manufactured, by a hundred per cent. export-oriented undertaking or by a unit in an Electronic Hardware Technology Park or in a Software Technology Park other than a unit which pays excise duty levied under section 3 of the Excise Act read with serial numbers 3,5, 6 and 7 of notification No. 23/2003-Central Excise, dated the 31st March, 2003, [G.S.R. 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] and used in the manufacture of the final products or in providing an output service, in any other place in India, in case the unit pays excise duty under section 3 of the Excise Act read with serial number 2 of the notification No. 23/2003-Central Excise, dated the 31st March, 2003, [G.S.R. 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003], shall be admissible equivalent to the amount calculated in the following manner, namely:-

 

Fifty per cent. of [X multiplied by {(1+BCD/100) multiplied by (CVD/100)}], where BCD and CVD denote ad valorem rates, in per cent., of basic customs duty and additional duty of customs leviable on the inputs or the capital goods respectively and X denotes the assessable value.

 

(b)    CENVAT credit in respect of,-

 

(i)      the additional duty of excise leviable under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, 1978 (40 of 1978);

(ii)    the National Calamity Contingent duty leviable under section 136 of the Finance Act,  2001 (14 of 2001); 

(iii)   the Education Cess on excisable goods leviable under section 91 read with section 93 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 (23 of  2004);

(iv)    the additional duty leviable under section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, equivalent to the duty of excise specified under clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above;

(v)      the additional duty of excise leviable under section 157 of the Finance Act, 2003 (32 of 2003); and

(vi)   the Education Cess on taxable services leviable under section 91 read with section 95 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 (23 of  2004),

vii)   the additional duty of excise leviable under section 85 of Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005),

 

shall be utilized only towards payment of duty of excise or, as the case may be, of service tax leviable under the said  Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, or the National Calamity Contingent duty leviable under section 136 of the Finance Act, 2001,  the Education Cess on excisable goods leviable under section 91 read with section 93 of the said Finance (No.2) Act, 2004, the additional duty of excise leviable under section 157 of the said Finance Act, 2003, or the Education Cess on taxable services leviable under section 91 read with section 95 of the said Finance (No.2) Act, 2004, or the additional duty of excise leviable under section 85 of Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005) respectively, on any final products manufactured by the manufacturer or for payment of such duty on inputs themselves if such inputs are removed as such or after being partially processed or on any output service.

          

Provided that the credit of the Education Cess on excisable goods and the Education Cess on taxable services can be utilized either for payment of the Education Cess on excisable goods or for the payment of the Education Cess on taxable services.

 

Explanation.- For removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the credit of the additional duty of excise leviable under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 (58 of 1957) paid on or after the 1st day of April, 2000, may be utilized towards payment of duty of excise leviable under the First Schedule or the Second Schedule of the Excise Tariff Act;

 

(c)    the CENVAT credit, in respect of additional duty leviable under section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, paid on marble slabs or tiles falling under sub-heading No. 2504.21 or 2504.31 respectively of the First Schedule to the Excise Tariff Act shall be allowed to the extent of thirty rupees per square meter;

Explanation.- Where the provisions of any other rule or notification provide for grant of  whole or part exemption on condition of non-availability of credit of duty paid on any input or capital goods, or of service tax paid on input service, the provisions of such other rule or notification shall prevail over the provisions of these rules.

 

 

 

 

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