Chief Commissioners of Central Excise including LTU (All)
Commissioners of Central Excise (All)
Subject: Inclusion of After Sale Service and Pre-delivery Inspection Charges in the assessable value.
Attention is invited to point No. 7 of Boards circular No. 643/34/2002-CX dated 1-7-2002 and to circular No. 909/29/09-CX dated 11.12.2009 on the above subject.
2. Board vide its earlier circular No. 643/34/2002-CX dated 1-7-2002 had clarified that After-sale Service and Pre-delivery Inspection charges were liable to be included in the assessable value under Section 4 of the Central Excise Act 1944. Further vide circular No. 909/29/09-CX dated 11.12.2009, it was directed to transfer all the show cause notices issued on the above subject to call book pending the decision of the larger bench of CESTAT in the case of Maruti Udyog Ltd.
3. The larger bench of CESTAT vide its order dated 13.8.2010 in appeal No. 1958 of 2008 in the aforesaid case, has now held that Pre-delivery Inspection charges and After-sale Service charges collected by the dealers are to be included in the assessable value under Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944.
4. In view of the aforesaid decision of the larger bench, the cases pending in the call book may be decided keeping in view the law laid down by the larger bench of CESTAT.