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Supreme Court year round-up: Top 15 Tax Judgments

Lawstreet Journal 30 Dec 2020 8:28pm

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2020 has been a year of Covid-19, challenges and changes. The Indian judiciary kept functioning and fulfilling its role in a democracy in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. The Supreme Court took the cue and started functioning via video conferencing when the pandemic hit the world. 

Even though the pandemic changed the way courts functioned in the country, the Supreme Court of India adjudicated on various important cases and delivered certain important judgments in the last year.

As the year 2020 draws to a close, here is a recap of the top 15 Tax judgments of Supreme Court in 2020

1: Taxable value of supply the prize money is not to be excluded for the purpose of levy of GST.

Case Title: Skill Lotto Solutions Pvt. Ltd vs Union of IndiaAIR ONLINE 2020 SC 870

Coram: Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R. Subhash Reddy, and Justice M.R. Shah.

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of imposing Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Lotteries and Gambling. The Court granted the petitioner the liberty to challenge notification by which rate of GST for lottery run by the State and lottery organized by the State have been made the same.

2: No retrospective effect of notification published for enhancement of custom duty due to Pulwama terror attack

Case Title: Union of India & Ors vs. M/s G S Chatha Rice Nills & Anr , AIR ONLINE 2020 SC 740

Coram: Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice KM Joseph, and Justice Indu Malhotra.

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