MoF issued Press Release on Statistics of Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme

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The aim of Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 is to help taxpayers, including small taxpayers, in clearing the baggage of disputes under legacy taxes (Service Tax and Central Excise), which are subsumed in Goods and Service Tax. This was stated by Shri Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The main components of the Scheme are dispute resolution and amnesty. The number of applications received from taxpayers, including small taxpayers, and disputes resolved as on 18.11.2019 are as under:

Application Received Application Accepted

No.

Amount (In Crores) No.

Amount (In Crores)

26142

16007.01 2828

162.15

*(The data on the Scheme is not being compiled State-wise.)

The total number of pending cases of Central Excise and Service Tax is as under:

Year

No. of Cases

2017-18

177604

2018-19

166869

2019-20 (till Oct)

168114

The Minister stated that the Government has enhanced the monetary limits for filing of appeal by the department in Central Excise and Service Tax cases. Further, two benches in the Supreme Court and one bench each in the High Courts of Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai, and Madras have been constituted to hear taxation matters. This will help in the early disposal of pending cases. The scheme is in force from September 01, 2019 till December 31, 2019.

The Press Release can be accessed at: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1593421

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