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Reetu | Dec 16, 2019 | Views 2293516

Property Dealer Held Guilty for Profiteering

Ms Virgo Properties Pvt. Ltd.

Relevant Text of Order is as follows

37. In view of the above facts this Authority under Rule 133 (3) (a) of the CGST Rules, 2017 orders that the Respondent shall reduce the prices to be realized from the buyers of the flats commensurate with the benefit of ITC received by him as has been detailed above. Since the present investigation is only up to 31.08.2018 any benefit of ITC which accrues subsequently shall also be passed on to the buyers by the Respondent.

38. It is also evident to us from the above narration of the facts that the Respondent has denied benefit of ITC to the buyers of the flats being constructed by him in is Bounty Acres project in contravention of the provisions of Section 171 (1) of the CGST Act, 2017 and has thus resorted to profiteering. Hence, he has committed an offence under Section 171 (3A) of the CGST Act, 2017 and therefore, he is apparently liable for imposition of penalty under the provisions of the above Section. Accordingly, a Show Cause Notice be issued to him directing him to explain why the penalty prescribed under Section 171 (3A) of the above Act read with Rule 133 (3) (d) of the CGST Rules, 2017 should not be imposed on him. Accordingly, the notice dated 21.02.2019 vide which the Respondent was directed to show cause why action under Section 29 and 122-127 of the CGST Act. 2017 should not be taken against him is hereby withdrawn.

39. The Authority as per Rule 136 of the CGST Rules 2017 directs the Commissioners of CGST/SGST, Tamil Nadu to monitor this order under the supervision of the DGAP by ensuring that the amount profiteered by the Respondent as ordered by the Authority is passed on to all the eligible buyers. A report in compliance of this order shall be submitted to this Authority by the Commissioners CGST /SGST within a period of 4 months from the date of receipt of this order.

40. A copy each of this order be supplied to both the Applicants, the Respondent, Commissioners CGST/SGST, Tamil Nadu for necessary action. File be consigned after completion.

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