HC mantiene procedimientos GST presentados contra Abbott Health

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Has Suspended The Proceedings Against Abbott Healthcare To Load Higher GST After The Company Questioned The Constitutional Validity Of The Provisions, As Well As The National Anti-Profit Agency The Powers Of (NAPA) To Extend The Probe To Your Other Products.

Appearing Before The HC Bench Of Justices S Muralidhar And I S Mehta, Abbott's Counsel Mukul Rohatagi Said The Company Had To Pay The Demand For Rs 96 Lakh, Along With Applicable Interest, If There Was No Further Investigation And Penalty By NAPA.

The Company Has Argued That This Was Way Beyond The Powers Given To The Agency Under Central GST Rules.

Abbott Had Faced The Penalty After An Investigation Based On A Claim That The Benefit Of A Change In GST On A Product Was Not Passed On To A Consumer. The Government Had Allowed Anti-profiteering Action Against Companies, Which Were Charging Higher Than The Prescribed GST, Or Were Not Passing On The Benefits Of A Lower Levy To Consumers.

Abbott Joins Other Companies As Hindustan Unilever And Jubilant Foodworks, Which Also Questioned The Constitutional Validity, While Challenging The NAPA Orders." The Order Provides An Opportunity To All Merchants Against Which Anti-speculative Procedures Are Initiated To Consider The Possibility Of Presenting A Letter Before The Anti-lucrative Authorities, Claiming That Their Procedures Should Be Suspended, Until The Time The Courts Resolve The Problem Of Constitutional Validity." Said Harpreet Singh, Partner Of A Consultant. KPMG .