CBIC Notifies Various Changes in CGST Rules, 2017 as Proposed in 38th GST Council Meeting

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To give effect to the decisions taken in the 38th GST Council Meeting, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (“CBIC”) vide Notification No. 75/2019- Central Tax dated December 26, 2019 has made following changes in Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (“CGST Rules”).

  1. Rule 86A has been inserted after Rule 86 of the CGST Rules with effect from December 26, 2019; namely:

86A. Conditions of use of amount available in electronic credit ledger. –

(1) The Commissioner or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, not below the rank of an Assistant Commissioner, having reasons to believe that credit of input tax available in the electronic credit ledger has been fraudulently availed or is ineligible in as much as

  1. a) the credit of input tax has been availed on the strength of tax invoices or debit notes or any other document prescribed under rule 36-
  2. issued by a registered person who has been found non-existent or not to be conducting any business from any place for which registration has been obtained;

or

  1. without receipt of goods or services or both; or
  2. b) the credit of input tax has been availed on the strength of tax invoices or debit notes or any other document prescribed under rule 36 in respect of any supply, the tax charged in respect of which has not been paid to the Government; or
  3. c) the registered person availing the credit of input tax has been found non-existent or not to be conducting any business from any place for which registration has been obtained; or
  4. d) the registered person availing any credit of input tax is not in possession of a tax invoice or debit note or any other document prescribed under rule 36,

may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, not allow debit of an amount equivalent to such credit in electronic credit ledger for discharge of any liability under section 49 or for claim of any refund of any unutilised amount.

(2) The Commissioner, or the officer authorised by him under sub-rule (1) may, upon being satisfied that conditions for disallowing debit of electronic credit ledger as above, no longer exist, allow such debit.

(3) Such restriction shall cease to have effect after the expiry of a period of one year from the date of imposing such restriction

  1. Sub-clause (c) has been inserted in Rule 138E of the CGST Rules with effect from January 11, 2020, namely:

(c) being a person other than a person specified in clause (a), has not furnished the statement of outward supplies for any two months or quarters, as the case may be.

Read more at: http://www.cbic.gov.in/resources/htdocs-cbec/gst/notfctn-75-central-tax-english-2019.pdf;jsessionid=D388ECE319D34264F3B3519BB9A5B32F

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