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Out-reach Program by CBIC under Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019
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CA. Kapil Mittal

Out-reach Program by CBIC under Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019

Mid of the year 2019, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (“CBIC”) introduced “Amnesty Scheme” by the name of Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 (“SVLDRS” or “Scheme”)” vide Chapter V of Finance Act, 2019 wherein Government has provided option to resolve litigation pending under Central Excise Act, Finance Act, 1994 and other notified acts by way of granting partial waiver from liability of tax, interest, and penalty. Accordingly, Scheme provides an option to taxpayer to resolve pending dispute by way of paying partial liability of applicable taxes. Taxpayer was eligible to opt benefit of scheme only where

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Clarification on Restriction in availing of input tax credit
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CA. Kapil Mittal

Clarification on Restriction in availing of input tax credit

Sub-rule (4) to rule 36 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the CGST Rules) has been inserted vide notification No. 49/2019-Central Tax, dated 09.10.2019. The said sub-rule provides restriction in availment of input tax credit (ITC) in respect of invoices or debit notes, the details of which have not been uploaded by the suppliers under sub-section (1) of section 37 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the CGST Act). To ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of the law across the field formations, the

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Document identification number DIN
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CA. Sachin Jindal

Document Identification Number (“DIN”) to be quoted on all communications from CBIC

Various communication such as notices, assessment orders, summons etc. are issued by Central Board of Indirect Taxes (“CBIC”) to taxpayers. However, as there is no online tracking of trail of such communications, taxpayer faces various issues such as issuance of notices on back date, reply or response by taxpayers are not considered by department officers in their records, unable to check genuineness of notice etc. Therefore, CBIC is introducing concept of mentioning Unique Document Identification Number (“DIN”) on every communications from CBIC to taxpayers andother concerned persons. To keep objective of transparency and accountability, vide circular No. 122/41/2019-GST dated 5

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Tran 1
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CA. Kapil Mittal

Punjab and Haryana High Court permitted filing of TRAN-1 or revision of already filed TRAN- 1 by 30 th November, 2019

Hon’ble HC permitted filing or rectification of TRAN-01 by 30 th November, 2019. Respondents may verify genuineness of claim of Petitioners but nobody shall be denied to carry forward legitimate claim of CENVAT/ITC on the ground of non-filing of TRAN-1 Petitioner was registered under Central Excise Act or Finance Act, 1994 or State VAT Laws and on the appointed date, i.e., 1 st July, 2017, Petitioner was having accumulated ITC under pre-GST regime. As per section 140 of CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117 and Rule 120 of CGST Rules, 2017, petitioner was permitted to carry forward ITC accumulated

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Itc under gst
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CA. Sachin Jindal

CBIC restricts availment of ITC in case of mismatch with GSTR – 2A

1. ITC mechanism under GST Input Tax Credit (‘ITC’) Mechanism under the Goods and Services Tax (‘GST‘) law is a critical success factor for the compliance and administration of GST law in India. Currently, taxpayers do not have a facility/ opportunity to review the invoices uploaded by their suppliers, corresponding to their ITC claims. Taxpayers are reliant on their financial records to collate the data and report the same in the Monthly Return GSTR – 3B. The mechanism of having an invoice matching with automatic comparison and reconciliation for ITC as initially envisaged under the GST law, could have been

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Processing of GST refund, where refund application allocated to wrong tax authority
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CA. Sachin Jindal

Processing of GST refund, where refund application wrongly allocated

CBIC clarifications that processing of GST refund should not be held up and processed by authority where the application has been wrongly allocated by the system. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (‘CBIC’) vide Circular No. 104/23/2019-GST dated 28 June 2019 has clarified the authority who is required to process the GST refund applications of taxpayers in cases of incorrect mapping. The division of taxpayer base between the Centre and States to ensure a Single Interface under GST is critical to ensure the smooth and seamless flow of business operations.  1. Issues The GST refund applications filed by

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gst cicular no 111
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CA. Kapil Mittal

GST Refund subsequent to favorable order in Appeal or any other Forum

Goods and Service Tax (“GST”) provides an option to file appeal against order of lower authorities. Therefore, if refund application of any taxpayer gets rejected then he may file appeal with next appellate authority. Rejection order is passed in form GST RFD-06. CBIC received various representations asking to clarify procedure of claiming refund finalised through Appeals or any other Forum. Accordingly, CBIC has clarified such issue vide Circular No. 111/30/2019-GST about manner of handling such issue in following manner: 1. Pre-requiste of filing appeal against GST RFD-06 As of now, appeals against rejection of refund claims are handled in offline

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gst nil refund
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CA. Sachin Jindal

Have you mistakenly filled NIL GST refund|Option to Re-file is available now

Being Goods and Service Tax (“GST”) is new so, possibility of errors in filing of refund application is high. Have you erroneously filed NIL GST refund application under GST though you had a genuine refund claim of such period? Till now, option to re-file refund application is not available. Understanding genuine hardship to taxpayers, CBIC has issued a Circular No. 110/29/2019 – GST dated 3rd October, 2019, wherein it provided an option to re-file refund application if taxpayer has inadvertently filed NIL GST refund application. 1. Erroneous NIL GST refund application Whenever a registered person proceeds to file GST RFD-01/01A

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Gst Council meeting
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CA. Sachin Jindal

Key Highlight on 37th GST Council meeting

The Goods and Services Tax (‘GST’) Council in its 37th GST Council Meeting held on 20 September 2019 has taken several taxpayer friendly decisions. Amidst various economic measures announced by the Hon’ble Finance Minister from time to time during August and September 2019, the decisions taken during the meeting of the GST. Council were keenly awaited by various stakeholders. The decisions of the GST Council are aimed at tax rationalisation, providing additional exemptions, lowering the applicable GST rates, plugging loopholes and addressing administrative issues being faced by taxpayers. The decisions of the GST Council are summarised below: 1. Law and

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measures to boost exports
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CA. Kapil Mittal

Measures to Boost Exports | Part 2 | Announcements by Finance Ministry

Announcements made by the Hon’ble Finance Minister during the Press Conference held on 14 September 2019 In order to address the concerns raised by global as well as domestic investors and provide assurance to the Industry at large on the Government’s commitment to steering the economy to growth, the Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman (‘FM’) has been holding Press conferences announcing various interim measures and relief in the nature of clarifications on existing concerns, prospective policy changes, proposed amendments in law and commitments for additional fiscal support by the Government. The Hon’ble FM has made detailed ‘corporate style presentations’

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