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GST on monthly subscription received by RWA
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Kapil Mittal

GST on monthly subscription received by RWA

CBIC clarified that monthly contribution received by RWA upto INR 7,500/- exempted  from GST, RWA is entitled to take ITC on Capital Goods, Input and input services Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (“CBIC” or “Department”) received various representations regarding ambiguity in complying with provisions of Goods and Service Tax (“GST”) on monthly subscription received by Resident Welfare Association (“RWA”) from its members. Accordingly, CBIC issued circular No. 109/28/2019-GST dated 22nd July, 2019 to provide clarification on following issues related to monthly subscription being collected by RWA. 1. Are the maintenance charges paid by residents to the RWA in a

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GST on goods sent outside India under sale or approval basis
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Sachin Jindal

GST on goods sent outside India under sale or approval basis

CBIC clarifies on taxability of goods sent/ taken out of India for exhibition or on consignment basis for export promotion Indian exporters engage in several business promotion activities outside India in order to expand their outreach globally and increase volumes. Certain activities may require physically showcasing the goods to the potential buyers in order to strike deals and finalise sale orders. In this connection, the goods would have to be taken outside India for demonstration to the potential buyers either directly in exhibitions, trade fairs, business congregations, industry meets etc. or indirectly through distributors/ agents on consignment basis. The goods

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ITeS and backend support service, Intermediary or not
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Kapil Mittal

ITeS and backend support service, Intermediary or not

Supplier of ITes services will not be covered under the provision of Intermediary and quality for export of services however provide of certain backend support services to foreign customer will fall under the definition of intermediary and not qualified for export benefits under GST The Indian ITeS industry generates significant foreign exchange for India and is one of the emerging hubs of the world.  Nevertheless, the Indian ITeS industry has been facing significant competition from its Asian counterparts like Philippines, Vietnam etc.  In this context, the Government of India has provided various export incentives to make Indian ITeS services exports

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Impact of GST on Post sales Discount
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Sachin Jindal

Impact of GST on Post sales Discount

CBIC clarifies the if post sales discount has been given in pursuant to contract at or before sale, GST would not be applicable on such discount however if given discount require some action at dealer end, GST would be applicable on such discounts as separate supply. Applicability and impact of Goods and Services Tax (‘GST’) on sale promotion schemes has always been a complex and litigious issue. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (‘CBIC’) had earlier issued Circular No. 92/11/2019-GST dated 7 March 2019 providing clarifications on sales promotion schemes under GST. Read more about GST impact on

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GST on additional/ penal interest under EMI schemes
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Sachin Jindal

GST on additional/ penal interest under EMI schemes

CBIC clarifies on the applicability of GST on additional/ penal interest under EMI schemes An Equated Monthly Instalment (‘EMI’) is a fixed amount paid by the borrower to the lender on a specified date every month. The EMI includes month principal and interest components, which aggregate to an equal amount of outflow every month.  Over a specified period, the loan is fully paid off along with interest. In cases the EMI payment schedule is not complied, there could be levy of additional interest/ penal interest to compensate for the delay.  Clarifications were sought if GST was also applicable on additional/

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Verification of IGST Refund
Exports of Goods and Services
Sachin Jindal

CBIC introduces additional safeguards for verification of IGST refunds on exports with payment of tax

In order to make India’s exports competitive in the global markets and in line with the principles of international trade and commerce of zero-rating exports, the GST and customs laws have provisions on place for grant of refunds in case of input taxes paid on exported goods.  On similar lines, the GST law also has an alternative route to benefit the exporters – ‘export of goods with payment of taxes’, wherein the taxes paid on sale would be refunded. In line with this initiative, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (‘CBIC’) has brought in several exporter friendly and

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Verification of Transitioned Credit
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Sachin Jindal

Verification of Transitioned Credit – Snapshots

CBEC has issued a detailed circular no. D.O.F. No. 267/8/2018-CX.8 on Verification of Transitioned Credit to GST through Form TRAN-1. Key aspects are stated below:  Credit verification to be remain the primary focus area during Fy 18-19. Credit verification to take place by CGST authorities even if the jurisdiction is with state Credit of KKC/SBC/E cess is not eligible Each line wise data in Tran-1 to be verified in detail Supporting documents and other info to be sought from assessee Credit taken in excess of INR 25 Lakhs is being verified  List of 50000 assessee is being targeted for initial verification

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Taxability Of Tenancy Rights Under GST
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Kapil Mittal

Issue Related To Taxability Of Tenancy Rights Under GST

Doubts have been raised as to,— (i)  Whether transfer of tenancy rights to an incoming tenant, consideration for which is in form of tenancy premium, shall attract GST when stamp duty and registration charges are levied on the said premium, if yes what would be the applicable rate? (ii) Further, in case of transfer of tenancy rights, a part of the consideration for such transfer accrues to the outgoing tenant, whether such supplies will also attract GST? 2. The issue has been examined. The transfer of tenancy rights against tenancy premium which is also known as “pagadi system” is prevalent in some States.

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Inspection of Goods In Movement, Detention, Release And Confiscation
Eway Bill
Kapil Mittal

Procedure for interception of conveyances for Inspection of Goods In Movement, Detention, Release and Confiscation

With reference to circular no 41/15/2018-GST, procedure for interception of conveyances for inspection of goods in movement, and detention, release and confiscation of such goods and conveyances has been prescribed. 1. Who can be Proper officer for interception of conveyances for inspection Jurisdictional commissioner or an officer authorised by him for this purpose shall, by an order, designate an officer/officers as the proper officer/officers to conduct interception and inspection of conveyances and goods in the jurisdictional area specified in such order. 2. Verification of Conveyance by Proper officer interception of conveyances for inspection Proper office so authorised, can intercept and

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CLARIFICATION-ON-ISSUES-RELATING-TO-REFUND
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Sachin Jindal

CLARIFICATION ON ISSUES RELATING TO REFUND

Various representations have been received seeking clarification on issues relating to refund. In order to clarify these issues and to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of law across the field formations, the Board, in exercise of its powers conferred by section 168 (1) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “CGST Act”), hereby clarifies the issues as detailed. 1. Submission of invoices for processing of claims of refund Now no need to submit copies of invoices (either original or duplicate). Refund claim shall be accompanied by a print-out of FORM GSTR-2A

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