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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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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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Impact of GST on Post sales Discount
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CA. Kapil Mittal

IGST Refund to exported| Mismatch between GSTR-1 & GSTR-3B

“Export” is considered as a major contributor to any economy and therefore, government makes all possible efforts to increase it. For this purpose, exports are kept free from any kind of taxes including Goods and Service Tax. To substantiate such principle, export of goods or services or both has been classified as “Zero Rated Supply” under Integrated Goods and Service Tax, 2017 (“IGST Act”) and accordingly, such supply is not liable to Goods and Service Tax (“GST”). To claim benefit of such “zero rated supply”, GST law provides for either of the following options: Exporter may export goods without payment

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GST on monthly subscription received by RWA
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CA. 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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CA. 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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CA. 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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