CBIC extends time limit for Order u/s 54(7) of the CGST Act, 2017

CBIC extends the time limit for passing the Order u/s 54(7) of the CGST Act, 2017, upto 30th June 2020 or 15 days from the date of reply whichever is later, in the cases where the same falls during 20th March, 2020 to 29th June, 2020.

Time limit for Order u/s 54(7) extended: CBIC Notification 46/2020 Central Tax dt. 9th June 2020

G.S.R. 361(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with section 20 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), and section 21 of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), in view of the spread of pandemic COVID-19 across many countries of the world including India, the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby notifies that in cases where a notice has been issued for rejection of refund claim, in full or in part and where the time limit for issuance of order in terms of the provisions of sub-section (5), read with sub-section (7) of section 54 of the said Act falls during the period from the 20th day of March, 2020 to the 29th day of June, 2020, in such cases the time limit for issuance of the said order shall be extended to fifteen days after the receipt of reply to the notice from the registered person or the 30th day of June, 2020, whichever is later.

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 20th day of March, 2020.

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