CGST (9th Amendment) Rules, 2019 notified by CBIC

CBIC notifies the CGST (9th Amendment) Rules, 2019 to amend CGST Rules 36, 138E and to insert new CGST Rule 86A ‘Conditions of use of amount available in electronic credit ledger‘.

CBIC Central Tax Notification 75/2019 dt. 26/12/2019: CGST (9th Amendment) Rules, 2019

G.S.R. 954(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Ninth Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) Save as otherwise provided, they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), with effect from 01/01/2020, in rule 36, in sub-rule (4), for the figures and words “20 per cent”, the figures and words “10 per cent” shall be substituted.

3. In the said rules, after rule 86, the following rule shall be inserted, 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,

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-

i. 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

ii. without receipt of goods or services or both; or

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

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

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.

4. In the said rules, with effect from 11/01/2020, in rule 138E, after clause (b), the following clause shall be inserted, 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.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification No. 3/2017 Central Tax, dated the 19/06/2017, published vide number G.S.R. 610(E), dated 19/06/2017 and last amended vide notification No. 68/2019 Central Tax, dated 13/12/2019, published vide number G.S.R. 924(E), dated 13/12/2019.

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