Rule 151 of ‘Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules 2017’: Attachment of Debts and Shares, etc.
Provisions under Rule 151 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Attachment of Debts and Shares, etc.”, are as under:
CGST Rule 151: Attachment of Debts and Shares, etc. (Chapter-XVIII: DEMANDS AND RECOVERY)
(1) A debt not secured by a negotiable instrument, a share in a corporation, or other movable property not in the possession of the defaulter except for property deposited in, or in the custody of any court shall be attached by a written order in FORM GST DRC-16 prohibiting.-
(a) in the case of a debt, the creditor from recovering the debt and the debtor from making payment thereof until the receipt of a further order from the proper officer;
(b) in the case of a share, the person in whose name the share may be standing from transferring the same or receiving any dividend thereon;
(c) in the case of any other movable property, the person in possession of the same from giving it to the defaulter.
(2) A copy of such order shall be affixed on some conspicuous part of the office of the proper officer, and another copy shall be sent, in the case of debt, to the debtor, and in the case of shares, to the registered address of the corporation and in the case of other movable property, to the person in possession of the same.
(3) A debtor, prohibited under clause (a) of sub-rule (1), may pay the amount of his debt to the proper officer, and such payment shall be deemed as paid to the defaulter.
It may be noted that the above information is based on Updated CGST Rules 2017 (amended upto 18 July 2019), as compiled/ shared by CBIC (i.e. as notified/ amended upto 18 July 2019 by the CBIC). However, for detailed/ official information and/or subsequent updates, please refer relevant Notifications. E&OE
Further, it may be noted that Rules 139 to 162 (pertaining to various Chapters) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 were initially notified by CBIC (CBEC) vide CGST (3rd Amendment) Rules, 2017 Notification No. 15/2017 Central Tax dt. 1 July 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017.
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