Rule 21 of CGST Rules 2017: Registration liable to Cancellation in Certain Cases

Provisions under Rule 21 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Registration liable to Cancellation in Certain Cases”, are as under:

CGST Rule 21: Registration to be Cancelled in Certain Cases (Chapter-III: Registration Rules) 

The registration granted to a person is liable to be cancelled, if the said person,-

(a) does not conduct any business from the declared place of business; or

(b) issues invoice or bill without supply of goods or services in violation of the provisions of this Act, or the rules made there-under; [Note 1]

(b) issues invoice or bill without supply of goods or services or both in violation of the provisions of the Act, or the rules made thereunder; or

(c) violates the provisions of section 171 of the Act or the rules made there-under; or

(d) violates the provision of rule 10A; or

(e) avails input tax credit in violation of the provisions of section 16 of the Act or the rules made thereunder; or

(f) furnishes the details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR 1 under section 37 for one or more tax periods which is in excess of the outward supplies declared by him in his valid return under section 39 for the said tax periods; or

(g) violates the provision of rule 86B.

Amendments History:

1. Clause (b) substituted and Clause (c) inserted vide Notification 7/2017 Central Tax dt 27/06/2017 w.e.f. 22/06/2017.

2. Clause (d) inserted vide Notification 31/2019 Central Tax dt. 28/06/2019.

3. The text ‘or both’ inserted in Clause (b) vide Notification 94/2020 Central Tax dt. 22/12/2020.

4. Clause (e), (f) & (g) inserted vide Notification 94/2020 Central Tax dt. 22/12/2020.

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Note: The CGST Rules 2017 along with the prescribed Forms were initially notified vide Central Tax Notifications 3/2017 dt. 19/06/2017 (Rule 1 to 26), 10/2017 dt. 28/06/2017 (Rules 27 to 138) and 15/2017 dt. 01/07/2017 (Rules 139 to 162). These Rules/ Forms were subsequently amended by CBIC through various Notifications issued from time to time. Information on this page is a Rule-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.

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GST Circulars, Notifications, Press Releases, Orders, etc. issued by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in different years, along with Section-wise/ Rule-wise Text of GST Acts/ Rules:
CGST: CGST Act/ Definitions, CGST Rules
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CBIC Circulars (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax (CGST) Notifications: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax Rate (CGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Integrated Tax (IGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
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CBIC UT Tax (UTGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC UT Tax Rate (UTGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Compensation Cess Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
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CBIC Orders (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Press Releases: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
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