Rule 22 of CGST Rules 2017: Cancellation of Registration

Provisions under Rule 22 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Cancellation of Registration”, are as under:

CGST Rule 22: Cancellation of Registration (Chapter-III: Registration Rules) 

(1) Where the proper officer has reasons to believe that the registration of a person is liable to be cancelled under section 29, he shall issue a notice to such person in FORM GST REG 17, requiring him to show cause, within a period of seven working days from the date of the service of such notice, as to why his registration shall not be cancelled.

(2) The reply to the show cause notice issued under sub-rule (1) shall be furnished in FORM REG 18 within the period specified in the said sub-rule.

(3) Where a person who has submitted an application for cancellation of his registration is no longer liable to be registered or his registration is liable to be cancelled, the proper officer shall issue an order in FORM GST REG 19, within a period of thirty days from the date of application submitted under sub-rule (1) of rule 20 or, as the case may be, the date of the reply to the show cause issued under sub-rule (1) or under sub-rule (2A) of rule 21A, cancel the registration, with effect from a date to be determined by him and notify the taxable person, directing him to pay arrears of any tax, interest or penalty including the amount liable to be paid under sub-section (5) of section 29.

(4) Where the reply furnished under sub-rule (2) or in response to the notice issued under sub-rule (2A) of rule 21A is found to be satisfactory, the proper officer shall drop the proceedings and pass an order in FORM GST REG 20:

Provided that where the person instead of replying to the notice served under sub-rule (1) for contravention of the provisions contained in clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 29, furnishes all the pending returns and makes full payment of the tax dues along with applicable interest and late fee, the proper officer shall drop the proceedings and pass an order in FORM GST REG 20.

(5) The provisions of sub-rule (3) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the legal heirs of a deceased proprietor, as if the application had been submitted by the proprietor himself.

Amendments History:

1. In sub-rule (3), the text ‘sub-rule (1) of’ omitted vide Notification 7/2017 Central Tax dt. 27/06/2017 w.e.f. 22/06/2017.

2. Proviso to sub-rule (4) inserted vide Notification 39/2018 Central Tax dt. 04/09/2018.

3. In sub rule (3), the text ‘or under sub-rule (2A) of rule 21A’ inserted vide Notification 94/2020 Central Tax dt. 22/12/2020.

4. In sub rule (4), the text ‘or in response to the notice issued under sub-rule (2A) of rule 21A’ 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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