Section 125 of CGST Act 2017: General Penalty

Provisions under Section 125 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “General Penalty”, are as under:

Section 125 of CGST Act 2017: General Penalty (CHAPTER XIX – OFFENCES AND PENALTIES)

Any person, who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or any rules made thereunder for which no penalty is separately provided for in this Act, shall be liable to a penalty which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 125 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Notification 9/2017 Central Tax.

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Govt. has notified the CGST Act, 2017 on 12th April, 2017, which has subsequently been amended through the CGST (Extension to J&K) Act 2017, Finance Act 2018, CGST Amendment Act 2018, Finance (No. 2) Act 2019, Finance Act 2020, Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020. Further, CBEC/ CBIC has also issued various Notifications from time to time, relating to the commencement date of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective CGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required.

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