Section 40 of CGST Act 2017: Furnishing First Return

Provisions under Section 40 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Furnishing First Return”, are as under:

Section 40 of CGST Act 2017: Furnishing First Return (CHAPTER IX – RETURNS)

Every registered person who has made outward supplies in the period between the date on which he became liable to registration till the date on which registration has been granted shall declare the same in the first return furnished by him after grant of registration.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 39 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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