Section 48 of CGST Act 2017: GST Practitioners (Eligibility, Approval, Obligations, etc.)

Provisions under Section 48 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “GST Practitioners (Eligibility, Approval, Obligations, etc.)”, are as under:

Section 48 of CGST Act 2017: Goods and services tax practitioners (CHAPTER IX RETURNS)

(1) The manner of approval of goods and services tax practitioners, their eligibility conditions, duties and obligations, manner of removal and other conditions relevant for their functioning shall be such as may be prescribed.

(2) A registered person may authorise an approved goods and services tax practitioner to furnish the details of outward supplies under section 37, the details of inward supplies under section 38 and the return under section 39 or section 44 or section 45 and to perform such other functions in such manner as may be prescribed.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2), the responsibility for correctness of any particulars furnished in the return or other details filed by the goods and services tax practitioners shall continue to rest with the registered person on whose behalf such return and details are furnished.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 48 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Notification 9/2017 Central Tax.

2. The words ‘and to perform such other functions’ inserted in sub-section (2) vide CGST (Amendment) Act, 2018: GOI Notification dt. 30 Aug. 2018, followed with CBIC Notification on commencement date of 1st Feb. 2019 vide Notification 2/2019 Central Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019.

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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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