Section 53 of CGST Act 2017: Transfer of Input Tax Credit (ITC)

Provisions under Section 53 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Transfer of Input Tax Credit (ITC)”, are as under:

Section 53 of CGST Act 2017: Transfer of Input Tax Credit (CHAPTER X – PAYMENT OF TAX)

On utilisation of input tax credit availed under this Act for payment of tax dues under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 49, as reflected in the valid return furnished under sub-section (1) of section 39, the amount collected as central tax shall stand reduced by an amount equal to such credit so utilised and the Central Government shall transfer an amount equal to the amount so reduced from the central tax account to the integrated tax account in such manner and within such time as may be prescribed.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 53 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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