Section 72 of CGST Act 2017: Officers to Assist Proper Officers

Provisions under Section 72 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Officers to Assist Proper Officers”, are as under:

Section 72 of CGST Act 2017: Officers to Assist Proper Officers (CHAPTER XIV – INSPECTION, SEARCH, SEIZURE AND ARREST)

(1) All officers of Police, Railways, Customs, and those officers engaged in the collection of land revenue, including village officers, officers of State tax and officers of Union territory tax shall assist the proper officers in the implementation of this Act.

(2) The Government may, by notification, empower and require any other class of officers to assist the proper officers in the implementation of this Act when called upon to do so by the Commissioner.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 72 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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