The provisions of Section 31(3)(c) of the CGST Act, 2017 shall apply to a person paying tax under Notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019 (Composition Scheme for Services)

Section 31(3)(c) provides for issue of bill of supply by composition taxpayers. Thus, instead of a tax invoice, a bill of supply will be issued by a person opting for composition scheme for services.

Notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) introduces composition scheme for supplier of services with a tax rate of 6% having annual turn over in preceding year upto Rs 50 lakhs. Those who opts to pay GST under this scheme shall issue, instead of a tax invoice, a bill of supply.

The provisions of Section 31(3)(c) of the CGST Act, 2017 shall apply to a person paying tax under Notification No. 2/2019- Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019 ( Composition Scheme for Services). Section 31(3)(c) provides for issue of bill of supply by composition taxpayers. Thus, instead of a tax invoice, a bill of supply will be issued by a person opting for composition scheme for services.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue)
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Removal of Difficulty
Order No. 3/2019-Central Tax

New Delhi, the 8th March, 2019

S.O. 1218(E). — Whereas, clause (c) of sub-section (3) of section 31 the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) provides that a registered person supplying exempted goods or services or both or paying tax under the provisions of section 10 shall issue, instead of a tax invoice, a bill of supply, and therefore any person not covered by the said clause has to issue a tax invoice;

Now, Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 172 of the said Act, the Central Government, on recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following Order, to remove the difficulties, namely: ––

1. Short title. ––This Order may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Third Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019.

2. For the removal of difficulties, it is hereby clarified that provisions of clause (c) of subsection (3) of section 31 of the said Act shall apply to a person paying tax under Notification No. 2/2019- Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. No.189 (E), dated the 7th March, 2019.

[F.No. 354/25/2019-TRU]

(Dr. Sreeparvathy S.L.)
Under secretary to the Government of India

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Extract of Section 31 of Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

31. Tax invoice under GST

(1) A registered person supplying taxable goods shall, before or at the time of,—

(a) removal of goods for supply to the recipient, where the supply involves movement of goods; or

(b) delivery of goods or making available thereof to the recipient, in any other case, issue a tax invoice showing the description, quantity and value of goods, the tax charged thereon and such other particulars as may be prescribed:

Provided that the Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify the categories of goods or supplies in respect of which a tax invoice shall be issued, within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2) A registered person supplying taxable services shall, before or after the provision of service but within a prescribed period, issue a tax invoice, showing the description, value, tax charged thereon and such other particulars as may be prescribed:

Provided that the Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification and subject to such conditions as may be mentioned therein, specify the categories of services in respect of which––

(a) any other document issued in relation to the supply shall be deemed to be a tax invoice; or

(b) tax invoice may not be issued.

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(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2)––

(a) a registered person may, within one month from the date of issuance of certificate of registration and in such manner as may be prescribed, issue a revised invoice against the invoice already issued during the period beginning with the effective date of registration till the date of issuance of certificate of registration to him;

(b) a registered person may not issue a tax invoice if the value of the goods or services or both supplied is less than two hundred rupees subject to such conditions and in such manner as may be prescribed;

(c) a registered person supplying exempted goods or services or both or paying tax under the provisions of section 10 shall issue, instead of a tax invoice, a bill of supply containing such particulars and in such manner as may be prescribed:

Provided that the registered person may not issue a bill of supply if the value of the goods or services or both supplied is less than two hundred rupees subject to such conditions and in such manner as may be prescribed;

(d) a registered person shall, on receipt of advance payment with respect to any supply of goods or services or both, issue a receipt voucher or any other document,containing such particulars as may be prescribed, evidencing receipt of such payment;

(e) where, on receipt of advance payment with respect to any supply of goods or services or both the registered person issues a receipt voucher, but subsequently no supply is made and no tax invoice is issued in pursuance thereof, the said registered person may issue to the person who had made the payment, a refund voucher against such payment;

(f) a registered person who is liable to pay tax under sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) of section 9 shall issue an invoice in respect of goods or services or both received by him from the supplier who is not registered on the date of receipt of goods or services or both;

(g) a registered person who is liable to pay tax under sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) of section 9 shall issue a payment voucher at the time of making payment to the supplier.

(4) In case of continuous supply of goods, where successive statements of accounts or successive payments are involved, the invoice shall be issued before or at the time each such statement is issued or, as the case may be, each such payment is received.

(5) Subject to the provisions of clause (d) of sub-section (3), in case of continuous supply of services,––

(a) where the due date of payment is ascertainable from the contract, the invoice shall be issued on or before the due date of payment;

(b) where the due date of payment is not ascertainable from the contract, the invoice shall be issued before or at the time when the supplier of service receives the payment;

(c) where the payment is linked to the completion of an event, the invoice shall be issued on or before the date of completion of that event.

(6) In a case where the supply of services ceases under a contract before the completion of the supply, the invoice shall be issued at the time when the supply ceases and such invoice shall be issued to the extent of the supply made before such cessation.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where the goods being sent or taken on approval for sale or return are removed before the supply takes place, the invoice shall be issued before or at the time of supply or six months from the date of removal, whichever is earlier.

Explanation.––For the purposes of this section, the expression “tax invoice” shall include any revised invoice issued by the supplier in respect of a supply made earlier.


CHAPTER VII

TAX INVOICE, CREDIT AND DEBIT NOTES

Chapter VII of the CGST Act,2017 covers four sections relating to   TAX INVOICE, CREDIT AND DEBIT NOTES under GST. All these sections from the CGST Act,2017 are available for your ready reference.

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