Draft Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019 shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.

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

Draft Notification No. _/2019 Central Tax

New Delhi, the __ June, 2019

G.S.R (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.

2. In the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), after rule 10, the following rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“32A. Furnishing of Bank Account Details.-After a certificate of registration in FORM GST REG-06 has been made available on the common portal and a Goods and Services Tax Identification Number has been assigned, the registered person, except those who have been granted registration under rule 12 or, as the case may be rule 16, shall as soon as may be, but not later than forty five days from the date of grant of registration or the date on which the return required under section 39 is due to be furnished, whichever is earlier, furnish information with respect to details of bank account, or any other information, as may be required on the common portal in order to comply with any other provision.”.

3. In the said rules, in rule 21, after clause (c), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-“(d) violates the provision of rule 10A.”.

4. In the said rules, after rule 32, with effect from the 1stday of July, 2019, the following rule shall be inserted, namely: –

32A. Value of supply in cases where Kerala Flood Cess is applicable.- The value of supply of goods or services or both on which Kerala Flood Cess is levied under clause 14 of the Kerala Finance Bill, 2019 shall be deemed to be the value determined in terms of section 15 of the Act, but shall not include the said cess.”.

5. In the said rules, in rule 46, after the fifth proviso, with effect from a date to be notified later, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that the Government may, by notification, on the recommendations of the Council, and subject to such conditions and restrictions as mentioned taxguru.in therein, specify that the tax invoice shall have Quick Response (QR) code.”.

6. In the said rules, in rule 49, after the third proviso, with effect from a date to be notified later, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that the Government may, by notification, on the recommendations of the Council, and subject to such conditions and restrictions as mentioned therein, specify that the bill of supply shall have Quick Response (QR) code.”.

7. In the said rules, in rule 66, in sub-rule (2),-

(a) for the words, letters and figures “suppliers in Part C of FORM GSTR-2A and FORM-GSTR-4A” the word “deductees” shall be substituted;

(b) the words “the due date of” shall be omitted;

(c) after the words, letters and figures “ FORM GSTR-7” the words “for claiming the amount of tax deducted in his electronic cash ledger after validation” shall be inserted.

8. In the said rules, rule 67, in sub-rule (2),-

(a) the words, letters and numbers “in Part C of FORM GSTR-2A” shall be omitted;

(b) the words “the due date of” shall be omitted;

(c) after the words, letters and figures “FORM GSTR-8” the words “for claiming the amount of tax collected in his electronic cash ledger after validation” shall be inserted.

9. In the said rules, in rule 87,-

(a) in sub-rule (2), the second proviso shall be omitted.

(b) in sub-rule (9),-

(i) the words, letters and figures “in FORM GSTR-02” shall be omitted; .

(ii) the words and figures “in accordance with the provisions of rule 87” shall be omitted.

(c) after sub-rule (12), with effect from a date to be notified later, the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(13) A registered person may, on the common portal, transfer any amount of tax, interest, penalty, fee or any other amount available in the electronic cash ledger under the Act to the electronic cash ledger for integrated tax, central tax, State tax or Union territory tax or cess in FORM GST PMT-09.”.

10. In the said rules, in rule 91, in sub-rule (3), with effect from a date to be notified later, at all the places where they occur, for the words “payment advice”, the words “payment order” shall be substituted.

11. In the said rules, in rule 92, with effect from a date to be notified later,-

(a) in sub-rule (4), at all the places where they occur, for the words “payment advice”, the words “payment order” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-rule (4), after the words “application for refund”, the words “on the basis of a consolidated payment advice” shall be inserted;

(c) after sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(4A) The Central Government shall disburse the refund based on the consolidated payment advice issued under sub-rule (4).”;

(d) in sub-rule (5), for the words “ an advice”, the words “a payment order” shall be substituted.

12. In the said rules, in rule 94, with effect from a date to be notified later, for the words “payment advice”, the words “payment order” shall be substituted.

13. In the said rules, after rule 95, with effect from the 1stday of July,2019, the following rule shall be inserted, namely: –

95A. Refund of taxes to the retail outlets established in departure area of an international Airport beyond immigration counters making tax free supply to an outgoing international tourist.-

(1) Retail outlet established in departure area of an international airport, beyond the immigration counters, supplying indigenous goods to an outgoing international tourist who is leaving India shall be eligible to claim refund of tax paid by it on inward supply of such goods.

(2) Retail outlet claiming refund of the taxes paid on his inward supplies, shall furnish the application for refund claim in FORM GST RFD- 10B on a monthly or quarterly basis, as the case may be, through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner.

(3) The self-certified compiled information of invoices issued for the supply made during the month or the quarter, as the case may be, along with concerned purchase invoice shall be submitted along with the refund application.

(4) The refund of tax paid by the said retail outlet shall be available if-

(a) the inward supplies of goods were received by the said retail outlet from a registered person against a tax invoice;

(b) the said goods were supplied by the said retail outlet to an outgoing international tourist against foreign exchange without charging any tax;

(c) name and Goods and Services Tax Identification Number of the retail outlet is mentioned in the tax invoice for the inward supply; and

(d) such other restrictions or conditions, as may be specified, are satisfied.

(5) The provisions of rule 92 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply for the sanction and payment of refund under this rule.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule, the expression “outgoing international tourist” shall mean a person not normally resident in India, who enters India for a stay of not more than six months for legitimate non-immigrant purposes.”.

14. In the said rules, in rule 128,-

(a) in sub-rule (1), after the words “receipt of a written application,” the words “or within such extended period not exceeding a further period of one month for reasons to be recorded in writing as may be allowed by the Authority,” shall be inserted;

(b) in sub-rule (2),-

i. after the words “All applications from interested parties on issues of local nature” the words, “or those forwarded by the Standing Committee” shall be inserted;

ii. after the words “the State level Screening Committee and the Screening Committee shall,” the words “within two months from the date of receipt of a written application, or within such extended period not exceeding a further period of one month for reasons to be recorded in writing as may be allowed by the Authority,” shall be inserted.

15. In the said rules, in rule 129, in sub-rule (6), for the word “three” used in the phrase “shall complete the investigation within a period of three months”, the word “six” shall be substituted.

16. In the said rules, in rule 132, in sub-rule (1), before the words “Director General of Anti-profiteering” the word “Authority,” shall be inserted.

17. In the said rules, in rule 133,-

(a) in sub-rule (1), for the word “three” the word “six” shall be substituted;

(b) after sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(2A) The Authority may seek the clarification, if any, from the Director General of Anti Profiteering on the report submitted under sub-rule (6) of rule 129 during the process of determination under sub-rule (1).”;

(c) in sub-rule (3), in clause (c), after the words “fifty per cent. of the amount determined under the above clause”, the words “along with interest at the rate of eighteen per cent. from the date of collection of the higher amount till the date of deposit of such amount” shall be inserted;

(d) in sub-rule (3), in the Explanation, after the words “the expression, “concerned State” means the State”, the words, “or Union Territory” shall be inserted;

(e) after sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(5) (a) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (4), where upon receipt of the report of the Director General of Anti-profiteering referred to in sub-rule (6) of rule 129, the Authority has reasons to believe that there has been contravention of the provisions of section 171 in respect of goods or services or both other than those covered in the said report, it may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, within the time limit specified in sub-rule (1), direct the Director General of Anti-profiteering to cause investigation or inquiry with regard to such other goods or services or both, in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these rules.

(b) The investigation or enquiry under clause (a) shall be deemed to be a new investigation or enquiry and all the provisions of rule 129 shall mutatis mutandis apply to such investigation or enquiry.”.

18. In the said rules, in rule 138, in sub-rule (10),-

(a) in the Table, in column (3), against serial no. 1 to serial no. 4, after the words “Over Dimensional Cargo”, the words “or multimodal shipment in which at least one leg involves transport by ship” shall be inserted;

(b) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that the validity of the e-way bill may be extended within eight hours from the time of its expiry.”.

19. In the said rules, in rule 138E, in sub-clause (a),-

(a) after the words “being a person paying tax under section 10” the words and figures “or availing the benefit of notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 02/2019– Central Tax (Rate), dated the 7th March, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 189, dated the 7th March, 2019,” shall be inserted;

(b) for the word “returns” the words, letters and figures “statement in FORM GST CMP-08” shall be substituted;

(c) for the words “tax periods” the word “quarters” shall be substituted.

20. In the said rules, in FORM GST REG-01, in the Table appended to “List of Documents to be uploaded”, against serial no. 4, in the heading, after the words “Bank Account Related Proof”, the words “, where details of such Account are furnished:” shall be inserted.

21. In the said rules, in FORM GST REG-07, in PART-B, after entry 12, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“12A. Details of Bank Accounts (s) [Optional]

Total number of Bank Accounts maintained by the applicant (Upto 10 Bank Accounts to be reported)

Details of Bank Account 1

***** ***** *****
***** ***** *****

22. In the said rules, in FORM GST REG-12, after entry 12, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:‑

“13. Details of Bank Accounts (s) [Optional]

***** ***** *****
***** ***** *****

23. In the said rules, for FORM GSTR-4, the following form shall be substituted, namely:‑

“FORM GSTR-4

[See rule 621

Return for financial year of registered person who has opted for composition levy or
availing benefit of notification No. 02/2019- Central Tax (Rate)

***** ***** *****
***** ***** *****

24. In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-9,-

(a) in the Table, in serial no. 8, in column 2, in row C, for the words and figures “to September, 2018”, the figures and word “2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted;

(b) in the Table, in Pt. V, in column 2, in the heading, for the words and letters “previous FY declared in returns of April to September of current FY or upto date of filing of annual return of previous FY whichever is earlier”, the letters, figures and words “FY 2017-18 declared in returns between April 2018 till March 2019” shall be substituted;

(c) in instructions, serial no. 3 shall be omitted;

(d) in instructions, in serial no. 4, after the sentence ending with “declared in this part.”, the following words, letters and figures shall be inserted, namely:-

“It may be noted that additional liability for the FY 2017-18 not declared in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-3B may be declared in this return. However, taxpayers cannot claim input tax credit unclaimed during FY 2017-18 through this return.” ;

(e) In the instructions, in serial no. 5, in the Table, in column 2,‑

(i) against serial no. 8A, after the words, letters and figures “corresponding suppliers in their FORM GSTR-1.”, the following words, letters and figures shall be inserted, namely:‑

“It may be noted that the FORM GSTR-2A generated as on the 1st May, 2019 shall be auto-populated in this table.”;

(ii) against serial no. 8C, for the words “to September 2018”, the figures and words “2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted;

(f) in the instructions, in serial no. 7,‑

(i) for the words, letters, brackets and figures “of April to September of current FY or date of filing of Annual Return for previous financial year (for example in the annual return for the FY 2017-18, the transactions declared in April to September 2018 for the FY 2017-18 shall be declared), whichever is earlier”, the words and figures “between April 2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted;

(ii) in the Table, in column 2‑

(A) against serial no. 10 & 11, for the words “to September of the current financial year or date of filing of Annual Return for the previous financial year, whichever is earlier”, the figures and words “2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted;

(B) against serial no. 12, for the words “to September of the current financial year or date of filing of Annual Return for the previous financial year, whichever is earlier”, the figures and words “2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted;

(C) against serial no. 13, for the words “to September of the current financial year or date of filing of Annual Return for the previous financial year whichever is earlier”, the figures and words “2018 to March 2019” shall be substituted.

25. In the said rules, after FORM GST PMT –07, with effect from a date to be notified later, the following form shall be inserted, namely:-

FORM GST PMT –09
[See rule 87(13)]

Transfer of amount from one account head to another in electronic cash ledger

***** ***** *****
***** ***** *****

26. In the said rules, in FORM GST RFD-05, with effect from a date to be notified later,-

(a) in Line 3 for the word “Advice”, the word “order” shall be substituted;

(b)   in Line 4 for the word “Advice”, the word “order” shall be substituted;

(c) in Line 6, for the words and letters “To <Centre> PAO/ Treasury/ RBI/ Bank”, the words and letters “To PAO, CBIC” shall be substituted.

27. In the said rules, after FORM GST RFD – 10, with effect from the l’ day of July, 2019, the following form shall be inserted, namely:-

FORM GST RFD-10 B

[See rule 95,41
Application for refund by Duty Free Shops/Duty Paid Shops (Retail outlets)

 

28. In the said rules, for FORM GST DRC-03, the following FORM shall be substituted, namely:–

“FORM GST DRC- 03

[See rule 142(2) & 142 (3)]

Intimation of payment made voluntarily or made against the show cause notice (SCN) or statement

***** ***** *****
***** ***** *****

[F. No. 20/06/16/2018-GST]

(Ruchi Bisht)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19thJune, 2017, published vide number G.S.R. 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 20/2019 – Central Tax, dated the 23rd April, 2019, published vide number G.S.R. 321 (E), dated the 23rd April, 2019.

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