A very hot topic of discussion now a days under the proposed GST regime is the availability of INPUT TAX CREDIT to the registered person on the appointed day and the procedure to claim such ITC under the proposed GST regime.
Section 140 to 142 under the CGST Act 2017 and respective sections under SGST laws along with DRAFT Transition Rules determines the availability and procedure to claim carry forward of ITC to the proposed GST regime. CGST Act has been passed by the union government but some states are yet to pass their SGST bills.
Two forms GST TRAN-1 and GST TRAN – (no number provided yet) have been prescribed to be filed under GST to avail such ITC, but no format of such form has been provided yet. Also the Transition Rules are still Draft Rules i.e. not finalized yet by the government.
So there is lots of ambiguity regarding such Input Tax credits, however we can’t wait for the legislature to finalize these Rules & Forms, because though these forms have to be filed within 60 days of the appointed day, but the registered person has to pay tax under the GST regime latest by 50th day of the appointed day.
So an attempt has been made to provide a ROUGH draft of GST TRAN-1 form. This will not only provide the conceptual clarity about the provisions of carry forward ITC into the GST regime, but the registered persons may also use this format to prepare the information required to carry forward such Input Tax Credit to the proposed GST regime.
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