The CBIC vide Notification No. 94/2020-Central Tax, dated December 22, 2020 has issued Central Goods and Services Tax Rules (Fourteenth Amendment), 2020, inter alia, amending Rule 138 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (CGST Rules), w.e.f. January 1, 2021, in following manner
Rule 36, Input Tax Credit restriction on invoices not furnished by vendor in their Form GSTR 1
Input Tax Credit claim in respect of invoices which are not uploaded by vendor in their Form GSTR 1 or through Invoice Furnishing Facility (‘IFF’) will be allowed maximum up to 5% (currently it is 10%) of the invoices furnished by the vendors in their Form GSTR 1/ through IFF Facility
|I||Eligible ITC as per Purchase register||10,000||10,000|
|II||Eligible ITC available in the GSTR-2A||8,000||8,000|
|III||ITC that can be claimed as the provisional credit (10 % / 5% of II)||800||400|
|IV = II+III||Total ITC that can be claimed in the GSTR-3B||8,800||8,400|
|V = I-IV||ITC not allowed in the GSTR-3B||1,200||1,600|
Rule 59 ,Blocking to file Form GSTR-1 for failure to file Form GSTR-3B in two consecutive tax period
Taxpayers whose value of taxable supplies other than exempt supply and zero-rated supply exceeds Rs 50 lakhs in a month can use maximum 99% of the output tax liability from ITC available in the electronic credit ledger. In other words, 1% would be required to be paid in cash
The above restriction would not be applicable in the below cases:
1) Taxpayers who have paid Income Tax of more than Rs. 1 lakh in each of the two preceding financial years (income tax section 139 (1) with the time limit
2) Taxpayers have claimed refund of more than Rs. 1 lakh on zero-rated supplies or inverted duty structure in the preceding financial year
3) Taxpayers have paid tax in cash/bank cumulatively exceed 1% of the total liability till the relevant month
4) Government Department, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), local authority or a statutory body
Example : let us say that a dispatch to the destination (located at a distance of 550 kms) has taken place on 01.01.2021. As per the existing rule, the validity of the E-way bill generated on 01.01.2021 would have expired on 07.01.2021(i.e. one day for 100 km starting from the midnight of the generation of the E-way bill). Now as per the amendment, the same will expire on 04.01.2021 and hence the goods must reach the destination within the said time frame.
Alternatively, an extension can be sought (within the prescribed time), but difficult to get, for special reasons if the vehicle has not been able to reach the destination within the validity of the E-way bill.
The relevant notification : Notification No. 94 /2020 – Central Tax dated : 22nd December 2020
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