Input Tax Credit (hereinafter referred as ITC) is credit available to a person registered under GST on payment of Input Tax. This amount is available in his Electronic Credit Ledger which he can adjust against his output tax liability.
Please note that in this article we are not concerned about Electronic Cash Ledger
In this Article, we will understand the manner to utilize ITC available under various heads of GST.
Section 49(5): Adjustment of ITC
IGST/CGST/SGST/UTGST available in electronic credit ledger can be adjusted in following sequence: –
|Order of Preference||IGST||CGST||SGST||UTGST|
|1||IGST||CGST||SGST of only that STATE||UTGST of only that STATE|
The ITC available in Electronic credit ledger MUST be utilized in above mentioned order. For example, IGST will first be utilized against IGST payable, then against CGST payable and then if any balance remains then against SGST or UTGST as the case may be.
Few Important points: –
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