NEW PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR MULTIPLE PLACES OF BUSINESS WITHIN THE STATE OR UNION TERRITORY 

Section 25 of the CGST Act, 2017 contains the registration provisions and as per section 25 (2) of the CGST Act, 2017 the person shall be granted a single registration in a State or Union territory.

The proviso to section 25 (2), however, deals with the registration provision in case of the person who is having different units in the same State or Union territory.

The said proviso has under gone an amendment and the said amendment along with the earlier provision (striped off) is being provided hereunder –

‘Provided that the person having multiple business vertical places of business in a State or Union territory may be granted a separate registration for each such business vertical place of business, subject to conditions as may be prescribed.’

The effect of the above amendment is that from 1st February, 2019, the person who is having multiple places of business can obtain a separate registration for each place of business, however, the conditions prescribed under rule 11 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 needs to be fulfilled.

ENTIRE RULE 11 SUBSTITUTED EFFECTING SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR MULTIPLE PLACES OF BUSINESS WITHIN A STATE OR A UNION TERRITORY – 

In order to give the effect to the above amended provisions, entire rule 11 has been substituted vide the Central Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Rules, 2019 made effective from 1st February, 2019.

The provisions of substituted rule 11 are featured hereunder –

  • The registered person having multiple places of business within a State or a Union territoryshall be granted a separate registration only if below mentioned conditions are satisfied –
    • The registered person should have more than one place of business as defined in section 2 (85).
    • The registered person who is willing to obtain separate registration should not be availing the benefit of composition scheme.
    • In case of inter-unit supply (i.e. supply by one registered unit to another registered unit) of the goods or services or both, the same shall be treated as regular supply. The registered person is required to issue tax invoice and pay applicable tax on the same.
  • The registered person who is willing to obtain the separate registration for a place of business is required to submit an application in FORM GST REG-01in respect of such place of business.

TRANSFER OF INPUT TAX CREDIT ON OBTAINING SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR MULTIPLE PLACES OF BUSINESS WITHIN A STATE OR A UNION TERRITORY – 

New rule 41A has been inserted into the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017, vide the Central Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Rules, 2019 effective from 1st February, 2019, which deals with the provisions relating to the transfer of input tax credit in case of the registered person who has obtained a separate registration for the multiple places of business within a State or Union Territory.

New rule 41A basically covers the process of the transfer of input tax credit to the new registered unit and the same is narrated hereunder –

  • RULE 41A IS APPLICABLE TO –

A registered person who has obtained a separate registration for multiple places of business and intends to transfer the unutilized input tax credit lying in electronic credit ledger to the new registered unit;

  • ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE REGISTERED PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING THE INPUT TAX CREDIT TO THE NEW REGISTERED UNIT –

The registered person is required to furnish details in FORM GST ITC-02A within a period of 30 days from the date of obtaining separate registration.

FORM GST ITC-02A can be submitted either electronically through the common portal or through a Facilitation Centre notified in this behalf.

  • CALCULATION OF INPUT TAX CREDIT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO NEW REGISTERED UNIT –

The input tax credit can be transferred to the new registered unit in the ratio of the value of an asset which is being held by it at the time of obtaining the registration.

  • ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE NEW REGISTERED UNIT –

Once the application in FORM GST ITC-02A is filed by the registered person, the new registered unit is required to accept the details and upon acceptance the input tax credit balance as specified in FORM GST ITC-02A would be credited to the electronic credit ledger of the new registered unit.

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3 Comments

  1. C A Rajesh Sharma says:

    we are carrying our logistics and cargo business from one principal place in state of uttar pradesh for pan india and we have obtain a gst registration in the company. in this condition we require any gst registration state wise or not.
    please assist to me what will be better for us

  2. Ashok kumar says:

    Businesses which are already having the Same GST number with two different locations in two different places within the same state can be continued or not sir?
    Thanks in advance

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