Section 152 of GST Act: Bar on disclosure of information

Amended and updated notes on section 152 of CGST Act, 2017. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to bar on disclosure of information.

Amended and updated notes on section 152 of CGST Act, 2017. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to bar on disclosure of information.

Chapter XXI (Sections 143174) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 deals with the provisions related to miscellaneous. Section 152 of CGST 2017 provides for bar on disclosure of information.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 151 (Power to collect statistics) of CGST Act 2017. Today, we learn the provisions of section 152 of Central GST Act 2017.

Section 152 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 has been notified by the Ministry of Finance vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017. This notification was come into force from 22nd June, 2017 i.e. the commencement date of section 152 is 22-6-2017.

Name of ActThe Central Goods and Services Tax Act 2017
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byCentral Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
Governing bodyGST Council
Number of Chapters21
Number of Sections174
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Chapter No.XXI
Chapter NameMiscellaneous
Section No.152
Section NameBar on disclosure of information
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Section 152 of Central GST – Bar on disclosure of information1

Section 152 of CGST Act 2017 shall come into force on 22.06.2017 vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017.

Section 152(1) of CGST Act

Section 152(1): No information of any individual return or part thereof with respect to any matter given for the purposes of section 150 or section 151 shall, without the previous consent in writing of the concerned person or his authorised representative, be published in such manner so as to enable such particulars to be identified as referring to a particular person and no such information shall be used for the purpose of any proceedings under this Act.

Section 152(2) of CGST Act

Section 152(2): Except for the purposes of prosecution under this Act or any other Act for the time being in force, no person who is not engaged in the collection of statistics under this Act or compilation or computerisation thereof for the purposes of this Act, shall be permitted to see or have access to any information or any individual return referred to in section 151.

Section 152(3) of CGST Act

Section 152(3): Nothing in this section shall apply to the publication of any information relating to a class of taxable persons or class of transactions, if in the opinion of the Commissioner, it is desirable in the public interest to publish such information.

  1. Section 152 of CGST Act 2017 shall come into force on 22.06.2017 vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017. ↩︎


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