GST Notification No. 14/2022–Central Tax to make 1st Amendment 2022 to CGST Rules 2017

GST Notification No. 14/2022–Central Tax. Seeks to make amendments (1st Amendment 2022) to the CGST Rules 2017.

GST Notification No. 14/2022–Central Tax: Seeks to make amendments (First Amendment, 2022) to the CGST Rules, 2017.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th July, 2022
No. 14/2022–Central Tax

G.S.R. 517(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely: —

1. Short title and commencement. -(1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Rules, 2022.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 21A, in sub-rule (4), after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided further that where the registration has been suspended under sub-rule (2A) for contravention of the provisions contained in clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 29 and the registration has not already been cancelled by the proper officer under rule 22, the suspension of registration shall be deemed to be revoked upon furnishing of all the pending returns.”;

3. In the said rules, in Explanation 1 to rule 43, after clause (c), the following clause shall be inserted, namely: –

“(d) the value of supply of Duty Credit Scrips specified in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 35/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 13th October, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number GSR 1284(E), dated the 13thOctober, 2017.”;

4. In the said rules, in rule 46, after clause (r), the following clause shall be inserted, namely: –

‘(s) a declaration as below, that invoice is not required to be issued in the manner specified under sub-rule (4) of rule 48, in all cases where an invoice is issued, other than in the manner so specified under the said sub-rule (4) of rule 48, by the taxpayer having aggregate turnover in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards more than the aggregate turnover as notified under the said sub-rule (4) of rule 48-

“I/We hereby declare that though our aggregate turnover in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards is more than the aggregate turnover notified under sub-rule (4) of rule 48, we are not required to prepare an invoice in terms of the provisions of the said sub-rule.”:’;

5. In the said rules, in rule 86, after sub-rule (4A), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“(4B) Where a registered person deposits the amount of erroneous refund sanctioned to him, –

(a) under sub-section (3) of section 54 of the Act, or
(b) under sub-rule (3) of rule 96, in contravention of sub-rule (10) of rule 96, along with interest and penalty, wherever applicable, through FORM GST DRC-03, by debiting the electronic cash ledger, on his own or on being pointed out, an amount equivalent to the amount of erroneous refund deposited by the registered person shall be re-credited to the electronic credit ledger by the proper officer by an order made in FORM GST PMT-03A.”;

6. In the said rules, in rule 87, –

(a) in sub-rule (3), after clause (i), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely: –

“(ia) Unified Payment Interface (UPI) from any bank;
(ib) Immediate Payment Services (IMPS) from any bank;”;

(b) in sub-rule (5), after the words “Real Time Gross Settlement”, the words “or Immediate Payment Service” shall be inserted;

(c) after sub-rule (13), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“(14) A registered person may, on the common portal, transfer any amount of tax, interest, penalty, fee or any other amount available in the electronic cash ledger under the Act to the electronic cash ledger for central tax or integrated tax of a distinct person as specified in sub-section (4) or, as the case may be, sub-section (5) of section 25, in FORM GST PMT-09:

Provided that no such transfer shall be allowed if the said registered person has any unpaid liability in his electronic liability register.”;

7. In the said rules, with effect from the 1st July, 2017, after rule 88A, the following rule shall be deemed to have been inserted, namely: –

“88B. Manner of calculating interest on delayed payment of tax.-(1) In case, where the supplies made during a tax period are declared by the registered person in the return for the said period and the said return is furnished after the due date in accordance with provisions of section 39, except where such return is furnished after commencement of any proceedings under section 73 or section 74 in respect of the said period, the interest on tax payable in respect of such supplies shall be calculated on the portion of tax which is paid by debiting the electronic cash ledger, for the period of delay in filing the said return beyond the due date, at such rate as may be notified under sub-section (1) of section 50.

(2) In all other cases, where interest is payable in accordance with sub section (1) of section 50, the interest shall be calculated on the amount of tax which remains unpaid, for the period starting from the date on which such tax was due to be paid till the date such tax is paid, at such rate as may be notified under sub-section (1) of section 50.

(3) In case, where interest is payable on the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed and utilised in accordance with sub-section (3) of section 50, the interest shall be calculated on the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed and utilised, for the period starting from the date of utilisation of such wrongly availed input tax credit till the date of reversal of such credit or payment of tax in respect of such amount, at such rate as may be notified under said sub-section (3) of section 50.

Explanation. —For the purposes of this sub-rule, —

(1) input tax credit wrongly availed shall be construed to have been utilised, when the balance in the electronic credit ledger falls below the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed, and the extent of such utilisation of input tax credit shall be the amount by which the balance in the electronic credit ledger falls below the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed.

(2) the date of utilisation of such input tax credit shall be taken to be, —

(a) the date, on which the return is due to be furnished under section 39 or the actual date of filing of the said return, whichever is earlier, if the balance in the electronic credit ledger falls below the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed, on account of payment of tax through the said return; or

(b) the date of debit in the electronic credit ledger when the balance in the electronic credit ledger falls below the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed, in all other cases.”;

In the said rules, in rule 89, –

(a) in sub-rule (1), after the fourth proviso, the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely: –

‘Explanation. — For the purposes of this sub-rule, “specified officer” means a “specified officer” or an “authorised officer” as defined under rule 2 of the Special Economic Zone Rules, 2006.’;

(b) in sub-rule (2), –

(i) in clause (b), after the words “on account of export of goods”, the words“, other than electricity” shall be inserted;

(ii) after clause (b), the following clause shall be inserted, namely: –

“(ba) a statement containing the number and date of the export invoices, details of energy exported, tariff per unit for export of electricity as per agreement, along
with the copy of statement of scheduled energy for exported electricity by Generation Plants issued by the Regional Power Committee Secretariat as a part of the Regional Energy Account (REA) under clause (nnn) of sub-regulation 1 of Regulation 2 of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Indian Electricity Grid Code) Regulations, 2010 and the copy of agreement detailing the tariff per unit, in case where refund is on account of export of electricity;”;

(c) in sub-rule (4), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely: –

“Explanation. – For the purposes of this sub-rule, the value of goods exported out of India shall be taken as –

(i) the Free on Board (FOB) value declared in the Shipping Bill or Bill of Export form, as the case may be, as per the Shipping Bill and Bill of Export (Forms) Regulations, 2017; or

(ii) the value declared in tax invoice or bill of supply, whichever is less.”;

(d) in sub-rule (5), for the words “tax payable on such inverted rated supply of goods and services”, the brackets, words and letters “{tax payable on such inverted rated supply of goods and services x (Net ITC÷ ITC availed on inputs and input services)}.” shall be substituted;

In the said rules, rule 95A shall be deemed to have been omitted with effect from the 1st July, 2019;

In the said rules, with effect from the 1st day of July, 2017, in rule 96, –

(a) in sub-rule (1), for clause (b), the following clause shall be deemed to have been substituted, namely: –

“(b) the applicant has furnished a valid return in FORM GSTR-3B:

Provided that if there is any mismatch between the data furnished by the exporter of goods in Shipping Bill and those furnished in statement of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1, such application for refund of integrated tax paid on the goods exported out of India shall be deemed to have been filed on such date when such mismatch in respect of the said shipping bill is rectified by the exporter;”;

(b) in sub-rule (4),

(i) in clause (b), for the figures “1962” the figures and word “1962; or” shall be
deemed to have been substituted;

(ii) after clause (b), the following clause shall be deemed to have been inserted, namely: –

“(c) the Commissioner in the Board or an officer authorised by the Board, on the basis of data analysis and risk parameters, is of the opinion that verification of credentials of the exporter, including the availment of ITC by the exporter, is considered essential before grant of refund, in order to safeguard the interest of revenue.”;

(c) sub-rule (5) shall be deemed to have been omitted;

(d) after sub-rule (5), the following sub-rules shall be deemed to have been inserted, namely: –

“(5A)Where refund is withheld in accordance with the provisions of clause (a) or clause (c) of sub-rule (4), such claim shall be transmitted to the proper officer of Central tax, State tax or Union territory tax, as the case may be, electronically through the common portal in a system generated FORM GST RFD-01 and the intimation of such transmission shall also be sent to the exporter electronically through the common portal, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other rule, the said system generated form shall be deemed to be the application for refund in such cases and shall be deemed to have been filed on the date of such transmission.

(5B) Where refund is withheld in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of subrule (4) and the proper officer of the Customs passes an order that the goods have been exported in violation of the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), then, such claim shall be transmitted to the proper officer of Central tax, State tax or Union territory tax, as the case may be, electronically through the common portal in a system generated FORM GST RFD-01 and the intimation of such transmission shall also be sent to the exporter electronically through the common portal, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other rule, the said system generated form shall be deemed to be the application for refund in such cases and shall be deemed to have been filed on the date of such transmission.

(5C) The application for refund in FORM GST RFD-01 transmitted electronically through the common portal in terms of sub-rules (5A) and (5B) shall be dealt in accordance with the provisions of rule 89.”;

(e) sub-rule (6) and sub-rule (7) shall be deemed to have been omitted;

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Subsection (i), vide notification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19thJune, 2017, published, vide number G.S.R. 610(E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended, vide notification No.40/2021 -Central Tax, dated the 29th December, 2021, vide number G.S.R. 902(E), dated the 29th December, 2021.


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