Input Tax Credit Utilization

Changes have been announced in the input tax credit utilization in the GST and now the taxpayers have to first utilize the input tax credit of IGST and then only utilize the other taxes input for offsetting the various tax liabilities in GST.

These changes are announced in the CGST Amendment Act 2018.

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GST Tip – 464

As per provisions of Rule 18 of the CGST Rules and corresponding State / Union Territory Rules, the taxpayer has to display his certificate of registration and registration number at a prominent location at the principal place of business and at every additional place of business.

As per provisions of Section 125 of the CGST Act, if the taxpayer does not display, a penalty Upto Rs 25,000 can be levied. If the penalty of Rs 15,000 is levied under central tax as a penalty then under state tax also an equivalent  amount of penalty will be levied.

GST TIP – 456

If the goods cannot be transported within the validity period of the e-way bill, the transporter may extend the validity period in case of transshipment or in case of circumstances of an exceptional nature.