As per Rule 139 of CGST Rules 2017, the officer who is seizing the goods, documents, books or things shall prepare an inventory of such goods or documents or books or things containing along with the description, quantity or unit, make, mark or model, where applicable, and get it signed by the person from whom such goods or documents or books or things are seized.
GST Tip – 319
As per Rule 139, on the seizure of the goods by the concerned officer, the tax payer can get the same released provisionally on submission of a bank guarantee for the amount equal to applicable tax, interest, and penalty payable along with execution of the bond in FORM GST INS-04.
GST Tip – 318
As per Rule 139, during the Inspection, Search or Seizure by the officer if it is not feasible to seize any such goods, the officer will issue an order of prohibition in FORM GST INS-03 to the taxpayer, that the taxpayer shall not remove, part with, or otherwise deal with the goods except with the previous permission of him i.e the officer.
GST Tip – 317
As per Rule 139 of the CGST Rules, during Inspection, Search or Seizure, if the officer finds that any of the documents, goods, books or any other thing liable for seizure, the things seized should be issued in FORM GST INS-02 to the taxpayer.
GST Tip – 316
As per Rule 139 of CGST Rules, an officer not below the rank of Joint Commissioner can issue an order for Inspection, search and seizure as per section 67 of the CGST Act in FORM GST INS-01 authorising any other officer subordinate to him to conduct the inspection or search or, as the case may be, seizure of goods, documents, books or things liable to confiscation.