Circular 207/5/2017 – Service Tax

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GST Tip – 309

As per Rule 118 of the CGST Rules, FORM GST TRAN-1 has to be filed within 90 days from the appointed date i.e, 1-July-2017 to avail the transitional input tax credit (VAT and Service Tax) for goods and services received after the appointed date but invoiced before the appointed date.

Notification No. 23/2017 – Central Tax – for extension of filing of GSTR – 3B return

G.S.R. ( )E.:- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168 of the Central Goods and
Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as “the said
Act”) read with sub-rule (5) of rule 61 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017
(hereafter in this notification referred to as “the said Rules”) and notification No. 21/2017- Central Tax dated 08th August, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. number 997 (E), dated the 08th August, 2017, the Commissioner, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby specifies the conditions in column (4) of the Table below, for furnishing the return in FORM GSTR-3B electronically through the common portal for the month of July, 2017, for such class of registered persons as mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table, by the date specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-

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On Clarification regarding availability of Transitional Credit for GST

As per the rules, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of July 2017 has to be paid by 20th August, 2017. Only after the payment of full GST, return in summary Form 3B can be filed.

Concerns have been raised about the form for claiming transitional input tax credit not being available on the GSTN website. This form will be available on the GSTN website from 21st August, 2017. In view of this, a small window of opportunity is being given to all the taxpayers. For those taxpayers who do not want to claim any transitional input tax credit have to necessarily pay the tax and file return in Form 3Bbefore the due date of 20th August, 2017. The taxpayers who want to avail the transitional input tax credit should also calculate their tax liability after estimating the amount of transitional credit as per Form TRANS I. They have to make full settlement of the liability after adjusting the transitional input tax credit before 20th August, 2017. However, in such cases, they will get time upto 28th August, 2017 to submit Form TRANS I and Form 3B. In case of shortfall in the amount already paid vis-à-vis the amount payable on submission of Form 3B, the same will have to be paid with interest @ 18% for the period between 21stAugust,2017 till the payment of such differential amount.

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