Fourteenth amendment to the CGST Rules, 2017

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[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Notification No. 74/2018 – Central Tax

New Delhi, 31st December, 2018

G.S.R……(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 hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(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 12, after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

―(1A) A person applying for registration to collect tax in accordance with the provisions of section 52, in a State or Union territory where he does not have a physical presence, shall mention the name of the State or Union territory in PART A of the application in FORM GST REG-07 and mention the name of the State or Union territory in PART B thereof in which the principal place of business is located which may be different from the State or Union territory mentioned in PART A.‖.

3. In the said rules, in rule 45, in sub-rule (3), after the words ―received from a job worker‖, the words, ―or sent from one job worker to another‖ shall be omitted.

4. In the said rules, in rule 46, after the fourth proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

―Provided also that the signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorised representative shall not be required in the case of issuance of an electronic invoice in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).‖.

5. In the said rules, in rule 49, after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

―Provided also that the signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorised representative shall not be required in the case of issuance of an electronic bill of supply in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).‖.

6. In the said rules, in rule 54,-

(a) in sub-rule (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

―Provided that the signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorised representative shall not be required in the case of issuance of a consolidated tax invoice or any other document in lieu thereof in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).‖.

(b) in sub-rule (4), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

―Provided that the signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorised representative shall not be required in the case of issuance of ticket in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).‖.

7. In the said rules, in explanation (b) to sub-rule (5) of rule 89, the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

―Adjusted Total turnover‖ and ―relevant period‖ shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in sub-rule (4).‖.

8. In the said rules, in rule 96, in sub-rule (1), in clause (a), after the words ―export goods duly files‖, the words ―a departure manifest or‖ shall be inserted.

9. In the said rules, in rule 101, in sub-rule (1), after the words ―financial year‖, the words ―or part thereof‖ shall be inserted.

10. In the said rules, after rule 109A, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

109B. Notice to person and order of revisional authority in case of revision. –

(1) Where the Revisional Authority decides to pass an order in revision under section 108 which is likely to affect the person adversely, the Revisional Authority shall serve on him a notice in FORM GST RVN-01 and shall give him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

(2) The Revisional Authority shall, along with its order under sub-section (1) of section 108, issue a summary of the order in FORM GST APL-04 clearly indicating the final amount of demand confirmed.‖.

11. In the said rules, in rule 138, in sub-rule (1), for Explanation 1, the following Explanation shall be substituted, namely-.

―Explanation 1. – For the purposes of this rule, the expression ―handicraft goods‖ has the meaning as assigned to it in the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, notification No. 56/2018-Central Tax, dated the 23rd October, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R 1056 (E), dated the 23rd October, 2018 as amended from time to time.‖

12. In the said rules, after rule 138D, from a date to be notified later, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“138E. Restriction on furnishing of information in PART A of FORM GST EWB-01.- Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1) of rule 138, no person (including a consignor, consignee, transporter, an e-commerce operator or a courier agency) shall be allowed to furnish the information in PART A of FORM GST EWB-01 in respect of a registered person, whether as a supplier or a recipient, who,—

(a) being a person paying tax under section 10, has not furnished the returns for two consecutive tax periods; or

(b) being a person other than a person specified in clause (a), has not furnished the returns for a consecutive period of two months:

Provided that the Commissioner may, on sufficient cause being shown and for reasons to be recorded in writing, by order, allow furnishing of the said information in PART A of FORM GST EWB 01, subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be specified by him:

Provided further that no order rejecting the request of such person to furnish the information in PART A of FORM GST EWB 01 under the first proviso shall be passed without affording the said person a reasonable opportunity of being heard:

Provided also that the permission granted or rejected by the Commissioner of State tax or Commissioner of Union territory tax shall be deemed to be granted or, as the case may be, rejected by the Commissioner.

Explanation:– For the purposes of this rule, the expression ―Commissioner‖ shall mean the jurisdictional Commissioner in respect of the persons specified in clauses (a) and (b).‖.

13. In the said rules in rule 142, in sub-rule (5), after the words ―section 74‖, the words ―or sub-section (12) of section 75‖ shall be inserted.

14. In the said rules, for FORM GST RFD-01, the following form shall be substituted, namely:-

– FORM-GST-RFD-01
[See rule 89(1)]
Application for Refund

 

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