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CBEC amends Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017

[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 Excise and Customs

Notification No. 22/2017 – Central Tax

New Delhi, the 17th August, 2017

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) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2017.

(2) Save as otherwise provided, 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,

(i) in rule 3, in sub-rule (4), for the words “sixty days”, the words “ninety days” shall be substituted;

(ii) in rule 17, with effect from the 22nd June, 2017, in sub-rule (2), after the words, “said form”, the words “or after receiving a recommendation from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India” shall be inserted;

(iii) in rule 40, with effect from the 1 st day of July, 2017, in sub-rule (1), for clause (b), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(b) the registered person shall within a period of thirty days from the date of becoming eligible to avail the input tax credit under sub-section (1) of section 18, or within such further period as may be extended by the Commissioner by a notification in this behalf, shall make a declaration, electronically, on the common portal in FORM GST ITC-01 to the effect that he is eligible to avail the input tax credit as aforesaid:

Provided that any extension of the time limit notified by the Commissioner of State tax or the Commissioner of Union territory tax shall be deemed to be notified by the Commissioner.”;

(iv) after rule 44, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

44A. Manner of reversal of credit of Additional duty of Customs in respect of Gold dore bar.– The credit of Central tax in the electronic credit ledger taken in terms of the provisions of section 140 relating to the CENVAT Credit carried forward which had accrued on account of payment of the additional duty of customs levied under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), paid at the time of importation of gold dore bar, on the stock of gold dore bar held on the 1 st day of July, 2017 or contained in gold or gold jewellery held in stock on the 1 st day of July, 2017 made out of such imported gold dore bar, shall be restricted to one-sixth of such credit and five-sixth of such credit shall be debited from the electronic credit ledger at the time of supply of such gold dore bar or the gold or the gold jewellery made therefrom and where such supply has already been made, such debit shall be within one week from the date of commencement of these Rules.”;

(v) in rule 61, with effect from the 1 st day of July, 2017, in sub-rule (5), for the words “specify that”, the words “specify the manner and conditions subject to which the” shall be substituted;

(vi) in rule 87,-

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

“Provided that the challan in FORM GST PMT-06 generated at the common portal shall be valid for a period of fifteen days.

Provided further that a person supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a nontaxable online recipient referred to in section 14 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) may also do so through the Board‟s payment system namely, Electronic Accounting System in Excise and Service Tax from the date to be notified by the Board.”;

(b) in sub-rule (3), for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-

“Provided further that a person supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a non-taxable online recipient referred to in section 14 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) may also make the deposit under sub-rule (2) through international money transfer through Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication payment network, from the date to be notified by the Board.”;

(vii) for rule 103, with effect from the 1st day of July, 2017, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“103. The Government shall appoint officers not below the rank of Joint Commissioner as member of the Authority for Advance Ruling.”;

(viii) in “FORM GST REG-01” under the heading „Instructions for submission of Application for Registration‟, after Serial No. 15, the following Serial No. shall be inserted, namely:-

“16. Government departments applying for registration as suppliers may not furnish Bank Account details.”;

(ix) With effect from the 22nd June, 2017, for “FORM GST REG-13”, the following FORM shall be substituted, namely:-

FORM GST REG-13

Instructions for submission of application for registration for UN Bodies/ Embassies/others notified by the Government.

[F. No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.)]

(Dr. Sreeparvathy S.L.)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19th June, 2017, published vide G.S.R number 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 17/2017-Central Tax, dated the 27th July, 2017, published vide G.S.R number 965 (E) dated the 27th July, 2017.

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