Goods and Services Tax

CHANGE IN PAYMET/ SET OFF RULES UNDER GST FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2019: DOES IT RESULT IN BLOCKAGE OF WORKING CAPITAL?

Goods and Services Tax – GST – By: – AttnVivek Jalan – Dated:- 8-2-2019 Last Replied Date:- 12-2-2019 – On and from 1st February 2019, The Order for availing the set off of ITC has been changed and new Sections 49A & 49B under The CGST Act 2017 have been made effective. Let us analyse the impact of the same on Trade & Industry – The Amendment – 21. After section 49 of the principal Act, the following sections shall be inserted, namely:- Utilisation of input tax credit subject to certain conditions. 49A. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 49, the input tax credit on account of central tax, State tax or Union territory tax shall be utilised towards payment of integrated tax, central tax, State tax or Union territory tax, as the case may be, only after the input tax credit available on account of integrated tax has first been utilised fully towards such payment. Order of utilisation of input tax credit. 49B. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter and subjec

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given the opportunity to the Govt. To make any amendments in this order of Utilization also in time to come. Hence we may see further amendments vide Rules in this hierarchy of utilization of ITC also. Possibly the constraint in 1b above that CGST of one state can t be adjusted against CGST of another state may be done away with the help of the GST Portal. Now, lets analyse the possible impact of the insertion of Section 49A of The CGST Act 2017 from 1st February 2019 – Rules of Set Off till The Month of January 2019 – Payment for First set off from Then set off from IGST IGST CGST and SGST CGST CGST IGST SGST SGST IGST Example 1 (When there is no liability of IGST but there is ITC of IGST) – ITC ITC Amount Liability 1st Adjustment 2nd Adjustment Balance to Pay in Cash Balance ITC IGST 100 CGST 100 150 ₹ 150-100 (CGST ) ₹ 100-50 (IGST ) SGST 100 150 ₹ 150-100 (SGST ) ₹ 100-50 (IGST ) Example 2 (When there is some liability of IGST as well as ITC of IGST) – I

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Cash Flows of some dealers might be stuck due to the above change. [Mr. Vivek Jalan is a Fellow Member of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) & a qualified LL.B. He is the member of The CII- Economic Affairs & Taxation Committee. He is the Co Chairman of The Indirect Tax Committee of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a visiting faculty for Indirect Taxes in The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has 8 books on Taxation and has written more than 100 articles on varied Topics. He is regularly representing critical cases before the Hon ble Tribunal and also is advising in representations before The Hon ble High Courts in matters related to Taxation] – Reply By DURGADUTT DUBEY – The Reply = As per me in 2nd example instead of Balance ITC, ₹ 50 will appear in cash payment column – Reply By Rajender Handa – The Reply = In example 2 first adj

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