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December 30, 2021

Due date for Form GSTR-9C, GSTR-9 extended till 28th Feb 2022 for FY 2020-21

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in GST, GST Circular Notification

Due date for Form GSTR-9C, GSTR-9 extended till 28th Feb 2022 for FY 2020-21

The due date for furnishing annual return in FORM GSTR-9 & self-certified reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for the financial year 2020-21 has been extended from 31.12.2021 to 28.02.2022. Notification No.40/2021-Central Tax dated 29.12.2021 to this effect has been issued.

[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. 40/2021 – Central Tax

New Delhi, the 29th December, 2021

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, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely: —

  1. Short title and commencement. -(1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2021. (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, —
  • in rule 36, for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022, namely: –

―(4)  No  input  tax  credit  shall  be  availed  by  a  registered  person  in  respect  of invoices or debit notes the details of which are required to be furnished under sub- section (1) of section 37 unless,-

  • the details of such invoices or debit notes have been furnished by the supplier in the statement of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 or using the invoice furnishing facility; and
  • the details of such invoices or debit notes have been communicated to the registered person in FORM GSTR-2B under sub-rule (7) of rule 60.
  • in rule 80,–
    • after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-
      • (1A)  Notwithstanding  anything  contained  in  sub-rule  (1),  for  the financial year 2020-2021 the said annual return shall be furnished on or before the twenty-eighth day of February, 2022.

(b)after sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

(3A)  Notwithstanding  anything  contained  in  sub-rule  (3),  for  the financial year 2020-2021 the said self-certified reconciliation statement shall be furnished along with the said annual return on or before the twenty-eighth day of February, 2022.

(iii) in rule 95, in sub-rule (3), after clause (c), the following proviso shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2021, namely:-

Provided   that   where   Unique   Identity  Number   of   the   applicant   is   not mentioned in a tax invoice, the refund of tax paid by the applicant on such invoice shall be available only if the copy of the invoice, duly attested by the authorized representative of the applicant, is submitted along with the refund application in FORM GST RFD-10.‖;

(vi) in rule 142, with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022,–

(a) in sub-rule (3), for the words and letters, ―fourteen days of detention or seizure of the goods and conveyance‖, the words, brackets and figures,  ―seven  days  of  the  notice  issued  under  sub-section  (3)  of Section 129 but before the issuance of order under the said sub-section (3)‖ shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-rule (5), for the words, ―tax, interest and penalty payable by the person chargeable with tax‖, the words, ―tax, interest and penalty, as the case may be, payable by the person concerned‖ shall be substituted;

(v) after rule 144, the following rule shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022, namely:-

Recovery of penalty by sale of goods or conveyance detained or seized in transit.- 144A. (1) Where the person transporting any goods or the owner of such goods fails to pay the amount of penalty under sub-section (1) of section 129 within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the copy of the order passed under sub-section (3) of the said section 129, the proper officer shall proceed for sale or disposal of the goods or conveyance so detained or seized by preparing an inventory and estimating the market value of such goods or conveyance:

Provided that where the detained or seized goods are perishable or hazardous in nature or are likely to depreciate in value with passage of time, the said period of fifteen days may be reduced by the proper officer.

(2) The said goods or conveyance shall be sold through a process of auction, including e-auction, for which a notice shall be issued in FORM GST DRC- 10 clearly indicating the goods or conveyance to be sold and the purpose of sale:

Provided that where the person transporting said goods or the owner of such goods pays the amount of penalty under sub-section (1) of section 129, including any expenses incurred in safe custody and handling of such goods or conveyance, after the time period mentioned in sub-rule (1) but before the issuance of notice under this sub-rule, the proper officer shall cancel the process of auction and release such goods or conveyance.

(3) The last day for submission of bid or the date of auction shall not be earlier than fifteen days from the date of issue of the notice referred to in sub-rule (2): Provided that where the detained or seized goods are perishable or hazardous in nature or are likely to depreciate in value with passage of time, the said period of fifteen days may be reduced by the proper officer.

(4) The proper officer may specify the amount of pre-bid deposit to be furnished in the manner specified by such officer, to make the bidders eligible to participate in the auction, which may be returned to the unsuccessful bidders, forfeited in case the successful bidder fails to make the payment of the full amount, as the case may be.

(5) The proper officer shall issue a notice to the successful bidder in FORM GST DRC-11 requiring him to make the payment within a period of fifteen days from the date of auction:

Provided that where the detained or seized goods are perishable or hazardous in nature or are likely to depreciate in value with passage of time, the said period of fifteen days may be reduced by the proper officer.

(6) On payment of the full bid amount, the proper officer shall transfer the possession and ownership of the said goods or conveyance to the successful bidder and issue a certificate in FORM GST DRC-12.

(7) The proper officer shall cancel the process and proceed for re-auction where no bid is received or the auction is considered to be non-competitive due to lack of adequate participation or due to low bids.

(8) Where an appeal has been filed by the person under the provisions of sub- section (1) read with sub-section (6) of section 107, the proceedings for recovery of penalty by sale of goods or conveyance detained or seized in transit under this rule shall be deemed to be stayed:

Provided that this sub-rule shall not be applicable in respect of goods of perishable or hazardous nature.

(vi) for rule 154, the following rule shall be substituted with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022, namely:–

Disposal of proceeds of sale of goods or conveyance and movable or immovable property.–

154. (1) The amounts so realised from the sale of goods or conveyance, movable or immovable property, for the recovery of dues from a defaulter or for recovery of penalty payable under sub-section (3) of section 129 shall,-

  • first, be appropriated against the administrative cost of the recovery process;
  • next, be appropriated against the amount to be recovered or to the payment of the penalty payable under sub-section (3) of section 129, as the case may be;
  • next, be appropriated against any other amount due from the defaulter under the Act or the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 or any of the State Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and the rules made thereunder; and
  • the balance, if any, shall be credited to the electronic cash ledger of the owner of the goods or conveyance as the case may be, in case the person is registered under the Act, and where the said person is not required to be registered under the Act, the said amount shall be credited to the bank account of the person concerned;
    • where it is not possible to pay the balance of sale proceeds, as per clause

(d) of sub-rule (1), to the person concerned within a period of six months from the date of sale of such goods or conveyance or such further period as the proper officer may allow, such balance of sale proceeds shall be deposited with the Fund;

(vii) in rule 159, with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022,–

  • in sub-rule (2)-
    • after  the  words  ―copy  of  the  order  of  attachment‖,  the  words, letters  and figures ―in FORM GST DRC-22‖ shall be inserted;
    • after  the  words  ―Commissioner  to  that  effect.‖,  the  words  and figures,  ―and  a  copy  of  such  order  shall  also  be  sent  to  the  person whose property is being attached under section 83‖ shall be inserted;
  • in sub-rule (3)-
    • for the words ―and if the taxable person‖, the word ―and if the person, whose property has been attached,‖ shall be substituted;
  • for the words ―by the taxable person‖, the words, ―by such person‖ shall be substituted;
  • in sub-rule (4), for the words ―the taxable person‖ occurring at both the places, the words ―such person‖ shall be substituted;
  • in sub-rule (5),  for the words brackets and figure  ―, within seven days of the attachment under sub-rule (1), file an objection‖, the words, letters and figures ―file an objection in FORM GST DRC-22A shall be substituted;

(viii) for ―FORM GST DRC-10”, the following form shall be substituted, with effect from the 1st day of January, 2022, namely:–

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