FAQ ON GST
Q1. What is Goods and Services Tax ?
It is a destination based tax on consumption of goods and services. It is proposed to be levied at all stages right from manufacture up to final consumption with credit of taxes paid at previous stages available as setoff. In a nutshell, only value addition will be taxed and burden of tax is to be borne by the final consumer
Q2. What exactly is the concept of destination based tax on consumption?
The tax would accrue to the taxing authority which has jurisdiction over the place of consumption which is also termed as place of supply.
Q3. Which of the existing taxes are proposed to be subsumed under GST?
The GST would replace the following taxes:
(i) taxes currently levied and collected by the Centre:
a. Central Excise duty
b. Duties of Excise (Medicinal and Toilet Preparations)
c. Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance)
d. Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Products)
e. Additional Duties of Customs (commonly known as CVD)
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f. Special Additional Duty of Customs (SAD)
g. Service Tax
h. Central Surcharges and Cesses so far as they
relate to supply of goods and services
(ii) State taxes that would be subsumed under the GST are:
a. State VAT
b. Central Sales Tax
c. Luxury Tax
d. Entry Tax (all forms)
e. Entertainment and Amusement Tax (except when levied by the local bodies)
f. Taxes on advertisements
g. Purchase Tax
h. Taxes on lotteries, betting and gambling
i. State Surcharges and Cesses so far as they relate to supply of goods and services
The GST Council shall make recommendations to the Union and States on the taxes, cesses and surcharges levied by the Centre, the States and the local bodies which may be subsumed in the GST.
Q4. What type of GST is proposed to be implemented?
It would be a dual GST with the Centre and States simultaneously levying it on a common tax base. The GST to be levied by the Centre on intra-State supply of goods and / or services would be called the Central GST (CGST) and that to be levied by the States/ Union territory would be called the State GST (SGST)/ UTGST. Similarly, Integrated GST (IGST) will be levied and administered by Centre on every inter-state supply of goods and services
Q5. Why is Dual GST required?
India is a federal country where both the Centre and the States have been assigned the powers to levy and collect taxes through appr opr iat e legi s lat ion. Both the levels of Government have distinct responsibilities to perform according to the division of powers prescribed in the Constitution for which they need to raise resources. A dual GST will, therefore, be in keeping with the Constitutional requirement of fiscal federalism.
Q6. Which authority will levy and administer GST?
Centre will levy and administer CGST & IGST while respective states /UTs will levy and administer SGST/UTGSt
Q7. What are the benefits which the Country will accrue from GST?
Introduction of GST would be a very significant step in the field of indirect tax reforms in India. By amalgamating a large number of Central and State taxes into a single tax and allowing set-off of prior-stage taxes, it would mitigate the ill effects of cascading and pave the way for a common national market. For the consumers, the biggest gain would be in terms of a reduction in the overall tax burden on goods, which is currently estimated at 25%-30%. Introduction of GST would also make our products competitive in the domestic and international markets. Studies show that this would instantly spur economic growth. There may also be revenue gain for the Centre and the States due to widening of the tax base, increase in trade volumes and improved tax compliance. Last but not the least, this tax, because of its transparent character, would be easier to administer.
Q8. What is IGST?
Under the GST regime, an Integrated GST (IGST) would be levied and collected by the Centre on inter-State supply of goods and services. Under Article 269A of the Constitution, the GST on supplies in the course of inter-State trade or commerce shall be levied and collected by the Government of India and such tax shall be apportioned between the Union and the States in the manner as may be provided by Parliament by law on the recommendations of the Goods and Services Tax Council.
Q9. Who will decide rates for levy of GST ?
The CGST and SGST would be levied at rates to be jointly decided by the Centre and States. The rates would be notified on the recommendations of the GST Council.
Q10. Who is liable to pay GST under the proposed GST Regime?
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crosses the turnover threshold of Rs.20 lakhs (Rs. 10 lakhs for NE & Special Category States) except in certain specified cases where the taxable person is liable to pay GST even though he has not crossed the threshold limit. The CGST / SGST is payable on all intra-State supply of goods and/orservices and IGST is payable on all inter- State supply of goods and/or services. The CGST /SGST and IGST are payable at the rates specified in the Schedules to the respective Acts.
Q11. How will imports be taxed under GST ?
Imports of Goods and Services will be treated as inter-state supplies and IGST will be levied on import of goods and services into the country. The incidence of tax will follow the destination principle and the tax revenue in case of SGST will accrue to the State where the imported goods and services are consumed. Full and complete set-off will be available on the GST paid on import on goods and Services
Q12. How will Exports be treated under GST?
Exports will be treated as zero rated supplies. No tax will be payable on exports of goods or services, however credit of input tax credit will be available and same will be available as refund to the exporters. The Exporter will have an option to either pay tax on the output and claim refund of IGST or export under Bond without payment of IGST and claim refund of Input Tax Credit (ITC).
Q13. Does aggregate turnover include value of inward supplies received on which RCM is payable?
Refer Section 2(6) of CGST Act. Aggregate turnover does not include value of inward supplies on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis.
Q14. What if the dealer migrated with wrong PAN as the status of firm was changed from proprietorship to partnership?
New registration would be required as partnership firm would have new PAN.
Q15. A taxable person’s business is in many states. All supplies are below 10 Lakhs. He makes an Inter State supply from one state. Is he liable for registration?
He is liable to register if the aggregate turnover (all India) is more than 20 lacs (Rs. 10 lacs in Special Category States) or if he is engaged in inter-State supplies.
Q16. Can we use provisional GSTIN or do we get new GSTIN? Can we start using provisional GSTIN till new one is issued?
Provisional GSTIN (PID) should be converted into final GSTIN within 90 days. Yes, provisional GSTIN can be used till final GSTIN is issued. PID & final GSTIN would be same.
Q17. Whether trader of country liquor is required to migrate to GST from VAT as liquor is out of GST law?
If the person is involved in 100% supply of goods which are not liable for GST, then no registration is required.
Q18. Not liable to tax as mentioned u/s 23 of CGST means nil rated supply or abated value of supply?
Not liable to tax means supplies which is not leviable to tax under the CGST/SGST/IGST Act. Please refer to definition under Section 2(78) of the CGST Act.
Q19. Whether civil contractor doing projects in various states requires separate registration for all states or a single registration at state of head office will suffice?
A supplier of service will have to register at the location from where he is supplying services.
Q20. Whether aggregate turnover includes turnover of supplies on which tax is payable by the recipient under reverse charge?
Outward supplies on which tax is paid on reverse charge basis by the recipient will be included in the aggregate turnover of the supplier.
Q21. If there are two SEZ units within same state, whether two registrations are required to be obtained?
SEZs under same PAN in a state require one registration. Please see proviso to rule 8(1) of CGST Rules.
Q22. Is an advocate providing interstate supply chargeable under Reverse Charge liable for registration?
Exemption from registration has been provided to such suppliers who are making only those supplies on which recipient is liable to discharge GST under RCM.
Q23. When is registration in other state required? Will giving service from Nasik to other state require registration in other state?
If services are being provided from Nasik then registration is required to be taken only in Maharashtra and IGST to be paid on inter-state supplies.
Q24. I have migrated under GST but want to register as ISD. Whether I can apply now & what is the procedure?
A separate & new registration is required for ISD.
Q25. I have enrolled in GST but I forgot to enter SAC codes. What should I do? The status is migrated.
The same can be filled while filing FORM REG-26 for converting provisional ID to final registration.
Q26. I have ST number on individual name and have migrated to GST.I wish to transfer this on my proprietorship firm.
This conversion may be done while filling FORM REG-26 for converting provisional ID to final registration.
Q27. Please tell if rental income up to 20 lacs attracts GST or attracts any other charge?
GST is leviable only if aggregate turnover is more than 20 lacs. (Rs. 10 lacs in 11 special category States). For computing aggregate supplies turnover of all supplies made by you would be added.
Q28. If someone trades only 0% GST items (grains, pulses) then is it necessary to register for GST, if the turnover exceeds ₹20 lacs?
A person dealing with 100% exempted supply is not liable to register irrespective of turnover.
Q29. Is it correct that person dealing exclusively in NIL rated or exempt goods/ services liable to register if turnover > 20/10 Lakh?
There is no liability of registration if the person is dealing with 100% exempt supplies.
Q30. If I register voluntarily though turnover is less than 20 Lakhs, am I required to pay tax from 1st supply I make post registration?
Yes, you would be treated as a normal taxable person.
Q31. Whether a separate GSTIN would be allotted to a registered person for deducting TDS (he has PAN and TAN as well)?
Separate registration as tax deductor is required.
Q32. Is separate registration required for trading and manufacturing by same entity in one state?
There will be only one registration per State for all activities. But, you have the option to be registered as a separate business vertical.
Q33. I am registered in TN and getting the service from unregistered dealer of AP, should I take registration in AP to discharge GST under RCM?
Any person who makes make inter-state taxable supply is required to take registration. Therefore in this case AP dealer shall take registration and pay tax.
Q34. Is there any concept of area based exemption under GST?
There will be no area based exemptions in GST.
Q35. If a company in Maharashtra holds only one event in Delhi, will they have to register in Delhi? Will paying IGST from Maharashtra suffice?
Only if you provide any supply from Delhi you need to take registration in Delhi. Else, registration at Mumbai is sufficient (and pay IGST on supplies made from Mumbai to Delhi)
Q36. How long can I wait to register in GST ?
An unregistered person has 30 days to complete its registration formalities from its date of liability to obtain registration.
Q37. What If I am not liable to register under GST but I was registered under Service tax ?
You can apply for cancellation of Provisional ID on or before 31st July 2017.
Q38. When turnover of agents will be added to that of the principal for registration?
Q39. If I am not an existing taxpayer and wish to newly register under GST, when can I do so?
You would be able to apply for new registration at the GST Portal gst.gov.in
Q40. If I buy raw material from supplier unregistered in GST, do I have to pay GST in RCM and can I avail ITC of the same?
Yes, you have to pay GST via RCM. You can avail ITC of the GST so paid if you are otherwise eligible.
Q41. Can an unregistered dealer supply goods to other States if his turnover is below Rs. 20 lakhs?
No. The supplier would be liable to obtain registration in case of inter-State supplies irrespective of his turnover.
Q42. Existing taxpayer registering a branch office in another state comes under fresh registration or under existing tax payer registration?
The registration in other State would come under fresh registration.
Q43. Is registration necessary if only interstate supply of Nil rated goods is being made?
If exclusively making supplies of Nil rated supplies, registration is not compulsory. Kindly refer section 23 of CGST Act.
Q44. Whether franchisor company will have to take registration in each state where outlets are located?
No, a franchisor company need not take registration in a state where only its franchisee is located.
Q45. If I’m starting new business today, still need to get TIN and then apply for GST? Or can I directly register with GST?
You may directly take GST registration on www.gst.gov.in
Q46. A firm dealing exclusively in exempted products has GST registration; does it need to file return?
If registered, then you need to file returns. You may choose to cancel your registration since you are dealing only in exempted products.
Q47. My all outward supplies are export services. In this case is it compulsory to register under GST?
Yes. Since, exports are zero rated, one needs to register for GST to claim refunds.
Q48. Can a person operating two different companies with different names but with same PAN get two GST registrations?
One PAN holder gets one registration in every state, but he has the option of getting different registrations for different business verticals.
Q49. Whether job worker is required to register? Whether composition scheme is available to a job worker?
Job workers making taxable supplies above the threshold aggregate turnover need to register. Composition scheme is not available to job-workers. They, however, can avail benefit of section 143 of the CGST Act.
Q50. I am a service provider with turnover of Rs. 50 lakhs in one state only. Am I eligible for the composition scheme?
Service providers, except restaurants/caterers, are not eligible for composition scheme.
Q51. I am an ice cream manufacturer with sales in one state only. Can I avail the option of composition?
No. The following three classes of persons, namely
– Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa.
– Pan masala
– All goods, i.e. Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes are not eligible for benefit of composition scheme.
Q52. If I register under the composition scheme, can I opt out of it later? What happens to my stock if I do so?
Those availing composition can exit and opt for normal tax scheme anytime. They would be eligible for ITC on stocks available on the date of switchover in terms of section 18(1)(c ) of CGST Act, 2017.
Q53. Can I register as a normal taxable person now and avail of the composition scheme later?
You can opt for composition scheme from the beginning of the next financial year on submitting the option to avail composition scheme before beginning of the financial year. It may please be noted that composition scheme cannot be availed from the middle of a financial year.
Q54. I have registered as a composition dealer. If my turnover crosses Rs. 75 lakhs, can I continue in the scheme for the remaining financial year?
No, taxpayer becomes ineligible for composition scheme on the day the turnover crosses Rs. 75 lakhs.
Q55. If I was registered earlier but am not required to register under GST, what to do about provisional ID and accumulated ITC?
Please apply for cancellation of registration under Section 29(1) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 24(4) of CGST Rules, 2017. You will be required to calculate and pay ITC availed on goods held in stock on the date of cancellation of registration.
Q56. I was registered under Central Excise or Service Tax, but could not migrate and therefore have taken a new registration. Will I be eligible for transitional credit?
In your new registration application, if you have referred to your past registration no. of Central Excise or Service Tax, you will be eligible for transitional credit under Section 140 of CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117 of CGST Rules, 2017.
Q57. I have migrated and received provisional ID but not GSTIN, how do I supply goods or services or both?
Provisional ID (PID) will be your GSTIN. You can supply goods or services or both specifying PID as your GSTIN on Invoice.
Q58. I have not received ARN or have received ARN but not GSTIN, how do I supply goods or services or both?
You can supply goods or services or both on bill of supply without mentioning GSTIN and/or ARN. On receipt of GSTIN, you will need to issue revised invoice mentioning GSTIN. You are required to reflect this supply in your return and also pay tax thereon.
Q59. I am a supplier of exempted goods based out of Delhi and procure raw material from Kerala. My supplier from Kerala insists that I have to be registered in Delhi for procurement of Inter-State goods. Is he right ?
No, if you are dealing in 100% exempted supplies you are not liable to be registered in GST. There is no requirement of registration for making inter-state purchases.
Q60. Is GST registration mandatory for small retailers to buy from dealers/wholesalers?
There is no such requirement under GST law.
Q61. I have a pending export refund in Service Tax. What will happen?
Refunds under earlier laws will be given under the respective laws only
Q62. As an exporter, how do I ensure that my working capital is not blocked as refunds?
Appropriate provisions have been made in the law by providing for grant of 90% refund on provisional basis within 7 days from filing of registration.
Q63. What will be the impact of GST on coal? Will the clean energy Cess on coal go or will it stay?
Clean Environmental Cess on coal will be replaced by GST Compensation Cess.
Q64. Suppose I am in composition scheme in GST. If I purchase goods from unregistered person, then GST will be paid to Government by me or not?
Yes, you will be liable to pay tax on reverse charge basis for supplies from unregistered person.
Q65. What duties will be levied on import of goods?
Customs duty and cess as applicable + IGST+ GST compensation cess. IGST and GST compensation cess shall be paid after adding all customs duty and customs cess to the value of imports.
Q66. Present Procedures have Service Tax on Nepal, But no Goods Tax on Nepal. But, With GST, what tax will apply?
The export procedure for Nepal would be same as that to other Countries.
Q67. Are there exemptions for SEZ? How will a SEZ transaction happen in GST regime?
Supplies to SEZs are zero-rated supplies as defined in Section 16 of IGST Act.
Q68. How would the sale and purchase of goods to and from SEZ will be treated? Will it be export / input?
Supply to SEZs is zero rated supplies and supplies by SEZs to DTA are treated as imports.
Q69. Please clarify status of international export freight under GST as the same was exempt under POPS rules. It is zero rated in most countries.
POS for transport of goods determinable in terms of sec 12(8) or sect 13(8) of IGST Act, 2017, depending upon location of service provider/service receiver. Exports are treated as zero rated supplies.
Q70. When goods are being imported from SEZ who will pay IGST?
Such supply is treated as import and present procedure of payment of duty continues with the variation that IGST is levied in place of CVD.
Q71. Who will pay IGST when goods are procured from SEZ? Today importer is paying both BCD and CVD.
Such supply is treated as import and present procedure of payment continues with the variation that IGST is levied in place of CVD.
Input Tax Credit
Q72. Is SGST of Rajasthan charged by supplier on purchase from Rajasthan can be utilize for payment of SGST in Madhya Pradesh?
SGST of one State cannot be utilized for discharging of output tax liability of another State.
Q73. How one can use SGST credit for the payment of IGST on another state?
SGST Credit can be used for payment of IGST liability under the same GSTIN only.
Q74. Can one State CGST be used to pay another state CGST?
The CGST and SGST Credit for a State can be utilized for payment of their respective CGST/SGST liabilities within that State for the same GSTIN only.
Q75. In case of service supplied, should the credit be given to the state where it is billed or the state it is rendered?
Tax will be collected in the State from which the supply is made. The supplier will collect IGST and the recipient will take IGST credit.
Q76. Company is engaged in manufacturing of cement & power. Which rule to be referred for reversal of credit related to power business?
Detailed rules for reversal of ITC when the supplier is providing exempted and non-exempted supplies have been provided in ITC Rules.
Q77. How will the credit / debit note from unregistered supplier be reported to GSTN and ITC claimed in the same?
Like invoice, credit/debit notes on behalf of unregistered person will be given by registered person only. Further, GSTR2 provides for reporting of same by the recipient.
Q78. Whether credit is restricted under the GST Act, especially for rent-a-cab Service?
Input tax credit for rent-a-cab service is not available under GST.
Q79. A shop sells taxable & exempt products to the same person (B2C), is it required to issue tax invoice and bill of supply separately?
In such a case the person can issue one tax invoice for the taxable invoice and also declare exempted supply in the same invoice.
Q80. Do registered dealers have to record Aadhaar/PAN while selling goods to unregistered dealers?
There is no requirement to take Aadhaar / PAN details of the customer under the GST Act.
Q81. All expenses like freight / transport / packing which are charged in Sales Invoice are taxable in GST? How to charge in bill?
All expenses will have to be included in the value and invoice needs to be issued accordingly. Please refer to Section 15 of CGST Act and Invoice Rules.
Q82. Can we move construction material to builders on delivery challan and issue tax invoice post completion of activity?
If the goods are meant to be supplied in the course of construction an invoice is necessary. If the goods are tools which are to be used for construction then delivery challan should be issued.
Q83. How to treat following transaction in GST (i) Delivered supply shortages in Transit. (ii) Customer gets less quantity and pays less.
The supplier may issue credit note to the customers.
Q84. Should we issue Self Invoice for GST liability discharge on RCM or GST can be discharge through expenses booking voucher?
For RCM liabilities tax invoice has to be issued on self.
Q85. Whether taxi aggregators can issue any other document in lieu of invoice and issue consolidated invoice for such services?
The law provides flexibility to such service providers to issue tickets or tax invoice within one month from the date of supply of service. Except banking and financial service providers, service providers such as taxi aggregators do not have the option to issue consolidated invoices. Whereas, the proposal for providing consolidated invoices for various service providers may be explored.
Q86. Can a provision be made in the GST Act, to ensure that the invoice number becomes part of the bank statement every time a payment is made?
The suggestion to include Invoice №/Bill № in the bank statement itself, wherever a payment is made for any service or goods, can be examined further.
Q87. What would be done on tax paid on advance receipt if advance has to be refunded in any circumstance
Advance refunded can be adjusted in return.
Q88. Do registered dealers have to upload sale details of unregistered dealers also in GST?
Generally not. But required in case of inter-State supplies having invoice value of more than Rs 2.50 Lakhs.
Q89. How to incorporate two supplies in return for Pharma with same HSN code of four digits but having different tax rates?
Returns provide for furnishing rate wise details.
Q90. Should we discharge GST liability for all reverse charge having small amounts of Transaction or any amount limit is there?
It has been decided that Rs. 5000/- per day exemption will be given in respect of supplies received from unregistered person. For supplies above this amount, a monthly consolidated bill can be raised.
Q91. What is treatment of promotional item given free to end consumers by FMCG companies?
Tax will be charged only on the total consideration charged for such supply.
Q92. How to comply with 9(4) of CGST Act if POS is in another State of the unregistered supplier
Any person making inter-state supply has to compulsorily obtain registration and therefore in such cases, section 9(4) will not come into play.
Q93. Under supply from unregistered dealer the purchaser have to pay GST on RCM basis.so whether stipend paid to intern will also come under RCM?
Stipend paid to interns will be employer-employee transactions. Hence, not liable for GST.
Q94. Salary by partnership firm to Partners as per Income Tax Act liable to GST?
Salary will not be liable for GST.
Q95. Sec 9(4) of CGST Act 2017. Do I need to pay under RCM if I purchase stationary worth Rs.100 from an unregistered stationery shop?
It has been decided that Rs. 5000/- per day exemption will be given in respect of supplies received from unregistered person.
Q96. What is the treatment of promotional item given free to end consumers by FMCG companies? If taxable, whether ITC is allowed?
Tax is payable on consideration received for the supply and ITC will be available accordingly.
Q97. Whether GST will be leviable in case of returnable packing material like drums supplied with finished goods?
GST will be levied on the value charged for the supply only.
Q98. How will disposal of scrap be treated in GST?
If the disposal is in the course or furtherance of business purposes, it will be considered as a supply.
Q99. I am from MP and providing service to a customer in Maharashtra. I outsource the work to a service provider in Maharashtra, what tax i need to charge?
Generally these will be two supplies where the supplier from MP will charge IGST from the recipient in Maharashtra. Whereas, the service provider in Maharashtra will charge IGST from the recipient in MP.
Q100. If address of buyer is Punjab and place of supply is same state of supplier (Rajasthan), then IGST will apply or CGST/SGST?
If the place of supply and the location of the supplier are in the same State then it will be intra-State supply and CGST / SGST will be applicable.
Q101. Why is bifurcation of cash deposit as CGST-SGST-IGST required? Is cash held against a GSTIN, to be adjusted via return u/s 39
Three levies are under three different statutes and are required to be separately accounted for.
Q102. What is the difference in between ‘Nil rated’, ‘taxable at 0%’ and exempted goods and services? Especially in relation with ITC
Exempt supply includes Nil rated (taxable at 0%) and non-Taxable supplies and no ITC is available for such supplies.
Q103. Will professional tax will be abolished in Maharashtra after introducing of GST?
Professional tax is not a tax on supply of goods or services but on being in a profession. Professional tax not subsumed in GST.
Q104. Employer provides bus service, meal coupon, telephone at residence, gives vehicle for official and personal use, uniform and shoes, any GST?
Where the value of such supplies is in the nature of gifts, no GST will apply till value of such gifts exceeds Rs. 50000/- in a financial year.
Q105. The definition of composite supply and the description of same under Section 8 differ. Please explain consequences.
Section 2(30) defines what will be considered as a composite supply. Whereas, Section 8 provides that in case of a composite supply, the treatment for tax rate etc. will be that of principal supply.
Q106. Whether slump sale will attract GST. If yes then under which Section?
It will have the same treatment as normal supply.
Q107. Salary by Partnership firm to Partners as per Income Tax Act liable to GST? Partners are not employees of the firm.
Salary will not be leviable of GST.
Q108. How do I avail transition credit ?
Transition credit can be availed by filing the respective forms under Transition rules.
Q109. Please provide the clarity on area based exemption 50/2003 in UK & HP.
Area based exemptions will not be continued under GST. It will be operated through the route of reimbursement as prescribed.
Q110. We manufactured excisable goods. But unit availed the exception benefits 50/2003. What about my dealers stock?
The dealer will get deemed credit @ 40% / 60% of the CGST paid on supply of such goods in GST. If the goods are branded and greater than Rs. 25,000, full credit using CTD can be availed.
Q111. A trader buys from manufacturer not registered in excise as his turnover is below 1.5cr. Then in such case can trader take ITC on stock up to 40%?
Yes deemed credit will be available subject to satisfaction of other conditions as prescribed.
Q112. I am a trader. I have excise paid purchase invoice. Whether I can claim credit of full excise duty on closing stock of 1st July 2017
Full transition credit of such duty will be available on stock in hand in respect of which you have duty paying excise document subject to conditions under Section 140(3) of the CGST Act.
Q113. If a trader purchases directly from manufacturer & has documents showing excise, will he get full excise credit or 40% of CGST?
Full transition credit of such duty will be available on stock in hand in respect of which you have duty paying excise document subject to conditions under Section 140(3) of the CGST Act.
Q114. If a FSD (First Stage Dealer) purchases directly from manufacturer and has value cum excise duty and excise duty is not separately shown will he get full credit?
Full transition credit of such duty will be available on stock in hand in respect of which you have duty paying excise document subject to conditions under Section 140(3) of the CGST Act.
Q115. Is the full excise credit also available to traders who purchases directly from manufacturers and excise is separately shown in invoice?
Q116. In June 17 Vat return no amount carried forward & held stock of Rs. 50 lakhs. Then can we take credit of that stock or not?
The supplier would be eligible to carry forward the closing balance of ITC from VAT return for June 17.
Q117. What will be the impact of closing stock which has been already paid vat on 1st July?
The supplier would be eligible to carry forward ITC on such stock from VAT return for June 17.
Q118. If in Vat return refund claimed in June 17 & no balance credit in GST. Then what’s the position of submission of Form C
Refund claimed under existing law will be handled as per the provisions of the existing law. Form C to be submitted in terms of provision of Rule 1(1) of Transition Rules of the respective State SGST Rules.
Q119. Some service was provided on 28.06.2017 but Invoice will be raised on 05.07.2017. Whether we have to charge Service Tax or GST?
If Point of Tax arises after appointed date, then GST will be chargeable on such supply.
Q120. Would we be eligible for credit on Capital Goods in transit and received post GST?
No provision for such credit is there in GST law.
Q121. What about VAT balance pending on transition date?
Balance VAT credit in the return will be transferred as SGST Credit.
Q122. What about deemed export against Form H?
Form H will not be there in GST.
Q123. Who will bear tax difference on closing stocks as on 30th June 2017? Whether the manufacturer/dealer or government?
Closing ITC in VAT return will be allowed to be carry forward in GST.
Q124. How will we get input credit on stock in hand for spare parts billed from other state, excise, CST and entry tax paid?
For all inputs with duty paying documents available respective CGST / SGST credit will be available. But credit of CST will not be available.
Q125. A trader buys from manufacturer not registered in excise as his turnover is below 1.5 crore. then in such case can traders take ITC on stock up to 40%
Deemed Credit will be available on stock in hand provided the conditions of section 140(3) read with Rule 1(4) of Transition Rules are satisfied.
Q126. Whether we will be eligible for credit of duty paid on Capital Goods in transit and received post GST?
No such provision in GST.
Q.127 Can ITC of Swach Bharat Cess or Krishi Kalyan Cess be carried forward under GST?
Q128 . Will Clean Energy CESS on imported Coal @ Rs. 400 PMT continue to be applicable in GST?
No. Clean Energy Cess is being repealed. Coal, however, will be subject to compensation cess @ Rs 400/- per tonne.
Q129. Whether closing balance of edu cess and secondary higher education cess prior to 1st Mar 2015 can be carried forward in GST?
No it will not be carried forward in GST as it is not covered by definition of “eligible duties and taxes” under Section 140 of the CGST Act.
Q.130 Can u clarify for 40℅ benefit on closing stock does 1 year limit apply or not ?
Deemed credit will be available for all stock procured within a 1 year period.
Q131. Till what time is transition credit available? Where do I need to declare my input stock?
The window to declare transition credit forms is three months from the appointed day. Please refer to transition rules for more details.
Q132. After implementation of GST, will EOU scheme continue or not?
GST has no special dispensation for EOUs. As to whether they exist for any other purpose may be seen from the FTP.
Q133 . I was unregistered in excise before and now in 18% slab? Can I take credit of stock if I don’t have invoices?
Deemed credit will be available to you for stock as duty paying documents are not available, subject to provisions of section 140 (3) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 140(4) of CGST Rules, 2017.
Q134. I enjoyed SSI Exemption in Excise and did not register; how do I now take credit of stock lying with me?
Credit may be availed on the basis of document evidencing payment of duty on inputs as per section 140(3) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 140(4) of CGST Rules, 2017.
Q135. For textile trader or manufacturers, with input stock without payment of excise duty but GST being charged on final sale, shall we get credit of such stock?
Credit of stock which was unconditionally exempt from excise duty or was NIL rated shall not be available. Please see Rule 117(4) of the CGST Rules, 2017.
Q136. Can a spice manufacturer take ITC of central excise paid on packing material lying in stock as on 30/06/17?
If he has duty paying documents then he will get full credit of central excise duty paid on stock held by him.
Q137. I made booking for hotel for a trip in October. Invoice raised already. Would I need to pay GST if payment will be done on 15 July?
If the invoice has been raised and payment made before the 1st of July 2017 then GST will not be applicable.
Q138. If rent received in advance before appointed day and person not liable to service tax then does RCM liability arise?
The liability of RCM under GST will arise only after 1st of July 2017.
Q139. Is there any format for invoice under GST? If yes, please provide the link of the same.
No there is no particular format. Rule 46 of the CGST Rules, 2017 prescribes the particulars to be contained in Invoice.
Q140. Whether from 1st July sequence of invoice no. will change? Or can we follow the same sequence?
Same sequence can be followed provided conditions laid down in Section 31 of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 46 of CGST Rules, 2017 are met.
Q141. Whether existing UT-1, Bond will suffice? Whether existing ARE 1 form will exist? Circular No. 4/4/2017-GST dated 07.07.2017 has clarified that the existing Bonds/LUTs shall be valid till 31.07.2017 after which the Bonds/LUTs shall have to be executed in the newly prescribed formats. New formats of bond and LUT have been prescribed under Rule 96A of CGST Rules, 2017.
ARE-1 procedure is being dispensed with except in respect to commodities which continue to attract Central Excise duty.
Q142. Can we get ITC for capital expenditures like vehicles, solar panels etc for company use?
ITC on capital goods is generally available if they are used in the course or furtherance of business. However, credit is not available on cars, unless you are in a business of imparting driving training, or supplying such cars. A list of item on which ITC is not available is provided in Section 17 of the CGST Act, 2017.
Q143. If my turnover is less than 1.5 crores, do I need to mention HSN code on my invoice?
Specifying HSN code on invoice is optional for taxpayers having turnover upto 1.5 crores.
Q144. We are Excise registered dealers and have stock older than 1 year for which Excise is paid. Will we get Input tax credit?
You will be entitled to carry forward closing balance of CENVAT credit shown in your last return filed under Central Excise Act.
Q145. I was unregistered earlier. Now I want to register under composition scheme. Can I take ITC of my duty paid stock?
No, a person registering under the composition scheme cannot take ITC on inputs.
Q146. I have Excise registration. I now want to migrate using composition scheme. What is to be the treatment of ITC?
Not eligible for ITC under composition scheme. Your ITC lying in balance will lapse.
Q147. I paid for a service in June 2017 but am likely to receive the service in August 2017. Can I avail ITC for the same?
Credit on such inputs services will be allowed subject to satisfaction of conditions prescribed in Section 140 (5) of the CGST Act.
Q148. For taxpayers with centralized registration under Excise/ST, what is to be treatment of CENVAT after migration?
CENVAT credit lying in balance in the return filed for period upto 30.06.17 is to be allowed as CGST credit as per Section 140(8) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117(2) of CGST Rules, 2017.
Q149. Will there be GST in A&N Islands as previously there was no VAT
Yes. For supplies within A&N, CGST plus UTGST would be leviable.
Q150. Whether IGST would be levied twice on high seas sales? First on high seas sales and second on custom clearance. IGST paid on 1 available as ITC?
IGST shall be levied only once on imports.
Q151. Will Krishi Mandi Fee (imposed in U.P.) be waived off in GST?
GST does not concern such fee so GST does not affect it.
Q152. Is E-Way Bill applicable from 1st July 2017 The present system for E-way Bill in States to continue, till the E-Way Bill procedures are finalized.
Q153. Is there a sunset clause for Anti-Profiteering law?
Yes, the sunset clause for Anti-profiteering Authority is of two years.
Q154. Which documents should be used in case of inter-state supply of goods until e-way bill rules are notified?
The documents specified under Rule 48 of the CGST Rules, 2017 may please be referred. Triplicate copy of invoices for supply of goods and duplicate copy of invoice for supply of services may be used.
Q155. If I use my credit card to pay utility bills, will I end up paying GST twice; once for the service and second time for the credit card bill?
No, GST is not leviable on the entire credit card bill; it is charged only on the fee/commission charged by the credit card company.
Q156. We currently transport material on delivery challan and make a single bill at the end of the month. Can the same be done under GST?
If on every instance you are making a supply then an invoice needs to be issued. For any other movement of goods other than supply (as specified in Rule 55 of CGST Rules, 2017), a delivery challan may be issued.
Q157. Will service charge, as charged by some restaurants, be treated as consideration for a supply and hence considered liable for tax?
There is no distinction between goods or services under GST. Service charge like any other supply will be leviable to GST. It is also clarified that service charge is not a statutory levy. It is not levied by the Government.
Q158. What to do with stock lying with me on 1.07.2017. Do I need to charge GST?
Yes, you need to charge GST but you can use transition credit, if available on the said goods.
Q159. I am a small manufacturer who supplies cycle parts to two manufacturing units in the same area. For every supply, I generate an invoice and take 500 Rs. flat for cartage and loading charges. What tax rate to be charged on the cartage and loading expenses?
This will be a composite supply where the principal supply (the goods) cannot be supplied without the cartage / unloading / transportation expenses. Therefore, the GST rate applicable will be the same as that of the principal supply, i.e, cycle parts, as provided under Section 8 of the CGST Act, 2017.
Q160. I run a restaurant where I serve alcohol and provide food etc. How do I generate my invoices. What will attract GST and what will attract VAT?
Since, you are providing both taxable and non-taxable supply. You will charge VAT on the non-taxable supply (which is alcohol for human consumption) and GST on all other taxable supplies.
Q161. In big bazaar, if I purchase some vegetables and one bottle of coke where one of them is exempt and the other is to be charged with 40% GST. Will I be charged 40% on the whole amount?
No, these are two independent supplies at two different prices, they will be charged at the GST rate applicable to them even if they are purchased on the same invoice.
Q162. I am going to a jewelry shop and selling 10 gm gold and purchasing a 20 gm set in return. GST will be charged on 10 gm or 20 gm?
The value to be charged on such transaction will be the open market value of the entire transaction as per Rule 27(a) of the CGST Rules, 2017. Therefore, GST be charged on entire 20 gm.
Q163 . As a composition dealer, will I have to issue a self invoice if I purchase goods from an unregistered person?
Yes, a composition dealer will issue a self invoice as he is required to pay GST. He will not be eligible for ITC also.
Q164 . Can I use my CGST/SGST credit to set off my IGST liability?
CGST credit can be first used to set off CGST liability. Whatever is left can be used to set off IGST liability. It cannot be used to set off SGST liability. Similarly, SGST credit can be used to set off SGST and IGST liability, in that order. It cannot be used to set off CGST liability. Please see Section 49 of the CGST Act, 2017.
Q165. Can tax paid in one state be used as ITC by the same firm in another state?
No, if a firm is registered in more than one state, then each such registration will be treated as a separate registered person. Cross utilization of credit available with two different registered persons is not allowed.