List of Instructions on the Procedures/ SOPs, issued by the CBIC/CBEC during the years 2017 to 2023, regarding provisions under CGST, IGST, UTGST and GST Compensation Cess Acts/ Rules 2017 along with subsequent amendments thereto:

CBIC GST Instructions 2023

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2023 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CBIC GST Instructions 1/2023 dated 04/05/2023: Guidelines for Special All-India Drive against fake registrations. Read More

CBIC GST Instructions 2022

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2022 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CBIC GST Instructions 04/2022 dt. 28/11/2022: Procedure for sanctioning IGST refunds withheld in accordance with Rule 96(4)(c), which are transmitted to the jurisdictional GST authorities in accordance with Rule 96(5A) of the CGST Rules, 2017. Read More….
GST Council Office Memorandum dt. 19/10/2022: Clarification on the Authority regarding Show Cause Notice (SCN) and recurring SCN in case of Central enforcement action against a taxpayer assigned to State and vice versa. Read More
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction No. 04/2022-23 dt. 01/09/2022: CBIC guidelines for arrest and bail, in relation to offences punishable under the CGST Act, 2017. Read More
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction No. 03/2022-23 dt. 17/08/2022: Guidelines/ Instructions on Summons u/s 70 (CGST Act 2017), with specially emphasis on non-issuance of summons to Senior management officials such as CMD/ MD/ CEO/ CFO/ Similar Officers of any Company/ PSU in the first instance, for routine information or which is available on the GST Portal online. Read More
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction No. 02/2022-23 dt. 17/08/2022: Guidelines/ Instructions on Arrest/ Bail for Offences under CGST Act. Read More
CBIC GST Investigation Instructions 1/2022 dt. 25/05/2022: Only voluntary deposit of tax during the course of search, inspection or investigation. Read More
CBIC GST Instructions 2/2022 dt. 22/03/2022: CBIC has issued Instructions/ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for scrutiny of Annual GST Returns for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, as an interim measure till ‘Scrutiny Module’ for online scrutiny of GST returns is enabled.
CBIC GST Instructions 1/2022 dt. 07/01/2022: CBIC has issued Instructions/ Guidelines for conducting the recovery proceedings u/s 79 of the CGST Act, 2017 in the cases covered under explanation to section 75(12).

CBIC GST Instructions 2021

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2021 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CWF Guidelines 2021 dt. 29/12/2021: Guidelines for Management and Administration of Consumer Welfare Fund (CWF) provided to the CBEC under CGST Rule 97(7A) read with Section 58 of the CGST Act, 2017.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 2/2021-22 dt. 22/09/2021: CBIC instructions on timely issuance of Show Cause Notices (SCNs) in cases of GST evasion and fraudulent availment of ITC in the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 2/2021-22 dt. 16/08/2021: CBIC instructions on protocol to be followed  for sharing of information by Law and Enforcement Agencies & Department with the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB).
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 1/2021-22 dt. 26/04/2021: CBIC instructions on reporting of major cases of GST evasion and misuse of ITC facility.
CBIC GST Instructions dt. 23/02/2021: CBIC issues Instructions/ Guidelines for provisional attachment of property u/s 83 of the CGST Act, 2017.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 1/2020-21 dt. 02/02/2021:  Instructions/ Guidelines regarding procedures to be followed during GST Search Operations.

CBIC GST Instructions 2020

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2020 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CBIC GST Policy Instructions dt. 18/09/2020: Recovery of Interest on Net Cash Tax Liability w.e.f. 01/07/2017.
CBIC GST TRU Instruction 3/2/2020 dt. 24/06/2020: CBIC has prescribed Form GST DRC-03 for payment of shortfall tax upto 30/06/2020, by Real Estate Promoters/ Developers on account of ‘below 80% value of inward supplies from registered suppliers’ used for construction of residential apartments, during 2019-20.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 1/2020-21 dt. 14/06/2020: CBIC instructions on creation of a centralized GST offence database. Corrigendum dt. 14/09/2021.
CBIC GST Policy Instruction 2/1/2020 dt. 09/04/2020: CBIC instructions on implementation of decision to expedite pending refund claims, to dispose off all the pending claims latest by 30/04/2020.

CBIC GST Instructions 2019

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2019 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CBIC GST Policy Instructions dt. 24/12/2019: Constitution of Grievance Redressal Committees at Zonal/ State level for redressal of grievances of taxpayers on GST related issues.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 4/2019 dt. 09/12/2019: Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that the Competent Authority shall call upon every assessee to complete the formality strictly as per the requirements of Section 67 (Power of Inspection, Search & Seizure) read with Rule 140 (Bond and Security for release of
seized goods) in such cases.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 3/2019 dt. 22/11/2019: CBIC instructions for proactive approach based monitoring of Companies under the Process of Strike Off u/s 248 of Companies Act, 2013, to protect the interest of GST Revenue.
CBIC Customs Circular 16/2019 dt. 17/06/2019: Revised/ Automated Procedure for IGST Refunds to Exporters, to check suspicious exporters/ claims. Read More
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 2/2019 dt. 30/05/2019: Directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of SLP Nos. 4322-4324/2019 challenging powers to arrest u/s 69 of the CGST Act, 2017.
CBIC GST Investigation Instruction 1/2019 dt. 29/05/2019: Filing of Caveat in Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of arrests u/s 69 of the CGST Act, 2017 in the cases of fake invoices and availment of ITC based thereon.

CBIC GST Instructions 2017

List of CBIC GST Instructions 2017 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
CBEC Customs Instruction 16/2017 dt. 09/10/2017: Guidelines/ Instructions for IGST Refund to Exporters. Read More….
CBEC Customs Instruction 15/2017 dt. 09/10/2017: Guidelines/ Instructions for IGST Refund to Exporters. Read More
CBIC Updates (GST)
Index of GST Circulars, Notifications, Press Releases, Orders, etc. issued by CBIC from 2017 and onwards along with Section-wise/ Rule-wise Text of GST Acts/ Rules:
CGST: CGST Act/ Definitions, CGST Rules, GST Forms
IGST: IGST Act/ Definitions, IGST Rules
UTGST: UTGST Act/ Definitions, UTGST Rules
GST Circulars (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
GST Instructions: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CGST Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CGST Rate Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
IGST Notifications: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
IGST Rate Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
UT Tax/ UTGST Notifications: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
UT Tax/ UTGST Rate Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Compensation Cess Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Compensation Cess Rate Notifications: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Orders (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Press Releases: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Note: For Official/ updated copy, please visit the CBIC website.