CGST (8th Amendment) Rules, 2018 notified by CBIC: Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) Introduced; various Rules/ Forms Amended

CGST (8th Amendment) Rules, 2018 notified by CBIC: Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) Introduced; various Rules/ Forms Amended

CBIC has notified the CGST (8th Amendment) Rules, 2018, mainly to amend CGST Rules 22, 36, 55, 89, 96 and 138A along with Forms GST REG-20, ITC-04 and EWB-01. Also, CBIC introduces Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return).

CGST (Eighth Amendment) Rules 2018/ GST Annual Return Form GSTR-9/ GSTR-9A: CBIC Notification No. 39/2018 Central Tax dt. 4 Sept. 2018

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 (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 2018. (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, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 22, in sub-rule (4), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that where the person instead of replying to the notice served under sub-rule (1) for contravention of the provisions contained in clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 29, furnishes all the pending returns and makes full payment of the tax dues along with applicable interest and late fee, the proper officer shall drop the proceedings and pass an order in FORM GST-REG 20.”

3. In the said rules, in rule 36, in sub-rule (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that if the said document does not contain all the specified particulars but contains the details of the amount of tax charged, description of goods or services, total value of supply of goods or services or both, GSTIN of the supplier and recipient and place of supply in case of inter-State supply, input tax credit may be availed by such registered person.”. 

4. In the said rules, in rule 55, in sub-rule (5), after the words “completely knocked down condition”, the words “or in batches or lots” shall be inserted.

5. In the said rules, in rule 89, in sub-rule (4), for clause (E), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

‘(E) “Adjusted Total Turnover” means the sum total of the value of-

(a) the turnover in a State or a Union territory, as defined under clause (112) of section 2, excluding the turnover of services; and

(b) the turnover of zero-rated supply of services determined in terms of clause (D) above and non-zero-rated supply of services,

excluding-

(i) the value of exempt supplies other than zero-rated supplies; and

(ii) the turnover of supplies in respect of which refund is claimed under sub-rule (4A) or sub-rule (4B) or both, if any,

during the relevant period.’.

6. In the said rules, with effect from the 23rd October, 2017, in rule 96, for sub-rule (10), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(10) The persons claiming refund of integrated tax paid on exports of goods or services should not have-

(a) received supplies on which the benefit of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax, dated the 18th October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i),vide number G.S.R 1305 (E), dated the 18th October, 2017 or notification No. 40/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 23rd October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i),vide number G.S.R 1320 (E), dated the 23rd October, 2017 or notification No. 41/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 23rd October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R 1321 (E), dated the 23rd October, 2017 has been availed; or

(b) availed the benefit under notification No. 78/2017-Customs, dated the 13th October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R 1272(E), dated the 13th October, 2017 or notification No. 79/2017-Customs, dated the 13th October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i),vide number G.S.R 1299 (E), dated the 13th October, 2017.”.

7. In the said rules, in rule 138A, in sub-rule (1), after the proviso the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided further that in case of imported goods, the person in charge of a conveyance shall also carry a copy of the bill of entry filed by the importer of such goods and shall indicate the number and date of the bill of entry in Part A of FORM
GST EWB-01.”.

8. In the said rules, for FORM GST REG-20, the following FORM shall be substituted, namely: (please refer attachment for format) 

9. In the said rules, for FORM GST ITC-04, the following FORM shall be substituted, namely:- (please refer attachment for format) 

10. In the said rules, after FORM GSTR-8, the following FORMS shall be inserted, namely:- (please refer attachment for format) 

11. In the said rules, in FORM GST EWB-01, in the Notes, in serial number 7, in the Table, against Code 4 in the first column, for the letters and word “SKD or CKD” in the second column, the letters and words “SKD or CKD or supply in batches or lots” shall be substituted.

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 number G.S.R 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 29/2018-Central Tax, dated the 6th July, 2018, published vide number G.S.R 611 (E), dated the 6th July, 2018.

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