Section 160 of CGST Act 2017: Assessment Proceedings, etc. not to be Invalid on Certain Grounds

Section 160 of CGST Act 2017: Assessment Proceedings, etc. not to be Invalid on Certain Grounds

Provisions under Section 160 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Assessment Proceedings, etc. not to be Invalid on Certain Grounds”, are as under:

Section 160 of CGST Act 2017: Assessment Proceedings, etc. not to be Invalid on Certain Grounds (CHAPTER XXI – MISCELLANEOUS)

(1) No assessment, re-assessment, adjudication, review, revision, appeal, rectification, notice, summons or other proceedings done, accepted, made, issued, initiated, or purported to have been done, accepted, made, issued, initiated in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act shall be invalid or deemed to be invalid merely by reason of any mistake, defect or omission therein, if such assessment, re-assessment, adjudication, review, revision, appeal, rectification, notice, summons or other proceedings are in substance and effect in conformity with or according to the intents, purposes and requirements of this Act or any existing law.

(2) The service of any notice, order or communication shall not be called in question, if the notice, order or communication, as the case may be, has already been acted upon by the person to whom it is issued or where such service has not been called in question at or in the earlier proceedings commenced, continued or finalised pursuant to such notice, order or communication.

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The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. on 12 April, 2017 and CBIC has notified the commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Subsequently, Govt. has notified the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

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