Provisions under Section 152 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Bar on Disclosure of Information”, are as under:
Section 152 of CGST Act 2017: Bar on Disclosure of Information (CHAPTER XXI – MISCELLANEOUS)
(1) No information
of any individual return or part thereof with respect to any matter given for the purposes of section 150 or section 151 shall, without the previous consent in writing of the concerned person or his authorised representative, be published in such manner so as to enable such particulars to be identified as referring to a particular person and no such information shall be used for the purpose of any proceedings under this Act without giving an opportunity of being heard to the person concerned. [Refer Note 2(a)(i) & 2(a)(ii)] (2) Except for the purposes of prosecution under this Act or any other Act for the time being in force, no person who is not engaged in the collection of statistics under this Act or compilation or computerisation thereof for the purposes of this Act, shall be permitted to see or have access to any information or any individual return referred to in section 151. [Refer Note 2(b)]
(3) Nothing in this section shall apply to the publication of any information relating to a class of taxable persons or class of transactions, if in the opinion of the Commissioner, it is desirable in the public interest to publish such information.
1. CBEC notifies 01/07/2017 as the Commencement date for Section 152 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Central Tax Notification 9/2017 dt. 28/06/2017.
2. Amendments made vide Section 120 of the Finance Act 2021: GOI Notification dt. 28/03/2021, pending Notification on commencement date [Subsequently, CBIC notifies 01/01/2022 as the commencement date vide Central Tax Notification 39/2021]:
(a) in sub-section (1),–
(i) the text ‘of any individual return or part thereof’ omitted;
(ii) after the text ‘any proceedings under this Act’, the text ‘without giving an opportunity of being heard to the person concerned’ inserted;
(b) sub-section (2) omitted.
Note: The CGST Act, 2017 has been notified vide GOI Notification dt. 12/04/2017, which has subsequently been amended through CGST (Extension to J&K) Act 2017, Finance Act 2018, CGST Amendment Act 2018, Finance (No. 2) Act 2019, Finance Act 2020, Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020, Finance Act 2021, including various Notifications issued by the Govt./ CBIC from time to time, relating to the commencement dates of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective CGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required. Information on this page is a Section-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.
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