Section 16 of IGST Act 2017: Zero Rated Supply
Provisions under Section 16 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Zero Rated Supply”, are as under:
Section 16 of IGST Act 2017: Zero Rated Supply (CHAPTER VII – ZERO RATED SUPPLY)
(1) “zero rated supply” means any of the following supplies of goods or services or both, namely:–
(a) export of goods or services or both; or
(b) supply of goods or services or both to a Special Economic Zone developer or a Special Economic Zone unit.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 17 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, credit of input tax may be availed for making zero-rated supplies, notwithstanding that such supply may be an exempt supply.
(3) A registered person making zero rated supply shall be eligible to claim refund under either of the following options, namely:–
(a) he may supply goods or services or both under bond or Letter of Undertaking, subject to such conditions, safeguards and procedure as may be prescribed, without payment of integrated tax and claim refund of unutilised input tax credit; or
(b) he may supply goods or services or both, subject to such conditions, safeguards and procedure as may be prescribed, on payment of integrated tax and claim refund of such tax paid on goods or services or both supplied,
in accordance with the provisions of section 54 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act or the rules made thereunder.
The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) 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 Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. Further, CBIC has separately notified the commencement date of provisions of various Sections of the IGST (Amendment) Act 2018 vide Notification No. 1/2019 Integrated Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019 , except for sections where the date of commencement different from 1 Feb. 2019 and has specifically been mentioned in the IGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.