Central Goods and Services Tax (Second Amendment) Rules 2019 [GST Notification]

Central Goods and Services Tax (Second Amendment) Rules 2019 [GST Notification]

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)]

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

(Department of Revenue)

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification No. 16/2019 – Central Tax

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2019

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. (1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019. (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 41, in sub-rule (1), after the proviso, the following explanation shall be inserted, namely: –

“Explanation: – For the purpose of this sub-rule, it is hereby clarified that the “value of assets” means the value of the entire assets of the business, whether or not input tax credit has been availed thereon.”.

3. With effect from 1st April, 2019, in Rule 42 of the said rules,-

(a) in sub rule (1),-

a. in clause (f), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely:- “Explanation: For the purpose of this clause, it is hereby clarified that in case of supply of services covered by clause (b) of paragraph 5 of Schedule II of the said Act, value of T4 shall be zero during the construction phase because inputs and input services will be commonly used for construction of apartments booked on or before the date of issuance of completion certificate or first occupation of the project, whichever is earlier, and those which are not booked by the said date.”

b. in clause (g), after the letter and figure “FORM GSTR-2”, the words, letters and figure “and at summary level in FORM GSTR-3B” shall be inserted;

c. in clause (h),-

i. for the brackets and letter “(g)”, the brackets and letter “(f)” shall be substituted;

d. in clause (i),-

i. before the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:- “Provided that in case of supply of services covered by clause (b) of paragraph 5 of Schedule II of the Act, the value of ‘E/F’ for a tax period shall be calculated for each project separately, taking value of E and F as under:-

E= aggregate carpet area of the apartments, construction of which is exempt from tax plus aggregate carpet area of the apartments, construction of which is not exempt from tax, but are identified by the promoter to be sold after issue of completion certificate or first occupation, whichever is earlier;

F= aggregate carpet area of the apartments in the project;

Explanation 1: In the tax period in which the issuance of completion certificate or first occupation of the project takes place, value of E shall also include aggregate carpet area of the apartments, which have not been booked till the date of issuance of completion certificate or first occupation of the project, whichever is earlier;

Explanation 2: Carpet area of apartments, tax on construction of which is paid or payable at the rates specified for items (i), (ia), (ib), (ic) or (id), against serial number 3 of the Table in the notification No. 11/2017-Central Tax (Rate), published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated 28th June, 2017 vide GSR number 690(E) dated 28th June, 2017, as amended, shall be taken into account for calculation of value of ‘E’ in view of Explanation (iv) in paragraph 4 of the notification No. 11/2017-Central Tax (Rate), published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i) dated 28th June, 2017 vide GSR number 690(E) dated 28th June, 2017, as amended.

ii. in the proviso, for the word “Provided”, the words “Provided further” shall be substituted;

e. for the clause (l), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

“(l) the amount ‘ C3 ‘ , ‘D1’ and ‘D2’ shall be computed separately for input tax credit of central tax, State tax, Union territory tax and integrated tax and declared in FORM GSTR-3B or through FORM GST DRC-03;”;

f. in the clause (m), for the words “added to the output tax liability of the registered person”, the words, letters and figures “reversed by the registered person in FORM GSTR-3B or through FORM GST DRC-03” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub rule (2), for the words “The input tax credit”, the words, figures and bracket “Except in case of supply of services covered by clause (b) of paragraph 5 of the Schedule II of the Act, the input tax credit” shall be substituted;

(c) in the clause (a) of sub-rule (2), for the words “added to the output tax liability of the registered person”, the words, letters and figures “reversed by the registered person in FORM GSTR-3B or through FORM GST DRC-03” shall be substituted;

(d) after sub rule (2), the following sub rules shall be inserted, namely:-

“(3) In case of supply of services covered by clause (b) of paragraph 5 of the Schedule II of the Act, the input tax determined under sub-rule (1) shall be calculated finally, for each ongoing project or project which commences on or after 1st April, 2019, which did not undergo or did not require transition of input tax credit consequent to change of rates of tax on 1st April, 2019 in accordance with notification No. 11/2017- Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published vide GSR No. 690(E) dated the 28th June, 2017, as amended for the entire period from the commencement of the project or 1st July, 2017, whichever is later, to the completion or first occupation of the project, whichever is earlier, before the due date for furnishing of the return for the month of September following the end of financial year in which the completion certificate is issued or first occupation takes place of the project, in the manner prescribed in the said sub-rule, with the modification that value of E/F shall be calculated taking value of E and F as under:

E= aggregate carpet area of the apartments, construction of which is exempt from tax plus aggregate carpet area of the apartments, construction of which is not exempt from tax, but which have not been booked till the date of issuance of completion certificate or first occupation of the project, whichever is earlier:

F= aggregate carpet area of the apartments in the project;

and,-

(a) where the aggregate of the amounts calculated finally in respect of ‘D1’ and ‘D2’ exceeds the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-rule (1) in respect of ‘D1’ and ‘D2’ , such excess shall be reversed by the registered person in FORM GSTR-3B or through FORM GST DRC-03 in the month not later than the month of September following the end of the financial year in which the completion certificate is issued or first occupation of the project takes place and the said person shall be liable to pay interest on the said excess amount at the rate specified in sub-section (1) of section 50 for the period starting from the first day of April of the succeeding financial year till the date of payment; or

(b) where the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-rule (1) in respect of ‘D1’ and ‘D2’ exceeds the aggregate of the amounts calculated finally in respect of ‘D1’ and ‘D2’, such excess amount shall be claimed as credit by the registered person in his return for a month not later than the month of September following the end of the financial year in which the completion certificate is issued or first occupation takes place of the project.

(4) In case of supply of services covered by clause (b) of paragraph 5 of Schedule II of the Act, the input tax determined under sub-rule (1) shall be calculated finally, for commercial portion in each project, other than residential real estate project (RREP), which underwent transition of input tax credit consequent to change of rates of tax on the 1st April, 2019 in accordance with notification No. 11/2017- Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published vide GSR No. 690(E) dated the 28th June, 2017, as amended for the entire period from the commencement of the project or 1st July, 2017, whichever is later, to the completion or first occupation of the project, whichever is earlier, before the due date for furnishing of the return for the month of September following the end of financial year in which the completion certificate is issued or first occupation takes place of the project, in the following manner.








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