Rule 36(4) ITC Restriction : 12 FAQ’s


Rule 36(4) ITC Restriction : 12 FAQ’s

Q1. What is the original source of this Rule 36(4) ?

Section 43A (4) of CGST (Amendment) Act, 2018 which states that :

The procedure for availing input tax credit in respect of outward supplies not furnished under sub-section (3) shall be such as may be prescribed and

  • such procedure may include the maximum amount of the input tax credit which can be so availed, not exceeding
  • twenty percent of the input tax credit available, on the basis of details furnished by the suppliers under the said sub-section.

Note : This section i.e. Section 43A is not effective as on date

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Q2. Example of 20% restriction ?

Particulars ITC as Per Books ITC as per GSTR-2A Eligible ITC Ineligible ITC
Case -1 100 60 72 28
Case – 2 100 90 100 0

Q3. Is it still mandatory to check conditions of Section 16 of CGST Act, 2017 for claiming ITC ?

YES.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The conditions and eligibility for the ITC that may be availed by the recipient shall continue to be governed as per the provisions of Chapter V of the CGST Act and the rules made thereunder.”

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Q4. Whether govt. portal / common portal will calculate the 20% amount and inform about the restriction ? 

NO.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“This being a new provision, the restriction is not imposed through the common portal and it is the responsibility of the taxpayer that credit is availed in terms of the said rule and therefore, the availment of restricted credit in terms of sub rule (4) of rule 36 of CGST Rules shall be done on self-assessment basis by the tax payers.”

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Q5. Whether the 20% restriction applies on Imports, RCM, ISD also ?

NO.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The taxpayers may avail full ITC in respect of IGST paid on import, documents issued under RCM, credit received from ISD etc. which are outside the ambit of sub-section (1) of section 37, provided that eligibility conditions for availment of ITC are met in respect of the same.”

Q6. Date of applicability of this Rule 36(4) ?

9th Oct 2019.

Q7. Whether we need to check this 20% restriction for the invoices dated prior to 9th Oct 2019 ? 

YES, but only if you are claiming / availing the ITC of those invoices AFTER 9th Oct 2019.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The restriction of 36(4) will be applicable only on the invoices / debit notes on which credit is availed after 09.10.2019”

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Q8. Whether we need to check the 20% restriction supplier wise ?

NO.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The restriction imposed is not supplier wise. The credit available under sub-rule (4) of rule 36 is linked to total eligible credit from all suppliers against all supplies whose details have been uploaded by the suppliers”

Q9. Whether we need to check the 20% on whole ITC or only the eligible ITC ?

ONLY ELIGIBLE ITC.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The calculation would be based on only those invoices which are otherwise eligible for ITC. Accordingly, those invoices on which ITC is not available under any of the provision (say under sub- section (5) of section 17) would not be considered for calculating 20 percent of the eligible credit available.”

Q10. Which day’s GSTR-2A we need to check for 20% ITC restriction ?

11th day of the month succeeding the relevant month (Notification No. 46/2019)

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The taxpayer may have to ascertain the same from his auto populated FORM GSTR 2A as available on the due date of filing of FORM GSTR-1 under sub-section (1) of section 37”

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Q11. When can I claim the full eligible ITC ?

When invoices accumulating to 83.33 % of your total eligible ITC are uploaded by your suppliers in their GSTR-1.

Circular No. 123/42/2019 – GST dated 11th Nov 2019 states that :

“The taxpayer may avail full ITC in respect of a tax period, as and when the invoices are uploaded by the suppliers to the extent Eligible ITC / 1.2.”

Q12. Whether the 20% restriction applies on assessee’s filing Quarterly GSTR-1?

Rule 36(4) ITC Restriction : 12 FAQ's
Rule 36(4) ITC Restriction : 12 FAQ’s

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