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CGST Notification - Reassignment of Kotputli-Behror District to CGST Alwar Commissionerate


  Vide this notification the district of Kotputli-Behrorhas been assigned to CGST Alwar Commissionerate

Guidelines for initiation of recovery proceedings before three months from the date of service of demand order


  The CBIC has issued guidelines for early recovery of demand orders, allowing initiation before the standard 3-month period if necessary for revenue protection. The process requires the Deputy/Assistant Commissioner to justify the need to the Principal Commissioner/Commissioner, who must document the reasons and issue directives based on credible evidence. Consideration of the taxpayer's financial and operational status is essential, and early payment requests should be made judiciously. Non-compliance will lead to recovery under section 79(1) of the CGST Act, 2017.

CGST Notification - Amendments to Notification No. 02/2017-CT Effective from August 5, 2023


  This is an amendment to Notification No. 02/2017-Central Tax, dated 19th June 2017 redefining the territorial jurisdiction of Alwar, Jaipur and Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. This is effective from 05/08/2023.

GSTN Advisory on launch of E-Way Bill 2 Portal


The GST Network (GSTN) has announced the release of the E-Way Bill 2 Portal by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) on June 1, 2024. This new portal ( will operate alongside the main E-Way Bill portal ( and will ensure high availability and quick synchronization of e-way bill details between both portals.

Key highlights include:

  Users can generate and update e-way bills independently on the new portal.

  The portal supports both web and API modes for e-way bill operations.

  Existing login credentials for the main portal can be used on the new portal.

  Criss-cross operations allow Part-B of e-way bills to be updated on either portal.

  If the main portal is down, users can update Part-B on the new portal and use both slips.

CBIC Migration to GSTN Back Office and Impact on State Tax Administrations


  The GSTN has announced that from June 1, 2024, the CBIC will move to the GSTN Back Office

  During the migration process, new GST registration applications are either marked for "deemed approval" or assigned to counterpart State tax administrations.

  Consequently all new registration applications from May 25, 2024, to May 31, 2024, will be assigned to concerned States and these taxpayers will remain assigned to the states in the future also

  States should therefore make preparations, if needed, to handle the additional workload.

SOP guidance for the new GST registration certificate


  This circular outlines a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) under the TNGST Act, 2017, to verify the existence of newly registered taxpayers and prevent fraudulent registrations.

  The new SOP reintroduces RPAD for sending a 'Welcome letter' to new taxpayers, marking a goodwill gesture and verification method.

  Joint Commissioners oversee the dispatch and tracking of these letters. If undelivered, the Registering authority must issue a Show Cause Notice (SCN) and conduct a physical verification.

  The procedure includes a workflow and monitoring system to ensure effective implementation and prevent misuse of the GST system by non-existent taxpayers.

GSTN Advisory on GST Forms for Machine Registration and Monthly Reporting


  The government issued Notification No. 04/2024 – Central Tax on January 5, 2024, seeking information from taxpayers dealing in specified goods.

  The notification introduced two forms: GST SRM-I and GST SRM-II. GST SRM-I is for the registration and disposal of machines, while GST SRM-II collects data on monthly inputs and outputs.

  The GST Portal now supports filing GST SRM-I for machine registration. The facility for GST SRM-II will be available soon.

Nirmala Sitharaman Administers Oath to First President of GST Appellate Tribunal


  Time limit for filing of appeal before GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) against first Appellate Authority's order is within 3 months from the date of receipt of Appellate Order

  Since the GSTAT is not functional, the CGST (9th Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019, dated 3 December 2019 clarified that the start of the 3 months period shall be (a) the date of communication of the order, or (b) the date on which the President or the State President, as the case may be, of the Appellate Tribunal after its constitution under Section 109, enters office, whichever is later

  GSTAT (Appointment and Conditions of Service of President and Members) Rules, 2023, notified on 25 October 2023.

  Justice (Retd.) Sanjaya Kumar Mishra, former Chief Justice, High Court of Jharkhand, appointed as the President of GSTAT for 4 years and he assumed charge on 06 May 2024.

  Hence the 3-month period for filing appeals started on 6 May 2024 though the modalities and infrastructure for filing of appeals to GSTAT are still not operationalized.

GSTN Advisory on Enhancement in the GST Portal, Dated April 26, 2024


  GSTN announces the launch of an enhanced version of the GST portal on 3rd May 2024.

  News and Updates Section-
i. Beta search functionality, module-wise drop-downs, and access to archived advisories dating back to 2017.
ii. Introduced tab for news and updates.

  Changes to go live at midnight on 3rd May 2024.

CGST Notification - Extension of Deadline for Furnishing GSTR-1 for March 2024- Effective from April 11, 2024


  The newly introduced proviso extends the time limit for furnishing details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons required to furnish returns under sub-section (1) of section 39 of the CGST Act for the tax period of March 2024. The extension moves the deadline to April 12, 2024.

GSTN Advisory on Extension of GSTR-1 due date to 12th April 2024


  GSTN has noticed that taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing GSTR-1 intermittently since yesterday due to technical issues leading to slow response on the portal. GSTN has accordingly recommended to CBIC that the due date for filing of GSTR-1 for the monthly taxpayers be extended by a day ie till 12/04/2024.

CGST Notification - Dated 10th April 2024


  The specific change involves substituting the date "1st day of April, 2024" with "15th day of May, 2024" in paragraph 4 of the notification No. 04/2024-Central Tax . The amendment comes into force from the 1st day of April, 2024.

GSTN Advisory on Auto-populate the HSN-wise summary from e-Invoices into Table 12 of GSTR-1


  GSTN announces a new feature on the GST portal: auto-population of HSN-wise summary from e-Invoices into Table 12 of GSTR-1.

  The feature aims to simplify the process by directly drafting HSN data from e-Invoices into Table 12.

  Users are advised to verify the auto-populated data against their records before submission. Any errors are occurred, must be manually corrected or added to Table 12 before final submission.

CGST Notification - Dated 8th April 2024


  The notified rate of interest per annum for the specified class of registered persons is set to 'Nil'. This provision offers relief to a specific group of taxpayers who missed their filing deadlines under the GST Act.

Conduct of Joint Audits by CGST / SGST Officers


  The Chief Commissioner of Central Tax, Central Excise, and Customs for Thiruvananthapuram Zone held a meeting with the Special Commissioner, SGST on 21.03.2024. It was decided that both CGST and SGST Audit Teams would collaborate and participate in each other's audits.

  The Chief Commissioner directed that each Audit Circle of CGST should share its monthly Audit Plan with SGST counterparts

  The Commissioner instructed Circle AC/DCs to coordinate with State GST authorities and develop a framework to initiate joint audit work immediately as per the Chief Commissioner's directive.

50% GST Subsidy for CAPF Members at Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar


  Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced an extension of financial support, providing a 50% subsidy on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for purchases made from Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar.

  Effective from April 1, 2024, this initiative aims to support the welfare of CAPF members and their families.

GSTN Advisory on GSTR-1/IFF: Introduction of New 14A and 15A tables


  This notification, No. 26/2022 – Central Tax dated 26th December 2022, introduces two new tables, Table 14A and Table 15A, in the GSTR-1 form.

  These tables are designed to capture the details of amendments to supplies made through e-commerce operators (ECO). E-commerce operators are required to collect tax under section 52 or pay tax under section 9(5) of the CGST Act, 2017.

  These new tables are now live on the GST common portal and will be available in the GSTR-1/IFF from the tax period of February 2024 onwards.

GSTN Advisory on Integration of E-Waybill system with New IRP Portals


  The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has successfully integrated E-Waybill services with four additional Invoice Registration Portals (IRPs) through the National Informatics Centre (NIC). This enhancement expands the existing services available on the NIC-IRP portal, ensuring that E-Waybill services, E-Invoicing, are now accessible across all six IRPs. Below are the websites for all six IRP portals:


Guidelines for Rectification of Demand Orders under DGST Act, 2017


  The rectification powers are provided in Section 161 of the GST Act for rectification of errors on the face of record

  The power of rectification is confined to only errors on the face of record and not for submission of further orders / details including the submissions not considered while passing the order

  For initiating motu rectification the reasons to be recorded in writing by the proper Officer.

  In case the Registered person wants to invoke rectification, he has to submit the application in the prescribed format within 3 months from the date of passing of the Original Order and the rectification order in Form DRC 08 should be passed within 6 months from the date of original order

  The rectification may not be done if an appeal has been preferred before Appellate authority by the Registered person

  The following type of scenarios can be considered for invoking rectification.

a) The amount paid and intimated to Authority vide DRC 03 not considered by the Authority while confirming the demand in the order

b) Arithmetical error like calculation error or error in tax type i.e IGST, CGST or DGST

Taxpayer Delays in Registration Post Successful Aadhar Authentication: CGST Rule 8 & 9 Compliance


  If Aadhaar authentication is completed (Rule 8(4A)), but further verification is needed based on risk profile (Rule 9(aa)), processing will occur within 30 days of submission.

  Online tracking module updates will reflect processing status changes for registration applications.

CBIC - CGST Notification of Public Tech Platform for Frictionless Credit Sharing - 22/02/2024


  This notification notifies the "Public Tech Platform for Frictionless Credit" (an open architecture information technology platform, conceptualised by the Reserve Bank of India) as the designated system for sharing information through the common portal based on consent, to facilitate credit-related processes or transactions under sub-section (2) of Section 158A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

GSTN Advisory on Enhanced E-Invoicing Initiatives and Portal Launch


New Features of the revamped E-Invoice Master Information Portal are as follows:

  New features include PAN-based search, automatic e-invoice exemption list, global search bar, enhanced local search, revamped advisory and FAQ section, daily IRN count statistics, dedicated mobile app section, improved accessibility compliance, and updated website policy.

  Introduction of internal e-invoice comprehensive health dashboard for better monitoring.

  Accessibility of e-invoicing reporting for eligible taxpayers via online, APIs, and mobile app, free of cost.

  Launch of e-invoice QR code verifier app for verification and search IRN functionality.

Press release on ‘Beware of Fake GST Summons: CBIC Caution


  Taxpayers can verify the authenticity of any communication, including summons, from the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) through the 'VERIFY CBIC-DIN' window on the CBIC's website

  The CBIC has warned against fake GST summons and urged taxpayers to verify any communication received from GST authorities

  Taxpayers can also use the DIN Utility Search on the Directorate of Data Management (DDM), CBIC's online portal, to verify the authenticity of communications.

  Individuals receiving suspicious or potentially fake summons from DGGI / CBIC formations are encouraged to report them to the respective jurisdictional DGGI / CBIC office for verification and necessary action against the perpetrators.

Budget 2024 Highlights


Interim Budget 2024 Highlights with regard to Taxation

  The FM proposes no changes in the existing tax rates for direct and indirect taxes, including import duty.

  The government will withdraw old disputed direct tax demands of up to INR 25,000 related to F.Y. 2009-2010. In addition, outstanding direct tax demands of up to INR 10,000 will be withdrawn pertaining to F.Y. 2010-2011 to F.Y. 2014-2015.

  The Tax Breaks for start-ups, sovereign wealth investors, and pension funds will be extended until March 31, 2025.

However there are some changes proposed in the Finance Bill 2024 in the GST Act with regard Input distributor and penalty for non-registration of machines used in the manufacture of specified goods as noted hereunder.

  Clause 12 seeks to amend in Section 2(61) and Section 20 of the CGST Act to make distribution of credit by ISD mandatory where an office of a supplier receives invoices (including where GST is payable under Reverse Charge) for and on behalf of its distinct person.

  Clause 13 seeks to insert Section 122A in the CGST Act to prescribe a penalty for running unregistered machines used in manufacture of specified goods i.e., pan masala, tobacco and related tobacco products as per special procedure notified under Section 148

The amended provisions will come into effect after enactment of Finance Bill 2024.

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 30/01/2024


  The amendment focuses on Table II of the 02/2017 Central Tax notification, in which changes are being introduced to serial number 83, column (3), clause (ii). The modification involves the insertion of the figure and letter "411069," after the existing "411060."

Mandatory Bank Account Submission Advisory under CGST Rules, 2017 (Rule 10A)


  Registered taxpayers must submit their bank account details within 30 days of registration grant or before the due date of filing GSTR-1/IFF, whichever comes earlier.

  Taxpayer registration suspension after 30 days with intimation in FORM REG-31

  If the taxpayer updates bank account details in response to FORM REG-31, suspension is automatically revoked.

  If bank account details aren't updated after 30 days of FORM REG-31 issuance, registration may be considered for cancellation by the Officer.

GSTN Advisory on introduction of new Tables 14 & 15 in GSTR


  Notification No. 26/2022 – Central Tax, issued on December 26, 2022, introduced two new tables, Table 14 and Table 15, in the GSTR-1 form. These tables are designed to capture detailed information about supplies conducted through e-commerce operators (ECO).

  These newly added tables are now active on the GST common portal.

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 05/01/2024


  Extension of due date for filing of return in FORM GSTR-3B for the month of November, 2023 for the persons registered in certain districts of Tamil Nadu.

  Extension of due date for filing FORM GSTR-9 and FORM GSTR-9C for the Financial Year 2022-23 for the persons registered in certain districts of Tamil Nadu.

  Seeks to rescind Notification No. 30/2023-CT dated 31st July, 2023

  Seeks to notify special procedure to be followed by a registered person engaged in manufacturing of certain goods.

CGST and IGST Notification - Amendments to Schedule I - 2.5% Effective from January 4, 2024


  The amendments specified in the notification relate to Schedule I – 2.5%. The changes involve replacing certain entries against S. No. 165 and 165A in column (2) with new entries: “2711 12 00, 2711 13 00, 2711 19 10”.

CGST Notification - Extension of Time Limits


  Seeks to extend dates of specified compliances in exercise of powers under section 168A of CGST Act

GSTN Advisory on Date extension for reporting opening balance for ITC reversal


  This announcement introduces an extension for taxpayers to declare their opening balance for ITC (Input Tax Credit) reversal until January 31, 2024

CGST Notification - Extension of GSTR-3B Filing Deadline for November 2023 in Select Tamil Nadu Districts


  The due date for filing the GSTR 3B return of November 2023 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, and Kancheepuram in the state of Tamil Nadu is extended to 27/12/2023.

GSTN Advisory on Two-factor Authentication for GST portal login


  After successful rollout of Two Factor Authentication (2FA) feature for GST portal login in Haryana Govt. is planning to extend 2FA to Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Delhi in the 1st phase. Planned rollout for all states in India in the 2nd phase.

  Taxpayers required to enter user ID and password, followed by a one-time password (OTP) delivered to the Primary Authorized Signatory's mobile number and email and therefore Taxpayers to maintain updated email and mobile number of the authorized signatory on the GST Portal.

  OTP entry will be required only when changing system (desktop/laptop/browser) or location.

  Rollout of 2FA solution scheduled to commence on December 1st, 2023.

GSTN Advisory on Pilot Project Advisory for GST Registration Applicants in Andhra Pradesh


  Advisory for Pilot Project of Biometric-Based Aadhaar Authentication and Document Verification for GST Registration Applicants of Andhra Pradesh

CGST Notification - Biometric Aadhaar Authentication for GST Registration in Andhra Pradesh


  This amendment to Notification No. 27/2022 dated December 26, 2022, seeks to extend biometric-based Aadhaar authentication for GST registration in the State of Andhra Pradesh in addition to "State of Gujarat and the State of Puducherry".

ITC Reversal on Account of Rule 37(A)


  This Advisory is to remind the taxpayers of their legal obligation to reverse the Input Tax Credit (ITC) availed during 2022-23 on any invoice or debit note, the details of which have been furnished by their supplier in their GSTR-1/IFF but the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the same has not been furnished by their supplier till the 30th day of September 2023. The ITC has to reversed through Table 4(B) (2) of the return in FORM GSTR-3B to be furnished on or before the 30th day of November 2023, in terms of Rule 37A of CGST Rules, 2017. It is further stated that to facilitate reversal the details of such ITC amount to be reversed for the Financial Year 2022-23 has been communicated to the concerned recipients through email on their registered email IDs

Advisory on verification of transporter Id (TRANSIN) in e-Waybills


IE-way Bill System Issues Advisory on Verification of Transporter ID in E-way Bills

GSTN Advisory on Procedures for Taxpayers Missing Appeal Filing Deadline for Orders Preceding March 31, 2023


  This Advisory is about the amnesty granted to file the Appeal in GST portal for the orders passed upto March 31, 2023 by January 2024. The taxpayers should make payments for entertaining the appeal by the Appellate officer as per the provisions of Notification No. 53/2023 choosing Cash / Credit ledgers appropriately. If a taxpayer has already filed an appeal and wants to avail the benefit of the amnesty scheme would need to make differential payments as specified under Notification No. 53/2023. The payment should be made against the demand order using the 'Payment towards demand' facility available on the GST portal. Taxpayers with queries or requiring assistance can raise complaints on the official website at

Pilot Project Advisory for GST Registration Applicants in Gujarat and Puducherry


  GSTN Advisory on Pilot Project for GST Registration Applicants in Gujarat and Puducherry

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 02/11/2023


  Seeks to notify a special procedure for condonation of delay in filing of appeals against demand orders passed until 31st March, 2023.

CBIC - CGST Circular Issued on 31/10/2023


  It has been clarified vide this Circular that Imitation zari thread or yarn made from metallised polyester film/ plastic film falling under HS 5605 are covered by Sl No. 218AA of Schedule I attracting 5% GST based on the recommendation of the GST Council in its 52ndmeeting held on 7th October, 2023.

  Clarifications regarding applicability of GST on certain services.

CBIC - CGST Circular Issued on 27/10/2023


  The circular clarifies that when Indian exporters of services are paid in INR from Special Rupee Vostro Accounts of correspondent banks in partner trading countries, opened by AD banks, it fulfills the conditions of sub-clause (iv) of Section 2(6) of the IGST Act, 2017.

  The CBIC has clarified that with effect from 01/10/2023 for services related to the transportation of goods, except for mail and courier, when either the service provider or recipient is located outside India, the place of supply will be determined using the default rule outlined in section 13(2) and not as performance based services under sub-section (3) of section 13 of IGST Act due to omission of sub-section (9) of section 13 of IGST Act vide section 162 of Finance Act, 2023

  The CBIC has clarified on the taxability of providing personal bank guarantees by Directors to banks and by Holding Company to its subsidiary Companies as follows:

1) In the case of guarantee provided by the Directors, when no consideration is paid by the Company, the open market value of the said transaction/ supply may be treated as zero and therefore, taxable value of such supply may be treated as zero. In such a scenario, no tax is payable on such supply of service by the director to the company.

(2) Regarding cases of supply of services by a related person to another person, or by a holding company to a subsidiary company, in the form of providing corporate guarantee on their behalf to a bank/ financial institution, the taxable value of such supply of services, will henceforth be determined as per the provisions of the sub-rule (2) of Rule 28 of CGST Rules, i.e 1% of the guarantee Value or consideration paid whichever is higher irrespective of whether full ITC is available to the recipient of services or not.

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 26/10/2023


Seeks to make amendments (Fourth Amendment, 2023) to the CGST Rules, 2017

CBIC - IGST Notification Issued on 26/10/2023


Seeks to notify supplies and class of registered person eligible for refund under IGST Route

CBIC - CGST (Rate) Notification Issued on 19/10/2023


  Seeks to amend Notification No 11/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.

  Seeks to amend Notification No 01/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.

CBIC - IGST (Rate) Notification Issued on 19/10/2023


  Seeks to amend Notification No 8/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.

  Seeks to amend Notification No 01/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017

GSTN Advisory on Online Money Gaming and OIDAR Registration and Reporting


Person supplying of Online Money Gaming services or OIDAR or Both– Form GST REG-10 and Form GSTR-5A

GSTN Advisory on Enrollment for GST-Unregistered Suppliers on E-commerce Platforms


Facility of enrolment for supply of goods through e-commerce operators by GST un-registered suppliers.

52ndGST Council Meeting - October07, 2023


Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman chaired the 52ndmeeting of the GST Council held on 07thOctober, 2023 at New Delhi.

Advisory on DRC-01C: Reconciling ITC Differences (GSTR-2B vs. GSTR-3B)


Advisory in respect of introduction of Compliance Pertaining to DRC-01C (Difference in Input Tax Credit (ITC) available in GSTR-2B & ITC claimed in the GSTR-R3B)

GSTN Advisory on e-Invoice JSON Download Now Live on GST Portal


GSTN announces the availability of the e-Invoice JSON download feature on the GST Portal. Users can download e invoices generated by them or received by them either in PDF format or in JSON format.

E-Invoice Auto Population Pause in GSTR-1: Temporary Interruption


As per the advisory in the GSTN portal, there would be a temporary interruption in the auto-population of e-Invoice data into the GSTR-1 system from 26/09/2023 to 29/09/2023 due to system upgradation which will also affect all six IRP portals .

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 29/09/2023


  It is notified that the provisions of the Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act, 2023 related to GST leviability on line Gaming will come into effect from the 1st day of October, 2023.

  It is notified that supply of on line gaming, actionable claims in casinos and online money gaming have been notified as a separate class of supply for valuation under Section 15(5) of GST Act with effect from 01/10/2023.

  By this amendment to Notification No. 66/2017 CT the registered persons involved in the supply of specified actionable claims by way of betting, casinos, gambling, horse racing, lottery or online money gamingexcluded from the composition levy benefits and this amendment come into effect from 01/10/2023.

  Amendment to GST Rules in respect of registration processes, Valuation and Forms relating to online money gaming and casino notified. This notification comes into effect from 01/10/2023.

CBIC - CGST(Rate) Notification Issued on 29/09/2023


  New entry No. 227A inserted for Specified Actionable claims and Entry No. 228 relating to lottery and entry No. 229 relating to betting, gambling, horse racing were omitted in Schedule IV relating to 28% rate. This Notification comes into force from 01/10/2023.

CBIC - IGST Notification Issued on 29/09/2023


  It is notified that the provisions of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act, 2023 related to GST leviability on online Gaming will come into effect from the 1st day of October, 2023.

  It is notified that ,with effect from 01/10/2023,.the supply of online money gaming as the supply of goods on import of which, integrated tax shall be levied and collected under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the IGST Act,2017 and not under the provisions of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975

  It is notified that the Principal Commissioner of Central Tax, Bengaluru West and all the officers subordinate to him as the officers empowered to grant registration in case of supply of online money gaming provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory and received by a person in India. This Notification comes into effect from 01/10/2023.

CBIC - IGST(Rate) Notification Issued on 29/09/2023


  New entry No. 227A inserted for Specified Actionable claims and Entry No. 228 relating to lottery and entry No. 229 relating to betting, gambling, horse racing were omitted in Schedule IV relating to 28% rate. This Notification comes into force from 01/10/2023.

CBIC - IGST Notification Issued on 26/09/2023


  As per the amendment notified vide this notification the GST liability on the services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India has been withdrawn with effect from 01/10/2023.

  Vide this amendment the exemption from Tax has been extended to services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India received by persons specified in the entry No 10 with effect from 01/10/2023.

  By this amendment the liability to pay GST under RCM for the services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India by the recipient importer has been removed with effect from 01/10/2023.

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 25/09/2023


Vide this Notification the date of implementation of special procedure to be followed by registered persons engaged in manufacturing specific goods, as specified in notification No 30/2023 dated 31/07/2023 is notified as 01/01/2024.

GSTN Advisory on activating Geocoding functionality


GSTN has issued an advisory announcing the activation of geocoding functionality for "Additional Place of Business" addresses across all states and union territories in India.

  The system will display a system-generated geocoded address, which taxpayers can either accept or modify as needed.

  If a system-generated address is not available, taxpayers can input the geocoded address directly.

  Taxpayers who have already geocoded their addresses through new registration or core amendment are not required to repeat this process.

  The geocoding feature is accessible to various types of taxpayers, including normal taxpayers, composition taxpayers, SEZ units, SEZ developers, ISD, and casual taxpayers, regardless of whether they are active, canceled, or suspended.

CBIC - CGST Notification Issued on 18/09/2023


The appointment of Adjudicating Authority for the Show Cause Notice issued to M/s. Inkuat Infrasol Pvt. Ltd, Bhiwandi, Thane Notified.

Advisory on GST e-invoice 2-Factor Authentication


As per the new update from E invoice system, effective from 01/11/2023, two factor authentication is mandatory for all taxpayers with Aggregate Annual Turnover (AATO) exceeding Rs 20 Crores to interact with e invoice system portal .

Advisory on New Time limit for Reporting of Invoices on the e-Invoice Portal


Effective from 01/11/2023, all taxpayers with Aggregate Annual Turnover greater than or equal to 100 crores will have to report all the documents like invoices, credit / debit notes etc, (for which IRN generation is mandated) in e invoicing portal, within 30 days from the date of issue of such document/s and so reporting of these documents older than 30 days from the date of issue of such document will not be allowed in e invoicing portal.

GST – Valuation of supply by Casino and online gaming Notification Issued on 06/09/2023


Brief gist of Rule 31B on valuation supply in online gaming

  Valuation of of supply of online gaming, including supply of actionable claims involved in online money gaming, is the total amount paid / deposited

  Value of amount returned or refunded by the player shall not be excluded.

  Any amount received by the player which is used for further event without withdrawing, shall not be considered as the amount paid to or deposited by the player.

Brief gist of Rule 31C on valuation supply of actionable claim by Casinos

  Valuation of of supply of actionable claim by Casinos is total amount paid for purchase of the tokens, chips, coins or tickets, by whatever name called, for use in casino oramount paid for events not requiring tokens, chips, coins or tickets

  Value of amount returned or refunded by the player shall not be excluded.

  Any amount received by the player which is used for further event without withdrawing, shall not be considered as the amount paid to or deposited by the player.

Advisory on e-Invoicing and e-Waybill HSN Code Requirement Changes


It has been notified vide Notification No. 78/2020 dated 15th Oct 2020 that the tax payers having Aggregate Annual Turn Over (AATO) above Rs 5 Crores, shall use atleast 6 digit HSN code and other tax payers shall use atleast 4 digit HSN code, in E- Invoices and E-Way Bills, but hitherto it is not made mandatory. It is now advised that the HSN code specified above will be made mandatory with effect from 01/10/2023 in e- invoice and e way bill generating systems.

Advisory on Procedures to be Followed on Provisional Attachment u/s 83(2) of CGST Act


In terms of Section 83 (1) of the CGST Act the proper GST authority is empowered to issue orders for the provisional attachment of property, such as bank accounts, when it is necessary, to protect revenue interests. However Section 83(2) of the CGST Act states that such provisional attachments shall cease to have effect after one year from the date of the order issued under Section 83(1). In such cases where provisional attachments stop to have effect after one year, the Advisory prescribes the procedure to be followed by the concerned Commissioner that they should intimate the concerned Authority / Bank, for release / restoration of the attached property / Bank Account, drawing attention to the attachment order and provisions of Section 83(2), marking a copy of such intimation to the person concerned.

GSTN Advisory on Electronic Credit Reversal and Re-claimed statement


A new ledger namely "Electronic Credit and Re-claimed Statement" is being introduced on the GST portal

GSTN Advisory for Registration with Biometric-based Aadhaar Authentication


Biometric-based Aadhaar Authentication is being launched in Puducherry from 30th August, 2023




Recent Advance Ruling



The applicant M/s. Versatile Auto Components Pvt Ltd is a manufacturer of low speed electric two wheeler (below 250 Watts/0.25 KV) and spares & accessories for the same. The applicant would like to get clarification regarding which HSN code and GST rate for their products electrically operated vehicles, including two & three wheeled electric / motor vehicles and Electrical & mechanical spare parts of electric vehicle.

It is ruled that

(1) all electrically operated vehicles including three wheeled electric vehicles are classified under HSN 8703 and liable to 5% Tax under S.No. 242A of Schedule –I of Notification No. 01/2017 dt:28.06.2017 as amended by notification 12/2019 dt:31.07.2019 with effect from 01.08.2019

(2) As the goods “Electrical and Mechanical spare parts of electrical vehicles” does not have any reference under chapter 87 they fall under the residual entry S.No 453 of Schedule-III of Notification no. 01/2017 dt:28.06.2017 i.e., “Goods which are not specified in Schedule I, II, IV, V or VI” falling in any chapter of HSN and liable to 18% Tax



The Applicant M/s. Sai Service Pvt Limited is engaged in the business of supply of automobiles. As a part of its day-to-day business, the Applicant requires certain vehicles for demonstration purpose in the showrooms and are used for providing test drives to its potential customers, in order for them to understand the look and feel of the vehicle. The demo vehicle/s will be registered in the name of the company/dealership and can be retained as a demo / test vehicle only for (2) years. After (2) years the vehicle can be used in workshop as a replacement vehicle or sold with the written approval of the vendor company.

The demo vehicle/s is categorized as an asset and capitalized in the books without claiming any depreciation on the input tax component. Under this factual background the applicant wanted a ruling on whether the applicant is entitled to avail the input tax credit under capital goods of the tax charged on the supply of motor vehicles used for demonstration purpose.

It is ruled that if the applicant is making further supply of such demo vehicle he is eligible to claim ITC of the tax charged on such demo vehicles. However, if the applicant decides to keep the demo vehicle for use in their workshop as a replacement vehicle as per the test vehicle policy of the car manufacturer / vendor he is not eligible for ITC.



The Applicant M/s.Sirimiri Nutrition Food Products Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru is engaged in the manufacture of nutrition products. He intends to manufacture new variety of chikkies made up of common ingredient jiggery. The applicant requested for advance ruling on the correct HSN classification and GST rates for these chikkies.

It is ruled that

The products “ sesame Chikkies, Amarnath Chikkies, Crushed Peanut Chikkies, Spirulina Chikkies and Dry fruit chikkies” are covered under sugar Confectionery not containing cocoa, classifiable under HSN 1704 and liable to GST rate of 5% and The product “Chocolate Peanut chikkies” is covered under “Sugar Confectionery Containing Coca” classifiable under HSN 1806 9020 and liable to GST rate of 18%.

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