CBIC relaxes the compliance under rule 36(4) and rule 59(2) for the month of April 2021
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has vide its Notification No 13/2021 – Central Tax dated 01st May 2021 relaxes the compliance of Rule 36(4) related to restriction of input tax credit and Rule 59(2) related to Invoice Furnishing Facility (IFF).
However, the taxpayer should comply with Rule 36(4) cumulatively for the tax period April 2021 and May 2021 at the time of filing of GSTR-3B for the month of May 2021.
The full text of the notification is as follows:-
New Delhi, the 1st May, 2021
No. 13/2021 – Central Tax
G.S.R. 309(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement. -(1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2021.
(2) These rules shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017,-
(i) in sub-rule (4) of rule 36, after the first proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided further that such condition shall apply cumulatively for the period April and May, 2021 and the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the tax period May, 2021 shall be furnished with the cumulative adjustment of input tax credit for the said months in accordance with the condition above.”;
(ii) in sub-rule (2) of rule 59, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided that a registered person may furnish such details, for the month of April, 2021, using IFF from the 1st day of May, 2021 till the 28th day of May, 2021.”.
[F. No. CBEC-20/06/08/2020-GST]
RAJEEV RANJAN, Under Secy.
Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide
notification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19th June, 2017, published vide number G.S.R. 610(E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 07/2021 – Central Tax, dated the 27th April, 2021 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 292 (E), dated the 27th April, 2021.