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Notification No. 14/2021 – Central Tax

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

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

(Department of Revenue)

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification No. 14/2021 – Central Tax

New Delhi, the 1st May 2021

G.S.R…..(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with section 20 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), and section 21 of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), in view of the spread of pandemic COVID-19 across many parts of India, the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby notifies, as under,-

(i) where, any time limit for completion or compliance of any action, by any authority or by any person, has been specified in, or prescribed, or notified under the said Act, which falls during the period from the 15th day of April 2021 to the 30th day of May 2021, and where completion or compliance of such action has not been made within such time, then, the time limit for completion or compliance of such action shall be extended up to the 31st day of May 2021, including for the purposes of–

(a) completion of any proceeding or passing of any order or issuance of any notice, intimation, notification, sanction or approval or such other action, by whatever name called, by any authority, commission or tribunal, by whatever name called, under the provisions of the Acts stated above; or

(b) filing of any appeal, reply or application or furnishing of any report, document, return, statement or such other record, by whatever name called, under the provisions of the Acts stated above;

but, such extension of time shall not be applicable for the compliances of the following provisions of the said Act, namely: –

(a) Chapter IV;

(b) sub-section (3) of section 10, sections 25, 27, 31, 37, 47, 50, 69, 90, 122, 129;

(c) section 39, except sub-section (3), (4) and (5);

(d) section 68, in so far as e-way bill is concerned; and

(e) rules made under the provisions specified at clause (a) to (d) above :

Provided that where, any time limit for completion of any action, by any authority or by any person, specified in, or prescribed or notified under rule 9 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, falls during the period from the 1st day of May 2021 to the 31st day of May 2021, and where completion of such action has not been made within such time, then, the time limit for completion of such action shall be extended up to the 15th day of June 2021;

(ii) in cases where a notice has been issued for rejection of refund claim, in full or in part and where the time limit for issuance of an order in terms of the provisions of subsection (5), read with sub-section (7) of section 54 of the said Act falls during the period from the 15th day of April 2021 to the 30th day of May 2021, in such cases, the time limit for issuance of the said order shall be extended to fifteen days after the receipt of the reply to the notice from the registered person or the 31st day of May 2021, whichever is later.

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 15th day of April 2021.

[F. No. CBEC-20/06/08/2020-GST]

(Rajeev Ranjan)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

Notification No. 14/2021 – Central Tax

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