Restriction on claim of ITC as per Rule 36(4)1.
1. The claim of ITC in respect of invoices not furnished by the corresponding vendors has now been restricted to 5% of the credit available in GSTR 2B. This limit earlier was 10% of ITC available. This would be mean that a taxpayer’s ITC claim shall now be restricted to 105% of the Credit reflected in his GSTR 2B. Any claim exceeding the specified limit shall result in violation of CGST Act read with rules which may result into suspension of GSTIN as described above. The provision shall come into effect from 1st January 2021.
GSTR 1 to be blocked in case of non-filing of GSTR 3BWhere a taxpayer fails to file GSTR 3B for two subsequent months, his GSTR 1 shall now be blocked. Earlier non filing of GSTR 3B used to result in blocking of E-way Bill facility but from now on it shall also result in blocking of GSTR 1 of the taxpayer. Similarly, for quarterly return filers, the taxpayer failing to file GSTR 3B for the preceding quarter shall not be permitted to file GSTR 1 of subsequent quarter.
2. A taxpayer whose is restricted to avail ITC as per rule 86B shall also not be permitted to file GSTR 1 where he has not filed GSTR 3b for the preceding tax period.
Restriction on Utilization of Input Tax Credit – Rule 86B
3. New Rule 86B shall be affected from 1st January 2021 wherein restriction has been placed on setting off more than 99% of tax liability from Input tax credit where the value of taxable supplies other than exempt supply and zero rated supply exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs in a month. Though few exceptions have been provided to this rule which are as follows:
(i) Where the taxpayer has paid Income Tax exceeding Rs. 1 lakh in two preceding financial year.
(ii) Where taxpayer has received refund exceeding Rs. 1 lakhs u/s 54 of CGST Act 2017.
(iii) Where taxpayer has used electronic cash ledger to pay of liability on outward supplies which cumulatively makes 1% of the total liability up to the said month
(iv) Where a person is a Government Department, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), local authority or a statutory body.
Narrowing the validity of Eway bill
4. Earlier one day was permitted for distance up to 100 kms under e way bill provision. Now the same has been increased to 200 kms. This means that only one day validity shall be granted to cover a distance up to 200 kms which was earlier 100 km