OCT 2020, Issue No. II


Clarification relating to application of Rule 36(4) of the CGST Rules, 2017 for the months of February, 2020 to August, 2020 issued.  Total ITC availed for the said months in FORM GSTR-3B should not exceed 110% of the total ITC available in invoices/debit notes uploaded by the suppliers in their GSTR-1. The 10% Rule will apply independently for September, 2020.

42nd GST Council Meeting decisions:

  1. Levy of Compensation Cess to be extended beyond the transition period of five years i.e. beyond June, 2022;
  2. From 01.04.2021 – GSTR-3B to become auto-populated.
  3. From 01.01.2021 – Auto-population of liability from own GSTR-1.
  4. From 01.01.2021 – Auto-population of ITC from suppliers’ GSTR-1s in FORM GSTR-2B (for quarterly filers  – from 01.04.2021).
  5. GST laws to be amended to make the GSTR-1/3B return filing system as the default return filing system.
  6. From 01.01.2021 – Due date of quarterly GSTR-1 by quarterly taxpayers to be revised to 13th of the month succeeding the quarter.
  7. From 01.01.2021 – Returns to be filed on quarterly basis by taxpayers with aggregate turnover less than Rs.5 Crore.
  8. Revised Requirement of declaring HSN for goods and SAC for services in invoices and in FORM GSTR-1 from 01.04.2021 as under:
  9. HSN/SAC at 6 digits for supplies of both goods and services for taxpayers with aggregate annual turnover above ₹ 5 crores;
  10. HSN/SAC at 4 digits for B2B supplies of both goods and services for taxpayers with aggregate annual turnover upto ₹ 5 crores.
  11. Provision for furnishing of Nil FORM CMP-08 through SMS.
  12. From 01.01.2021 – Refund to be paid/disbursed in a validated bank account linked with the PAN & Aadhaar of the registrant.
  13. To be exempted – Satellite launch services supplied by ISRO, Antrix Corporation Ltd. and NSIL.

Inspection of ICDs/CFSs/AFSs to  be conducted by Authorities.

Provisional countervailing duty imposed on imports of Flat rolled products of stainless steel from Indonesia. The following items are not covered:

  • Blade steel, or commercially known as razor blade grade steel used in the production of razor;
  • Coin blank, falling under tariff item 7326 90 99 of the Custom Tariff Act, used in the production of monetary coins;
  • Flat rolled products of stainless steel of thickness greater than 80 millimeters;
  • Flat rolled products of stainless steel of width more than 1650 millimeters for use in the same form without slitting into products having width lower than 1650 millimeters after importation.
Validity of RoSCTL (Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies) scheme extended upto 31.03.2021 or till the RoSCTL scheme is merged with RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) scheme, whichever is earlier.

Export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions, upto quantity of 10,000 MT each, has been allowed for the period upto 31st March, 2021.

Import of Tyres under DFIA (Duty Free Import Authorisation) scheme is not allowed.

N-95/FFP-2 masks – Free exports.

Revision of SION products H-68, H-301 & H-302 – Double Decorative/Single side Laminates with or without Barrier Paper.


Monetary Policy Committee constituted.

Procedure for ‘Caution Listing of Exporters’ and de-caution listing issued. The Authorised Dealer bank would make recommendations to the RBI in case the exporter has come to the adverse notice of the Enforcement Directorate(ED) / Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) / Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) /any such other law enforcement agency and/or the exporter is not traceable and/or is not making sincere efforts to realise the export proceeds.

The Indian Tax Advisors