Central Tax Notifications

Title Twelfth amendment to CGST Rules, 2017
Number 55/2017
Date 15-11-2017
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(1) In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-

(1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Twelfth Amendment) Rules, 2017.

(2) They 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 rule 43, after sub-rule (2), the following explanation shall be inserted, namely:-

Explanation - For the purposes of rule 42 and this rule, it is hereby clarified that the aggregate value of exempt supplies shall exclude the value of supply of services specified in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 42/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 27th October, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number GSR 1338(E) dated the 27th October, 2017.”;

(ii) in rule 54, in sub-rule (2), for the words “supplier shall issue”, the words “supplier may issue” shall be substituted;

(iii) after rule 97, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:- “97A. Manual filing and processing. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, in respect of any process or procedure prescribed herein, any reference to electronic filing of an application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or electronic issuance of a notice, order or certificate on the common portal shall, in respect of that process or procedure, include manual filing of the said application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or issuance of the said notice, order or certificate in such Forms as appended to these rules.”;

(iv) after rule 107, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:- “107A. Manual filing and processing. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, in respect of any process or procedure prescribed herein, any reference to electronic filing of an application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or electronic issuance of a notice, order or certificate on the common portal shall, in respect of that process or procedure, include manual filing of the said application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or issuance of the said notice, order or certificate in such Forms as appended to these rules.”;

(v) after rule 109, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:- “109A. Appointment of Appellate Authority-

(1) Any person aggrieved by any decision or order passed under this Act or the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act may appeal to -

(a) the Commissioner (Appeals) where such decision or order is passed by the Additional or Joint Commissioner;

(b) the Additional Commissioner (Appeals) where such decision or order is passed by the Deputy or Assistant Commissioner or Superintendent, within three months from the date on which the said decision or order is communicated to such person.

(2) An officer directed under sub-section (2) of section 107 to appeal against any decision or order passed under this Act or the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act may appeal to –

(a) the Commissioner (Appeals) where such decision or order is passed by the Additional or Joint Commissioner;

(b) the Additional Commissioner (Appeals) where such decision or order is passed by the Deputy or Assistant Commissioner or the Superintendent, within six months from the date of communication of the said decision or order.”;

(vi) in rule 124, -

(a) in sub-rule (4), for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-

"Provided further that the Central Government with the approval of the Chairperson of the Council may terminate the appointment of the Chairman at any time.”;

(b) in sub-rule (5), for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely: -

"Provided further that the Central Government with the approval of the Chairperson of the Council may terminate the appointment of the Technical Member at any time.”;

(vii) after the "FORM GST RFD-01”, the following forms shall be inserted namely:-

“FORM-GST-RFD-01 A"

"FORM-GST-RFD-01 B"

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 19thJune, 2017, published vide number G.S.R 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 51/2017-Central Tax, dated the 28thOctober, 2017, published vide number G.S.R 1344 (E), dated the 28th October, 2017.