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    1. CLARIFICATIONS ON GST APPLICABILITY FOR DELCREDERE AGENT:

    Circular No. 57/3/2018-GST dated 04.09.2018 has been issued to provide that the movement of goods between Principal and Agent would be considered as deemed supply under Schedule I of CGST Act, 2017 to attract GST, only when Agent undertakes to issue invoice in his own name. In cases, where Principal undertakes to issue invoice to customer, then supply of goods by Principal to Agent will not be considered as deemed supply and accordingly, no GST is payable.

    In view of this clarification, certain representations were made with respect to GST implications in case of Del-Credere Agent (DCA) who guarantees the payment to Principal even if there is a default by Customer. DCA effectively extends loan to Customer or charges interest for delay in payment for the goods supplied to him.

    Gst Updates For The Month Of October 2018

    CIRCULARS

    1. NOTIFICATIONS ISSUED UNDER CGST ACT, 2017 REGARGING REFUND TO UIN ENTITIES ARE APPLICABLE TO GST (COMPENSATION TO STATES) ACT, 2017:

    Section 55 of CGST Act, 2017 prescribes for refund of taxes paid by specified International Organizations, Foreign Diplomatic Missions or Consular Posts etc on notified supply of goods or services received by them subject to such conditions as may be prescribed. In this regard, Notification No. 16/2017--Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 has been issued. A question was raised whether such entities can claim refund of the Compensation Cess paid on goods or services received by them. It was clarified that vide section 11 of Compensation Cess Act, 2017 that the provisions of CGST Act and SGST Act are applicable in relation to levy and collection of Compensation Cess. Therefore, the notifications issued under CGST Act except those prescribing rates or granting exemptions, are applicable for the purpose of the Compensation Cess Act. Accordingly, the said entities are eligible to claim refund of Compensation Cess also if any paid-on goods or services received by them.

    {CIRCULAR NO. 68/42/2018 – GST DATED 05.10.2018}

    GST UPDATES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2018— BULLETIN III

    1. EXPANSION OF THE LIST OF HANDICRAFTED GOODS TO GRANT EXEMPTION TO CASUAL TAXABLE PERSON FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF REGISTRATION:

    Notification 32/2017-Central Tax read with Notification 8/2017-Integrated Tax grants exemption from the requirement of registration to a casual taxable person engaged in supply of handcrafted goods provided that the aggregate turnover does not exceed twenty lakh rupees. These notifications are now superseded by the below mentioned notifications, which expands the list of handcrafted goods to allow the casual taxable persons dealing with such goods also to claim this benefit. The expanded list of handcrafted goods includes handbags, pouches, purses including jewellery box, wooden frames of painting, photographs, mirrors bangles, beads and small ware, ornamental framed mirrors, glass statutes etc.

    {NOTIFICATION NO. 56/2018-CENTRAL TAX & NOTIFICATION NO. 3/2018-INTEGRATED TAX DATED 23.10.2018}

    RULES 

    • The Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Third Amendment Rules, 2018, Dt: 10.09.2018. 

    Vide the said amendment rules, the Ministry has amended the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules, 2014 (Principal rules) by inserting Rule 9A after Rule 9, which mandates every unlisted public company shall facilitate dematerialisation of all its existing securities and issue of securities in Dematerialise form only, effective from 2nd October, 2018. 

    The amendment rule further prescribes that every holder of securities of an unlisted public company who intends to transfer on or after 2nd October, 2018, shall get such securities dematerialised before transfer. Further, the provisions relating to timely payment of fees required to be made by the company to the depository, registrar to an issue and share transfer agent, are also provided for in the rules. 

    http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/CompaniesProspectus3amdRule_10092018.pdf