Cancellation of GST Registration : Issues

By | October 22, 2017
(Last Updated On: October 22, 2017)

Suggestions on GST Implementation Issues 28.09.2017 by ICAI

46. Cancellation of Registration

Section 29(2) of the CGST Act provides that the proper officer may cancel the registration of a person from such date, including any retrospective date, as he may deem fit, where, –

(a) a registered person has contravened such provisions of the Act or the rules made thereunder as may be prescribed; or
(b) a person paying tax under section 10 has not furnished returns for three consecutive tax periods; or
(c) any registered person, other than a person specified in clause (b), has not furnished returns for a continuous period of six months; or
(d) any person who has taken voluntary registration under sub-section (3) of section 25 has not commenced business within six months from the date of registration; or
(e) registration has been obtained by means of fraud, wilful misstatement or suppression of facts:
Provided that the proper officer shall not cancel the registration without giving the person an opportunity of being heard.

Issue
• If cancellation of registration is permitted from anterior (earlier) date, it would lead to disruption of whole credit chain and difficulties will be faced by persons who have already availed credit.
• Dealers may not be able to file periodical returns on time due to financial hardship in paying tax. Hence, stringent times for non-filing of returns would lead to cancellation of registration, which may not be required.

Suggestion
• It is suggested that clause (d) be deleted
• Also, it is suggested that not to permit cancellation of registration from earlier date.

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