Section 171 CGST Act 2017 – Anti-profiteering measure.

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(Last Updated On: April 21, 2017)

CENTRAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017

[ Assented by the President of India on 12-4-2017 ]

An Act to make a provision for levy and collection of tax on intra-State supply of goods or services or both by the Central Government and the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Section 171  CGST Act 2017 deals with Anti-profiteering measure and is covered in CHAPTER XXI
MISCELLANEOUS

Section 171  CGST Act 2017

Anti-profiteering measure.
171. (1) Any reduction in rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit shall be passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

(2) The Central Government may, on recommendations of the Council, by notification, constitute an Authority, or empower an existing Authority constituted under any law for the time being in force, to examine whether input tax credits availed by any registered person or the reduction in the tax rate have actually resulted in a commensurate reduction in the price of the goods or services or both supplied by him.

(3) The Authority referred to in sub-section (2) shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be prescribed.


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