Through this act, the government has notified section 16(2)(aa) of the CGST Act which said that ITC not reflecting in GSTR-2A will become ineligible to claim.
Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has introduced ‘Notice of Amendments’ to the Finance Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha. More than 100 changes have been proposed to the original Finance Bill, 2021 which was introduced in the Union Budget, 2021.
The budget document reveals that its focus is on good governance, socio-economic development of the people, infrastructure building and generation of employment. 37 % of the earmarked budget is destined to be spent on development and infrastructure projects.
Addressing the webinar, the Prime Minister pointed out that to build a self-reliant India, confidence of the youth of the country is equally important. Confidence comes only when the youth has complete faith in their education and knowledge. Confidence comes only when they realize that their studies are giving them the opportunity to do their work and also the necessary skills. He said that the new National Education Policy has been made with this thinking. He stressed the need to implement all the provisions of the National Education Policy from pre-nursery to PhD quickly and said that the Budget will be of immense help in this regard.
The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament today, which is the first budget of this new decade and also a digital one in the backdrop of unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Laying a vision for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, she said this is an expression of 130 crore Indians who have full confidence in their capabilities and skills. She said that Budget proposals will further strengthen the Sankalp of Nation First, Doubling Farmer’s Income, Strong Infrastructure, Healthy India, Good Governance, Opportunities for youth, Education for All, Women Empowerment, and Inclusive Development among others.
With the insertion of Clause(aa) in Section 16(2) of the CGST Act by the Finance Act, 2021, now it is clear that Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed on the basis of invoices which are not uploaded by the supplier in his GSTR-1, is required to be reversed and tax/interest/penalty has to be paid under section 73(5) of the CGST Act.
The Government can collect tax in the name of cess for generating revenue but it shall be earmarked for specific purpose only. Its imp to note that Central cess collections aren’t shared with states under Revenue devolution.