The GST department is sending mails to dealers who have filed GST returns and taken Input Tax Credit (ITC) after the due date, asking them to pay ITC along with interest. The department says that if the dealers do not do so, recovery action will be taken against them.
Actually, in section 16(4) of the CGST Act, the date for claiming ITC for the year 2017-18 was 23 April 2019 and the last date for claiming ITC for the year 2018-19 was 20 October 2019. Traders who have filed GST Returns and after these dates and have taken ITC, now the department is informing them by sending mail that such traders should automatically pay the ITC claimed after these dates with interest, otherwise recovery action will be taken against them.
In this matter, tax expert Navneet Garg says that section 16(4) should be amended in the upcoming budget. This will end the problems of the traders.