ITC is available on CSR Expenses: AAR

The Hon’ble AAR, Uttar Pradesh in the matter of M/S. Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Limited [Order No. 52, dated January 22, 2020] held that expenses incurred towards Corporate Social Responsibility ( “CSR” ) by the Company in order to comply with requirements under the Companies Act, 2013 ( “Companies Act” ) qualify as being incurred in the course of business and therefore, eligible for Input Tax Credit ( “ITC” ) in terms of the Section 16 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 ( “CGST Act” ).

Expenses Incurred for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are Eligible for Claiming ITC in GST: AAR Uttar Pradesh

Question: Whether expenses incurred by the company in order to comply with requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the Companies Act, 2013 (‘CSR Expenses’) qualify as being incurred in the course of business and eligible for input tax credit (‘ITC’) in terms of Section 16 of the CGST Act, 2017?

Ruling by AAR: Yes.

CGST Delhi Arrested 4 More Beneficiaries of Loopholes in GST System

In the ensuing initiative to counter the menace of fake billing operations, the officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi North, on the basis of intelligence developed through extensive data analytics, have unearthed a network of fictitious firms to generate goods-less invoices and pass-on fake Input Tax Credit to multiple beneficiaries. In all, four individuals were arrested in three different cases in terms of Section 69(1) of the CGST Act, 2017 for commission of offences under Section 132 (1) of the CGST Act, 2017. The total Input Tax Credit involved in the three cases is Rs. 178 crore. Further investigations in all the matters are in progress and the amount of fake credit and total number of companies/persons involved are likely to increase.

OUR REPRESENTATION TO HON’BLE FINANCE MINISTER AND GST COUNCIL FOR EXTENSION OF DUE DATE FOR CLAIMING ITC OF FY 2017-18 AND 2018-19 TILL 30th SEPTEMBER 2020

Our Representation to Hon'ble Finance Minister and GST Council for Extension of Due Date for Claiming ITC of FY 2017-18 and 2018-19 till 30th September 2020 Ref : TC/GST/20-21/1                                                                                                        ...
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