GST Updates: Reverse Charge Mechanism is deferred till 30th September, 2019

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs issued a notification on 06th August, 2018, postponing the roll-out of the reverse charge mechanism till 30th September, 2019

The government has further deferred the reverse charge mechanism under goods and services tax to September 30, 2019 from September 30, 2018. Under this mechanism, GST is levied on goods or services procured from unregistered dealers by the buyer and deposited with the government.

This is an anti-tax-evasion measure to ensure that transactions by unregistered people don’t escape tax. In a normal transaction, the supplier of goods or service charges the tax and pays to the government, but in this case, the responsibility reverses and falls on the buyer.

The mechanism was to kick in from September 30, 2018 after it had been deferred earlier. The industry had voiced concern that this would increase their compliance burden.

Copy of notification can be accessed below:

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