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GST Rate reduction - is it really a bonanza for registered suppliers?


Whether refund of accumulated input tax credit admissible for reduction in GST rate

As per the opinion expressed in the article, the refund of accumulated input tax credit is available if there is reduction in GST rate. However, in my opinion, the refund of accumulated input tax credit will be allowed only if there is difference in the GST rates at which inputs are procured and the GST rates at which supplies are made. Mere reduction in GST rate cannot be the reason for admissibility of accumulated input tax credit.

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Pradeep Jain Jain 21/11/2017

 

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