CBIC Press Release clarifies Interest on Delayed Payment of GST: 26-08-2020

Press Release
Dated 26-08-2020
Interest on delayed payment of GST: CBIC

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs (CBIC) today clarified that the Notification No. 63/2020-Central Tax dated 25th August 2020 relating to interest on delayed payment of GST has been issued that prospectively due to certain technical limitations. However, it has assured that no recoveries shall be made for the past period as well as by the Central and State tax administration in accordance with the decision taken in the 39th Meeting of GST Council. This will ensure full relief to the taxpayers as decided by the GST Council.

CBIC explanation came in response to an assessment of comments in the social media with respect to Notification dated 25th August 2020 regarding charging of interest on delayed payment of GST on net liability (the tax liability discharge in cash) w.e.f. 01st September 2020.

Interest on GST