CBIC has vide notification no. 05/2023 under Central Tax (Rate) Dt. 09.05.2023 has extended the due date to exercise option for GTA to pay tax under forward charge. Relevant extract of notification is as under:
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), sub-section (3) and sub-section (4) of section 9, sub-section (1) of section 11, sub-section (5) of section 15, sub-section (1) of section 16 and section 148 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 11/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 690(E), dated the 28th June, 2017, namely:-
In the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 9, in item (iii), in sub-item (b), in the entries under column (5), in condition (2), after the second proviso, the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided also that the option for the Financial Year 2023-2024 shall be exercised on or before the 31st May, 2023:
Provided also that a GTA who commences new business or crosses threshold for registration during any Financial Year, may exercise the option to itself pay GST on the services supplied by it during that Financial Year by making a declaration in Annexure V before the expiry of forty-five days from the date of applying for GST registration or one month from the date of obtaining registration whichever is later.”
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