Many a times people take separate registration under GST to keep and maintain separate businesses and while starting new business they have unutilised ITC in existing business but couldn’t transfer the ITC without issuing tax invoice but now the same is possible with ITC – 02A mentioned under rule 41A which is as follows:
“Transfer of credit on obtaining separate registration for multiple places of business within a State or Union territory:
(1) A registered person who has obtained separate registration for multiple places of business in accordance with the provisions of rule 11 and who intends to transfer, either wholly or partly, the unutilised input tax credit lying in his electronic credit ledger to any or all of the newly registered place of business, shall furnish within a period of thirty days from obtaining such separate registrations, the details in FORM GST ITC-02A electronically on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified in this behalf by the Commissioner:
Provided that the input tax credit shall be transferred to the newly registered entities in the ratio of the value of assets held by them at the time of registration.
Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-rule, it is hereby clarified that the value of assets‘ means the value of the entire assets of the business whether or not input tax credit has been availed thereon.
(2) The newly registered person (transferee) shall, on the common portal, accept the details so furnished by the registered person (transferor) and, upon such acceptance, the unutilised input tax credit specified in FORM GST ITC-02A shall be credited to his electronic credit ledger.”
Thus, from the above rule it is clear that such transfer can only be done when a new registration is taken and same needs to be done within 30 days of taking new registration and unutilised ITC needs to be distributed based on the value of assets held.
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