December 16, 2021
What is Transfer of credit on sale, merger, amalgamation, lease under GST?  Provisions under Rule 41 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Transfer of Input Tax Credit (ITC) on Sale, Merger, Amalgamation, Lease or Transfer of a Business”, as notified/ amended by CBEC upto 23 Jan. 2018, are as under:
  • A registered person shall, in the event of sale, merger, de-merger, amalgamation, lease or transfer or change in the ownership of business for any reason, furnish the details of sale, merger, de-merger, amalgamation, lease or transfer of business, in FORM GST ITC-02, electronically on the common portal along with a request for transfer of unutilized input tax credit lying in his electronic credit ledger to the transferee: 23Substituted vide Notf no. 22/2017 – CT dt 01.07.2017 29, provided that in the case of a demerger, the input tax credit shall be apportioned in the ratio of the value of assets of the new units as specified in the demerger scheme.
  • The transferor shall also submit a copy of a certificate issued by a practicing chartered accountant or cost accountant certifying that the sale, merger, de-merger, amalgamation, lease or transfer of business has been done with a specific provision for the transfer of liabilities.
  • The transferee shall, on the common portal, accept the details so furnished by the transferor and, upon such acceptance, the un-utilized credit specified in FORM GST ITC02 shall be credited to his electronic credit ledger.
  • The inputs and capital goods so transferred shall be duly accounted for by the transferee in his books of account.

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