Section 16 - Eligibility and conditions for taking input tax credit of CGST ACT, 2017

      16. (1) Every registered person shall, subject to such conditions and restrictions as
may be prescribed and in the manner specified in section 49, be entitled to take credit of input
tax charged on any supply of goods or services or both to him which are used or intended to
be used in the course or furtherance of his business and the said amount shall be credited to
the electronic credit ledger of such person.
          (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, no registered person shall be
entitled to the credit of any input tax in respect of any supply of goods or services or both to
him unless,––
               (a) he is in possession of a tax invoice or debit note issued by a supplier registered
under this Act, or such other tax paying documents as may be prescribed;
               (b) he has received the goods or services or both.
          Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause, it shall be deemed that the
registered person has received the goods where the goods are delivered by the supplier
to a recipient or any other person on the direction of such registered person, whether
acting as an agent or otherwise, before or during movement of goods, either by way of
transfer of documents of title to goods or otherwise;
              (c) subject to the provisions of section 41, the tax charged in respect of such
supply has been actually paid to the Government, either in cash or through utilisation
of input tax credit admissible in respect of the said supply; and
             (d) he has furnished the return under section 39:
             Provided that where the goods against an invoice are received in lots or
instalments, the registered person shall be entitled to take credit upon receipt of the
last lot or instalment:
             Provided further that where a recipient fails to pay to the supplier of goods or
services or both, other than the supplies on which tax is payable on reverse charge
basis, the amount towards the value of supply along with tax payable thereon within aperiod of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of invoice by the
supplier, an amount equal to the input tax credit availed by the recipient shall be added
to his output tax liability, along with interest thereon, in such manner as may be
            Provided also that the recipient shall be entitled to avail of the credit of input tax
on payment made by him of the amount towards the value of supply of goods or
services or both along with tax payable thereon.
     (3) Where the registered person has claimed depreciation on the tax component of the
cost of capital goods and plant and machinery under the provisions of the Income-tax
Act, 1961, the input tax credit on the said tax component shall not be allowed.
     (4) A registered person shall not be entitled to take input tax credit in respect of any
invoice or debit note for supply of goods or services or both after the due date of furnishing
of the return under section 39 for the month of September following the end of financial year
to which such invoice or invoice relating to such debit note pertains or furnishing of the
relevant annual return, whichever is earlier.

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By Harpreet Singh, 4 years, 3 months ago

Sir please explain which expenses we can take input and any expenses have limit 5000 for not applicable reverse charge

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