CIRCULAR NO-134/2020-F. No. CBEC-20/16/12/2020-GST-Seeks to clarify issues in respect of issues under GST law for companies under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Circular No.134/04/2020-GST

CBEC-20/16/12 /2020 -GST
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
GST Policy Wing

New Delhi, dated the 23rd March, 2020

The Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners / Principal Commissioners /
Commissioners of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Director Generals / Director Generals (All)


Subject: Clarification in respect of issues under GST law for companies under
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 – Reg.

Various representations have been received from the trade and industry seeking clarification on issues being faced by entities covered under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the “IBC”).

2. As per IBC, once an entity defaults certain threshold amount, Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (hereafter referred to as “CIRP”) gets triggered and the management of such entity (Corporate Debtor) and its assets vest with an interim resolution professional (hereafter referred to as “IRP”) or resolution professional (hereafter referred to as “RP”). It continues to run the business and operations of the said entity as a going concern till the insolvency proceeding is over and an order is passed by the National Company Law Tribunal
(hereinafter referred to as the “NCLT”)

3. To address the aforementioned problems, notification No.11/2020- Central Tax, dated 21.03.2020 has been issued by the Government prescribing special procedure under section 148 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the “CGST Act”) for the corporate debtors who are undergoing CIRP under the provisions of IBC and the management of whose affairs are being undertaken by IRP/RP. In order to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of the law across the field formations, the

Circular No.134/04/2020-GST

Board, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 168(1) of the CGST Act herebyclarifies various issues in the table below:-


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