Circular No. : ES/ 71/2017-18 June 14, 2017
Sub: Seeks to amend Cenvat Credit Rules,2004
CBEC has issued Notification No. 15/ 2017- Central Excise (NT) dated 12.06.2017 by seeking s to amend Cenvat Credit Rules,2004 to allow un-availed CENVAT Credit in respect of services provided by the Government, local authority or any other person by way of assignment of the right to use of any natural resource.
1) These rules may be called the CENVAT Credit (Third Amendment) Rules, 2017 and shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2) In the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004,in rule 4, in sub-rule (7), -
(a) after the eight proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-
“Provided also that unavailed CENVAT Credit in respect of services provided by the Government, local authority or any other person by way of assignment of the right to use any natural resource on the day immediately preceding the appointed day may be availed of in full on that very day.”;
b) after Explanation III, the following Explanations shall be inserted, namely :-
‘Explanation IV.-"unavailed CENVAT credit" means the amount that remains after subtracting the amount of CENVAT credit already availed in respect of any service from the aggregate amount of CENVAT credit to which the recipient of such service was entitled to in respect of such service.
Explanation V, - “appointed day” means the date on which the provisions of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) shall come into force’.