Income tax authorities have notified new GST set off rules of the Income Tax Act. Under the new rules, set off of losses will be restricted to the current financial year and the immediately preceding financial year. This means that losses incurred in earlier years cannot be set off against profits in the current year. The new rules will apply from the assessment year 2020-21 (financial year 2019-20).
Input Tax Credit
An input tax credit is a credit that a business can claim against the GST they have paid on eligible purchases. The credit can be used to offset any GST payable on their sales.
Input tax credits are a key part of the GST system and are designed to reduce the cost of doing business for GST-registered businesses. By claiming input tax credits, businesses can recover the GST paid on their purchases and input costs, which reduces the overall cost of doing business.
There are a few conditions that must be met in order to claim an input tax credit, including that the purchase must be for business purposes and that the GST must have been paid to the supplier. businesses can only claim input tax credits on GST-eligible purchases, which includes most goods and services bought for business use.
If you are registered for GST, you can claim input tax credits on your business purchases. This will reduce the overall cost of doing business as you will be able to offset the GST paid on your purchases against any GST payable on your sales.
To claim an input tax credit under GST, the following conditions must be met:
- The supplier must be registered with the GST authorities.
- The recipient must be registered with the GST authorities.
- The supplies must be made within the territory of India.
- The supplies must be taxable under GST.
- The recipient must have received the invoice for the supplies from the supplier.
- The recipient must have made the payment for the supplies to the supplier.
- The recipient must have filed the GST return for the relevant period.