CBIC extends validity of e-way bills in new set of relaxations

Source: The Economic Times, Jun 28, 2020

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) extended the end-date till August 31 for several relaxations including issuance of order and appeals by tax authorities, including in case of refunds, and extended the validity of e-way bills issued before lockdown till September 30.

In notifications issued on Saturday, the Board further extended the time limit, till August 31, for authorities to issue orders or notices in case of rejection of full or partial refund claims.

“for the words, figures and letters 29th day of June 2020, the words, figures and letters “30th day of August 2020” shall be substituted; and for the words, figures and letters “30th day of June 2020”, the words, figures, and letters “31st day of August 2020” shall be substituted,” the Board said in one of the notifications, referring to an earlier notification dated June 9.

Separately, the Board also extended the due date of compliance related to assessment procedures, notices, orders, filing of appeals and replies among others, for authorities and tribunals – falling between March 20, and June 29, to June 30 – till August 31.

The Board also extended the validity of e-way bills till September 30, which were set to expire during the period of March 20 and April 15, issued before the lockdown period. This would be the third extension granted by the Board, which was first given till May-end and then till June-end, and would help in faster transportation of goods within the country.

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