Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Services Under GST

August 3, 2017   admin  Editorial
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Services (Medicine services) under GST
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GST Sectoral Series : Drugs & Pharmaceuticals

By Directorate General of Taxpayer Services
Central Board of Excise & Customs

Key Points : 

  1. In case of clearance of physician samples distributed free of cost, the ITC availed on the said samples has to be reversed in view of the provisions under Section 17(5)(h) of the CGST Act, 2017.
  2. No tax is payable on clearance of physician samples distributed free of cost as the value of supply is zero and no credit has been availed.
  3. In case movement of time expired medicines from the retail outlets to the manufacturer for destruction, the manufacturer may issue a credit note for the month during which such credit note has been issued but not later than September following the end of the financial year in which such supply was made, or the date of furnishing of the relevant annual return, whichever is earlier, and the tax liability shall be adjusted in such manner as may be prescribed specified in sub-section (2) of section 34 of the CGST Act, 2017 subject to the condition that the person returning the expired medicines reduces his ITC (Input Tax Credit).
  4. The goods are returned after the time limit specified above in section 34(2) of the CGST Act, 2017, the registered person returning the goods shall issue a tax invoice, as it is a supply within the meaning of Section 7 of the CGST Act, 2017.
  5. GST law does not have any special provision for loan and licensee units.
  6. The SEZ unit located in a State is treated as a business vertical distinct from other units located in the State outside the SEZ [first proviso to Rule 8 of the CGST Rules, 2017 read with Section 25 of the CGST Act, 2017]. Hence, separate registration is required to be obtained for the unit located in SEZ.
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