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GST on work contract executed before 01.07.2017

Levy of GST — By way of this writ petition, petitioner has challenged the action of the opposite parties in not reimbursing the differential tax amount arising out of change in tax regime from Value Added Tax (VAT) to Goods and Service Tax (GST) with effect from 01.07.2017. The main issue involved in such matters is that the difficulty faced by the contractors due to change in the regime regarding works contract under GST. The grievance of the petitioner is that in view of the introduction of the GST, petitioner is required to pay tax which was not envisaged while entering into the agreement. Held that—In that view of the matter, petitioner shall make a comprehensive representation before the appropriate authority within four weeks from today ventilating the grievance. If such a representation is filed, the authority will consider and dispose of the same, in the light of the aforesaid revised guidelines dated 10.12.2018 issued by the Finance Department, Government of Odisha, as expeditiously as possible, preferably by 30.04.2020.

Ajit Kumar Sahoo Vs. The Executive Engineer Pattamundai Canal Division Kendrapara, State of Odisha, The Commissioner CGST, Commissioner of CT And GST, Odisha [2020] 22 TAXLOK.COM 074 (Orissa)