Background Material on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019

By | November 13, 2019
(Last Updated On: November 13, 2019)

Background Material on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019

Goods & Services Tax (GST) introduced in India on 1st July, 2017, subsumes seventeen tax
legislations including various central legislations. The Hon’ble Union Finance Minister
announced a dispute resolution cum amnesty scheme called “the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy
Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019” in the Union Budget 2019-20 for resolution and settlement
of legacy cases of Central Excise and Service Tax which is effective from 1st September, 2019
and shall continue till 31st December, 2019. The scheme is applicable to all except for few
exclusions.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), being partner in nation building, has
always supported various initiatives of the Government by disseminating knowledge and
creating awareness on contemporary developments amongst the members and other
stakeholders at large. The Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019
provides 40%-70% relief from the tax dues (depending on the amount of tax dues involved) for
cases other than voluntary disclosure cases and also provides relief from payment of interest
and penalty. For voluntary disclosures, there is provision of waiver of interest and penalty on
payment of disclosed tax dues.

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