New GST Rules and Regulations in 2024 A Comprehensive Overview

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New GST Rules and Regulations in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview


The year 2024 brings significant amendments to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in India, primarily through the Finance Act, 2024. These changes aim to streamline tax administration, enhance compliance, and facilitate corporate transactions. Below is a detailed overview of the new GST rules and regulations introduced in 2024.


Input Service Distributors (ISD) Mechanism:


Under the Finance Act 2024, it is now mandatory to use the Input Service Distributor (ISD) system for the distribution of Input Tax Credits (ITC).

An ISD is an office of the supplier responsible for distributing GST input tax credits among its units or branches with distinct GSTINs but registered under the same PAN.

The amendments emphasize the procurement of common services for branches or distinct persons, allowing easier allocation of credits for services like consulting, security, or protection.


Inclusion of Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) Invoices:

The Finance Act 2024 mandates the inclusion of Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) invoices within the ISD mechanism for ITC distribution from the Head Office to branches exclusively.

Tax paid by an ISD under RCM can only be distributed to branches under ISD rules, ensuring consistency in compliance across all taxpayers.


Registration Process for Specified Machines:

Section 122A has been introduced, imposing penalties for the failure to register certain specified machines used in the manufacture of specified goods.

Special procedures notified under Section 148 of the CGST Act, 2017 apply to goods like tobacco, pan-masala, and similar items.


Overview of Section 148:

Section 148 details special procedures for particular processes, allowing the government to notify classes of registered persons and prescribe special procedures for registration, return filing, tax payment, and administration.



The amendments introduced in the Finance Act 2024 bring significant changes to the GST regime in India. These changes aim to enhance compliance, streamline processes, and ensure consistency in tax administration. Understanding and aligning with the new GST rules and regulations is crucial for businesses to maintain compliance and effectively manage their tax obligations in 2024 and beyond.