Understanding Input Service Distributor (ISD) in GST

It is quite common that businesses have a distributed system of manufacturing units or service rendering units across the nation. In simple words, businesses with Head Offices (HO) and Branch Offices (BO) which are spread across the nation could be in the same state or a different state. Under this system, in order to have better operational efficiency and control, usually businesses adopt centralized billing for procurement of common services at the HO. This situation leads to the accumulation of input tax credit paid on common inward supplies which are used by the branch units. In order to avoid the aforesaid situation, the concept of Input Service Distributor (ISD) was introduced in CENVAT credit rules, which allows the HO to […]