19. Input tax credit for stock on the date of commencement of this Act

Input tax credit shall be allowed on the goods other than capital goods, which had suffered tax under the repealed Act, and are lying in stock of the dealer on the date of commencement of this Act, provided that such dealer has submitted the details of such stock, as required by the Commissioner under section 93 of the repealed Act or section 91 of this Act, and such goods in stock are used for the purposes specified in clauses (a) to (f) of sub–section (1) of section 18.

  However, the input tax credit under this section shall be allowed to the extent of the tax paid under the repealed Act or the amount of tax payable on such goods under this Act, whichever is less."