GST Council proposes to Amend Rules to Resolve Pending IGST Refund Issues: E-Wallet Scheme to be Removed

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The 47th GST Council meeting has decided to propose amendment in CGST Rules for the handling of pending IGST refund claims.

“Present exemption of IGST on import of goods under AA/EPCG/EOU scheme to be continued and E-wallet scheme not to be pursued further,” the Government said.

In some cases where the exporter is identified as risky exporter requiring verification by GST officers, or where there is a violation of provisions of the Customs Act, the refund claims in respect of export of goods are suspended/withheld.

“Amendment in rule 96 of the CGST Rules has been recommended to provide for transmission of such IGST refund claims on the portal in a system generated FORM GST RFD-01 to the jurisdictional GST authorities for processing. This would result in expeditious disposal of such IGST refund claims, after due verification by GST officers, thus benefitting such exporters,” the GST Council said.

As per the press release issued by the Government today, the re-credit of amount in electronic credit ledger to be provided in those cases where erroneous refund amount sanctioned to a taxpayer on account of accumulated ITC or on account of IGST paid on zero rated supply of goods or services, in contravention of rule 96(10) of the CGST Rules, is deposited by him along with interest and penalty, wherever applicable. A new FORM GST PMT-03Ais introduced for the same.

This will enable the taxpayers to get re-credit of the amount of erroneous refund, paid back by them, in their electronic credit ledger.

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