All you Know about documents required under the  GST Refund System

All you Know about documents required under the  GST Refund SystemDetails on GST Refund Process: GST Refund Claim Process Simplified ...

GST Refund System

As the Goods and Services Tax or GST emerged, various refund schemes and processes were also set in place. Subsequently, several requests for compensation were made by taxpayers and a generic form was adopted.

The conditions for cash flow and working capital of suppliers and exporters may be negatively affected if the refund were postponed. As a consequence, one of the goals of introducing the GST is to ensure that the refund process is simpler so that producers and exporters do not face difficulties due to delays. Through ensuring that the refund process is completed easily, tax administration can become more efficient.

The GST law includes rules on refunds and seeks to streamline and standardize the processes for refunds under the GST law. A uniform method has now been developed to make requests for refunds. The appeals process can be performed electronically in a timely manner.

Eligibility Criteria

Any registered taxable person, other than an input service distributor / component taxpayer / TDS deductor / TCS Collector, may claim the refund of taxes paid on exports under the following conditions:

  • The taxpayer who filed the form GSTR-1, providing the export details in Table 6A of GSTR-1, together with the Integrated Tax details of the shipment, may claim the refund.
  • The taxpayer who filed the form GSTR-3B shall be the return of the relevant tax period for which the refund may be claimed.

GST REFUND IN EXPORTS CASE WITHOUT PAYMENT OF IGST

The refund of the input tax credit is granted as follows:-

Refund Amount = (Turnover of zero rated supply of goods + Turnover of zero rated supply of services) x Net ITC Amount = Adjusted Total turnover

Where,

  1. “Refund amount” means the maximum refund which is admissible;
  2. “Net ITC means an input tax credit applied to inputs and input services during the relevant period;
  3. “Turnover of zero rated service delivery” means the value of zero rated service delivery made without payment of duty under bond or LUT
  4. “Turnover of zero rated service delivery” means the value of zero rated service delivery.
  5. “Adjusted total turnover” means the turnover excluding the value of exempt supplies, other than zero, during the relevant period
  6. The relevant period shall be the period for which the request for refund has been filed.

What is the deadline to claim the refund?

The time limit to claim the refund shall be 2 years from the date of the refund.

In each case, the relevant date is different.

Reason for GST Refund-                                         Relevant Date

  1. Overpayment of GST- Date of payment
  2. Export or deemed export of goods or services – Date of dispatch / loading / passing the border
  3. ITC accumulates as output is tax-exempt or zero-rated- The last date of the financial year to which the credit belongs
  4. Finalization of the provisional assessment- The date on which the tax is adjusted

Also, if the refund is paid with delay, the interest shall be 24 per cent p.a. It’s due to the government.

List of Documentary evidence required for GST Refund Processing

Exports of goods without payment of IGST

The application shall be accompanied by any of the following documentary evidence in the form of GST RFD-01, as applicable:

  1. Copy of the form RFD 01 A filed on the common portal & RNA (Application Reference Number).
  2. GSTR-3B / GSTR-3/GSTR 1 of the specific month
  3. Copy of the undertaking as referred to in Circular 24/2017
  4. Copy of the undertaking of no prosecution pursuant to Rule 91(1) of the CGST Rules of 2017.
  5. Statement 3 (Rule 89(2)(b) and (c)) 6. Statement 3A Rule 89(4) (Calculation of refunds).
  6. Invoices for export & invoices for input service 8. Bank Certificate / Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate Details.
  7. Copy Statement 1: Application for refund has not been filed with any other authority.
  8. 10. Copy Statement 2: No refund has been claimed against the respective invoices (ITC)
  9. Copy Declaration 3: Applicant did not contravene Rule 91(1) of the CGST Rules 2017 Requirement of no prosecution for the last 5 years
  10. Copy of Declaration 4:as per GST RFD-01
  11. Copy of Declaration 5: Drawback not used
  12. Copy of Declaration 6: Declaration on unfair enrichment

Export of services with or without payment of IGST

The application shall be usually accompanied, as generally applicable, by any of the following documentary evidence in the form GST RFD-01:

  1. Copy of the form GSTRFD-01 A filed on the common portal A&ARN print out.
  2. GSTR-3B / GSTR-3 print out of a given month.
  3. Statement-2 as provided for in Rule 89(2)(c) of the CGST Rules 2017
  4. Copy of the undertaking by the applicant pursuant to Circular 24/2017
  5. Copy of the Export & Input Services Invoice.
  6. Copy of the BRC / FIRC to export services
  7. Proceedings of no prosecution Rule 91(1) of CGST Rules 2017
  8. Filing of the declaration in accordance with GST RFD-01 of
  9. Filling the Declaration No Drawback was made available to
  10. Filling the declaration No export duty shall apply to exports
  11. Filling the declaration of unjust enrichment along with the CA certificate if the amount is more than 2 lakes.

Zero Rated Supplies to Special economic zone Unit / Special economic zone Developers

The request shall be accompanied by any of the following documentary evidence in the form GST RFD-01, as applicable:

  1. Copy of the form RFD 01 A filed on the common port & ARN.
  2. GSTR-3B / GSTR-3 Print of a special month.
  3. Copy of Statement-4 in accordance with Rule 89(2)(d) and (e)
  4. Copy of the undertaking by the applicant pursuant to paragraph 2.0 of Circular 24/2017
  5. Property officer’s endorsement of receipt of goods in SEZ (Provision Rule 89 of CGST Rules 2017).
  6. Copy of the undertaking of no prosecution pursuant to Rule 91(1) of the CGST Rules 2017.
  7. Tax invoices as laid down in Rule 46 of the CGST Rules 2017 8. Copy of the undertaking by SEZ developer / Unit as not claimed by ITC.

 Deemed exports

  1. Declaration of GST RFD-01 – (Claimed not to exceed ITC)
  2. Copy of the undertaking as referred to in Notice No. 49/2017 by receipt of the Supply stating no claims by Refund & ITC
  3. Statement-5B Rule 89(2)(g) of the CGST 2017 Rules 4. Printout GSTR-3B / GSTR-3
  4. Copy of GSTR RFD-01 & /ARN
  5. Copy of undertaking no prosecution Rule 91(i)
  6. Copy of the undertaking by the applicant as provided for in 24/2017

ITC accumulated as a result of the inverted tax structure

  1. Copy of the form RFD 01 A filed on the common port & ARN
  2. GST-3B / GST-3 of the month
  3. Copy of the undertaking as indicated in Circular 24/2017
  4. Copy of the undertaking of no prosecution pursuant to Rule 91(1) of the CGST Rules 2017.
  5. Refund Amount as provided for in Rule 89(5) of the CGST Rules 2017:
  6. Copy of the Statement 1 Rule 89(2)(h) of the CGST Rules 2017 and Article 54(3)(ii) of the CGST Act 2017
  7. Self-declaration of unwarranted enrichment along with the CA certificate if the amount is more than 2 lakes

Excess cash available in the cash ledger

  1. Copy of the form RFD 01 A filed on the common port & AMN
  2. Copy GSTR-3B/3 of the month
  3. Statement 7 pursuant to Rule 89(2)(k)
  4. Copy of Cash & Credit Ledger

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