Rs 91,149 cr GST refunds out of Rs 97,202 cr received disposed by CBIC
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Rs 91,149 cr GST refunds out of Rs 97,202 cr received disposed by CBIC

New Delhi, Dec 3: Total GST refunds to the tune of Rs 91,149 crore have been disposed by Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs(CBIC) and State authorities out of the total refund claims of Rs 97,202 crore received so far, Finance Ministry said on Monday.

Thus, the disposal rate of 93.77 per cent has been achieved.

The pending GST refund claims amounting to Rs 6,053 crore are being expeditiously processed so as to provide relief to eligible claimants, the Ministry said.

Refund claims without any deficiency are being cleared expeditiously.

In case of IGST refunds, about 95 per cent (Rs 48,455 crore) of the total IGST refund claims (Rs 50,928 crore) transmitted to Customs from GSTN as on November 28 have already been disposed. The remaining claims amounting to Rs 2,473 crores are held up on account of various deficiencies which have been communicated to exporters for remedial action.

'In the case of RFD-01A (ITC Refunds plus other refunds) claims, out of the total refund claims of Rs 46,274 crore received in the jurisdictional tax offices, the pendency as on December 3 is Rs 902 crores with Centre and Rs 2,678 crore with States. Provisional/final order has been issued in case of refunds amounting to Rs 37,406 crore,' the Ministry said.

In claims amounting to Rs. 5,288 crore, deficiency memos have been issued by respective GST authorities and action will be taken after receipt of replies from the claimants.

Efforts are being made continuously to clear all the pending refund claims, where ever requisite information is provided and found eligible.

Co-operation of the exporter community is solicited to ensure that they respond to the deficiency memos and errors communicated by Centre and State GST as well as Customs Authorities and also exercise due diligence while filing GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B returns as well as Shipping Bills. (UNI)