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Centre decides to speed up input tax refund to exporters

New Delhi: The government has decided to speed up input tax refund to exporters. As per rule 91 of CGST Rules, 2017, ninety percent of the refund amount claimed shall be granted on a provisional basis within a period not exceeding seven days from the date of acknowledgement of the refund claim. This was declared by Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance on Tuesday.

Further, as per section 54(7) of the CGST Act, 2017, the final order for granting refund shall be issued within sixty days from the date of receipt of the complete application. Out of total taxpayers under GST, 64% were also registered under a previous tax regime. No specific study has been undertaken on the impact of GST transition

64% of the total taxpayers registered under GST have transitioned from the previous tax regime to GST as on 2nd March 2018.

The processing of refund claim is being done after the claimant has filed the GST return and the grant of the refund shall be within sixty days from the date of receipt of the complete application. 

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