CBIT and Customs issues clarification on processing of refund applications for UIN agencies

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIT) has issued clarification on processing of refund applications for UIN agencies. In order to clarify some of the issues and to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of the law across field formations, the Board clarifies the following issues:

·       UIN agencies are requested to manually furnish a statement containing the details of all the invoices on which refund has been claimed, along with refund application.

·       The recording of UIN on the invoice is a necessary condition under rule 46 of the CGST Rules, 2017. If suppliers / vendors are not recording the UINs, action may be initiated against them under the provisions of the CGST Act, 2017.

·       If  UIN has not been recorded on the invoices pertaining to refund claim for the quarters of July – September 2017, October – December 2017 and January – March 2018, a one-time waiver is being given by the Government, subject to the condition that copies of such invoices will be submitted to the jurisdictional officers and will be attested by the authorized representative of the UIN agency

[Circular 43/17/2018]

URL - http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources/htdocs-cbec/gst/Circular_No.43.pdf