1. Notification No. 15/2017 – Central Tax – 7/7/2017

Rule 96 : Refund of integrated tax paid on goods exported out of India

After the words, figures and letters “FORM GSTR 3”, the words and figures “or FORM GSTR-3B, as the case may be;” shall be inserted;

i.e. only after filling of valid GSTR 3 or 3B taxpayer can claim refund of IGST paid on export of Goods

2. For Exporter to submit LUT or Bond

Notification No. 16/2017 – Central Tax – 7/7/2017

the registered person who intends to supply goods or services for export without payment of integrated tax, for furnishing a Letter of Undertaking in place of a Bond.

1. The following registered person shall be eligible for submission of Letter of Undertaking in place of a bond:-

(a) a status holder as specified in paragraph 5 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015- 2020; or

(b) who has received the due foreign inward remittances amounting to a minimum of 10% of the export turnover, which should not be less than one crore rupees, in the preceding financial year, and he has not been prosecuted for any offence under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) or under any of the existing laws in case where the amount of tax evaded exceeds two hundred and fifty lakh rupees.

2. The Letter of Undertaking shall be furnished in duplicate for a financial year in the annexure to FORM GST RFD – 11 referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 96A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 and it shall be executed by the working partner, the Managing Director or the Company Secretary or the proprietor or by a person duly authorized by such working partner or Board of Directors of such company or proprietor on the letter head of the registered person.

3. Notification No. 17/2017 – Central Tax – 27/7/2017

Rule 46, for the third proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-

“Provided also that in the case of the export of goods or services, the invoice shall carry an endorsement “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT/SUPPLY TO SEZ UNIT OR SEZ DEVELOPER FOR AUTHORIZED OPERATIONS ON PAYMENT OF INTEGRATED TAX” or “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT/ SUPPLY TO SEZ UNIT OR SEZ DEVELOPER FOR AUTHORIZED OPERATIONS UNDER BOND OR LETTER OF UNDERTAKING WITHOUT PAYMENT OF INTEGRATED TAX”,

4. Notification No. 37/2017 – Central Tax New Delhi, the 4th October, 2017

For exporters to submit LUT instead of Bond

  • all registered persons who intend to supply goods or services for export without payment of integrated tax shall be eligible to furnish a Letter of Undertaking in place of a bond except those who have been prosecuted for any offence under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) or the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) or any of the existing laws in force in a case where the amount of tax evaded exceeds two hundred and fifty lakh rupees;
  • the Letter of Undertaking shall be furnished on the letter head of the registered person, in duplicate, for a financial year in the annexure to FORM GST RFD – 11 referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 96A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 and it shall be executed by the working partner, the Managing Director or the Company Secretary or the proprietor or by a person duly authorized by such working partner or Board of Directors of such company or proprietor;

The provisions of this notification shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of zero-rated supply of goods or services or both made by a registered person (including a Special Economic Zone developer or Special Economic Zone unit) to a Special Economic Zone developer or Special Economic Zone unit without payment of integrated tax.

5. Notification No. 51/2017 – Central Tax New Delhi, the 28th October, 2017

in rule 96, in sub-rule (2), the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that where the date for furnishing the details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 for a tax period has been extended in exercise of the powers conferred under section 37 of the Act, the supplier shall furnish the information relating to exports as specified in Table 6A of FORM GSTR-1 after the return in FORM GSTR-3B has been furnished and the same shall be transmitted electronically by the common portal to the system designated by the Customs:

Provided further that the information in Table 6A furnished under the first proviso shall be auto-drafted in FORM GSTR-1 for the said tax period.”

6. Notification No. 55/2017 – Central Tax New Delhi, the 15th November, 2017

 after rule 97, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-  (In respect of refund for export)

“97A. Manual filing and processing. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, in respect of any process or procedure prescribed herein, any reference to electronic filing of an application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or electronic issuance of a notice, order or certificate on the common portal shall, in respect of that process or procedure, include manual filing of the said application, intimation, reply, declaration, statement or issuance of the said notice, order or certificate in such Forms as appended to these rules.”;

Inclusion of Form GST RFD 01A Application for Refund (Manual) and other procedure for manual refund process

7. Notification No. 40/2017-Central Tax (Rate) New Delhi, the 23rd October, 2017

Levy of 0.10 percent GST on supply made by manufacturer to merchant exporter: subject to fulfillment of the following conditions, namely

  • the registered supplier shall supply the goods to the registered recipient on a tax invoice;
  • the registered recipient shall export the said goods within a period of ninety days from the date of issue of a tax invoice by the registered supplier;
  • the registered recipient shall indicate the Goods and Services Tax Identification Number of the registered supplier and the tax invoice number issued by the registered supplier in respect of the said goods in the shipping bill or bill of export, as the case may be;
  • the registered recipient shall be registered with an Export Promotion Council or a Commodity Board recognized by the Department of Commerce;
  • the registered recipient shall place an order on registered supplier for procuring goods at concessional rate and a copy of the same shall also be provided to the jurisdictional tax officer of the registered supplier;
  • the registered recipient shall move the said goods from place of registered supplier – (a) directly to the Port, Inland Container Deport, Airport or Land Customs Station from where the said goods are to be exported; or (b) directly to a registered warehouse from where the said goods shall be move to the Port, Inland Container Deport, Airport or Land Customs Station from where the said goods are to be exported;
  • if the registered recipient intends to aggregate supplies from multiple registered suppliers and then export, the goods from each registered supplier shall move to a registered warehouse and after aggregation, the registered recipient shall move goods to the Port, Inland Container Deport, Airport or Land Customs Station from where they shall be exported;
  • in case of situation referred to in condition (vii), the registered recipient shall endorse receipt of goods on the tax invoice and also obtain acknowledgement of receipt of goods in the registered warehouse from the warehouse operator and the endorsed tax invoice and the acknowledgment of the warehouse operator shall be provided to the registered supplier as well as to the jurisdictional tax officer of such supplier; and
  • when goods have been exported, the registered recipient shall provide copy of shipping bill or bill of export containing details of Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) and tax invoice of the registered supplier along with proof of export general manifest or export report having been filed to the registered supplier as well as jurisdictional tax officer of such supplier.

The registered supplier shall not be eligible for the above mentioned exemption if the registered recipient fails to export the said goods within a period of ninety days from the date of issue of tax invoice.

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3 responses to “Amendments in GST since implementation as applicable to Export / Exporters”

  1. B.SEKAR says:

    MR.DIVESH, i CAME TO KNOW THAT NEW NOTIFICATION WAS MADE ASOF 15.11.2017 IN WHICH, IT IS STATED THAT NO BOND AND FD IS REQUIRED, ONLY LUT IS ENOUGH.
    IF IT IS WRONG PLEASE CORRECT ME.

    • dpsodha says:

      The same provided vide notification no. 37 /2017 – Central Tax New Delhi, dated 4th October, 2017. So then onward filling of LUT is sufficient.

  2. Ravina Lakhani says:

    Well explained.

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