Seeks to extend period to pass order under Section 54(7) of CGST Act.

Section 54(7) of CGST Act provides that final order in GST refund shall be issued within sixty days from the date of receipt of application complete in all respects  but considering Pandemic CCovid-19 CBIC notified that  If GST refund order date falls between 20th March to 29th June 2020 in that case refund order can be issued within 75 days (i.e. 60 + 15 Days) of receipt of reply of notice or 30th June 2020, whichever is later.

Ministry Of Finance
(Department Of Revenue)
(Central Board Of Indirect Taxes And Customs)

Notification No. 46/2020 –Central Tax

New Delhi, the 9th June, 2020

G.S.R. 361(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with section 20 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), and section 21 of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), in view of the spread of pandemic COVID-19 across many countries of the world including India, the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby notifies that in cases where a notice has been issued for rejection of refund claim, in full or in part and where the time limit for issuance of order in terms of the provisions of sub-section (5), read with sub-section (7) of section 54 of the said Act falls during the period from the 20th day of March, 2020 to the 29th day of June, 2020, in such cases the time limit for issuance of the said order shall be extended to fifteen days after the receipt of reply to the notice from the registered person or the 30thday of June, 2020, whichever is later

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 20th day of March, 2020.

[F. No. CBEC-20/06/03/2020-GST]


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