Get your pending GST refunds on exports of goods sanctioned quickly. CBIC is observing GST refund fortnight across all its field formations from 16th – 31st July, 2018 to deal exclusively with the pending GST refund claims (IGST & ITC).

Refunds of GST have been a concern for the Government and Trade for the past several months.  In this regard, the CBIC has observed two special drives cum refund fortnights in the Month of March, 2018 (15th to 31st March, 2018) and June, 2018 (31st May to 16th June, 2018) respectively. These refund fortnights have provided a lot of relief to the trade. In the 1st refund fortnight, Rs. 4265 Crore IGST refunds and Rs. 1136 Crore ITC refunds were sanctioned by field formations of CBIC. Similarly, during the 2nd refund fortnight, Rs. 6087 Crore IGST refunds and Rs. 1548 Crore ITC refunds were sanctioned by CBIC. In case of IGST refunds for goods exported out of India, the percentage of amount of refund claims disposed by CBIC is already more than 90%.

However, in order to liquidate pendency further, and to handhold/guide the trade for applying for the refund claims in a proper manner, it has been decided to observe another refund fortnight from 16th July, 2018 to 30th July, 2018. Dedicated refund cells and helpdesks would be provided for exporters to get their refund claims processed, in each Commissionerate.

The exporters and export organizations are requested to take benefit of this opportunity to get their pending refund claims processed. The facility to view reasons for pending IGST refunds have been provided on ICEGATE. As the IGST refund procedure is designed for seamless electronic processing if sufficient and correct details are filed by the exporter, so Export organisations and Export Promotion Councils must come forward to assist exporters in observing the correct procedure to file refund claims and in rectification efforts in the case of errors.

All the  Chief’ Commissioners concerned have been directed to ensure the following with regard to the third Refund  fortnight:

i Dedicated refund cells and helpdesks to be provided for exporters/trade in each Commissionerate/Division ;

ii Outreach programme in the zone so as to guide the trade in filing proper refund claims and making sure that every claimant who generates a refund application in FORM GST RFD-01A, is made aware as to how and where he/she can submit the refund application;

iii Immediate disbursal  of sanctioned  refund  claims I forwarding  of sanction orders to the State authorities concerned ; and

iv To dispose of all pending ITC refund applications received till 15th June, 2018 by the end of this rcfund disposal fortnight.

v. To dispose of all pending shipping hills filed prior to 15th June 2018 and where GSTN has transmitted records to Customs EDI system

It has been further directed that the Chief Commissioners shall personally  monitor the disposal of pending cases, and to send a report every Friday to Member (Customs) and Member (GST)for IGST and RFD-01A claims, respectively.


Please follow the following steps while applying for refund in FORM GST RFD-01A

  • File FORM GST RFD-01A on the common portal
  • Take a print out of the filled in form and submit before jurisdictional tax officer along with all supporting documents.
  • The refund claim needs to be filed with the jurisdictional tax authority to which the taxpayer has been assigned as per the administrative order issued by the Chief Commissioner of Central Tax and the Commissioner of State
  • The refund claim needs to be filed only with one tax authority. No need to file claims separately with Centre and State for refund of CGST and SGST respectively.
  • It is not enough to file FORM GST RFD-01A on the common portal. Your refund claim will not be processed until you submit a printout of the form to the jurisdictional tax office.

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