GST Tip – 346

When the concerned officer issues notice to the taxable person for not paying or short payment of tax or erroneously refunded or input tax credit wrongly availed or utilised by reason of fraud or any wilful misstatement or suppression of facts to evade tax, if the taxable person pays the interest @ 18% and penalty @25% and intimates the concerned officer in FORM GST DRC-03, then the concerned officer will shall issue an order in FORM GST DRC-05 concluding the proceedings in respect of the said notice.

GST Tip – 344

Before serving of the notice in FORM GST DRC-01 by the tax officer, the taxpayer can pay the taxpayer can pay interest @ 18% as per section 50 of the CGST Act and also a penalty of 15% as per Subsection 5 of section 74 and submit the same to the concerned officer in FORM GST DRC-03.

GST Tip 183

The tax rate for Cess under GST as part of the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, starts from 15% to 190% in case of sin goods on ad valorem basis and in the case of goods, it is on per ton basis like coal, peat etc at the rate of Rs 400 per ton.