GST TIP – 448

As per Circular No. 05/2018-Customs, the exporters have to fill the Table 6A of the GSTR – 1
with correct details like the Invoice number, Taxable value, IGST paid, Shipping Bill number,
Shipping Date and Port Code. If the above values are missing or not matching the refund
application will not be processed.


26th Meeting of the GST Council meets & decides Extension of tax exemptions for exporters for six months

Sending a strong positive signal to the exporting community, the GST Council in its 26thmeeting held here today decided to extend the available tax exemptions on imported goods for a further 6 months beyond 31.03.2018. Thus, exporters presently availing various export promotion schemes can now continue to avail such exemptions on their imports upto 01.10.2018, by which time an e-Wallet scheme is expected to be in place to continue the benefits in future.

In a related development which would benefit the exporters, the Council reviewed the progress in grant of refunds to exports of both IGST and Input Tax Credit.  The Council appreciated that the pace of grant of IGST refund has picked up. Thereafter, the Council directed GSTN to expeditiously forward the balance refund claims to the Customs/Central GST/State GST authorities, as the case may be, for their immediate sanction and disbursal.

It may be recalled that in its meeting held on 06.10.2017 the Council had noted that exporters are experiencing difficulties of cash blockage on account of having to upfront pay GST / IGST on the inputs, raw materials etc. / finished goods imported / procured for purposes of exports. An interim solution was found by re-introducing the pre-GST tax exemptions on such imports. Additionally, for merchant exporters a special scheme of payment of GST @ 0.1% on their procured goods was introduced. Also, domestic procurement made under Advance Authorization, EPCG and EOU schemes were recognized as ‘deemed exports’ with flexibility foreither the suppliers or the exporters being able to claim a refund of GST / IGST paid thereon. All these avenues were made available upto 31.03.2018.

The permanent solution agreed to by the Council was to introduce an e-Wallet scheme w.e.f. 01.04.2018. The e-Wallet scheme is basically the creation of electronic e-Wallets, which would be credited with notional or virtual currency by the DGFT. This notional / virtual currency would be used by the exporters to make the payment of GST / IGST on the goods imported / procured by them so their funds are not blocked.

On 16.12.2017, Finance Secretary constituted a Working Group with representatives of Central and State Governments to operationalize the e-Wallet scheme. After reviewing the progress, the Council noted that whereas some preparatory work had been done, more needs to be done to address a large number of technical, legal and administrative issues that have been identified. The Council appreciated that this would require more time. The Council was also unanimous that there should be no disruption that may affect the exports. Accordingly, the Councilagreed to:

(a)        Defer the implementation of the e-Wallet scheme by 6 months i.e., upto 01.10.2018; and

(b)        Extend the present dispensation in terms of exemptions etc. which is available up to 31.03.2018, for a further 6 months i.e., upto 01.10.2018.




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GST Tip – 382

The final acceptance for the claim of input tax credit in respect of any tax period, for the matched tax invoice, debit note or for IGST paid on imports shall be made available electronically to the registered person making such claim in FORM GST MIS-1 through the common portal.

GST Tip – 368

As per Rule 96A, if any registered person wants to supply goods or services without payment of integrated goods and service tax for export of goods or services, have to furnish Letter of Undertaking or Bond to the FORM GST RFD-11 to the jurisdictional Commissioner.

GST Revenue Figures – As on 25th September, 2017

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced on 1st of July, 2017. In the press release dated 29th August, 2017, it was reported that the total revenue of GST paid under different heads for the month of July, 2017 (upto 29th August) was Rs. 92,283 crore. Out of the total GST collection of Rs. 92,283 crore, the total CGST revenue was Rs. 14,894 crore, SGST revenue was Rs.22,722 crore, IGST revenue was Rs.47,469 crore (of which IGST from imports was Rs.20,964 crore) and Compensation Cess was Rs.7,198 crore (of which Rs.599 crore is Compensation Cess from imports). Many assessees have been filing the returns for July 2017 belatedly and till 31st August, 2017 and the total GST paid for July is Rs. 94,063 crore.

  1. The last date for payment of GST as well as filing of GSTR 3B return for the month of August 2017 was 20th September, 2017. The total number of tax payers who were required to file monthly returns for August 2017 is 68.20 lakhs, of which, as on 25th September, 2017, 37.63 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed.
  2. The total revenue of GST paid under different heads (upto 25th September, 2017) is Rs. 90,669 crore. The total CGST revenue is Rs. 14,402 crore, SGST revenue is Rs. 21,067 crore, IGST revenue is Rs. 47,377 crore (of which IGST from imports in August 2017 is Rs. 23,180 crore) and Compensation Cess is Rs.7,823 crore (of which Rs. 547 crore is Compensation Cess from imports in August 2017).
  3. The above figures obviously do not include the GST to be paid by 10.24 lakh assessees who have opted for the composition scheme. Additionally, there are still a number of assessees who have not filed their return either for July or August, 2017. The increase in the above stated figures will be informed in due course.


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GST Tip – 296

Section 6.1 of GSTR – 3B, details of payment for GST has to be shown. Amount of Tax Payable, Amount of Tax paid under GST utilizing the ITC and balance amount in cash has to be shown along with interest and late if any payable for CGST, SGST, UTGST, IGST and Cess.

GST Tip – 264

As per Notification No. 18/2017 -Integrated Tax (Rate), services imported by SEZ or SEZ developer for authorized operations are exempted completely from Integrated Goods and Service Tax.