Interest on delayed refunds, Sec 56 of CGST Act, 2017

 

 

Section 56 of CGST Act, 2017 Interest on delayed refunds

 

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The below post explains about Interest on delayed refunds under section 56 of CGST Act,2017.

 

Section 56 of CGST Act, 2017 explains Interest on delayed refunds as below: (The amendments if any will also be updated here soon).

 

The extract of Section 56 of CGST Act,2017 quoted below:

 

56  Interest on delayed refunds

 

56. If any tax ordered to be refunded under sub-section (5) of section 54 to any

applicant is not refunded within sixty days from the date of receipt of application under subsection

(1) of that section, interest at such rate not exceeding six per cent. as may be specified

Interest on delayed refunds, Sec 56 of CGST Act, 2017in the notification issued by the Government on the recommendations of the Council shall be

payable in respect of such refund from the date immediately after the expiry of sixty days

from the date of receipt of application under the said sub-section till the date of refund of

such tax:

Provided that where any claim of refund arises from an order passed by an adjudicating

authority or Appellate Authority or Appellate Tribunal or court which has attained finality

and the same is not refunded within sixty days from the date of receipt of application filed

consequent to such order, interest at such rate not exceeding nine per cent. as may be

notified by the Government on the recommendations of the Council shall be payable in
respect of such refund from the date immediately after the expiry of sixty days from the date

of receipt of application till the date of refund.

Explanation.––For the purposes of this section, where any order of refund is made by

an Appellate Authority, Appellate Tribunal or any court against an order of the proper

officer under sub-section (5) of section 54, the order passed by the Appellate Authority,

Appellate Tribunal or by the court shall be deemed to be an order passed under the said

sub-section (5).

 

 

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