Audit by tax authorities, Sec 65 of CGST Act, 2017



Section 65 of CGST Act, 2017 Audit by tax authorities



The below post explains about Audit by tax authorities under section 65 of CGST Act,2017.


Section 65 of CGST Act, 2017 explains Audit by tax authorities as below: (The amendments if any will also be updated here soon).


The extract of Section 65 of CGST Act,2017 quoted below:


65  Audit by tax authorities.


65. (1) The Commissioner or any officer authorised by him, by way of a general or a

specific order, may undertake audit of any registered person for such period, at such frequency

and in such manner as may be prescribed.

Audit by tax authorities, Sec 65 of CGST Act, 2017(2) The officers referred to in sub-section (1) may conduct audit at the place of business

of the registered person or in their office.

(3) The registered person shall be informed by way of a notice not less than fifteen

working days prior to the conduct of audit in such manner as may be prescribed.

(4) The audit under sub-section (1) shall be completed within a period of three months

from the date of commencement of the audit:

Provided that where the Commissioner is satisfied that audit in respect of such

registered person cannot be completed within three months, he may, for the reasons to be

recorded in writing, extend the period by a further period not exceeding six months.

Explanation.––For the purposes of this sub-section, the expression “commencement

of audit” shall mean the date on which the records and other documents, called for by the tax

authorities, are made available by the registered person or the actual institution of audit at

the place of business, whichever is later.

(5) During the course of audit, the authorised officer may require the registered


(i) to afford him the necessary facility to verify the books of account or other

documents as he may require;
(ii) to furnish such information as he may require and render assistance for

timely completion of the audit.

(6) On conclusion of audit, the proper officer shall, within thirty days, inform the

registered person, whose records are audited, about the findings, his rights and obligations

and the reasons for such findings.

(7) Where the audit conducted under sub-section (1) results in detection of tax not

paid or short paid or erroneously refunded, or input tax credit wrongly availed or utilised, the

proper officer may initiate action under section 73 or section 74.



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