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April 28, 2021

Implementation of PMT-03 to re-credit the ITC sanctioned as refund

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in GST

Implementation of PMT-03 to re-credit the ITC sanctioned as refund

A tax payer is entitled to refund of tax wrongly paid or paid in excess (other than zero rated supplies), in the same mode by which the tax liability was discharged. There by if the tax was paid by partly debiting the credit ledger and partly debiting the cash ledger, the refund shall be sanctioned in the same proportion. The cash part has to be sanctioned and credited to the bank account of the tax payer, and the credit part should be re-credited to the electronic credit ledger of the tax payer through PMT-03.

The PMT-03 functionality available at present in the online refund module is only for re-crediting of the rejected amount that has been debited at the time of filing of refunds. A new enhanced PMT-03 functionality has been developed and deployed in the system now. This new functionality would enable re-credit of proportional amount in accordance with the new GST rules.

Read full Advisory below

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SYSTEMS & DATA MANAGEMENT

GST & CENTRAL EXCISE,

GST BHAVAN No. 26/1, MAHATHMA GANDHI ROAD, NUNGAMBAKKAM,
CHENNAI -34

ADVISORY No. 8 /2021- REFUNDS

Sub: Implementation of PMT-03 to re-credit the ITC sanctioned as refund- Reg

Kind reference is invited to the notification No.16/2020-Central Tax dated 23.03.2020, vide which sub-Rule (4A) has been inserted in Rule 86 of the CGST Rules, 2017 and Para 4 of the Circular No 135/05/2020 dated 31.03.2020, wherein the procedure for refund of tax paid on supplies, other than zero rated supplies was provided.

As per sub-Rule 4A of Rule 86 of the CGST Rules, 2017 read with Para 4 of the Circular supra, a tax payer is entitled to refund of tax wrongly paid or paid in excess (other than zero rated supplies), in the same mode by which the tax liability was discharged, i.e., if the tax was paid by partly debiting the credit ledger and partly debiting the cash ledger, the refund shall be sanctioned in the same proportion. The cash part has to be sanctioned and credited to the bank account of the tax payer by issuance of RFD-05 and the credit part should be re-credited to the electronic credit ledger of the tax payer through PMT-03.

The PMT-03 functionality available at present in the online refund module is only for re-crediting of the rejected amount that has been debited at the time of filing of refunds. In order to enable the operationalisation of re-crediting of ITC sanctioned as refund towards tax wrongly paid or paid in excess by debiting the credit ledger, a new enhanced PMT-03 functionality has been developed and deployed in the system. This new functionality is applicable only to the following 4 types of refund as provided in the referred circular.

i. Refund of excess payment of tax;
ii. Refund of tax paid on intra-State supply which is subsequently held to be inter-
State supply and vice versa;
iii. Refund on account of assessment/provisional assessment/appeal/any other order;
and
iv. Refund on account of “any other” ground or reason.

The procedure to use this functionality is explained in detail in the User Manual that is attached herewith. It is requested to share this advisory and user manual with all the officers processing refunds in your jurisdiction for necessary action. Any difficulty in using the functionality and processing the applications may please be reported to helpdesk by raising tickets with cbicmitra.helpdesk@icegate.gov.in.

(S. Thirunavukkarasu)
Additional Director General

To

  1. All the Pr. Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of GST Zones.
  2. The Member and Pr. Director General, Systems & Data Management, New Delhi.
  3. The Pr. DG/DG, DGGI/DGGST/DG (Audit)/DG (TPS).
  4. The Commissioner, GST (Policy Wing).
  5. All the Pr. Commissioners/Commissioners of GST.
  6. The ADGs of Systems, New Delhi/ Bengaluru / Kolkata/Mumbai.

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