Online Application Process for Refund of GST
Goods and Services Tax Common Portal now offers the refund of GST on account of excess balance in electronic cash ledger, export of goods and/or services, supplying to an SEZ unit etc. In this guide, we will elaborate on the process of filing application for refund of GST on the common portal.
Step-1: Login to GST Common Portal
Taxpayers shall login to the common portal with their credentials. Once into the system, the following dashboard will show:
Step 2: Navigate to Application for Refund Option
From your dashboard you need to navigate to “Application for Refund” option under Services > Refunds > Application for Refund
Step 3: Choose Type of Refund
Next, you will be redirected to Refund dashboard wherein you need to select the type of refund for which you need to apply for the refund. Below the types of refund currently available on GST Portal. Here you need to select the tax period for which you need to file refund application.
Step 4: Enter Refund Amount to be Claimed
There are two sections on GST Refund dashboard, the first one tells about the Balance Available in Cash Ledger and the second section requires the taxpayer to fill in the amount of GST refund to be claimed. Taxpayer also needs to select the bank account in which he needs the credit of refund. Once these fields are filled, taxpayer needs to save the application and click on Proceed.
Step 5: Submit with DSC/EVC
Finally, the taxpayer needs to file the refund application either with the help of Electronic Verification Code (EVC) or Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) as the case may be.
Once filed, the taxpayer will receive the acknowledgment of Refund Application. There has been a doubt whether this acknowledgment needs to be presented to jurisdiction officer physically, but there is no such requirement and the taxpayer will automatically receive the credit of GST refund in his bank account with a period of 60 days from the date of refund acknowledgement.