Traders Facing Troubles To Get IGST Tax Refunds in AP

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Traders Facing Troubles To Get IGST Tax Refunds in AP


Tax authorities had started an alternative mechanism to clear the errors which was happened in the information given the trades to GSTN and customs Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system while the Traders facing difficulties to claim the refunds on IGST (Integrated Goods and Service Tax) paid on exports.

The traders are facing lots of difficulties in claiming the refunds on IGST paid on exports due to mistakes in the information furnished to GSTN or Customs EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) System, noticed by the tax authorities.

The Chief Commissioner’s office, CGST, Visakhapatnam Zone has said that, “In many cases, the refunds have been held up because of the mismatch of invoice numbers and values submitted in GSTR-1 and shipping bills. To resolve this, an alternative mechanism has been provided to give exporters an opportunity to rectify such errors committed in the initial stage and claim refund”.

The officials say that, the exporters now able to approach the “IGST Refund Cell” of respective Custom Houses to clear the errors in the information and get the tax refunds.

Special cells to address such queries pertaining to the problems exporters facing in GSTN, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) System, have already set up by ‘The Inland Container Depot in Vizag and the Custom Houses.’

The wrong details which were entered in the GSTR-1 returns will be corrected in the next month by filing amendments in the Table-9 of the GSTR-1.

On February 23 the tax authorities have advised exporters to refer to the circular issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs issued.


Ph: 0891-2565140 (Visakhapatnam Custom House) and mail to

Ph: 0884-2375632 (Kakinada Custom House) and mail to

Ph: 0861-2377722 (Krishnapatnam Custom House) and mail to

Ph: 0863-2344213 (Inland Container Depot, Vizag) and mail to



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