The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs vide its circular dated June 28, 2019 has issued clarifications regarding the wrong mapping of refund applications in Form GST RFD-01A on the common portal.
The clarifications have been sought regarding the new system introduced for processing the refund applications through jurisdictional proper officer of the tax authority on common portal. Doubts has been raised that applications that are being processed on common portal is transferred to such tax authority one to which the taxpayer has not been administratively assigned. Concerns have also been raised that whether such tax authority to which the application is wrongly transferred is empowered to process such application.
The matter is clarified as that the tax authority to whom the application is wrongly transferred and the re-assignment of such application is not possible on common portal then, the authority to which the application was transferred electronically will process such refund application. Further, such tax authority after processing the application may inform the common portal about the wrong mapping of the refund applications and request to update it accordingly.
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