Bombay HC relief for GST assessees amid non-existence of tribunal

No recovery from taxpayers once a declaration of intent filed by them to appeal against order of lower authorities is put on record

The panel was expected to submit a report by last month and suggest various steps to raise revenue, including hiking the lowest slab and rationalising the slab

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Taxpayers will get relief from recovery if they file a declaration of their intent to appeal against the order of lower authorities, even as the GST Appellate Tribunal is yet to be constituted, ruled the Bombay High Court.

Once the declaration is put on record, there would be no recovery, the court ordered.

In case the assessee fails to file such a declaration within the stipulated time, officers wishing to initiate recovery proceedings must first give him 15 days to do so, the court said.

The court interpreted the content of a circular issued by the state authorities in this regard. 

First Published: Mar 10 2023 | 2:18 PM IST

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