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Extension of facility of LUT to all exporters

Circular No.ES/169/2017-18                                                          October 5, 2017  

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Extension of facility of LUT to all exporters

Dear Member,

To facilitate exports under GST, CBEC has issued Notification No. 37/2017-Central Tax dated 4th October, 2017 specifying certain conditions and safeguards for furnishing a Letter of Undertaking in place of a Bond by a registered person who intends to supply goods or services for export without payment of integrated tax which are as follows –

(i)all registered persons who intend to supply goods or services for export without payment of integrated tax shall be eligible to furnish a Letter of Undertaking in place of a bond except those who have been prosecuted for any offence under the Central GST Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) or the Integrated GST Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) or any of the existing laws in force in a case where the amount of tax evaded exceeds two hundred and fifty lakh rupees;

(ii)the Letter of Undertaking shall be furnished on the letter head of the registered person, in duplicate, for a financial year in the annexure to FORM GST RFD – 11 referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 96A of the Central GST Rules, 2017 and it shall be executed by the working partner, the Managing Director or the Company Secretary or the proprietor or by a person duly authorised by such working partner or Board of Directors of such company or proprietor;

(iii)In case the registered person fails to pay the tax due along with interest, as specified under sub-rule (1) of rule 96A of Central GST Rules, 2017, within the period mentioned in clause (a) or clause (b) of the said sub-rule, the facility of export without payment of integrated tax will be deemed to have been withdrawn and if the amount mentioned in the said sub-rule is paid, the facility of export without payment of integrated tax shall be restored.

Please note that the provisions of this notification shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of zero-rated supply of goods or services or both made by a registered person (including a Special Economic Zone developer or Special Economic Zone unit) to a Special Economic Zone developer or Special Economic Zone unit without payment of integrated tax.

Members may kindly make note of the above.

Thanking You,

SRIJIB ROY
ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR

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