Circular No.ES/197/2017-18 October 21, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Procedure of validating the Bank Accounts and rectification of EGM errors for smooth availing of IGST Refund through PFMS Portal
The Council has received information/ Facility Notice from Air Cargo Customs (Sahar) informing about the procedure of validating the bank accounts and rectification of Export General Manifest (EGM) errors for smooth availing of IGST Refund through PFMS Portal.
The Notice (enclosed) and the message/ email (produced here- below) received from the Air Cargo Customs are pertaining to problems in connection with smooth availing of IGST Refunds through PFMS Portal.
Further, it may also be informed that exporters are facing problems relating to EGM Errors, non-validation of bank accounts in Customs EDI / Icegate, etc. Since all disbursements are going to be through PFMS, it is mandatory that the bank account details in Customs EDI and the GSTN shall be the same.
In view of the above, members are requested to kindly check their bank account details and validate it in Customs EDI and ensure that it is the same as available in GSTN.
The detailed information received from the Air Cargo Customs is enclosed for your kind reference and perusal.
Encl.: 1)Facility Notice No. 25/ 2017
________________________________________________________________________________________ Email Message
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSONER OF CUSTOMS (EXPORT)
AIR CARGO COMPLEX, SAHAR, ANDHERI (E), MUMBAI-400099
Subject: Procedure of validating the Bank Accounts and rectification of EGMerrors for smooth availing of IGST Refund through PFMS Portal
Please recall the Awareness Seminar Cum Workshops this Commissionerate (Export) of Air Cargo Complex has successfully conducted ( on 3rd, 13th and 16th Oct, 2017) for the awareness of Exporters, Customs Broker Association, Members of Trade and the Govt. Agencies related to Trade Facilitation regarding IGST Export Refunds and discussed the issues which may hinder the smooth disbursal of refunds. The issues which may happen to be the impediments in smooth disbursal may be relating to EGM Errors, Non-validation of bank accounts in Customs EDI / Icegate.Since all disbursement are going to be through PFMS, it is mandatory that the bank account details in Customs EDI and the GSTN shall be the same. Other issues may be mismatch of information in GSTR 1 ( in special reference to Table 6 A) as well as GSTR3 which shall be taken care of by all exporters.
In your case, the IGST Export Refunds are pending to be disbursed on account of any of the above mentioned issues. This office has verified that there is no EGM error, as the EGM for your Shipping Bills has already been generated. The list of pending Shipping Bills pertaining to your Refund are attached.
It is, therefore, requested that you may check up your bank account and validate it in Customs EDI and ensure that it is the same as available in GSTN. Also, you may like to verify your GSTR1 and GSTR 3 details for any invoice mismatch. Your efforts may help this department disburse your eligible IGST Refund soon.
In case of any difficulty, please approach the IGST Help Desk of Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai.
Vijay M. Khopkar
Superintendent Of Customs