GST What is refund in GST Regime?

Raju Choudhary

Staff member
Ans. Refund has been discussed in section 54 of the CGST/SGST Act.
“Refund” includes

(a) any balance amount in the electronic cash ledger so claimed in the returns,

(b) any unutilized input tax credit in respect of (i) zero rated supplies made without payment of tax or, (ii) where the credit has accumulated on account of rate of tax on inputs being higher than the rate of tax on output supplies (other than nil rated or fully exempt supplies),

(c) tax paid by specialized agency of United Nations or any Multilateral Financial Institution and Organization notified under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947, Consulate or Embassy of foreign countries on any inward supply