GST What is the quantum of penalty provided for in the CGST /SGST Act?

Raju Choudhary

Staff member
Ans. Section 122(1) provides that any taxable person who has committed any of the offences mentioned in section 122 shall be punished with a penalty that shall be higher of the following amounts:
  • The amount of tax evaded, fraudulently obtained as refund, availed as credit, or not deducted or collected or short deducted or short collected, or
  • A sum of Rs. 10,000/-.
Further Section 122(2) provides that any registered person who has not paid tax or makes a short payment of taxon supplies shall be a liable to penalty which will be the higher of:
  • 10% of the tax not paid or short paid, or
  • Rs. 10,000/-