Any individual distressed with the request passed by an arbitrating authority can record an appeal under GST before the Principal Authority.
Who is Adjudicating Authority in appeal under GST?
Adjudicating Authority is the authority which passes an order or decision against which we appeal in GST.
Who is First Appellate Authority in Appeal under GST?
- The first appellate authority would be Commissioner (Appeals) where the adjudicating authority is Additional or Joint Commissioner
- (ii) The first appellate authority would be Joint Commissioner (Appeals) where the adjudicating authority is Deputy or Assistant Commissioner or Superintendent
Appealable Orders under GST appeal.
Following are the orders against which the aggrieved person may file an appeal in GST –
Assessment or Demand Order
Assessment Non-Demand Order
Filling of appeal under GST.
Along with the necessary documents, an GST appeal must be submitted on Form GST APL-01. When allure is documented, temporary affirmation will be given right away. However, the final acknowledgement with the GST appeal number must be submitted manually on Form GST APL-02, along with a copy of the order appealed against and a statement of the facts and grounds of appeal in GST, within seven days of the provisional acknowledgement’s issuance.
Time Limit for filling an appeal under GST.
The appeal must be filed within three months of the adjudicating authority’s communication of the order. However, if a justifiable reason for the delay and sufficient evidence are provided, the provision of condonation of delay in filing an GST appeal only allows for an additional month.
Appeal Fee for Appeal in GST.
No Appeal fee is levied as such
Requirement of Pre-deposit before filling an appeal in GST–
With the filing of appeal in GST, a specific amount has to be deposited as per below –
- i) In respect of the amount admitted – 100% of tax, interest, fine, fee and penalty
- ii) In respect of disputed amount – 10% of the tax in dispute, subject to maximum of twenty five crore rupees
However, in case of order with respect to detention or seizure, 25% of the penalty as specified in the order has to be paid.
Adjournment of hearing – The appellate authority may adjourn the hearing upto three times on showing of sufficient cause at any stage of hearing.
Time Limit to decide an appeal in GST.
Every appeal shall be decided within a period of one year from its filling, if it is possible to do so for the authority.
Want to add another ground of appeal at the time of hearing?
Additional ground of appeal is allowed, if the authority is satisfied that the omission of that ground was not willful or unreasonable.
Refund of Pre-Deposit in GST appeal
Where the pre-deposit is liable to be refunded in pursuance of appellate authority’s order, the taxpayer may file a refund application then the amount of pre-deposit shall be refunded along with interest from the date of payment of such amount till the date of refund.
Not satisfied with the order of First Appellate Authority?
If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the order of First Appellate Authority too, then he may go for an appeal before –
(i) National Appellate Tribunal
(ii) High Court
(iii) Supreme Court
Any person aggrieved by any order or decision passed under the GST Act (s) has the right to appeal to the Appellate Authority under Section 107. It must be an order or decision passed by an “adjudicating authority”. However, some decisions or orders (as provided for in Section 121) are not appealable.
A person unhappy with any decision or order passed against him under GST by an adjudicating authority can appeal to the First Appellate Authority . If they are not happy with the decision of the First Appellate Authority they can appeal to the National Appellate Tribunal, then to High Court and finally Supreme Court.