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Customs Refund - CBEC's Customs Manual 2015 - Customs

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..... ms Act, 1962 deals with the refund of duty and interest. As provided therein, refund of duty and interest can be claimed either by a person who has paid the duty in pursuance to an order of assessment or a person who has borne the duty. 2.2 Any person claiming refund of any duty or interest has to make an application in duplicate in the form as prescribed in the Customs Refund Application (Form) Regulations, 1995, to the jurisdictional Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Customs. 3. Relevant dates for submission of a refund application: 3.1 In terms of Section 27 of the Customs Act, 1962 an application for refund is required to be filed within one year from the date of payment of duty and interest. Normally, the time limit of one year .....

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..... ed already. 4.2 Where on scrutiny, the application is found to be complete in all respects the Customs issues an acknowledgement in the prescribed Form. However, in case the application is found to be incomplete, the Customs will return the same to the applicant, pointing out the deficiency. The applicant has to then re-submit the application after making good the deficiency. 4.3 The application of refund found to be complete in all respects by Customs, is processed to see if the whole or any part of the duty and interest paid by the applicant is refundable. In case, the whole or any part of the duty and interest is found to be refundable, an order for refund is passed. However, in view of the provisions of unjust enrichment enshrined .....

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..... licant had not passed on the incidence of the duty and interest thereon, if any, to any other person. The Order-in-Original passed by the Assistant/Deputy Commissioner of Customs on the refund application should be a speaking order providing specific details including the relevant financial records that are relied upon to arrive at a conclusion whether the burden of duty or interest, as the case may be, has been passed on or not. Refund orders issued in a routine and casual manner thereby sanctioning the amount but crediting the same to the Consumer Welfare Fund without going through the factual details of the case and the due process as provided in the first proviso cannot be considered as a complete and speaking order. 6. Interest on d .....

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..... nhance transparency in refund disbursement is as follows: (a) Receipt and acknowledgement of all refund applications: All refund applications made under Section 27 of the Customs Act, 1962 whether by post or courier or personal delivery, shall be received by the department and a simple receipt of having received the 'refund application' shall be issued immediately. The receipt should make it clear that the application has not been scrutinized for its completeness. These applications are required to be scrutinized for their completeness within 10 working days of their receipt, for giving acknowledgement by the Proper Officer as per the Customs Refund Application (Form) Regulations, 1995. Hence, if any deficiency is found in the ap .....

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..... to the applicant by a cheque drawn on the authorised bank with which the sanctioning authority maintains account. After the cheque is signed, it shall either be delivered to the claimant or his authorised representative personally or sent to him by Registered Post 'Acknowledgement Due' at Government cost, on the basis of pre-receipt already obtained from the claimant. (d) Audit: Pre-audit of refund claims (other than those to be post-audited) will be conducted by the Assistant/Deputy Commissioner (Audit), in the Commissionerate Headquarters Office. Thereafter, the Assistant/Deputy Commissioner of Group/ Division will pass an order-in-original in respect of the claim. Thereafter, the orders- in-original passed in this regard shal .....

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..... structions, all Commissioners of Customs shall establish a mechanism for maintenance of a comprehensive database in their respective website, indicating the receipt, acknowledgement, action taken for disposal (either payment or rejection) of refund applications and those pending at the end of the month. The details of refund application such as name of the claimant, file number, date of application, amount of refund claimed, date of its acknowledgement shall be indicated in chronological order by the date of its receipt. The applications may be serially numbered for each year and shall be shown in a single list indicating their respective status distinctly. The illustrative status that could be mentioned for easy understanding of any applic .....

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