The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 CIRCULARS and ADVANCE RULING

Body Circular No. 36/10/2018-GST F.No.349/48/2017- TRU Dated 13th March, 2018

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise and Customs

GST Policy Wing


The Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners/Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Central Tax (All)

The Principal Director Generals / Director Generals (All)

The Principal Chief Controller of Accounts, CBEC Madam / sir,

Subject: Processing of refund applications for UIN entities

The GST Council, in its 23rd meeting held at Guwahati on 10th November 2017, has decided that the entities having Unique Identity Number (UIN) may be given centralized registration at the option of such entities. Further, it was also decided that the Central Government will be responsible for all administrative compliances in respect of such entities.

2. In order to clarify some of the issues and to ensure uniformity of implementation across field formations, the Board, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 168 (1) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as "CGST Act") hereby clarifies the following issues:

3. Status of registration for UINs:

i. Entities having UINs are given a special status under the CGST Act as these are not covered under the definition of registered person. These entities have been granted UINs to enable them to claim refund of GST paid on inward supply of goods or services or both received by them. Therefore, if any such entity is making supply of goods or services or both in the course or furtherance of business then such entity will need to apply for GSTIN as per the provisions contained in the CGST Act read with the rules made thereunder.

ii. The process for applying for UIN has been outlined under Rule 17 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as "CGST Rules"). As stated in the said rule, any person covered under clause (a) of sub-section (9) of section 25 of the CGST Act may submit an application electronically in FORM GST REG-13 on the common portal. Therefore, Specialised agency of the United Nations Organisation or any Multilateral Financial Institution and Organisation notified under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947, Consulate or Embassy of foreign countries shall apply for grant of UIN electronically by filling FORM GST REG-13.

iii. Due to delays in making available FORM GST REG-13 on the common portal, an alternative mechanism has been developed. Entities covered under clause (a) of sub-section (9) of Section 25 of the CGST Act may approach the Protocol Division, Ministry of External Affairs in this regard, who will facilitate grant of UINs in coordination with the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and GSTN.

iv. It is clarified that the facility of single UIN is optional and an entity may seek more than one UIN.

4. Filing of return by UIN agencies:

i. The procedure for filing returns by UIN entities is specified under sub-rule (1) of Rule 82 of the CGST Rules. The UIN entity is required to file details of inward supplies in FORM GSTR-11.

ii. It may be noted that return in FORM GSTR-11 is required to be filed only for those tax periods for which refund is being claimed. In other words, if an UIN entity is not claiming refund for a particular period, it need not file return in FORM GSTR-11 for that period.

5. Applying for refund by UIN agencies:

i. All the entities who have been issued UINs and are notified under Section 55 of the CGST Act will be eligible for refund of inward supply of goods or services in terms of notification No. 16/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June 2017 as amended.

ii. It may be noted that the conditions specified under the said notification need to be complied with while applying for refund claims. Further, field officers are hereby instructed to ensure that all the certificates / undertaking etc. as stipulated in the said notification be duly checked while processing the refund claims.

iii. The procedure for filing a refund application has been outlined under Rule 95 of the CGST Rules which provides for filing of refund on quarterly basis in FORM RFD-10 along with a statement of inward invoices in FORM GSTR-11. It is hereby clarified that FORM GSTR-11 along with FORM GST RFD-10 has to be filed separately for each of those quarters for which refund claim is being filed.

iv. Agencies which have been allotted UINs may visit User Manual / FAQ section on the common portal ( for step by step instructions on how to file FORM GSTR-11 and FORM RFD-10.

v. It is hereby clarified that all the entities claiming refund shall submit the duly filled in print out of FORM RFD-10 to the jurisdictional Central Tax Commissionerate. All refund claims shall be processed and sanctioned by respective Central Tax offices. In order to facilitate processing of refund claims of UIN entities, a nodal officer has been designated in each State details of whom are given in Annexure A. Application for refund claim may be submitted before the designated Central Tax nodal officers in the State in which the UIN has been obtained.

vi. There may be cases where multiple UINs existed for the same entity but were later merged into one single UIN. In such cases, field formations are requested to process refund claims for earlier unmerged UINs also. Hence, the refund application will be made with the single UIN only but invoices of old UINs may be declared in the refund claim, which may be accepted and taken into account while processing the refund claim.

6. Passing of refund order and settlement of funds:

i. The facility of centralized UIN ensures that irrespective of the type of tax (CGST, SGST, IGST or Cess) and the State where such inward supply of goods or services have been procured, all refunds would be processed by Central authorities only. Therefore, field formations are advised that all refunds are to be processed on merits irrespective of where and which type of tax is paid on inward supply of goods or services or both by such entities.

ii. A monthly report as prescribed in Annexure B is required to be furnished to the Director General of Goods and Services Tax by the 30th of the succeeding month.

iii. Field officers shall send a copy of the order passed for such refunds to their State counterparts for information purposes only.

7. It is requested that suitable trade notices may be issued to publicize the contents of this circular.

8. Difficulty, if any, in implementation of the above instructions may please be brought to the notice of the Board. Hindi version would follow.


(Upender Gupta)

Commissioner (GST)

Annexure A

S.No. State/UT Nodal Commissionerate Contact Address of the Commissionerate Nodal Officer Phone number and E-mail id of Nodal Officer


Andhra Pradesh Guntur CGST GST Bhavan, Kannavarithota, Guntur-522004 Mr. K. Mahipal Chandra, Assistant Commissioner 0863-2234713, mahipal. chandra@gov. in


Andaman & Nicobar Islands Haldia Assistant Commissioner of Central Tax. A & N Division, Kandahar Marg (VIP Road), Port Blair - 744103 Mr. T Inigo, Assistant Commissioner, Andaman & Nicobar


Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar CGST &CX Commissionerate, Itanagar-791110 Mr. N.K.Nandi, Assistant Commissioner 0360-2351213,


Assam Dibrugarh CGST & CX Commissionerate, Dibrugarh-786003 Mr. B.B.Baruah, Assistant Commissioner 0373-2314082 , Bbhusan.baruah@gov. in


Assam Guwahati CGST & CX Commissionerate, Guwahati-781005 Mr. Sanjeet Kumar, Assistant Commissioner 0361-2465197 ,


Bihar Patna-II 4th Floor, C.R.Building (Annexe), Bir Chand Patel Path, Patna-800001 Mr. Suhrit Mukherjee, Assistant Commissioner 0612-2504814, suhrit9933 @gmail. com


Chandigarh Chandigarh Plot No. 19 Sector 17-C, C.R Building Chandigarh Ms.Mamta Saini, Deputy Commissioner 0172-2704196,


Chhattisgarh Raipur Division-II, CGST Bhawan Civil Lines, Raipur Mr. Sumit Kumar Agrawal, Assistant Commissioner 0771-2425636 sumitk. agrawal@gov. in


Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman 2nd Floor, Hani's Landmark, Vapi-Daman Road, Chala , Vapi, Gujarat Mr. B.P. Singh, Additional Commissioner, Daman 0260-2460502,


Daman and Diu Daman 2nd Floor, Hani's Landmark, Vapi-Daman Road, Chala , Vapi, Gujarat Mr. B.P. Singh, Additional Commissioner, Daman 0260-2460502,


Goa Goa GST Bhavan, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji-403001 Mr. S. K. Sinha, Additional Commissioner 0832-2437190, sanj ay 1. sinha@icegate. gov. in


Gujarat Gandhinagar O/o the Commissioner, CGST, Gandhinagar Custom House,Near All India Radio, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380009. Dr. Amit Singal, Joint Commissioner 079-27540424,


Haryana Gurugram Plot No. 36-37, Sector-32, Gurugram Mr. Raj Karan Aggarwal, Assistant Comissioner 0124-2380269,


Himachal Pradesh Shimla Camp at Plot No. 19 Sector 17-C, C.R Building Chandigarh Mr.Nikhil Kumar Singh, Assistant Commissioner 0172-2704196,


Jammu and Kashmir Jammu OB-32, Rail Head Complex, Jammu Mr.Prakash Choudhary, Assistant Commissioner 0191-2475320,


Jharkhand Ranchi 5th Floor, C.R.Building, 5-A, Main Road, Ranchi-834001 Mr. Debabrata Chatterjee, Assistant Commissioner 0651-2330218,


Karnataka Bengaluru (South) Bengaluru South Commissionerate, C.R. Building, Queen's Road, Bengaluru-560001 Mrs. Gayathri Chandra Menon, Assistant Commissioner 080-25522370


Kerala Kochi Central Revenue Building, I.S. Press Road, Kochi-682018 Mr. Ashwin John George, Assistant Commissioner 0484-2533169


Lakshadweep Kochi Central Revenue Building, I.S. Press Road, Kochi-682018 Mr. Ashwin John George, Assistant Commissioner 0484-2533169


Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Division - I Bhopal, Jail Road Paryawas Bhawan, Bhopal Mr. Piyush Thorat, Assistant Commissioner 0755-2761620,


Maharashtra Mumbai Central 4th Floor, GST Bhavan, 115, M.K.Road, Opp Churchgate Station, Mumbai-400020 Ms. Manpreet Arya, Additional Commissioner 022-26210384,


Manipur Imphal CGST &CX Commissionerate, Imphal-795001 Mr. R.K.Shurchandra Singh,Assistant Commissioner 0385-2460735,


Meghalaya Shillong CGST &CX Commissionerate, Shillong-793001 Mr. Om Prakash Tiwary, Assistant Commissioner 0364-2506758,


Mizoram Aizawl CGST & CX Commissionerate, Aizawl-796001 Mr. L.Ralte, Deputy Commissioner 0389-2346515 ,


Nagaland Dimapur CGST &CX Commissionerate, Dimapur-797112 Mr. Gopeswar Chandra Paul, Assistant Commissioner 0386-2351772, paul.gopeswar3


NCT of Delhi Delhi (South) 2nd & 3rd Floor, EIL Annexe Building, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110066 Mr. Shikhar Pant, Assistant Commissioner 011-40785842


Odisha Bhubaneshwar C.R. Building, (GST Bhawan),Rajaswa Vihar, Bhubaneshwar-751007 Mr. Sateesh Chandar, Joint Commissioner 0674-2589694


Puducherry Puducherry I, Goubert Avenue (Beach Road), Puducherry -605001. Joint Commissioner 0413-2224062, 0413-2331244, pondycex. gst@gov. in


Punjab Ludhiana Central Excise House, F-Block, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana. Mr.Neeraj Soi, Deputy Commissioner 0161-2679452, soineeraj @gmail. com


Rajasthan Jaipur N.C.R. Building, Statue Circle, Jaipur Mrs. Ruchita Vij, Additional Commissioner 0141-2385342 ruchitavij


Sikkim Siliguri Gangtok CGST Division, Indira Byepass Road, Sichey Near District Court, Gangtok - 737101 Mr. Puran Lama, Assistant Commissioner, Sikkim (Gangtok) 03592-284182,


Tamil Nadu Chennai (North) GST Bhawan, 26/1, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai -600034 Additional Commissioner 044-28331177, 044-28331188, commr-cexchn1


Telangana Hyderabad O/o the Principal Commissioner of Central Tax, Hyderabad GST Commissionerate, GST Bhawan, L B Stadium Road, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad - 500004. Mr. P. Anand Kumar, Additional Commissioner 040-23240725,


Tripura Agartala CGST &CX Commissionerate, Agartala-799001 Mr. S.K.Mazumdar, Assistant Commissioner 0381-2304099 ,


Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 7-A, Ashok Marg,Lucknow-226001 Mr. Avijit Pegu, Assistant Commissioner 0522-2233001,


Uttarakhand Dehradun Office of the Commissioner, Central Goods & Services Tax, E-Block, Nehru Colony, Dehradun Mr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla 0135-2668668, sanj ay2. in


West Bengal Kolkata (North) 180, Shanti Pally, Rajganda Main Road, Kolkata Mr. Shobhit Sinha, Assistant Commissioner 033-24416813, Shobhitsinhaj sr@gov. in

Annexure B

Office of the Commissioner

Report for the month of

Name of the State Details of the Entity Time Period Name of the State for which refund has been sanctioned Central Tax State Tax / UT Tax Integrated tax Cess
  Name UIN From To