The respondent is directed to refund IGST paid in regard to the good exported with 7% simple interest from the date of shipping bills till the date of actual refund.
Section 16 of the IGST Act, 2017— Refund – The petitioner prayed for directions to the respondent to grant refund of IGST paid on export from August 2017 along with appropriate interest on such refund amount. The refund was not paid for the reason that the petitioner had inadvertently mentioned the drawback claim under column - A instead of column - B. A similar issue was dealt by a Division Bench in its judgement and order dated 27th June 2019 passed in the case of M/s. Amit Cotton Industries vs. Principal Commissioner of Customs. The said judgement has attained finality and this Court, while allowing the petition, directed for refund of the IGST paid in regard to the good exported with 7% simple interest from the date of shipping bills till the date of actual refund.
Held that:- The Hon’ble High Court allowed the petition and directed the respondents to refund the IGST amount as claimed within a period of four weeks along with 7% interest.