Form GST FORM DRC-03 : FAQs

By | June 5, 2018
(Last Updated On: June 11, 2018)

Payment on Voluntary Basis (Form GST FORM DRC-03 )

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1. What is the facility for Payment on Voluntary Basis?

Payment on Voluntary Basis is a facility given to tax payers to make payment u/s 73 or 74 of the CGST Act, 2017 within 30 days of issuance of Show Cause Notice (SCN). Payment could also be made by taxpayers before SCN is issued.

Section 73 of CGST Act 2017Determination of tax not paid or short paid or erroneously refunded or input tax credit wrongly availed or utilised for any reason other than fraud or any wilful misstatement or suppression of facts.
Section 74 of CGST Act 2017Determination of tax not paid or short paid or erroneously refunded or input tax credit wrongly availed or utilised by reason of fraud or any wilful misstatement or suppression of facts.

2. When can I make voluntary payment?

You can make voluntary payment before issue of notice u/s 73 or 74 of the CGST Act, 2017 or within 30 days of issue of show cause notice (SCN) under the said sections. You cannot make voluntary payment after 30 days of issue of SCN.

3. What are the pre-conditions to make voluntary payment?

The pre-conditions to make voluntary payment are:

a. In case, voluntary payment is made before issue of SCN

  • Show Cause Notice under determination of tax should not have been issued.

b. In case, voluntary payment is made after issue of SCN or statement

  • 30 days’ time has not lapsed since SCN is issued.

4. Can I make partial payment against a liability declared voluntarily?

GST Portal does not allow for making partial payments against a liability declared voluntarily. The payment has to be made with reference to amount being demanded or already demanded in SCN.

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