25 Jan



What are the main reasons for getting GST notice?

Important tips for handling instructions from the GST department?

What are the consequences of ignoring GST notices?

Due to higher GST tax evasion and lower GST revenue, the Government of India has tightened the GST compliance check. Frequent notices are sent for a variety of reasons, including tax evasion, non-compliance with rates, late files, missing, incorrect receipts, e-way bill mismatch and non-payment.

It is important to understand the many suggestions that corporations or professionals may receive, as well as their timing, consequences, and the tax authorities' response time.


There are several reasons why a GST registered taxpayer may receive a GST notice; Some may be due to non-compliance, some may be due to regular audits by tax authorities; As a result, not all suggestions are serious.

Below are the top ten reasons to get GST notices.

1.      The GSTR 2A report on the GST portal and the side of the purchase (Incoming) do not match in the invoice

2.      The most common reason is non-filing or delay of GST return.

3.      Cancellation request for closed GST number.

4.      Incorrect input tax credit claim in GST return

5.      Non-payment of taxes

6.      GSTR1 does not match the details in invoice and e-way bills

7.      Input tax credit refund

8.      Lack of GST registration even if the turnover threshold is exceeded.

9.      (Profiteering) High GST rates apply on sales

10.   Incorrect documents or insufficient documents at the time of GST registration.


We've compiled a list of the top ten tips on how to handle notice from the GST department

1.      Identify whether the notice has come from Central GST Department or State GST Department. If the notice is sent by CGST, it must include DIN; otherwise, the GST notice is invalid.

2.      Check whether the notification was issued online or offline. Check to see if the internet number listed at the top left of the notice has been issued electronically.

If it was sent to you by email, you should only reply to it online.

3.      Be sure to check the notice deadline. You will be able to respond to the GST notice to the company within the deadline set in the GST notice and if you are unable to do so, request a written extension from the authority. Reasons for expansion should be relevant and not common. Examples of common reasons are unavailability of accountants or "untimely processing of documents".

4.      If you are submitting your response to the GST officer's office, you should make sure you get a receipt from him or her.

5.      It is important to answer the exact questions asked in the notice. Despite requesting something completely different, businesses often respond differently.

For example, the company must respond to discrepancies between e-way bill data vs. GSTR 3B and the available ITC.

Instead of giving a proper explanation for the discrepancy amount, the business responded by stating that the ewe bill was not necessary because the value of the bill was less than the threshold amount and an e-way bill was also created in case of currency distribution.

6.      Always show the scheduled date for your personal hearing. If AR appears on your behalf, make sure that his name is updated on the GST portal.

He or she must have authorization from you, along with proof of his or her ID. You should ask AR to make a statement only when absolutely necessary and only respond to inquiries when he or she is sure of the answers.

7.      Stay in touch with the GST department if possible. When presenting your case, speak politely and nicely to the officer. Your claims and arguments must be supported by evidence relevant to the issue.

Even if you know you're right and the authorities are putting together some different facts, don't be upset. Request that he/she post your points on the note page.

8.      Always sign the note page when you appear in person or when you are asked to do so.

9.      Never be afraid to ask for information about the allegation made in the Relied upon document (RUD), calculation sheet and notice from the officer.

10.   If you feel that you cannot address the notice yourself, seek advice and suggestions from a knowledgeable GST expert and reputable GST consultant.

All of these processes will make your notice experience as easy as possible and protect your organization from various problems.


If a GST registered taxpayer receives a notice, he or she must act to respond to it; otherwise, the consequences can be serious and include any of the following.

1.      Recovery of tax liabilities directly from the bank (this is the scariest part)

2.      Denial of GST refund

3.      Property auction

4.      Confiscation of property

5.      Financial penalties

6.      De-registration of GST

7.      Denial of new GST registration

8.      In all the above cases, the penalty will be levied for late filing / non-payment / misrepresentation, in addition, interest will be charged on the GST tax payable.


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