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Commerce Ministry raises issue of DRI notices to exporters over IGST with Finance Ministry

The Commerce Ministry has taken up the issue of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) notices being sent to 1,000 exporters for alleged violation of Goods and Services Tax with its finance counterpart, an official said. 

"Overzealous revenue collection" against exporters 

The Commerce Ministry has stated that the "overzealous revenue collection" move by DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) was against exporters. 

The Ministry has demanded integrated goods and services tax (IGST) exemption for inputs used in exports between October 2017 and January 2019, the official said. 

In a letter to the Department of Revenue, the Commerce Ministry said that the demand of giving retrospective IGST exemption to exporters could be taken up by the GST Council, chaired by the Finance Minister and comprising State Ministers.

 

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