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GST Council had issued an Office Memorandum dated October 19, 2022 which is concerned with Authority regarding action consequential to the issuance of Show Cause Notice and for issuance of recurring SCN.




  • A taxpayer located within a State is open to enforcement action by both authorities.

For example, an enforcement action against a taxpayer, assigned to State tax authorities, can be initiated by the Central tax authorities (and vice versa).

In such cases, all the consequential action relating to the case including, but not limited to, appeal, review, adjudication, rectification, revision will lie with the authority which had initiated the enforcement action.

Refund in such cases may, however, be granted only by jurisdictional tax authority, administering the taxpayer.


  • Issuance of recurring SCNs does not involve any fresh investigation as the subject matter as well as ground of SCN remain the same. Therefore, such recurring SCNs are to be issued by the actual jurisdictional authorities (which is responsible for assessment of returns of the taxpayer).

Example: Even if investigation is conducted by Central tax authorities and initial SCN is issued by them, the recurring SCN may be issued only by the jurisdictional tax authority administering the taxpayer and if the such jurisdictional tax authority is State tax, the recurring SCN may be issued by the concerned State tax authority.

Hope you find it interesting and useful to read.

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