The Board issued the Customs (Verification of Identity and Compliance) Regulations, 2021, on Tuesday. They is not going to apply to central authorities, state governments, and public sector undertakings.
“The Commissioner of Customs may impose a penalty not exceeding fifty thousand rupees on a person who contravenes any provision of these regulations or who fails to comply with any provision of these regulations,” the CBIC mentioned within the notification.
In case of failure of authentication, advantages of products clearance, refunds, disadvantage or some other any financial profit arising out of import or export can be suspended.
“This is a good move on the part of the government from perspective of preventing revenue leakage and with GST collections on rise with the introduction of preventive regulations, it is hoped that these rules would lead to better customs duty collection as well,” mentioned Abhishek Jain, tax companion at EY.
“Having said this, the government will have to ensure that genuine taxpayers don’t face unnecessary hassles,” he added.
The regulations state that Commissioner of Customs could choose for verification any importer or exporter that has availed advantages of products clearance, refunds, disadvantage or some other any profit, financial or in any other case, arising out of import or export.
Such particular person can be knowledgeable by means of the Common Portal and shall furnish the assorted paperwork or data particularly doc of incorporation, a doc evidencing the appointment of licensed signatories, if relevant, PAN, GSTIN, and financial institution assertion, Income Tax Return, and so on. evidencing monetary standing of the particular person on the Common Portal inside 15 days of such intimation of choice.
The Commissioner of Customs has been empowered to ask for any doc or data within the Customs Automated System from the particular person, with a view to defending the curiosity of income or stopping smuggling.
The officer, shall undertake verification and put together a verification report on the Customs Automated Systems inside 30 days of the submission of the paperwork and knowledge. This is permitted to 60 days in case of bodily verification, extendable by 15 days.
The Commissioner of Customs shall on the premise of the report of verification submitted by the correct officer, and different proof as deemed essential, decide the end result of the verification inside fifteen days and trigger its entry on the Customs Automated System.
“The outcome of the verification shall be informed to the person concerned on the Common Portal within a period of 7 days from the date of determination,” the notification added.
The regulations additionally state provisions for enchantment by the affected social gathering.