As per notification number 49/2019-Central Tax, dated 9 October 2019, every authorized officer should first communicate the details of any tax, interest, and penalty ascertained to the assessee. Form GST DRC 01 is utilized for this. In this article, we will briefly discuss the essence of Form GST DRC-01A, the difference between DRC-01 and DRC-01a, DRC 01 format, and what is DRC 01 in GST.
Note: On 15 October 2020, the CBIC via Notification number 79/2020 – Central Tax notified that furnishing information in Form GST DRC 01A is made discretionary to the authorized officer.
As per the notification mentioned above (49/2019-Central Tax), if any taxpayer has to pay tax, interest, and penalty under sub-section (1) of section 73 or 74 of the CGST Act then, the authorized officer should first communicate the details of the tax, interest, and penalty ascertained by him/her in Part A of Form GST DRC-01A to the taxpayer. This works as an intimation. If the taxpayer fails to deposit the ascertained liability within the prescribed date, the authorized officer can issue a show-cause notice.
When a taxpayer receives an intimation in Part A of Form GST DRC01A, he/she can use the Part B of Form GST DRC-01 to respond. Through Part B, the taxpayer can communicate the following to the authorized officer: