A compounding application format is a document used by taxpayers to apply for compounding of an offence committed under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act. Compounding of an offence means that the taxpayer requests to pay a specified amount of money in lieu of prosecution for the offence committed. This application is submitted to the Commissioner of State Taxes or Chief Commissioner of State Taxes at the respective GST office.
The compounding application format typically includes the details of the applicant such as their name, address, and GST registration number. The application also contains the details of the offence committed, including the section of the CGST Act under which the offence was committed, the date of the offence, and the amount of tax involved. If any penalty was imposed, the details of the same are also mentioned in the application.
In the compounding application, the applicant must provide a reason for committing the offence and express their intent to compound the same. They should assure that they will abide by the conditions laid down by the department and pay the compounding fee as applicable. Along with the application, the applicant must submit relevant documents such as a copy of the GST registration certificate, copy of the order imposing penalty (if any), and any other relevant documents as required.
The application format should be drafted in a formal tone, using clear and concise language, and should include all necessary details required by the department. It is important to note that the application for compounding of an offence is at the discretion of the department and may be accepted or rejected based on the circumstances of the case.
The Commissioner of State Taxes/Chief Commissioner of State Taxes,
[Address of the respective GST office]
Subject: Application for Compounding of Offence
I, [Name of the Applicant], the proprietor/partner/director of [Name of the Firm/Company], having [GSTIN/Registration Number], would like to apply for compounding of offence under section [Section number] of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, [Year].
The details of the offence are as follows:
- Date of offence: [Date]
- Section under which the offence was committed: [Section number]
- Amount of tax involved: [Amount]
- Penalty imposed, if any: [Penalty details]
I would like to bring to your notice that the offence was committed unintentionally due to [Reason for committing the offence]. However, I understand the gravity of the offence committed and would like to request for compounding of the same.
I hereby request you to consider my application for compounding of offence and provide me with an opportunity to compound the same. I assure you that I will abide by the conditions laid down by the department and pay the compounding fee as applicable.
Enclosed herewith, please find the following documents:
- Copy of GST registration certificate
- Copy of the order imposing penalty, if any
- Any other relevant documents as required
Thank you for considering my application. Please let me know if any further information is required.
[Name of the Applicant]