A Haryana Excise and Taxation department spokesman said that a committee comprising three senior most additional excise and taxation commissioners from department side posted at headquarter and the joint excise and taxation commissioner (Taxation) as the member secretary would be competent to approve refund of VAT above Rs. 25 lakh.
The senior most additional excise and taxation commissioner would be chairman of the committee.
He said that officer-in-charge of the range would be competent for refund upto Rs. 25 lakh. Officer-in-charge of the district would be competent for refund of upto Rs. 10 lakh and excise and taxation officer or assistant excise and taxation officer would be competent for refund of upto Rs. one lakh.
He said that lower authorities would submit the record of the case at appropriate level along with their recommendations to the competent authority at least 30 days before the time prescribed for issuing refund without interest lapses.
The competent authority would intimate its decision to the lower authority well in time. It may increase or decrease the amount of refund by order in writing or order that no refund is due but no adverse order would be passed without giving the affected person a reasonable opportunity of being heard, he added.
He said that the committee constituted for the approval of refund above Rs. 25 lakh would meet at least once a week to decide the cases of refund sent by the field offices.