Backed by a court decision, the goods and services tax (GST) authorities may now directly recover interest accrued on non-payment of GST due to mismatch in invoices without sending any notice.
In a recent matter of Bharti Airtel, the Punjab & Haryana High Court lifted a stay ordered earlier, to directly recover interest accrued to the tune of Rs 5.77 crore on late payment of tax due to a mismatch.
Direct recovery means that the tax authorities are not required to send notices. The authorities may recover the amount by various means such as deducting the money owed to assesses, for instance, in input tax credit. Or, it could detain their goods and sell them.