Letter of Undertaking (LUT)
₹ 3,000/- (all inclusive)
- Discussion and collection of basic Information
- Collection of required documents
- Preparation for the Letter of Undertaking
- Online Submission of LUT
- Sharing Acknowledgment bearing ARN
What is Letter of Undertaking (LUT) ?
Letter of Undertaking is abbreviated as LUT. The Letter of Undertaking is a document submitted by the exporter in order to export goods or services without the payment of taxes. In case the LUT is not filed, the exporter may export by payment of IGST and then claim the refund of tax paid. Filing LUT is convenient than refund mode as the exporters do not wish to indulge into hassles of refunds and block their funds. The eligibility criteria to apply for LUT is comparatively relaxed than to the erstwhile system.
Letter of Undertaking is filed online using the form GST RFD 11. By filing LUT, the exporter undertakes that all the requirements prescribed for this route will be fulfilled by him.
Advantages of Letter of Undertaking (LUT)
Entity’s PAN Card
A Copy of PAN card of the exporter entity
KYC of Authorised Signatory
A Copy of PAN card and Aadhar card of partners/directors
Information of at least two witnesses along with the address proof and PAN
GST Registration Certificate of the exporter is required
The IEC certificate must be submitted
A Copy of cancelled cheque of current account of exporter
Frequently Asked Questions
Exports of goods and services are done either with the payment of applicable GST or without the payment of GST. In the first portion, the taxes paid are refunded to exporters subject to conditions of exports. For exports without payment of taxes, the exporters are required to file Letter of Undertaking.
If the exporters wish to opt for exports without the payment of taxes, the Letter of Undertaking is required to be filed. First time filing can be made any time before exporting without taxes. However, if the exporter wants to continue the same to the next financial year, it must be filed before the commencement of the financial year.
Earlier criteria of turnover and inward receipts were prescribed for filing LUT under GST. However, now any exporter willing to export without paying the taxes can file Letter of Undertaking under GST online.
No, the requirement to file a bond is eliminated. For exports without payment of taxes, online Letter of Undertaking is required to be filed.
Since the financial year 2018-19, the Letter of Undertaking is required to be filed on an online portal of GST Network using GST credentials. The undertaking is executed on the duly stamped paper, which is submitted through the online portal.
Letter of Undertaking will be valid for the whole financial year in which it is filed. However, if the conditions with respect to exports are not fulfilled, LUT is deemed to be withdrawn until the fulfillment of conditions.
No, the physical submission of Letter of Undertaking is not required now as the ARN generated in the Acknowledgment is deemed as acceptance of the LUT.
Yes, the Letter of Undertaking is valid for the financial year in which it is filed. Hence, the LUT must be applied for in the beginning of every financial year.
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