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Asian Paints Faces ₹13.83 Crore GST Demand: What You Need to Know


In a recent development, Asian Paints, one of the leading paint manufacturers, disclosed receiving a Goods and Services Tax (GST) demand notice of ₹13.83 crore and an associated penalty of ₹1.38 crore from the Deputy Commissioner of State Tax, Chennai. The demand pertains to the financial year 2017-18 and is linked to a mismatch in input tax credit (ITC), as outlined in the regulatory filing made by the company.

Details of the GST Demand:

The GST demand, totalling ₹13.83 crores, is a result of an order issued under the relevant provisions of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, along with corresponding provisions of the Tamil Nadu Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. The notice targets Asian Paints for alleged discrepancies in ITC reporting during the financial year 2017-18.

Explanation of the Allegations:

The Deputy Commissioner of State Tax has highlighted several areas of concern in the demand notice. These include the imposition of additional tax on outward supplies, disallowance of ITC due to mismatches between purchases reported by the supplier in the GST return and the credit claimed by Asian Paints, and the questioning of ITC claimed in FY 2018-19 for invoices about FY 2017-18.

Asian Paints’ Response:

In response to the GST demand notice, Asian Paints has expressed confidence in the strength of its case, citing merit-based arguments. The company has declared its intention to file rectification and/or appeal against the order within the prescribed timelines. It is crucial to note that Asian Paints asserts having fulfilled all conditions for availing of the input tax credit and has diligently paid applicable taxes on outward supplies.

Impact on Asian Paints:

The regulatory filing by Asian Paints reassures stakeholders that the imposed penalty of ₹1.38 crore will not have any significant material impact on the company’s financial, operational, or other activities. The company’s revenue for the financial year ending March 31, 2023, stood at a robust ₹30,078.40 crore, indicating a strong financial position despite the challenges posed by the GST demand.


In conclusion, Asian Paints finds itself navigating a GST demand notice and associated penalty concerning input tax credit discrepancies for the financial year 2017-18. While the amount in question is substantial at ₹13.83 crore, the company remains confident in the merits of its case and intends to contest the order through rectification and/or appeal. As the situation unfolds, stakeholders will be keenly watching the company’s response and the ultimate resolution of this GST-related challenge.

Rugmini Dinu