The most powerful GST Council, in its meeting scheduled on 20th September is likely to propose a procedure to permit a single authority for sanctioning and processing GST refunds for exporters in a quick and an efficient manner. As per the proposed mechanism, the Government or the tax officials may check, review and sanction full tax refund (both Central GST and State GST once the refund claim is filed.More importantly, the finance minister stated that all pending GST refunds due to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) would be paid within 30 days and future refunds in 60 days of application