Have you Reconciled Your Books with GST Returns? If Not, This News is For You!

Department has issued below circular prescribing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed in case of suspension of GST Registration due to discrepancy between “GST payable and actual GST paid”. To protect yourself from this type of notice or suspension of registration, please reconcile your books with all GST Returns and pay short-fall in tax with interest. Remember that if you have not filed your GSTR-9/9C for relevant year, the details as available in GSTR-1/ GSTR-3B/ GSTR-2A will be final.

Analysis of Proposed Amendments in Union Budget 2021-22

The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament today, which is the first budget of this new decade and also a digital one in the backdrop of unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Laying a vision for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, she said this is an expression of 130 crore Indians who have full confidence in their capabilities and skills. She said that Budget proposals will further strengthen the Sankalp of Nation First, Doubling Farmer’s Income, Strong Infrastructure, Healthy India, Good Governance, Opportunities for youth, Education for All, Women Empowerment, and Inclusive Development among others.

Budget 2021: Alarming Situation for Taxpayers Registered under GST

With the insertion of Clause(aa) in Section 16(2) of the CGST Act by the Finance Act, 2021, now it is clear that Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed on the basis of invoices which are not uploaded by the supplier in his GSTR-1, is required to be reversed and tax/interest/penalty has to be paid under section 73(5) of the CGST Act.

Reconciliation Between Books and GST Portal and Adjustments in GSTR-9 Annual Return

As we know that Reconciliation is most important part of GST. Without Reconciliation between Books and Portal, we can not determine how much tax is required to be paid/ how much ITC is required to be claimed in next year’s returns. Reconciliation also enable us to make proper adjustments in relevant tables of GSTR-9. To ease our Reconciliation process, I have prepared two examples which will guide us about how to reconcile books with GST Portal and also how to make relevant adjustments in GSTR-9.