Services Provided by an Indian Firm to Foreign Firm as an Intermediary will be Liable to CGST+SGST Instead of IGST: Gujarat AAR

Ruling Sought for: M/s. Sagar Powertex Pvt. Ltd., Sagar House, Indian Red Cross Society, Nr. Old Vadaj Circle, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad -380013 having a GSTIN: 24AADCS0473P1Z3, is a company filed an application for Advance Ruling under Section 97 of CGST Act, 2017 and Section 97 of the GGST Act, 2017 in FORM GST ARA-01 discharging the fee of Rs. 5,000/- each under the CGST Act and the GGST Act.

Jodhpur: Fraudster Formed Fake Company in the Name of a Daily Wage Laborer. Investigation Reveals Bogus Billing of Rs. 24 Crore

Nainaram Meghwal, a daily wage laborer from Dungarpur, a small village near Roht in Pali, was turned into a diamond business worth Rs 23.80 crore by the GST fraud gang. Through a NREGA mate, fraudulent documents were obtained, then opened a fake company in his name and started GST theft and bogus billing.

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.

2 GST Frauds Worth Rs. 445 Crore in Only 5 Days

It is apparent from the investigation conducted till date, that Shri Surender Kumar Gupta, Director of M/s. Mystic Exim Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Landmark Traders Pvt. Ltd. and Controller of M/s. JKM Impex forged documents to show receipt of goods in his above mentioned companies/firms from multiple fictitious/non-existent entities, which never existed at their given addresses. The entities of Shri Surender Kumar Gupta had further passed on the fake ITC to multiple exporter firms, who had further encashed such ITC through fraudulent IGST refunds.

Attention: Proposed Amendments in the CGST Act, 2017 in the Budget 2021-22 for which Strong Representation is Required Immediately

(1.) Insertion of Sub-section (12) in Section 75: As per the proposed amendment in section 75, if any registered person uploaded invoices in GSTR-1 and forget to amend/ remove them/ upload credit note issued against that invoice till the specified date but paid tax as per net output, then this will be deemed as self-assessment tax and recovery provisions will enforced on that registered person without any show cause notice.

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.

No Major Relief to GST Sector: Key Highlights of Union Budget 2021

(1.) ITR filing exemption to citizens aged 75 years and above (only if income from pension and interest).

(2.) New period for re-opening of assessment for transparent tax system : Reopening of assessment period reduced from 6 years to 3 years except in the cases where tax evasion is 50 lakh or more (re-opening of assessment period is 10 years in these cases).

(3.) Constitution of Dispute Resolution Committee (for taxpayers having taxable income of 50 lakh and above and disputed income is 10 lakh).

Don’t Forget to Avail the Benefit of QRMP Scheme in GST before 31 January, 2021

Government has launched Quarterly Return Monthly Payment (QRMP) Scheme in GST in order to accomplish the target of Ease of Compliance and Ease of Doing Business. To avail the benefit of this scheme, government has notified due dates, after which we can avail this scheme in next quarter. So, for the quarter January- March, 2020, the due date to opt QRMP Scheme is 31st January, 2021.

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.