Tax Concept’s Representation to Hon’ble Finance Minister and GST Council Seeking Clarification on Reporting of HSN Codes in Tax Invoices as well as in GSTR-1 w.e.f. 1st April 2021

When we refer relevant notifications, we can consider that above clarifications are not as per law. So, you are requested to please ask the GSTN to make necessary changes in the reporting of HSN Codes in GSTR-1 and not to issue any clarification which is not as per law.

Updates in Forms GSTR-1, GSTR-3B and Matching Offline Tool for Taxpayers in QRMP Scheme

With effect from 1st January, 2021, all taxpayers with Annual Aggregate Turnover up to Rs 5 Crore have been given an option to file their Form GSTR-1 Statement and Form GSTR-3B return on a quarterly basis. They also have an option to file B2B invoice details in Invoice Furnishing Facility (IFF) for months 1 and 2 (eg. Jan and Feb) of the quarter in order to pass on the credit, whereas the remaining invoices have to be declared in the Quarterly Form GSTR-1 of Month 3 (e.g. March).

Be Alert: Fastag Data has been Integrated with E-Way Bill System to Track the Movement

The Press Information Bureau has published that “Recently, the Fastag data has been integrated with the e-way bill system. On a daily average, 24 Lakh Fastag transactions from 826 toll plazas, related to commercial vehicles are exchanged between NPCI/NHA and NIC systems. These details will help the GST officers to track the movement of e-waybills using the new analytical reports.”

Country Needs to Come Out of this Tax Culture that “All Businesses are Fraudulent”: Supreme Court

In a case, Justice Chandrachud today said that “The country needs to come out of this tax culture that ‘all businesses are fraudulent’. Even where 12 crore tax has been paid (by the assessee), just because some tax is still due, you can’t start attaching property! If there is any alienation of assets or the assessee is winding up or going into liquidation, it is understandable. But just because you have the account numbers, you can’t start attaching and even block the receivables!”

ITC is available on CSR Expenses: AAR

The Hon’ble AAR, Uttar Pradesh in the matter of M/S. Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Limited [Order No. 52, dated January 22, 2020] held that expenses incurred towards Corporate Social Responsibility ( “CSR” ) by the Company in order to comply with requirements under the Companies Act, 2013 ( “Companies Act” ) qualify as being incurred in the course of business and therefore, eligible for Input Tax Credit ( “ITC” ) in terms of the Section 16 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 ( “CGST Act” ).

Expenses Incurred for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are Eligible for Claiming ITC in GST: AAR Uttar Pradesh

Question: Whether expenses incurred by the company in order to comply with requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the Companies Act, 2013 (‘CSR Expenses’) qualify as being incurred in the course of business and eligible for input tax credit (‘ITC’) in terms of Section 16 of the CGST Act, 2017?

Ruling by AAR: Yes.