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).

Upcoming Changes in GSTR-1 You Must Know

GSTN has recently twitted about some upcoming changes in GSTR-1 which are as under:

1. Column “Total Value” to be removed from Table-12 (HSN wise summary of outward supplies) of Form GSTR-1.

2. A new entry “Rate of Tax” to be inserted in place of Column “Total Value”. Thus, HSN code to be reported Rate Wise.

3. Changes in reporting of number of digit of HSN code as per Notification No. 78/2020- Central Tax and 79/2020- Central Tax Dated 15/10/2020.

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.

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.

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.