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).
For third month of the quarter, taxpayers can click the button “Create Challan” in Payment Table 6 of Form GSTR-3B and file GST PMT-06 Challan, for depositing any amount towards their tax liability.
GSTN has recently posted an update on its official website http://www.gst.gov.in that “Quarterly taxpayers are able to see the GSTR3B tile for Jan, Feb and Mar 21. They are requested to file GSTR3B for the quarter Jan-Mar, 21 using tile for Mar, 21. The tile for Jan and Feb is being removed.”
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued Circular No. 04/2021-Customs dated 16th February 2021 regarding extension of IGST Refund Circular for records not transmitted due to GSTR1 & GSTR3B mismatch error up-to 31.03.2021.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
A return is a document including details of income which a taxpayer is
required to file with the tax authorities. This can help tax authorities to
calculate tax liability.
Under GST, a registered dealer has to file GST returns that include:
• Output GST (On sales)
• Input tax credit (GST paid on purchases)
To file GST returns sales and purchase invoices are required. In the GST
regime any Regular business has to file two monthly returns and one annual
return. This amounts to 26 returns in a year.
The number of GST filings vary for Quarterly GSTR-1 filers. The number of
GST filings online for them is 17 in a year.
There are separate returns required to be filed by special cases such
as Composition dealers whose number of GST filings is 5 in a year.
1.Restriction on availing ITC – Rule 36(4)
➢ ITC can be availed only up to 105% of GSTR 2A, as against 110% earlier. Now, the
ceiling of 105% to be computed on invoices uploaded & returns furnished + invoices
furnished by quarterly taxpayer.
➢ Violation of the above could lead to suspension of registration
2.Restriction on use of ITC – Rule 86(B)
ITC in credit ledger can be used only to pay 99% of output tax liability. It is applicable to
taxpayers having monthly taxable supply exceeding Rs. 50 lacs.
Not applicable to the following taxpayers
➢ Paid Income tax exceeding Rs. One lac in each of the last two financial years
➢ Claimed refund of more than Rs. 1 lac on zero rated supplies or inverted duty
structure in the preceding financial year
➢ Discharged tax liability cumulatively in cash in excess of 1% in the current
➢ Govt. department, PSU, local authority or statutory body