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.
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.”
While taking ITC on purchases and other expenses, kindly verify that supplier has mentioned HSN/ SAC code in invoice as required. If HSN/ SAC Code is not mentioned in invoice, then ITC will not be available.
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.
The CBIC has extended the due date for filing GSTR-9 and 9C of F.Y. 2019-20 to 31st March, 2021. Earlier due date was 28th February, 2021.
The taxpayers are advised to ensure that values are reported upto two decimal places in the GSTR-9 offline utility. The error “Error! Invalid Summary payload” after uploading the JSON created from the Offline Utility of GSTR-9 is reported due to reporting values upto three decimal places instead of two decimals.
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.
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.
For those opting for Aadhaar authentication, new GST registration will be issued within three working days and would not need to wait for physical verification.
An Invoice Furnishing Facility (IFF) facility has been provided to taxpayers under QRMP Scheme (Quarterly filers of Form GSTR-1 and also of Form GSTR-3B returns), as per sub-rule (2) of Rule-59 of the CGST Rules, 2017.
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