Journey of filing GST Annual Return so far………….
Contributed by CS Payal Kataria
Under GST, it’s not all about filing of monthly/quarterly returns, don’t forget to file GST Annual return
As per provisions of section 44 of CGST Act 2017
- Every registered person, other than an Input Service Distributor, a person paying tax under section 51 or section 52, a casual taxable person and a non-resident taxable person, shall furnish an annual return for every financial year electronically in such form and manner as may be prescribed on or before the thirty-first day of December following the end of such financial year.
- Every registered person who is required to get his accounts audited in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 35 shall furnish, electronically, the annual return under sub-section (1) along with a copy of the audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, reconciling the value of supplies declared in the return furnished for the financial year with the audited annual financial statement, and such other particulars as may be prescribed.
To meet the deadline of 31st December, Annual Return Form 9 and Form 9A have been notified on dated 04.09.2018 and Form 9C Reconciliation Statement has been notified dated 13.09.2018 but till time these forms are not available at portal.
Due to various practical difficulties due date to file GST Annual Return was extended till 31st March 2019
Government well understand the current challenges and to address various issues and difficulties GST council made following recommendations in it’s 31st GST Council Meeting held on 22.12.2018
Highlights of 31st GST Council Meeting related to Annual Return
The due date for furnishing the annual returns in FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for the Financial Year 2017 – 2018 shall be further extended till 30.06.2019.
The following clarificatory changes, inter-alia, shall be carried out in the formats/instructions according to which the annual return / reconciliation statement is to be submitted by the taxpayers:
i) Amendment of headings in the forms to specify that the return in FORM GSTR-9 &FORM GSTR-9A would be in respect of supplies etc. ‘made during the year’ and not ‘as declared in returns filed during the year’;
ii) All returns in FORM GSTR-1&FORM GSTR-3B have to be filed before filing of FORM GSTR-9&FORM GSTR-9C;
iii) All returns in FORM GSTR-4 have to be filed before filing of FORM GSTR9A;
iv) HSN code may be declared only for those inward supplies whose value independently accounts for 10% or more of the total value of inward supplies;
v) Additional payments, if any, required to be paid can be done through FORM GST DRC-03 only in cash;
vi) ITC cannot be availed through FORM GSTR-9 &FORM GSTR-9C;
vii) All invoices pertaining to previous FY (irrespective of month in which such invoice is reported in FORM GSTR-1) would be auto-populated in Table 8A of FORM GSTR-9;
viii) Value of “non-GST supply” shall also include the value of “no supply” and may be reported in Table 5D, 5E and 5F of FORM GSTR-9;
ix) Verification by taxpayer who is uploading reconciliation statement would be included in FORM GSTR-9C.
Below is summary table containing due dates recommended by 31st GST Council Meeting:
|FORM||Details||Period||Due Date as Recommended in 31st GST Council Meeting|
|GSTR-9||Annual Return||F.Y. 2017-2018||30.06.2019|
|GSTR-9A||Annual Return (For Composition Taxpayer)||F.Y. 2017-2018||30.06.2019|
|GSTR-9C||Reconciliation Statement & Certification||F.Y. 2017-2018||30.06.2019|
|GSTR-8||Return to be filed by E-Commerce Operator||Oct 2018|
|GST ITC-04||Details of goods / capital goods sent to job worker and received back||Jul 2017 to Dec 2018||31.03.2019|
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