Facility for registration of IRP/RPs made available on the GST Portal 27/05/2020

  1. The Insolvency Resolution Professionals/ Resolution Professionals (IRPs/RPs), appointed to undertake corporate insolvency resolution proceedings for Corporate Debtors, can apply for new registration on GST Portal, on behalf of the Corporate Debtors, in each of the States or Union Territories, on the PAN and CIN of the Corporate Debtor, where the corporate debtor was registered earlier, in terms of Notification No. 11/2020-CT, dated 21st March, 2020 and as amended vide Notification No. 39/2020-CT, dated 5th May, 2020. The IRP / RP are required to obtain a new registration within thirty days of their appointment as IRP/RP or by 30th June, 2020, whichever is later, except in cases where the corporate debtors have filed Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR-3B, for all the tax periods prior to the appointment of IRP/RP.
  2. They should select the Reason for Registration as “Corporate Debtor undergoing the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process with IRP/RP” from the drop down menu.
  3. The date of commencement of business for IRP/RPs will be the date of their appointment. Their compliance liabilities will also come into effect from the date of their appointment.
  4. The person appointed as IRP/RP shall be the Primary Authorized Signatory for the newly registered Company.
  5. In the Principal Place of business/ Additional place of business, the details as specified in original registration of the Corporate Debtors, is required to be entered.
  6. The new registration application shall be submitted electronically on GST Portal under DSC of the IRP/RP
  7. The new registration by IRP/RP will be required only once. In case of a change in IRP/RP, after initial appointment, it would be deemed to be change of authorized signatory and not an appointment of a distinct person requiring a fresh registration.
  8. In cases where the RP is not the same as IRP, or in cases where a different IRP/RP is appointed midway during the insolvency process, the change in the GST system may be carried out by a non- core amendment in the registration form.
  9. The change in Primary Authorized Signatory details on the portal can be done either by the authorised signatory of the Company or by the concerned jurisdictional officer (if the previous authorized signatory does not share the credentials with his successor) on request of IRP/RP.

Alert to Taxpayers on fake messages on GST Refund 03/05/2020

Attention Taxpayers!
Safeguard yourself from fake messages on GST Refunds
It has been observed that some fraudulent messages are being circulated on WhatsApp, Email and SMS, claiming to process GST refund. It clearly shows that some miscreants have started to take undue advantage of Covid-19 crisis, by sending out fake messages with phishing links. One such link takes to a portal claimed to have been developed by GSTN. The same is fake and Government has notified only www.gst.gov.in as the common portal, under the GST Laws.

Through such links, the taxpayers are asked to fill important information such as- Personal details, Address, Refund Details and KYC Verification, which may not just cause financial losses to the taxpayer but also enable such unscrupulous elements to steal their personal data for mala fide intentions.

Please be informed that GST refunds can be claimed through GST portal www.gst.gov.in only. Any other source, portal with similar interface, message claiming to process GST refunds are fraudulent. Please also note that GST Network does not ask personal information, refund details and KYC verification through email, WhatsApp or SMS or through any other website.

Taxpayers are advised to remain cautious against such messages and use GST portal www.gst.gov.in for refund application or any other GST related activity.

Do’s and Don’ts regarding Refund applications

Do’s Don’ts
Use only GST portal www.gst.gov.in for claiming refunds Do not reply to any message claiming to process GST refunds
For any information on claiming GST refund, checking status of the refund application read
https://www.gst.gov.in/help/refund
Do not open any link or attachment in the message
Remember that GST Network never call detailed personal information and refund details on email, WhatsApp or SMS Never fill any personal detail and other information on any platform other than GST portal for claiming refunds
Stay updated with News & Update section of www.gst.gov.in for any official and authorized information Do not call at the number mentioned in the message
In case of any query of confusion, please call GST helpdesk 1800-103-4786. Do not trust information from any source other than the GST portal which uses similar portal names and interface

File FORM GST PMT 09, to transfer/shift the money available in Electronic Cash ledger, between various major and minor heads of GST 27/04/2020

Taxpayers deposit money using challan and the paid amount gets credited in the particular head in the Electronic Cash ledger and the same can be utilized in settling liabilities of that head only. In case a taxpayer deposited any amount under a major head i.e. IGST, CGST, SGST/UTGST and Cess or minor head i.e. Tax, Interest, Penalty, Fee and Others, they can then utilize this amount for discharging their liabilities only under that major head and minor head. Sometimes, inadvertently, the taxpayer pays the amount under the wrong head and it cannot be used to discharge the liabilities which may be due in another head. In such cases taxpayers can claim the refund of the amount which may have been deposited under wrong head in GST by filing a refund application in FORM RFD-01 under the category “Excess balance in electronic cash ledger”. The process of filing refund claim and its disbursement can sometimes lead to blockage of funds for the taxpayer.

Form GST PMT-09 is now available on GST portal and it enables a taxpayer to make intra-head or inter-head transfer of amount available in Electronic Cash Ledger. A taxpayer can file GST PMT 09 for transfer of any amount of tax, interest, penalty, fee or others available under one (major or minor) head to another (major or minor) head in the Electronic Cash Ledger. Form GST PMT 09 provides flexibility to taxpayers to make multiple transfers from more than one Major/Minor head to another Major/Minor head if the amount is available in the Electronic Cash Ledger. To file Form GST PMT-09 taxpayers are required to login on GST portal with valid credentials and navigate to Services > Ledgers > Electronic Cash Ledger > File GST PMT-09 For Transfer of Amount option. After Form GST PMT-09 is filed:

  • ARN is generated on successful filing of Form GST PMT-09.
  • An SMS and an email is sent to the taxpayer on his registered mobile and email id.
  • Electronic Cash ledger will get updated after successful filing of Form GST PMT-09.
  • Filed form GST PMT-09 will be available for view/download in PDF format.

A detailed FAQ and User Manual to guide taxpayer on Form PMT-09 has been provided on the GST Portal under the Help section click here

Alert for Input Service Distributors (ISDs), for data in SAVE stage in their Form GSTR 6 11/04/2020

    1. Changes are being made in the credit utilization criteria in Form GSTR-6, filed by Input Service Distributors (ISDs). These changes are likely to be implemented on the GST portal with effect from 14.04.2020.
    2. During the implementation of this change, any data which is lying in Form GSTR-6 of ISDs, in saved stage, will be lost. Thus, if there is some data, filled up in Form GSTR-6 and is in saved stage (which is not Submitted so far), that data will not be available to ISD, in their Form GSTR 6, for its further use. ISD will be required to fill up this data (which was in Saved stage and now lost due to implementation of change) again in their Form GSTR 6.
    3. All the Input Service Distributors (ISDs) are, therefore, requested to take note of this and take suitable action accordingly.

 

Filing Dates extended for providing relief to taxpayers in view of COVID-19 pandemic- Part 3 07/04/2020

7. Interest liability for filing Form GSTR-3B

a. Taxpayers having aggregate turnover > Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY

Tax period
(a)
Interest not payable,if filed by
(b)
Date from which interest is payable@ 9% till date of filing,if filed by 24th June, 2020
(c)
Date from which interest is payable@ 18% till date of filing,if not filed by 24th June, 2020
(d)
Feb, 2020
4th April, 2020
5th April, 2020
21st March, 2020
March, 2020
5th May, 2020
6th May, 2020
21st April, 2020
April, 2020
4th June, 2020
5th June, 2020
21st May, 2020

b. Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of > Rs. 1.5 crores and upto Rs. 5 crores in preceding FY

Tax period
(a)
Interest not payable,if filed by
(b)
Date from which interest is payable @18%, if not filed by dates in Column (b),for taxpayers falling in States/UT of Group 1
(c)
Date from which interest payable @18%, if not filed by dates in Column (b), for taxpayers falling in States/UT of Group 2
(d)
Feb, 2020
29th June, 2020
23rd March, 2020
25th March, 2020
March, 2020
29th June, 2020
23rd April, 2020
25th April, 2020
April, 2020
30th June, 2020
23rd May, 2020
25th May, 2020

c. Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 1.5 crores in preceding FY

Tax period
(a)
Interest not payable,if filed by
(b)
Date from which interest is payable @18%, if not filed by dates in Column (b),for taxpayers falling in States/UT of Group 1
(c)
Date from which interest payable @18%, if not filed by dates in Column (b), for taxpayers falling in States/UT of Group 2
(d)
Feb, 2020
30th June, 2020
23rd March, 2020
25th March, 2020
March, 2020
03rd July, 2020
23rd April, 2020
25th April, 2020
April, 2020
06th July, 2020
23rd May, 2020
25th May, 2020

Note: To know in detail about States or UTs falling in Group 1 or 2, refer point no 1 (d) of the Part 1 of the advisory (click here https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/371)

Filing Dates extended for providing relief to taxpayers in view of COVID-19 pandemic- Part 2 07/04/2020

3. Opt in for Composition in FY 2020-21

Normal Taxpayers wanting to opt for Composition should not file GSTR3B and GSTR 1 for any tax period of FY 2020-21 from any of the GSTIN on the associated PAN.

Form Tax period (FY) Extended Date
GST CMP-02
2020-21
30.06.2020
GST ITC-03
2019-20 (As on 31-3-2020)
31.07.2020

4. Compliances for Composition taxpayers:

Form Tax period Extended Date
GST CMP-08
Jan to March 2020
07.07.2020
GSTR-4
FY 2019-20
15.07.2020

5. NRTP, ISD, TDS & TCS taxpayers:

Sl. No. Return Type,Form To be filed by Tax Period Due Date Extended Date
1
GSTR-5
Non Resident Taxpayers
March, April & May, 2020
20th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
2
GSTR-6
Input Service Distributors
-do-
13th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
3
GSTR-7
Tax Deductors at Source (TDS deductors)
-do-
10th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
4
GSTR-8
Tax Collectors at Source (TCS collectors)
-do-
10th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020

6. Extension of validity period of EWB:

The validity of E-way bills (EWBs), generated on or before 24th March, 2020, and whose validity expiry date lies on or after 20th March, 2020, is deemed to have been extended till 30th June, 2020.

Filing Dates extended for providing relief to taxpayers in view of COVID-19 pandemic- Part 1 07/04/2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and challenges faced by taxpayers, Government has extended dates for GST filings. These are notified in Notifications 30/2020 to 36/2020 dated 03.04.2020 & 40/2020 dated 05.05.2020. Circular No. 136/06/2020-GST dated 3rd April, 2020 has been issued.

1. Normal Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-3B

a.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover > Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY

Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
24th June, 2020
March, 2020
24th June, 2020
April, 2020
24th June, 2020
May, 2020
27th June, 2020 (extended due date for filing)

b.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of > Rs. 1.5 crores and upto Rs. 5 crores in preceding FY

Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
29th June, 2020
March, 2020
29th June, 2020
April, 2020
30th June, 2020

c.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 1.5 crores in preceding FY

Return/Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
30th June, 2020
March, 2020
03rd July, 2020
April, 2020
6th July, 2020

d.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY

Tax period Extended date and no late fees if return filed on or before Principal place of business is in State/UT of
May, 2020 Group 1 States/UTs
12th July, 2020
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep
May, 2020 Group 2 States/UTs
14th July, 2020
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Delhi

2.Normal Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-1

Tax period Due Date Waiver of late fee if return filed on or before
March 2020
11.04.2020
30.06.2020
April 2020
11.05.2020
30.06.2020
May 2020
11.06.2020
30.06.2020
Quarterly taxpayers Jan to March 2020
30.04.2020
30.06.2020

Advisory on Opting-in for Composition Scheme for 2020-21 – Extension of Dates in view of COVID-19 pandemic 07/04/2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and challenges faced by taxpayers, Government has extended dates for opting for composition scheme by normal taxpayers, for the financial year 2020-21. These are notified in Notifications 30/2020 Central Tax, dated 03.04.2020. Circular No. 136/06/2020-GST dated 3rd April, 2020 has also been issued.

B. Existing Normal taxpayers who want to opt for Composition Scheme in Financial Year 2020-21 may note following changes:

    1. Revised date to file Form GST CMP 02: Normal and registered taxpayers who want to opt in for Composition in FY 2020-21 can apply in Form GST CMP-02 by 30th June 2020.
    2. No GSTR 1 or 3B must be filed in 2020-21 financial year for associated PAN: The taxpayers SHOULD NOT file any GSTR-1/GSTR-3B, for any tax period of FY 2020-21, from any of the GSTIN on the associated PAN, or else they will not be able to opt for composition scheme for FY 2020-21.
    3. No need for re-opting for the composition scheme: The taxpayers who are already in composition scheme, in previous financial year are not required to opt in for composition again for FY 2020-2021.
    4. Revised date to file Form GST ITC 03: Form GST ITC-03 to reverse ITC for the stock in hand at the time of transition can be filed till 31st July, 2020.
    5. Modification in earlier advisory date 18.02.2020: The advisory issued on 18.02.2020 and available on GST Portal (click here for the link https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/356stands modified to above extent.

Tracking GST Refund Application Status on the GST Portal and PFMS portal 28/03/2020

1. The functionality to track the status of refund application has been available on the GST portal. By utilising this functionality, the taxpayers can know the stage at which the refund application is pending with the tax-officer/ taxpayer.

2. A tax officer can issue payment order only after Public Financial Management System (PFMS) has validated the bank account mentioned in the refund application (RFD-01). Similarly, final disbursement of refund amount sanctioned by the tax officer happens only after (PFMS) has validated the bank account mentioned in the payment order (RFD-05). Thus, validation of bank account takes place at two stages. However, the exact detailed status of bank account validation is not available on the GST Portal.

3. The Public Financial Management System (PFMS) of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) has made available a central portal to track the status of bank account validation and disbursal of refund amount. By visiting the PFMS portal athttps://pfms.nic.in/static/NewLayoutCommonContent.aspx?RequestPagename=Static/GSTN_Tracker.aspx the taxpayer can track the status of bank account validation.

4. This advisory is being issued for the benefit of the taxpayers in order to make them aware of the ways in which they can track the status of their refund applications on both the Portals.

5. To download the detailed advisory, clickhere

Forms available on GST Portal for Taxpayers and Tax Officials 13/03/2020

Government has issued various forms for GST related compliances to be made by taxpayers and for taking actions on them by tax officials. Various forms issued for registration, filing returns or refunds etc. have been made available on the GST Portal.

To know about the details of GST Forms, made available for taxpayers and tax officials, on GST Portal < Click Here >

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