Advisory to Exporters for filing Table 6A of GSTR-1 on GST Portal 12/02/2018

Advisory to Exporters for filing Table 6A of GSTR-1:

a)To ensure that the GST System transmits the export invoice data, in case of export of goods with payment of IGST, to ICEGATE for refund, Exporters need to provide Complete and Correct Data while filing Table 6A of GSTR-1:

  • • Invoice No. and Date (Tax invoice and not commercial invoice).
  • • Select from drop down list (WPAY- with payment of tax)/WOPAY-without payment of tax.
  • • Shipping Bill No. & Date.
  • • Please note, if you are using offline tool for GSTR 1, the date format is dd-mmm-yyyy e.g. 15th July 2017 will be written as 15-Jul-2017 and not like 15/07/2017.
  • • Six Digit Port Code should be mentioned correctly.
  • • Invoice Value: It is the total value of export goods covered by the invoice including of tax and other charges, if any.
  • • Taxable Value: It is the value of goods, on which tax is paid. (Value net of tax).
  • • Tax Paid IGST, only in case, where the export is done on payment of IGST.
  • b)To ensure that the GST System transmits the export invoice data, in case of export of goods with payment of IGST, to ICEGATE for refund, Exporters need to maintain consistencies between data provided at GST Portal and ICEGATE Portal while filing Table 6A of GTSR-1. Invoice details specified under Table 6A of GSTR-1 should match with what is mentioned in the Shipping bills at ICEGATE. Please note that the invoice value data should match with that shown in shipping Bill.
  • c)To ensure that the GST System transmits the export invoice data, in case of export of goods with payment of IGST, to ICEGATE for refund, Exporters should make payment of Tax and File Return:
  • • File Form GSTR-3B of corresponding period.
  • • In case of export of goods, the IGST amount paid should be shown through Table 3.1(b) of GSTR-3B and amount must be equal to or greater than the total IGST amount shown in Table 6A, and Table 6B, of GSTR-1 for the corresponding tax period.
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Attention: Last dates of filing various forms 28/12/2017

  1. FORM GST REG-26 (Application for enrolment of Existing Taxpayer): 31st Dec, 2017
  2. FORM GST ITC-04 (Details of Goods/Capital Goods sent to Job-worker and received back) during the quarter July to September: 31st Dec, 2017
  3. FORM GSTR-5 (Return for Non-Resident Taxable person) for the months of July, August, September, November, and December, 2017: 31st Jan, 2018
  4. FORM GSTR-5A (Details of Supplies of Online Information and Database Access or Retrieval Services by a person located outside India made to Non-Taxable persons in India) for the months of July, August, September, November, and December, 2017: 31st Jan, 2018
  5. FORM GST ITC-01 (Declaration for claim of Input Tax credit under Sub-section(1) of Section 18 ) by the registered persons, who have become eligible during the months of July, August, September, October, and November, 2017: 31st Jan, 2018
  6. FORM GST CMP-03 (Intimation of details of stock on date of opting for composition levy) :31st Jan, 2018
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Advisory: Step by Step guide for filing Form GST TRAN 2 form 20/12/2017

Step by Step guide for filing Form GST TRAN 2 form
Prequisite:TRAN 2 can be filed only if TRAN-1 and GSTR 3B of the relevant tax period is filed.

Step1.Navigate to the TRAN 2 page of the desired tax period after logging in , Select the < Financial Year> and < Month>

Step2.Table 4 of TRAN 2 would be enabled if records were declared in Table-7(a) (7B) of TRAN 1 and Table 5 would be enabled if records were declared in Table-7(d) of TRAN 1.

Step3.Enter details of opening stock in Table 4 and Table 5 as declared in TRAN 1. Please ensure that all the HSN/goods are declared in TRAN 2, in the opening balance in the month of July, 2017, irrespective of the fact that these have been sold or not in the first i.e. July, 2017 tax period.

Step4.Declare the details of sold goods from such stock in the first tax period and the Central/State and integrated tax paid on those goods and compute the ITC allowed and state this value in the applicable tables. ITC allowed should be less than or equal to (=) 60% of Central Tax or 30% of Integrated Tax.

Step5.While filing Tran 2 of subsequent tax periods, the tax payer has to only declare the details of goods supplied/sold and the tax paid and ITC allowed. The opening stock gets auto-populated from the earlier tax period closing stock. And the closing sock is auto computed from the opening stock and the supplied quantity in the tax period.

Step6.Save after entering each record in tables of TRAN 2.

Step7.After entering all the records click “Preview” to download the pdf with draft summary values of TRAN 2. Verify the correctness of the entered data. If satisfied click “Submit” to freeze your declaration. Please verify thoroughly before submitting.

Step8.Download the summary of your submitted TRAN 2 for your record by clicking on “Preview” again.

Step9.Click on file with DSC or EVC and select the authorized signatory to file TRAN 2 for the tax period.

Step10.After successful filing the message and email with the ARN number will be sent to the taxpayer.

Step11.The claimed ITC of central and state tax would be reflected in the ITC ledger of the taxpayer after filing of TRAN 2. It has to be noted that the ledger entries get posted after filing of TRAN 2 and not “Submit” (as is/was the case in TRAN 1).


Advisory for Taxpayers Filing of Quarterly Returns FORM GSTR1 18/12/2017

  • Taxpayers opting for quarterly filing of return will have to select the last month of the quarter from the drop down menu. However, for the month of July 2017, GSTR-1 has to be filed separately by all taxpayers, as option to file quarterly returns is applicable for returns from August 2017 onwards.
  • If a taxpayer opts to file quarterly return, and their annual turnover is less than Rs 1.5 Cr (on basis of their turnover in previous financial year or in case of new registration obtained after 1st July 2017, expected turnover for current financial year), then in such cases GSTR-1 of August, 2017 is disabled and he can file details for August and September, 2017 in GSTR 1 of September,2017 and so on.
  • Thus, taxpayers who opt for quarterly return filing will have to file GSTR-1 of the various tax periods in the following manner:
    • For July: Monthly (by choosing July from drop down menu)
    • For 2nd Quarter (August and Sept): Quarterly, by choosing Sept.
    • For 3rd Quarter (Oct-Dec): Quarterly, by choosing December
  • Taxpayer who has already filed GSTR 1 for July 2017, will not be able to revise the same. However, amendment relating to invoices and other relevant document of July 2017 can be made through amendment Table (Table 9).
  • Once taxpayer has chosen the option “Quarterly”, they cannot change this option in the remaining part of the financial year 2017-18. Thus, they will be required to file Quarterly returns and they cannot opt for Monthly filing of returns during current financial year.
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Advisory – If you opt for reset of GSTR3B, late fee inadvertently gets visible for months for which it has been waived off 08/12/2017

If you opt for reset of GSTR3B, late fee inadvertently gets visible for months for which it has been waived off. Since the form is simply made editable, the entries from old form GSTR-3B is displayed. Upon clicking submit, GST System recalculates the late Fee and it will then be reset to 0. You may proceed with submission and filing now.


Filing NIL Form GSTR-3B through SMS on GST Portal 08/06/2020

    1.  taxpayer may now file NIL Form GSTR-3B, through an SMS, apart from filing it through online mode, on GST Portal.

2To file NIL Form GSTR-3B through SMS, the taxpayer must fulfill the following conditions:

  • They must be registered as Normal taxpayer/ Casual taxpayer/ SEZ Unit / SEZ Developer.
  • They have valid GSTIN.
  • Phone number of Authorized signatory is registered on the GST Portal.
  • There is no pending tax liability for previous tax periods, interest or late fee.
  • All GSTR-3B returns for previous tax periods are filed.
  • No data should be in saved stage for Form GSTR-3B on the GST Portal, related to that respective month.
  • NIL Form GSTR-3B can be filed anytime on or after the 1st of the subsequent month for which the return is to be filed.

3NIL Form GSTR-3B for a tax period must be filed if the taxpayer:

  • Has NOT made any Outward Supply
  • Do NOT have any reverse charge liability
  • Do NOT intend to take any Input tax credit; and
  • Do NOT have any liability for that particular or previous Tax Periods.

4All the authorized representatives, for a particular GSTIN can file NIL Form GSTR-3B through SMS.

A)If more than one authorized representative/ signatory have the same mobile number registered on the GST Portal, such SMS requests will not be accepted for filing NIL Form GSTR-3B

B).An SMS and e-mail will be sent on the e-mail and mobile number of the primary authorized signatory

C).In case, filer of NIL Form GSTR-3B is an authorized signatory, SMS will be sent to his/her mobile number also.

5Taxpayer can file NIL Form GSTR-3B, through SMS for all GSTINs, for whom they are an Authorized Signatory, using same mobile number


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 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 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 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 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
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 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.