The government has granted a waiver from payment of interest and/or late fee to normal (Monthly / Qtrly) & composition taxpayers for the tax periods of March, April & May, 2021, vide Notn. Nos. 18/2021 & 19/2021, both dtd. 1st June 2021. The details are summarized below:
- Relaxation to normal taxpayers in filing of monthly return in Form GSTR-3B
The government has granted a waiver from payment of interest and/or late fee to normal (Monthly / Qtrly) & composition taxpayers for the tax periods of March, April & May 2021, vide Notn. Nos. 18/2021 & 19/2021, both dtd. 1st June, 2021. The details are summarized below:
B.Relaxation in the filing of Form GSTR-3B (Quarterly) by Taxpayers under QRMP Scheme
The government has extended the dates of various compliances by Taxpayers under GST vide Notn No 12/2021-CT, dated 1st May, 2021, r/w Notn No 17/2021 CT dated 1st June, 2021, Notn No 14/2021-CT, dated 1st May, 2021,r/w Notn No 24/2021-CT, dated 1st June, 2021, Notn No 25/2021-CT, dated 1st June, 2021, Notn No 26/2021-CT, dated 1st June, 2021. The details are summarized below:
A. Filing of Form GSTR-1/IFF by Normal Taxpayers:
“In view of the decision of GST Council taken in its 43rd meeting dt. 28.05.2021, the timeline for filing of the ‘Application for Revocation of Cancellation’ for those applicants, for whom the due date of filing such application was falling between 15 April to 29th June, 2021, has been extended up to 30th June, 2021.”
Rule-60(7) of CGST Rules-2017 prescribes for generation of the auto-drafted statement containing the details of input tax credit in FORM GSTR-2B for counter-party recipients. As per Rule-60(8) of CGST Rules-2017, FORM, GSTR-2B shall be made available to the recipients after the Due date of filing GSTR-1/IFF by the suppliers. Notification No. 12/2021-CT and 13/2021-CT, both dated 1st May 2021 extend the Due date of GSTR-1 and IFF for April 2021, to 26th and 28th May 2021, respectively. Consequently, GSTR-2B for April 2021 will be generated after the Due dates, on 29th May 2021.
Taxpayers willing to file FORM GSTR-3B for April 2021 before GSTR-2B generation may do so on a self-assessment basis. Notification No. 13/2021-CT dated 01.05.2021 prescribes a cumulative limit under Rule-36(4) for ITC claimed in periods April & May 2021
1. Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), CBIC, vide Notification No 82/2020 – Central Tax, dated 10th Nov., 2020, has revised Rule 61 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, to provide for staggered filing of Form GSTR-3B, for the tax periods from January, 2021, onwards, as under:
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).
I.The salient points related to filing of Form GSTR-1 Statement & auto-population of liability in Form GSTR-3B for taxpayers under QRMP Scheme for the quarter Jan-Mar., 2021, are summarized below:
a)Before filing Form GSTR-1, taxpayers may note the following:
GST helpdesk is in receipt of some tickets at helpdesk wherein it was reported that certain 6-digit HSN codes are not available in HSN Master/ not accepted on e-invoice/e-Way bill portals.
Background: Notification No. 12/2017-Central Tax dated June 28, 2017, as amended vide Notification No. 78/2020 – Central Tax, dated October 15, 2020, mandates taxpayers to declare specified digits, as follows, of Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN) / Service Accounting Code (SAC) Code on raising of tax invoices, w.e.f. April 1, 2021.
- taxpayers having aggregate turnover up to Rs 5 crores, under QRMP Scheme (w.e.f. 01.01.2021 onwards), are required to furnish returns on a quarterly basis, along with payment of tax on a monthly basis.
- Person availing of QRMP Scheme are required to pay tax due, in each of the three months of the quarter, by depositing the due amount as discussed below.
- Payment of Tax for first two months of a quarter (M1 & M2 ie for January and February month for Jan-March QuarterAll ):
A )While generating the challan, taxpayers must select “Monthly payment for the quarterly taxpayer” as reason for generating the challan.
B)They can choose either of the following two options to generate the Challan:
(I) 35% Challan (Fixed Sum Method): For taxpayers opting for this method, the portal will generate a pre-filled challan in Form GST PMT-06, for an amount equal to 35% of the tax paid in cash, in the preceding quarter, if the return was furnished quarterly or equal to the tax paid in cash in the last month of the immediately preceding quarter, if the return was furnished monthly.
(II) Challan on a self-assessment basis (Self-Assessment Method): These taxpayers can pay tax due by considering the tax liability on inward and outward supplies and the input tax credit as available, in FORM GST PMT-06.
Note: The aforesaid options are not available for payment of tax for third month (M3) of the quarter to persons availing QRMP Scheme.
(C) Payment of Tax for third month of a quarter (M3 ie for March month for Jan-March Quarter): For third month of the quarter (M3), taxpayers can click 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.
(D)For more details on QRMP Scheme, please click on below links:
This is for your information and necessary action, please.