Updated version of the Offline tool of GSTR-9C (Version 1.5) was made available on the portal on 24-12-2019. A minor issue has come to notice in auditor`s certificate issued in Part-B(ii) . The issue will be fixed shortly. In the meantime, where Part-B(ii) of the certificate is not applicable i.e. auditor preparing GSTR-9C has also conducted audit of the business and same number is applicable, they may continue with statement preparation and filing.
Government has made some changes in the forms of Annual Return (GSTR-9) and the Reconciliation Statement (GSTR-9C) vide Notification No. 56/2019 dated 14.11.2019.
These changes do not impact the current tools required for preparation and filing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9A for the financial year 2017-18. For GSTR-9C, some changes are required in the offline tool and online which is under development and is likely to made available by 21st December, 2019.