Completed 3 years in operation but still struggling to rise-up to the average expectations of the stakeholders; GST has proved to be a loop of extension of compliance deadlines. The main reason behind such extensions is incompetent and incapable GSTN network which crashes every now and then #gstnfailed. One such compliance is the filing of Annual Return (Form GSTR 9) and GST Audit (Form GSTR 9C). As of now, the due date of filing GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C is fast approaching and is...Read more
We are all aware that COVID 19 pandemic has a great impact on the economy and non-compliance under any tax law due to cash flow has led to the payment of interest, late fee, and penalty. Generally, September is the compliance month for tax laws such as Income tax or GST law (previous financial year compliance).
Study of GST trend from inception, relaxation for rectification of errors, or omission only for FY 2017-18 transaction up to due date of furnishing GSTR 1 of March 2019. However,...Read more
The Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) derives it base from the era of Service Tax where it was introduced firstly in case of GTA’s and Clearing and forwarding agents in 1997. Since the provisions for levy of service tax were inconsistent for recovery of tax under RCM, its levy was questioned by The Apex Court in case of “Laghu Udyog Bharti V/s UOI (112) E.L.T. 365(SC)”. To overrule the said judgment Section 68(2) was incorporated in The Finance Act, 1994. The government with the motive...Read more
One of the major objectives of GST implementation in India was to ensure the seamless movement of goods and no-check posts in between the states. Further, it was expected that it would put an end to the prolonged road permit system and inspector raj in India. In order to facilitate the same E-way bill mechanism was introduced.
However, the E-way bill mechanism has proved to be a continuous source of pain for businessmen and transporters where they are subjected to hefty penalties for...Read more
The success of GST would depend to a large extent on a robust GST Network as it will be the medium of sharing information between the tax department and tax payers and one of the important aspects of GSTN would be the registration process.
The GST Council approved the standard of e-invoice in its 37th meeting held on 20th Sept 2019 and the same along with schema has been published on the GST portal. Further, there were workshops (scheduled in 7 Indian cities in the 1st phase) that were conducted by the GSTN wherein the CEO Prakash Kumar was also present to explain and address the concerns of the trade, industry, professionals and the software vendors whose involvement would be prime in complying with the new provisions of...Read more
Under GST, tax is levied on the taxable supply of goods/services. Tax is applicable on the taxable goods/services supplied in India.
The manufacturing industries now a days they stick to their core competencies and get most jobs done on outsourced basis. In order to meet the several demands of the markets the manufacturing industry usually outsources part or whole of manufacturing process to another person namely job worker for the addition of the value of goods (such as...Read more
The main intention of removal of difficulties (ROD) order no. 02/2018 was to facilitate all the registered persons providing additional opportunity to rectify the errors or omissions of the financial year 2017-18 including availment of the GST input tax credit which was not availed within the due date i.e. September 2018. Now, the due date for the rectifications/amendments in the GSTR-1 and availment of ITC in GSTR-3B has been extended through ROD order no. 02/2018 till...Read more
The GST council in its 27th council meeting on 4th May 2018 had approved the proposed simplified GST returns format.
In the 31st GST council meeting dated 22nd December 2018, the new return filing system has been proposed to be introduced on a trial basis with effect from April 2019 and make it mandatory from July 2019 which is after the results of general elections. The formats along with detailed instructions were made available on the GST portal on 8th March 2019....Read more
It was previously clarified in Circular No. 7/7/2017- GST dated 1st September 2017 that errors committed while filling Form GSTR-3B may be rectified while filling Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR- 2 of the same month. Further, the circular had also clarified that the system will automatically reconcile the data provided in Form GSTR-3B with Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR-2, and the variations if any will either be offset against output tax liability of the subsequent month of the registered person.