Update January 31st, 2020: The last day to file GSTR9 and GSTR9C for the FY 2017-18 has been extended to January 31st, 2020.
Update 14th November 2019: The Government has extended the due dates for filing of Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and Form GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) for Financial Year 2017-18 to December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020 for Financial Year 2018-19.
Update 26th August 2019: The finance ministry extended the last date for GSTR 9 Filing by three months to November 30 from 31st August 2019.
Update 6th July 2019: Clarification on Duplication in Table 6B and 6H:
Many taxpayers have represented about duplication of information in Table 6B and 6H of the annual return. It may be noted that the label in Table 6H clearly states that information declared in Table 6H is exclusive of Table 6B. Therefore, information of such input tax credit is to be declared in one of the rows only.
Update 4th June 2019: Clarifications released by CBIC around GSTR 9 preparation:
Clarifications regarding Part III of Form GSTR-9: In respect of the imports during FY 2017-18 for which ITC was availed during Apr’18 to Mar’19, ITC shall be disclosed in Table 6(E) of Form GSTR-9.
Comments: This will result in difference in table 6J of the form, as the figure reported in table 6A would be the ITC that has been availed during FY 2017-18. Suitable amendments should be made in the instructions to the form and the description of the entry 6E in the form.
In the Annual Return GSTR 9, as we all know, details of outward and inward supplies along with ITC claimed, reversed, tax liability, tax payment and the adjustments are to be reported.
While Part 1 of GSTR 9 forms covers basic details of the taxpayer in Tables 1, Table 2 and Table 3, the details on Outward Supplies are covered in Table 4 and Table 5 constitute Part II of the GSTR 9 Form. Most of the Part II is auto-populated. using GSTR 1, 3B and other returns filed with the Government.
Part III of the GSTR 9 form constitutes of ITC details. In case of inward supplies and ITC details, only some of the details can be derived from the data available at GST system.
Sections for ITC in GSTR 9 (Part III)
The following tables in GSTR 9 pertain to ITC calculations
- Table 6 :Details of ITC availed as declared in returns filed during the financial year
- Table 7 :Details of ITC Reversed and Ineligible ITC as declared in returns filed during the financial year
- Table 8 :Other ITC related information
The tables 6 and 7 consist of ITC related details which are filed during the FY 2017-18, while table 8 includes details which are filed upto Sept 2018.
Let us deep dive into the information related to ITC that is needed to be provided in Table 6 of GSTR 9.
Please read my next article for Analysis of Table 7 of GSTR 9.ITC Details auto-populated in Table 6 of GSTR 9 from GSTR 3B
There are 15 sub-points in Table 6 and most of the details come from GSTR 3B. In GSTR 3B, table 4 consists of ITC information and is summarised below for quick reference.
|GSTR 3B 4(A): ITC Available (whether in full or part)||GSTR 3B 4(B): ITC Reversed|
|GSTR 3B4(C): Net ITC Available (A) – (B)|
|GSTR 3B 4(D): Ineligible ITC|
- Table 6A: Total amount of input tax credit availed through FORM GSTR-3B.
Table 6A is ideally the sum total of Table 4A of FORM GSTR-3B. Table 6A of GSTR 9 contains the details of ITC availed in GSTR 3B during the financial year. The purpose of this clause is to aggregate the quantum of Input tax credit availed by the Registered Person on import of goods, import of services, Inward Supplies liable to reverse charge, Tax credit received from the Input service distributors and any other ITC availed on regular inward supplies.
- Table 6B: Categorisation of ITC claimed into Input, Capital and Services
In Table 6B we have to segregate ITC into three categories (Input, Capital Goods and Inputs Services). In GSTR 3B we have been giving consolidated values for ITC. Hence, preparation of Table 6B will be an extra task we will have to do while giving ITC details in GSTR-9. Points to be noted while filling this table:-
- Aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies except those on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis
- Includes supply of services received from SEZs
- Classified as ITC on inputs, capital goods and input services
- Table 4(A) (5) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details
- This table shall not include ITC that was availed, reversed and then reclaimed in the ITC ledger
- In case of any difference between the input tax credit as reflected in books of accounts and the GST returns, ensure that all entries are properly recorded in the books of accounts and also the same are not booked inclusive of taxes
- ITC availed in GSTR 3B for the period July 2017 to March 2018 only has to be disclosed in this Table. ITC relating to 2017-18 availed in subsequent GSTR 3B should not be disclosed in this Table. Such data would be disclosed in Table 8C of GSTR 9.
- Tables 6C and 6D: ITC on transactions subject to reverse charge
The tables 6C and 6D consist of the details to be provided on the transactions which are impacted by reverse charge. In 6C and 6D, the ITC claimed details are to be further categorised into input, capital and services.
- Table 6C: Inward supplies received from unregistered persons liable to reverse charge (other than table 6B above) on which tax is paid & ITC availed
- Table 6D: Inward supplies received from registered persons liable to reverse charge (other than table 6 B above) on which tax is paid and ITC availed
In this table we have to consider following particulars:-
- Aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies received from unregistered persons and registered person (other than import of services) on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis shall be declared in Table 6C and Table 6D.
- Table 4(A)(3) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.
- Data disclosed in Table 6C and 6D should not exceed the data disclosed in Table 4G of GSTR 9.
- GST paid on inward supplies liable to reverse charge which is not available as credit, should not be disclosed in this Table.
- Table 6E: Import of goods (including supplies from SEZs)
In this Table, the taxable person should report aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all imports (for inputs and capital goods) from outside India or SEZ units. The ITC claimed details are to be further categorised into input and capital goods. Some key points to note while filling the table
- If Goods supply by SEZ on cover of a bill of entry than DTA Units show this transaction in Table 6E. If Goods supply by SEZ without the cover of a bill of entry than no need to show transaction in this table. It will be treated as a normal transaction.
- Table 4(A)(1) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.
- Only the IGST paid on import of goods can be availed as ITC. BCD and Social Welfare Surcharge cannot be availed as ITC.
- Ensure that the GSTIN is updated in the ICEGATE and the GSTIN appears on the Bill of Entry.
- Table 6F: Import of services (excluding inward supplies from SEZs)
In this Table, the Registered Person should report aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all import of services received from outside India. It should be noted that the liability to pay GST on import of services arises only if conditions specified in section 2(11) of the IGST Act are satisfied. Some key points to note while filling the table:
- Data for this clause can be confirmed with the details in disclosed Notes to Accounts to Financial Statements.
- In order to qualify as import of service, it is important that the place of supply of service as per section 13 of IGST Act should be within India
- The rate of exchange for determining the value of taxable service should be the rate of exchange as determined as per generally accepted accounting principles as on the date of time of supply as per section 13 of CGST Act.
- Table 6 G: Input Tax credit received from ISD
In this Table, the Registered Person should report aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all invoices raised by ISD. This section can be populated using the details submitted in GSTR 3B in table 4(A)(4). Some key points to note while filling the table
- The Registered Person should be in possession of invoice issued by ISD u/r 54(1) of CGST Rules.
- It should be noted that the ineligible portion of ITC distributed should not be availed as ITC.
- Table 6 H: Amount of ITC reclaimed
This table contains the aggregate value of input tax credit which was availed, reversed and reclaimed again during the same financial year by the Registered Person. Some key points to note while filling the table:
- Registered Person should report all input tax credit claimed, reversed and reclaimed by him during the period July 2017 to March 2018.
- ITC disclosed in Table 6B and 6H should be equal to the data disclosed in Table 4A (5) of GSTR 3B.
- ITC which has been availed and reversed during 2017-18 and reclaimed in 2018-19 should not be disclosed in this Table.
- Table 6 I and 6J : Difference in ITC claimed and reversed
These sections essentially are sub-totals derived from the values provided in sections 6A to 6H
- Table 6 I : This contains the aggregate of ITC availed on inward supplies including services received from SEZ, inward supplies received from unregistered person liable to reverse charge, inward supplies received from registered person liable to reverse charge, import of goods, import of service and ITC received from ISD.
- Table 6 J : Ideally, the difference in Table 6J should be nil. This is for the reason that the amount disclosed in 6A is auto populated from GSTR 3B of July 2017 to March 2018. Further, the amount disclosed in Table 6B to 6H is merely the classification of ITC availed in GSTR 3B.
- Tables 6K, 6L and 6M : Transitional and other input tax credit
In these tables, the details related to transitional credit and other input tax credit availed, needs to be reported.
- Table 6K: Here the Registered Person should report the amount of credit received in the electronic credit ledger through FORM GST TRAN-I upto 31st March 2018.In respect of Registered Persons who were not to file the Transition returns due to IT related glitches, the Government vide Circular No. 39/13/2018-GST dated Apr 3, 2018 has specifically allowed such taxpayers to file the returns till Jan 31, 2019 (Order No. 4/2018-GST dated 17.09.2018). In respect of such persons, no data would be disclosed in Sl. No. 6K of GSTR 9.
- Table 6L: The Registered Person should disclose the quantum of ITC received in the electronic credit ledger through FORM GST TRAN-II. Where the Registered Person has filed TRAN-II after March 2018, the amount of such credit should not be disclosed in Sl. No. 6L of GSTR 9. This is for the reason that the credit through TRAN-II would have been credited to electronic credit ledger in the month in which TRAN-II was filed.
- Table 6M: Credit availed under section 18(1)(a) to 18(1)(d) of the CGST Act, 2017 it to be disclosed. Credit availed under section 18(3) read with Rule 41(1) of CGST Rules, 2017 on account of sale, merger, demerger, amalgamation, lease or transfer of a business is to be disclosed. In 6M, the Registered Person should disclose the quantum of ITC received in the electronic credit ledger through FORM GST ITC-01 and FORM GST ITC-02, the amount of ITC should not be disclosed in 6L of GSTR 9.
- Tables 6 N and 6 O : Grand Totals
These sections are the grand totals for the details provided above.
- Table 6 N : This contains the total of all the ITC availed through TRAN-I, TRAN-II and any other ITC availed during the relevant financial year
- Table 6O : Total ITC availed as per GSTR-3B and other ITC credited directly to electronic credit ledger by filing TRAN-I, TRAN-II, ITC-01 and ITC-02.
To summarise, Table 6 covers all details of ITC availed during the financial year and needs to tally with the details filed in GSTR 3B. Read our article on the analysis of Table 7 and 8 which are also related to ITC transactions.
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