Last date to claim ITC and amend sales/CDN extended – Here’s what to do next!

As per GST Notification 18/2022, the time limit to claim ITC and amend sales/CDN has been extended (including for FY 21-22) by the CBIC. So, the date has been changed for claiming ITC, issuing CDN, and doing amendments to returns of the previous year till 30th November by notifying clause 100 of the Finance Act 2022 to be effective from 01.10.2022.

GST Compliance Calendar October 2022

GST Compliance Calendar for the month of October 2022. Never miss a GST due date with our comprehensive Calendar for GST Due Dates October 2022. Read all the GST Updates here…

GST Reconciliation for IDT Teams: Types, How to, Importance, ITC Computation, Common Issues

The term ‘reconciliation’ means to compare two sets of data entries to identify any mismatches or variances. The data sets are of the same origin but come from different sources. It is a practice for correcting errors in the process.

Form GSTR 1 – Details, Format, Due-date, Eligibility, GSTR 1 & E-way Bills

GSTR-1 is a monthly or quarterly return (based on taxpayer’s annual turnover) that should be filed by every registered dealer. Know more about the duedate, format and eligibility here!

What is the e-invoice turnover limit for 2022?

Taxpayers with turnover between Rs. 5 Cr. and Rs. 20 Cr. are enabled for testing on Sandbox. Read the article to learn if your business has crossed the e-invoice turnover limit 2022

MIS Reports for GST Return Filing Analysis

The GST MIS report is a smart feature that enables top management or decision-makers to quickly assess the compliance level. MIS reports will offer a thorough analysis of mismatches, total GST turnover, maximum ITC utilisation, and other decision-making criteria.

GSTR 1 & GSTR 3B Reconciliation: Use MIS Reports to Resolve Mismatches

There are several reasons for facing mismatches in the two including but not limited to furnishing supplies under the wrong head in GSTR 3B or the time difference between filing GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B. This Recon is important as it reduces the chances of omission and duplication of invoices among a lot of other advantages mentioned in the article.

Top GST News for the Month | Latest GST Updates

GST is a dynamic law and is changing frequently. Stay updated with the latest GST News and Notifications. All the latest GST updates in one place!

What is Pre-GST Litigation?

Pre-GST litigation comes under the indirect tax litigation category. Litigation and cases that are continuing from the pre-GST regime prior to July 2017 are all grouped under Pre-GST litigation. Cases related to Excise, Sales tax, VAT etc. are covered under this litigation system.

PMT-03A – Form for Re-credit in the Electronic Cash Ledger

PMT-03A is an annexure to the existing form PMT-03. The form, issued by the CBIC in Circular No. 174/06/2022-GST dated July 06, 2022, allows the proper officer to re-credit the amount in the taxpayer's electronic credit ledger.

Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) – Everything you need to know about!

IRP for e-invoicing stands for Invoice Registration Portal which is an official platform provided by the government of India for businesses to generate e-invoices under GST. With the expansion in the scope of the e-invoicing mandate, IRIS has been appointed as the Invoice Registration Portal (“IRP Partner”) of GSTN, which permits us to act on behalf of GSTN to register B2B e-invoices of trade and industry.

Why small businesses should look forward to E-invoicing?

Why small businesses should look forward to E-invoicing? Read the full Blog to learn the four important reasons why SMEs should adopt e-invoicing plus steps on how they can get started.

E-invoicing-Will it Simplify or Complicate your Purchase Cycle?

As a concept, e-invoicing has many advantages to offer to all the participants – suppliers, recipients and the Government. It also opens up avenues to provide value-added solutions and services by using the highly standard, processable and recent invoice data.

All You need to Know About E-invoice under GST

E-invoicing has been the biggest and one of the most talked-about changes when it comes to GST in 2020. Read all about E-invoicing and its applicability with following heads/parameters...

What are the grounds of appeal in GST?

If an appellant feels aggrieved by any findings, observations or conclusions made by the authority granting the order, they can consider initiating an appeal. It is the most important part of the appeal. Grounds of appeal in GST represent those issues which show the nature of the dispute between the assessed and the revenue. Read the article to know more!

Form GSTR 3B: Eligibility, Due-date, Format, Filing

GSTR-3B is a monthly GSTR Return which consists of summarized details of supplies | GSTR 3B Format, Due date and Filing!

Updates in GSTR 3B – July 2022 | GSTR 3B and ITC Eligibility

GSTR 3B witnessed a bunch of updates in July 2022 after the two-day-long 47th GST Council Meeting. The CBIC has announced a bundle of clarifications and updates through the latest GST Council Meeting recommendations, GST Notifications and Circulars. Read the article to learn all about changes and updates in GSTR 3B, new table addition and ITC eligibility.

Consequences of non-compliance with e-invoicing: April 2022 onwards

It is mandatory for taxpayers with an AATO of Rs. 20 Cr. + to generate e-invoices. An e-invoice is a document with an IRN and a digitally signed QR code printed on it. In this article, we will not just learn about the consequences of non-compliance with e-invoicing but also understand the mistakes to avoid to save yourself from the penalty.

47th GST Council Meeting

The 47th GST Council Meeting took place on 28th and 29th June 2022 to address multiple important issues like GST rate changes for an array of goods and services, compensation cess, E-way Bill and E-invoicing changes and so on. Chaired by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the meeting was held in Chandigarh, Punjab. Read a detailed update and changes in the article.

What is GST Departmental Audit? And How to be Prepared for it?

GST Audit is the process of examining a taxable person’s records, returns, and other documentation. There are 3 types of audits as mandated by the GST law, they are – Statutory GST Departmental Audit, and Special Audit. In this article, we have covered the GST departmental audit and how you can handle it better.

Clarification regarding incomplete GSTR 2B for April 2022 | May 2022

There was some issue with GSTR 2B and taxpayers were not able to view their records. Read the clarification and CBIC’s recent notifications 05/2022 and 06/2022.

Procedure for Sanction, Post-audit and Review of GST Refund Claims: New circular

CBIC has laid down new guidelines regarding sanction, post-audit, and review of GST refund claims. Here, we will touch upon important changes that CBIC established in accordance with the new circular.

What is GST Litigation?

The term ‘litigation’ is officially defined as the process of taking legal action in a court of law. Majorly, there are two main types of tax litigation – Direct Tax and Indirect Tax. GST Litigation falls under the indirect tax litigation in India. Read the article to understand GST litigation in detail.

Direct and Indirect Tax Litigation in India

The judicial procedures for tax litigation in India are long and tedious. Know the basics of Tax Litigation in India, direct and indirect taxation, the sub-types of the two main types of taxation, and the litigation associated with it that businesses need to be aware of, in the article.

Reporting 6% rate in GSTR-1 | New GST Advisory

The GSTN has released a new advisory on 10-05-2022 regarding the 6% reporting rate in GSTR-1. As per GST Notification No. 02/2022, a new tax rate of 6% IGST or 3% CGST+ 3% SGST has been introduced on certain commodities. Taxpayers who must report items at this rate may do so temporarily by reporting the entries under the 5% category and then manually increasing the system computed tax amount to 6%.

Compensation Cess under GST

Compensation Cess under GST is levied by GST - Compensation to States Act 2017. Read all about the compensation cess under GST here

The requirement of Table 6 in GSTR 4 | Negative liability in GSTR 4

As per the new advisory released by GSTN, the entire year’s liabilities must be declared in table number 6 of GSTR 4 and if there is no liability, the table can be populated with zero value. Read the article to understand the cause of negative liability in form GSTR 4.

GSTR 1/IFF Enhancements | GSTR 1 Filing Process Changes 2022

GSTR-1 filing process changes are seen time and again. The GSTN has made new changes regarding the GSTR 1/IFF filing process. In tune with this change in the GST system, we have updated our GSTR 1 filing process. Read in detail here!

Who needs to register under GST

Any business in the supply of goods or services with a specific turnover needs to register under GST. Know if Salaried employees, small businesses, and Individuals need to register under GST.

Form RFD-11: Used for furnishing Letter of Undertaking (LUT)

Filing Letter of Undertaking (LUT) in form RFD-11 has been made mandatory by the government as per rule 96A of CGST Rule-2017 notified by GST Notification No. 16/2017 dated 07-07-2017. Know all about the form and LUT here in the article.

All about MCA Struck-Off Companies in 5 Questions

Know all about the law around MCA Struck-Off Companies, Section 248 (5) of the Companies Act 2013, Section 560 of the Companies Act, 1956 and the new Disclosure Requirement for Struck-off Companies for FY 2021-2022.

GST Year-End Checklist: 14 Tasks To Be Completed

There are certain tasks that taxpayers need to carry out as FY year end activities and some mandates start from 1st April 2022. And like every year, this year again we have brought you a GST Year-End checklist of all the activities that you need to complete before the financial year ends.

Effective 1st April 2022, Reset the Invoice Number Series

Rule 46 (b) of the CGST Rules 2017 suggests that any tax invoice should have a 16 character alpha-numeric invoice number unique for a financial year.

7 Ways How an E-invoicing Software can Simplify Your E-invoicing

A company has to deal with multiple transactions and with the supply of goods and transportation, the requirement of e-way bills also becomes mandatory. Thus a secure and comprehensive e-invoicing software is necessary to ease the course not just for IRN generation but also to print and share invoices, manage e-way bills, and for a smooth ITC claim as a way ahead.

Received an E-Invoice? 9 Questions to Consider First

The e-invoice received from the suppliers will have the extra-information related to IRN. Hence, the recipients now need to verify the same and keep it for records.

6 Tasks to Complete Before you Start your E-invoicing Journey

To start generating e-invoices, there are certain preparatory activities. Organizations can get started with these in parallel to getting their internal system and processes ready for e-invoices. In this article, we share all the important tasks that one needs to undertake before starting their e-invoicing journey.

Practical challenges at different stages in e-invoicing

Practical challenges at different stages in e-invoicing. Challenges in the IRN preparation stage, generating IRN stage which also includes e-way bills, and the post IRN stage. Read more…

Issuance of FORM GST DRC-07 for Vehicle Detained under Provisions of E-way Bill – Maharashtra Govt.

The Government of Maharashtra has released new instructions for the issuance of FORM GST DRC-07 for vehicles detained under the provisions of the e-way bill. Read more…

E-invoicing Mandate Extended to Rs. 20 Cr. Turnover & Related Updates

As per the latest GST Notification 1/2022 released on 24th February 2022, e-invoicing has been made mandatory for all the B2B transactions from 1st April 2022 for all the entities with an aggregate annual turnover of Rs. 20 Cr. or more in any financial year from 2017-18 onwards. Read the complete article to know all the related changes.

Ultimate Guide for E-invoicing Notifications and Updates

On 13th Dec 2019, Government notified the e-invoicing rules, its applicability and date from when the notified rules will be effective. In all there were 5 notifications and a summary of notifications.

Union Budget 2022: Important GST Changes

The finance bill 2022 was announced the same day as Union Budget that listed key changes in GST that can significantly impact taxpayers and business owners across all spheres. In this article, we discuss the key areas that have seen multiple changes in GST laws and rules.

Budget 2022 Highlights: Key Decisions in Infrastructure, Cryptocurrency and more!

Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced the official budget for 2022 on 1st February. Some major decisions have been made for healthcare, infrastructure development, tech-enabled development, and several decisions under the PM Gati Shakti scheme. Announcements have also been made regarding the digital economy, bitcoin, and climate actions. Read them in detail here!

10 Factors to Consider for Defining ITC Strategy for 2022

GST Notification 39 and GST Notification 40 issued during the end of Dec 2021, specify the rules for claiming Input Tax Credit with effect from 1st Jan 2022. The rules state that ITC on a provisional basis cannot be claimed henceforth. Here’s what you can do to define your ITC strategy for 2022 for availing maximum ITC claim.

New Changes in E-way Bill 2022

The E-way Bill system has seen new changes that have been implemented lately. You as a business owner need to be aware of these rules and law amendments in order to avoid penalties and confiscation of your goods. Here, we particularly discuss the latest updates in EWB system in 2022 that directly affect your business if you are a part of the supply chain.

Stricter compliance for GSTR 3B not filed: Recent GST Update

Stricter compliance for GSTR 3B not filed | GSTR 3B non-filing penalty | Rule 59 of CGST Rules, 2017 | Recent GST Update for GSTR 3B non-filing | GSTR 1…

New revised edition of HSN 2022 – Detailed Update

New revised edition of HSN 2022 | HSN 2022 is the new revised edition of HSN published by the World Customs Organization (WCO) has into force from 1st Jan 2022…

46th GST Council Meeting – Highlights

The 46th GST Council Meeting was held on 31st December 2021 in New Delhi. It was a physical meeting and considering the COVID restrictions, not more than 2 representative members from each state were requested to join. The meeting was chaired by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.

Important GST Changes from 1st January 2022 – Tighter GST Rules in 2022

2021 went by in a jiffy and 2022 is waiting for us around the corner patiently! From all the changes that indirect taxation has undergone this year, it seems like the GST rules are getting tighter in 2022. We have collated all the important GST changes being applicable from 1st January 2022 that you need to be aware of! Let us look at the changes in major brackets one by one...

Changes in Provisional ITC under GST – Latest Update

From all the changes that indirect taxation has undergone this year, it seems like the GST rules are getting tighter in 2022. We have collated all the important GST changes being applicable from 1st January 2022 that you need to be aware of! Let us look at the changes in major brackets one by one

2021 Year End Wrap

2021 was quite a year full of ups and downs plus loads of GST changes to adapt to! In this article, we share the year’s GST changes and IRIS GST’s key product highlights. The GST Collections, e-invoicing implementation, changes in reconciliation patterns, how to claim maximum ITC are some of the themes in this article. And, we also talk about gearing up for 2022…

2021 in Hindsight- Top 6 Defining Events of IRIS GST to Remember

The year 2021 has been a rollercoaster ride for many of us. We are sure you must have experienced some good parts and some not-so-good phases this year. We at IRIS GST had our fair share of happiness and we can’t thank you all enough! Going down memory lane, sharing the wonderful milestones we were able to achieve throughout the year with your constant support and love. Read on…

Year in GST: Top 10 GST Updates and Law Changes in 2021

The year started with the e-invoicing mandate going live for Rs. 100 CR+ turnover companies in January 2021 and QRMP introduction and has ended with GSTR 9 self-certification. There have been multiple updates in between. We have collated for you the biggest GST updates and GST law changes that impacted the taxpayers in the year 2021…

The 9th amendment of the CGST Rules 2021 – Latest Updates

9th amendment of the CGST Rules 2021 | The 9th Amendment of CGST Rules 2017 was recently updated by the CBIC by exercising the powers conferred by section 164. Read more...

The 8th Amendment of CGST Rules 2021 – Latest Updates

The 8th Amendment of CGST Rules was recently updated by the Central Board of Indirect Taxation and Customs (CBIC) via GST Notification 35/2021 - Central Tax, dated 24-09-2021. The changes were made to update and amend the existing CGST Rules 2017. There are multiple changes to the act. You can read the full article to get the complete details.

Invoice Reference Number (IRN) in E-invoicing under GST

Invoice Reference Number or IRN as it is usually called is a registration number provided by the government under the e-invoicing mandate to prove the authenticity of any B2B invoice generated by the businesses. It is one of the main components of an e-invoice. You can read all about IRN in the article and understand its intricacies in detail.

Summaries of the latest GST circulars 165 and 166 – November 2021

Summaries of the latest GST circulars 165 and 166 - November 2021 | Circular 165 offers clarification regarding the applicability of Dynamic QR Code on B2C invoices while 166 offers clarification regarding refund-related issues...

Is Reverse Charge Transaction covered under E-invoicing?

E-invoicing starts in a month and the onus of creating invoices and getting them registered on the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) lies on the Supplier.

E-way Bill no more in Silos – RFID, VAHAN, FASTag, GSTR 1 & E-invoicing

With RFID, VAHAN, FASTag, GSTR 1 matching and E-invoicing coming into the picture, the E-way bill has become an important document and hence the businesses need to consciously define their long-term strategies around E-way Bill Management. Let us understand the importance of all these components and their relation with E-way Bills here in this detailed article.

E-invoice API: Specifications | Access Mechanism | Versions | Updates

E-invoice New API Specification has been released today in line with the updated e-Invoice standard fields released early Feb 2020.

E-Invoice Schema | FORM GST INV-01 | E-Invoice Portal -Complete Guide

E-invoicing model has been adopted by many countries globally with varying implementation models. The Indian adoption consists of following components.

QR Code: The new identity of a B2B invoice

E-invoice QR Code will make its mark on all B2B invoices and will be unique for every invoice. | QR Code and E-invoicing | E-invoicing and B2B QR Codes | B2B E-invoices. Read more…

Summary of GST Circular 159: Clarification on doubts related to Scope of “Intermediary”

Summary of GST Circular 159: This circular talks about the clarification on doubts related to Scope of “Intermediary”. Read here…

Falling under the E-invoice Criteria? Practice these 4 tactics to become a pro!

Falling Under The E-invoice Criteria? Here Are Mistakes To Avoid | E-invoice Preparation | E-invoicing in India | E-invoicing under GST

Summary of GST Circular 161: Clarification relating to the export of services-condition (v) of section 2(6) of the IGST Act 2017

Summary of GST Circular 161 talks about clarification relating to the export of services-condition (v) of section 2(6) of the IGST Act 2017. Read here…

Summary of GST Circular 160: Clarification with respect to certain GST related issues

GST Circular 160 explained: It talks about the clarification with respect to certain GST related issues. Read here…

Summary of Circular 164: GST Rates and Classification of Goods/Services

Read the Summary of GST Circular 164. It is all about GST Rates and Classification of Goods/Services | Latest GST Circulars and Notifications

Latest Changes In E-invoicing

1st October 2021 marks the one-year completion of e-invoicing in India. Presently, the system adoption rate stands at 80% and is likely to increase even further. However, just like constant GST law changes, e-invoicing is also evolving and is undergoing changes. All the taxpayers that fall under the threshold, need to take note of the changes/updates mentioned in this article.

Dynamic Quick Response (QR) Code on B2C Invoices

Understanding E-invoicing and QR code generation for B2C transactions made easy! Also read, all about QR Codes in case of B2C invoices and transactions.

Generation of E-way Bill where the Principal Supply is Supply of Services

Taxpayers, traders and transporters were facing a lot of issues while generating e-way bills for movement of those goods where their principle supply is classifiable as a service since there is no provision for generating e-way bills by entering SAC (Service Accounting Code-Chapter 99) alone on the E-way Bill Portal. Thus this advisory was released to offer a solution for the same.

Implementation of Rule-59(6) and HSN with GSTR-1 Filing Explained

The CBIC has recently issued Advisories 500 and 501 on 26th August 2021 dealing with furnishing of form GSTR-1/IFF and addressing the issues related to HSN while filing of GSTR-1 respectively.

45th GST Council Meeting Highlights

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 45th GST Council meeting held on 17th September 2021, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This was the first offline meeting after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. In this council meeting, there were several GST rate changes, clarifications and other updates were given out. Read here...

GSTR 9C Self-Certification: How You Need to Prepare as a Finance Head?

As per the Finance Act – 2021, a proposal was released to omit certification by CA by amending Section 35(5) of the CGST Act. In the 43rd GST Council Meeting, the finance ministry reaffirmed this suggestion for changes in furnishing the reconciliation statement GSTR 9C with self-certification instead of by CA/CMA. Read all the changes related to GSTR 9C self-certification here…

Blocking Of E-way Bill Generation Facility Resumed

The government had temporarily suspended blocking of E-way Bill generation for taxpayers citing the pandemic. Now, the blocking of E-way Bill generation facility is resumed

Cancellation, Revocation and Re-Registration under GST

The GST Regime mandates every person/business with an annual turnover of Rs. 40 lakhs or more, to register as a normal taxable person.

GST Compliance Guide: Your Ultimate Resource For All Things GST!

Despite the huge setback in 2020 due to lockdown citing the COVID-19 pandemic, majority of businesses have started opening up and have gained momentum again this year. If you are someone who is seeing rapid growth in your business and are wondering how it’s going to affect your GST Compliance, this article will help as a guide to everything you need to consider for efficient GST compliance in 2021...

Reasons Why Your GSTIN Can Get Cancelled And How To Avoid Cancellation?

Monthly/quarterly GST return filing requires a lot of time and attention. It is important that you, as a taxpayer, keep a tab on all the latest GST updates and file the GST returns timely following all the rules or else there are high chances that your GSTIN may possibly get cancelled. Read the article to know why your GSTIN can get cancelled…

How to be a Beta User for IRIS Peridot?

We are delighted to share with you all that IRIS Peridot is coming up with a new version yet again! If you wish to become a beta user for IRIS Peridot, read the steps that will aid you in the process.

Ultimate Guide to E-way Bill Management

This article on E-way Bill Management serves as ‘all encompassing’ and provides everything you want to know about E-way Bill. It is a must-read as it covers everything from basics to advanced details.

8 Key Aspects To Know About E-way Bill Under GST

E-way bill provisions have come into effect from 1st April 2018 for inter-state transactions and will be effective for all intra-state transactions by June 2018.

10 tips and tricks to jump-start using GST data for lending

Utility of GST data for lending is proven, especially when it comes to lending to small businesses. The availability of data over APIs, relevance, and authenticity of data source i.e. the GST system itself, makes it the best fit for large scale digital lending programs. Read the article and learn about the important points to note while using GST data.

10 lesser-known facts about the E-way Bill that you must be aware of!

E-way Bill is an effective tool to track the movement of goods and check tax evasion. Here are 10 lesser-known facts about the E-way Bill that you must be aware of! Read more…

Form GST PMT-04: To file ledger related grievances

PMT-04 is a GST form with which one can file ledger related grievances or complaints. If there’s any discrepancy in electronic liability ledger, electronic cash ledger or electronic credit ledger taxpayers can file FORM GST PMT-04.

QRMP Scheme Updates: Important Changes 2021

Quarterly Return Monthly Payment or QRMP scheme under GST has been introduced to simplify compliance for taxpayers having turnover up to Rs. 5 crores. Recently, the government has introduced few QRMP Scheme updates for the taxpayers. Read the article to find out all the changes.

Unblocking GSTIN for E-way Bill Generation

Unblocking a GSTIN for EWay Bill Generation in case of non-filing of GST Returns is going to be a major concern of the MSME sector in coming days as the rule of EWay Bill Generation blocking is now supposed to come into effect from 21st November 2019 as per Notification No. 36/2019 – Central Tax dated 20.08.2019.

Multi-Vehicle option in E-way Bill Generation: Explained in 7 Simple Steps

India, is a big economy with wider geographical anomalies. Here people live in terrains, deserts, land and mountains connected by roads, rail, air and even water at some places.

Consolidated E-way Bill: Requirement and Importance

E-way Bill is to be issued irrespective of whether the movement of goods is caused by reasons of supply or otherwise.

Common Enrolment Number for Transporters for E-way Bill generation

Common Enrolment number is a 15-Digit unique number available exclusively for transporters registered in multiple states under a single PAN, for the generation and updation of their EWB.

5 Key Responsibilities a Transporter should Adhere to!

Under GST regime, in order to deliver the goods in a hassle-free manner, a transporter (Registered and Unregistered) is required to fulfil the 5 key responsibilities

4 Things You Should Be Aware Of Regarding the E-way Bill Mandate

The GST Council, in its 26th meeting, has given a go-ahead for rolling out E-way Bill. The E-way Bill mandate will kick-off with inter-state transactions, followed by intra-state movement of goods.

GST Amnesty Scheme – Relaxations

The government released several relief measures in the 43rd GST Council Meeting and one of the major ones was the GST Amnesty Scheme. Read all about the relaxations here.

Impact of e-invoicing on Nil rated and exempted goods reporting in GSTR 1

Impact of e-invoicing on Nil rated and exempted goods reporting in GSTR 1. Only regular tax invoices, debit - credit notes should be sent for IRN generation. Bill of Supply need not be sent. Read here

44th GST Council Meeting – Highlights

The 44th GST Council Meeting was held on June 12th, 2021 via video conference by our finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. Read here...

All about Input Tax Credit (ITC) | How to claim ITC?

Input Tax Credit or ITC under GST is the credit back of the tax a registered GST taxpayer pays on inputs i.e. purchases. This tax he is liable to get back from the government. Read more

Cases where Input Tax Credit cannot be availed under GST

The Input Tax Credit mechanism allows a taxpayer to reduce his tax liabilities on his sales with the taxes paid on inward supplies.

How to Win Your GST Reconciliation & Influence ITC

The ability to claim ITC on your purchases, has made the reconciliation of your purchase data with your suppliers’ data extremely crucial.

Power Your Business Decisions with IRIS Sapphire – Best GST Return Filing Software

IRIS GST Software, from the house of IRIS GST, a leading GST Suvidha Provider, offers this tool to ease your GST return filing processes , compliance processes, GST reconciliation and so on.

How can a GST Software simplify your GST Compliance?

A secure & comprehensive GST software is necessary to ease the filing hassles and but also to acquire data, reconcile, and for ITC claim etc. Here’s how a GST software can simplify your GST Compliance with 100% accuracy.

8 Questions to Ask before Finalizing Your GST Filing Software

GST filing software assists taxpayers at various stages like data import from existing ERPs, transforming ERP data into GSTN-format, preparation of various returns, fetching GSTN data, GST filing, etc. hence it is crucial for you to choose your GST software smartly.

43rd GST Council Meeting Highlights

43rd GST Council Meeting took place on May 28th, 2021. Know the agenda, the Key highlights of the 43rd GST Council Meeting here

GST Registration Requirement For E-commerce Vendors

If you are someone who wants to start selling through e-commerce platforms and wondering if you need to register for GST then read this article it talks aboutGST Registration Requirement For E-commerce Vendors

COVID-19: New Relief Measures Issued – 2021

Here are the new relief measures released by CBIC via latest notifications and circulars. These recent updates with regards to COVID-19 serve as relief measures and will prove to be beneficial for the taxpayers:

5 Key Areas You Need to Plan for an Effective E-Invoicing Implementation

The GST Council in its last meeting pushed the e-invoicing mandate to 1st Oct 2020. Here are 5 key areas which need to be strategized considering the overall impact of e-invoicing on current practices, cost and efforts.

ESG Reporting in India

ESG Reporting in India | EGS - Environmental, Social and Governance. It is a business review of a company’s economic, environmental and social impacts, caused by everyday business operations and activities

Cloud Software in times of COVID-19

For multiple resources to work from remote locations to achieve a common goal, it requires strong technology backing. Here’s how cloud computing and cloud software applications in terms of COVID-19.

9 Step Work from Home Productivity Guide for CxOs amidst Coronavirus lockdown

Here’s a simple 9 step guide that every CEO and CFO must follow and take care of in a crisis situation like COVID-19 lockdown to maintain their team’s productivity and boost their morale. Read on…

Updates in the E-way Bill System – April 2021

Latest Updates – E-way Bill System. After all the e-invoicing updates, now the government has released some major updates in the E-way Bill arena.

Inverted Tax Structure in the GST regime

Inverted Tax Structure in the GST regime | Inverted Tax Structure is a condition where the rate of tax on inputs purchased is more than the rate of tax on outward supplies (finished goods).

7 benefits of E-invoicing in a post pandemic world

With the unfortunate advent of COVID-19, countries worldwide have felt the need and importance of paperless transactions. 7 benefits of E-invoicing in a post pandemic world

Do more with Peridot | Search GSTIN by Name | PAN | Scan E-Invoice QR Code

The 4.0 Version which is right now in Beta Launch will soon be released on Playstore for user download. Main Features: Search GSTIN by Name | Search GSTIN by PAN | Create watchlist of frequently searched GSTINs | GST Updates and Notifications and much more with Peridot 4.0

2B or not 2B:10 checkpoints to maximize your ITC Claim

Checklist to maximize ITC Claim | ITC Claim under GST | GSTR 2B and GSTR 2A | Role of GSTR 2B in ITC Claim | ITC Maximization | Read more

The story ‘beyond compliance’ – All about GST Data and its Emerging Use Cases

All about GST Data | GST as a data source is getting deeper, wider and richer | The length and breadth of GST Data | Types of GST Data

4 Factors to Consider while Building Credit Models using GST Data

4 factors to consider while building credit models Using GST Data | GST Data based lending is gaining a lot of popularity | When we talk about digital-first, rather digital-only strategy, data is at the core

E-invoicing: Handling Specific Business Scenarios

E-invoicing - Handling specific business scenarios | In this blog, we will look at some business specific scenarios where value validations fail and also a workaround for such cases.

Aadhaar authentication under GST

A process of submitting the ‘Aadhaar number’ along with other biometric details of the Aadhaar holder to the CIDR for verifying its correctness is known as Aadhar authentication.

PMT-06: The format, usage and content of this GST Challan

PMT-06 | Form GST PMT-06 - GST Challan generated for payment made via Net Banking or OTC (Over the Counter) | Read more to know about modes of payment available, benefits of PMT 06 and who can generate PMT-06

Preparations to be done for GSTR1 – Post e-invoicing

Preparations to be done for GSTR1 - Post e-invoicing. Let us understand what exactly has changed with E-invoicing for all GST transactions. Read more…

Invoice Furnishing Facility (IFF) under GST

To ease the compliance burden, the system has assigned quarterly frequency to small taxpayers automatically. This is why IFF was introduced

GST Proposals in Union Budget 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021 which focused on 6 pillars – Health & Well-being, Inclusive Development, Human Capital, Innovation, and R&D. Read more…

How to register on E-Invoice Portal and select GSP

All about Registering your GSP for E-Invoicing | It is essential to register your GSP on the GSTN portal before you start the e-invoicing process through them.

Validation rules for e-invoicing that you must take care to avoid errors

The validations are categorized in 4 major buckets for better understanding. Here are the rules for e-invoicing that you must take care in order to avoid errors. Read more...

Auto-population of e-invoice details into GSTR1

Auto-population of details from e-invoices into GSTR-1 is only a facility for the taxpayers and not final numbers from legal point of view. Read more about Auto-population of details from e-invoices into GSTR-1

Key GST Amendments from 1st January 2021 – Impact Analysis for Businesses

Key amendments from 1st January 2021. Amendments in notifications on ITC Claim, QRMP Scheme, GSTR-3B auto population, EWB Validity, cancellation of GSTIN and a lot more

8 FAQs Around GST Annual Return – GSTR 9

Annual GST Return - Everything you want to know about GSTR9, GSTR9A, GSTR9B, GSTR9C filing. A statement that every taxpayer needs to file annually.

Year 2020 in recap for IRIS GST

Here’s an elaborate recap of the year 2020. All the happenings and changes on the GST front and at IRIS GST | GST system changes in 2020. Read more...

7 Latest GST Updates You Need to Be Aware of before year ends

Latest GST Updates You Need to Be Aware of before the year ends. These changes introduce radical changes and stringent controls in the process of GST cancellation, ITC claim, EWB validity and GSTR 1 filing etc.

Composition Scheme under GST for Restaurant and Hotel Services

Composition Scheme under GST for Restaurant and Hotel Services. Anyone can voluntarily opt for this scheme if they come under the set GST guidelines. Composition Scheme under GST Regime. Read more...

GSTR 2A: Details and Format

GSTR 2A is an auto-generated form of inward supplies i.e. purchase-related transactions. GSTR 2A is a dynamic statement while GSTR 2B is static. Read to know details, format and due date of GSTR 2A and difference between 2A and 2B

TCS under Finance Act & impact on E-invoicing

TCS under Finance Act & impact on E-invoicing | The Finance Act, 2020 has expanded the provision to include sale of goods also under the purview of TCS. Read more…

Quarterly Returns and Monthly Payment (QRMP )Scheme

QRMP Scheme under gst is an initiative by the Government to simplify compliance for taxpayers | Quarterly Returns and Monthly Payment Scheme. Read more...

Diwali Cleaning Checklist for Accountants

This Diwali, clean your accounts with IRIS GST’s Checklist for Accountants| Cleaning Checklist for Accountants | Yearly Accounting Checklist

All about Provisional ITC (Input Tax Credit) | CGST Rule 36(4)

The central government vide Notification no 49/2019 central tax dated 9/10/2019 has made amendments to CGST Rules, 2017.

Form GST REG-03: Notice for seeking additional information/clarification/ document relating to the Application for Registration/Amendment/ Cancellation

Form GST REG-03 is a notice for seeking additional information in the form of clarification, documents relating to the application for registration, amendment or cancellation.

E-invoicing and SEZ

Special Economic Zone or SEZ are dedicated geographical regions present in a country, providing businesses with simpler tax and legal compliance. Read all about E-invoicing and SEZ here

Important checklist to consider before filing September 2020 GST Returns

September GST Returns of a year is the last return period during which taxpayers can rectify any missing inputs or errors in the returns already filed during the previous. Read important checklist to consider!

GSTR-4 (Annual Return) – Everything You Want To Know About It!

Composition Scheme is a simple and easy scheme under GST for small taxpayers. The composition scheme is available only for taxpayers whose turnover is less than Rs. 1.5crores.

42nd GST Council Meeting – Expectations and Highlights

The 42nd GST Council Meeting was held on October 5th, 2020 chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, via video conferencing.

GSTR 10: Eligibility, Due-date, & Format

If a taxpayer’s GST registration is cancelled or surrendered, then he/she needs to file a return in Form GSTR-10 to declare stock held by such taxpayer. . It is also known as the Final Return. Know more...

Special Economic Zone (SEZ) – An Overview

The Special Economic Zones are deemed as foreign territory for trading operations and taxation purposes, i.e. any goods or services supplied to the SEZ shall be treated as Zero-Rated supply and attract 0% GST.

GSTR-5 – Eligibility, Due-date, Tables & Format

GSTR-5 return contains information related to sales and purchases of a non-resident’s business | How to file GSTR 5| Applicability | Format| Form download. Read more...

E-invoicing for E-commerce Operators

E-commerce operators are allowed to generate IRN on behalf of a supplier. Read all the details about e-invoicing for e-commerce operators here in detail.

Form CMP-08 for Composite Taxpayers– All You Need to Know!

A quarterly statement cum challan, form CMP 08 shall be used to declare the self-assessed details of the tax payable by a composite dealer in the given quarter.

Form GST RFD-10: Application for Refund by UIN or multilateral financial institutions

Form GST RFD-10 is similar to Refund Application RFD-01 but it is made only by UIN or multilateral financial institutions. Read more about RFD-10 here

41st GST Council Meeting – Expectations and Decisions

The 41th GST Council Meeting by the finance ministry is touted to be held on August, 27th 2020 via video conferencing. Here are some of the expectations from the upcoming meeting.

GSTR-2B – What, When, Where and How of it

GSTR 2B is a static statement of available ITC for the taxpayer generated on the basis of GSTR 1, GSTR 5 & GSTR 6 filed by recipients' counter parties before the 14th of the succeeding month

E-invoicing and E-way Bill: Generating E-way Bill using IRP

Read how you can to generatean E-way Bill using the IRP. Conditions for generation E-way Bill, cancellation process | E-invoicing and E-way Bill

A Definitive Guide to Coping-up with Constant Changes to the GST Regime

Here’s how IDT teams needs to be equipped enough to handle the constant changes and updates. Read about ideas that can be implemented for a smooth workflow.

GST Return Filing Changes and Its Impact

The government is planning to change some specifications to ease the compliance process. Here are the upcoming GST return filing changes and its expected impact. Read more…

GST Data-based Lending- Silver-bullet to MSME Credit Lending Challenges

Read more about the GST Data based lending and how it is the emerging case for MSMEs Credit Appraisal. How GST data based lending can be beneficial.

Form RFD-09: Reply to Show Cause Notice

Form RFD-09 is also known as Reply to Show Cause Notice. This is the reply by applicant on form RFD-08 issued by the concerned government officer.

Form RFD-08: Notice For Rejection Of Refund Application

Form RFD-08 is also known as notice for rejection of the application for refund. This form provides information about the reason why form RFD-01 and RFD-01A is rejected.

Composition Scheme under GST for Small Taxpayers

This article will help you to decide what to look forward to as Composite Dealers/Composite Taxpayers.

Form GST RFD-07: Adjustment of Sanctioned Refund Order

All about form GST RFD-07 is here! Form GST RFD-07 is an order for complete adjustment of sanctioned GST Refund.

Form ITC 03: Prerequisites and Steps to file ITC 03 on the GST Portal

Here are the steps to file ITC-03. Form ITC-03 is filed by taxpayers who wish to do the reversal of Input Tax Credit for which ITC has been availed.

How to generate an E-way Bill if the goods are rejected by the recipient?

Check out how to generate an E-way Bill if the goods are rejected by the recipient. When the transporter makes the E-way Bill and when the supplier makes the E-way Bill with screenshots.

Form GST RFD-06 – Final Refund Order

Form GST RFD-06 – Final Refund Order. This is an electronic order issued by the proper office/ government officer to the taxpayer.

Form GST RFD-05 – Payment Advice

Form GST RFD-05 - Payment Advice. This GST Refund form is issued by the government officer-in-charge if form RFD-01 application is accurately filed and approved. Read more…

Form GST RFD-04 – Provisional Refund Order

Know all about Form GST RFD-04 which is also known as Provisional Refund Order. Know in detail about its contents, tables, who and when it can be issued and more.

Steps to file Form Nil GSTR 1 via SMS

To ease the compliance process, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) via notification 58/2020 –Central Tax has now allowed filing Nil GSTR 1 and Nil GSTR 3B via SMS.

Updates in GST Return Due Dates

Analysing the GST compliance trend of taxpayers, it is observed that the percentage of filing for GSTR 3B is higher than GSTR 1.

MSME Relief Measures Released by the Government to Fight Pandemic

Measures released by the government for MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium size businesses) to compensate for their loss that occurred due to the COVID-19 crises and the lockdown.

Form GST RFD-03 – Deficiency Memo

In case any deficiencies are noticed in form RFD-02, then RFD 03 is issued by the Refund Processing Officer. Here is a detailed explanation of form RFD-03. Read more...

ITC-02A (Rule 41A) Enabled on GST Portal- 4 Things to know

Form GST ITC-02A is a declaration of unutilized ITC transfer by a taxpayer for procurement of a separate registration within the same state or union territory. Here are the steps for both transferor and transferee in detail!

Form RFD 02 – Response to Refund Form RFD-01/01A

Once form RFD-01/01A is filed, an acknowledgement of the same is available on the GST Portal. This acknowledgement is called as RFD-02 which also serves as a response to RFD-01. Here is the detailed explanation of form RFD-02

40th GST Council Meeting – Highlights

40th GST Council Meeting Highlights and Expectations with an easy to understand infographic. The meeting was held on 12th June 2020 via video-conferencing.

Steps to file NIL GSTR 3B via SMS are now issued by CBIC

To file your NIL GSTR 3B returns via SMS, you need to send a formatted message to the authorities using your registered mobile number. Know all the steps here!

Steps to lodge a complaint if your GST refund is not processed

If your GST Refund is stuck and is not getting processed or is rejected, there are a few steps you can take to raise a grievance for the same on the official grievance redressal portal. Here is the step by step process.

The Process to File RFD-01 and RFD-01A

RFD-01/RFD-01A is an application form that a taxpayer files when he wants to process their GST Refund. It needs to be e-filed on the official GST portal. Here is a detailed process to file the form.

Steps to Track The GST Refund Application

Once the GST Refund application is made, you can it to check its status. This blog covers the steps to track the GST Refund Application. There are three ways in which you can track your application status.

Merchant Exporter in GST – All you want to know!

Merchant exports generate foreign exchange for the country like normal exports and are mainly engaged in the export of goods and not services. Here’s all about Merchant Exporters and their export process in the GST regime.

Proposed Amendments to Curb Export Frauds

Despite several provisions, there have been many cases of fraudulent GST refunds and export frauds. Here we cover the reasons for export frauds and the proposed amendments issued by the government to curb export frauds.

Master these 6 Reports to Maximize Your Input Tax Credit (ITC) Claim

Did you know that the condition of 10% provisional ITC rule will apply cumulatively for Feb to Aug 2020. And any cumulative adjustment for input tax credit for these months can be reported in 3B of Sept 2020. Read the full article for detailed conditions for ITC Claim with screenshots.

How an ASP+GSP Offering can Simplify Your GST Compliance

The GSPs exist so as to help ASPs connect with the GSTN Network. Know why you should choose GSP+ASP and not just ASP.

Alert to taxpayers on fake messages on GST Refund

It has come to notice that fake messages on GST Refund have been circulating across social media asking for personal information citing new updates amidst COVID-19. Here are dos and don’ts.

FAQs around mistakes in GSTR 3B & GSTR 1 and how to resolve them

Since making revisions is not allowed, the government has set out some rules to make changes/amendments, and rectify the mistakes in GSTR 3B and GSTR 1 for the ease and convenience of the taxpayers. Read on…

A Step by Step Guide to GST refund

When taxpayers pay excess GST in certain cases and the tax paid is more than the GST liability, they can claim their GST refund via a streamlined GST process. Here's a step by step guide to GST Refund:

GST Refund Process Related Issues Clarified By CBIC

Here’s everything you want to know about the GST Refund Process related issues and its clarifications given by the CBIC (The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs). Read on…

How to Amend your GST Return: GSTR1 & GSTR 3B

Make amendment in GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B easily. Know how to resolve mistakes in GSTR 1 and how to reset GSTR 3B here...

Scrap sales in GST

To be taxable in the GST regime, the scrap does not have to pass the test of manufacture or mechanical process. Here's all about Scrap sales in GST, HSN Code and GST Rates of the Scrap material etc. Read on…

Form PMT-09: A GST form to transfer Electronic Cash Ledger balance

Form PMT-09: A GST challan used to shift amount of tax, interest and penalty available in the ECL to any other tax head, cess, interest, penalty, etc. Know about PMT-09's format, details here!

Advisory on Opting-in for Composition Scheme for Year 2020-21

Considering the present scenario in the country with COVID-19 outbreak, GSTN (Goods and Service Tax Network) has recently issued an updated advisory for taxpayers opting for Composition Scheme for the Financial for Year 2020-21.

COVID-19 – What Government can do to Nurse the Economy Back to Health

We have been, hopefully, proactive in battling the virus, can we be equally so in taking care of the micro, small and medium businesses? In short, we need business ventilators in operation which will pump in funds to enhance staying power.

Notifications Released by the Finance Minister in view of COVID-19 outbreak

The Government of India has taken these measures and has implemented these changes in the view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Smt. Sitharaman made these announcements via video conferencing today i.e. on 24th March, 2020.

Know your Supplier with IRIS Peridot 3.1

Know Your Supplier’ scheme that will enable every registered person to have some basic information about the suppliers with whom they conduct or propose to conduct business was introduced in the 39th GST Council Meeting that happened on March 14th. IRIS Peridot does the same for you.

39th GST Council Meeting Highlights

The 39th GST Council meeting was held on Saturday, 14th March 2020 at New Delhi. Read here to know all the changes that will be implemented:

GSTR-9 and 9C Simplification – Advisory issued in January 2020

The simplifications notified in Form GSTR-9 and Form GSTR-9C effective only for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19. For FY 2017-18, the last date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C extended to 31st Jan 2020.

Budget 2020 in GST – Highlights

Amendments in the Central Goods and Services Tax Act,2017 / Integrated Goods & Services Tax Act, 2017 /Union Territory Goods & Services Tax Act,2017. Amendments carried out through the Finance Bill, 2020 will come into effect on the date of its enactment.

Tax authorities gear up for first-ever GST Audit

The GST collection has started showing signs of recovery with the monthly collection crossing 1 lakh crore for 2 consecutive months.

7 GST updates for the month of January

The new returns shall introduce new and simplified forms GST Ret 1, Ret 2 and Ret 3 along with annexure form GST Anx 1 and Anx 2.

Top 10 IRISGST upgrades of 2019 that helped you ease your compliance journey!

IRIS Sapphire, the GST software from IRISGST, is a one-stop solution for all your GST Compliance. Built with features like auto-computation, smart and advanced reconciliation and robust insights and reports,

38th GST Council Meeting – Highlights

The 38th GST Council meeting was held on December 18, 2019, under the chairmanship of Union Finance Minister of India, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. Here are the preliminary highlights of the 38th GST Council Meeting:

IT Grievance Redressal Mechanism under GST

The taxpayers and the GST authorities have had multiple encounters with such technical glitches, which has led to erroneous or missed filings. Thus, in order to address such issues on the GST portal, an IT-Grievance Redressal Mechanism was introduced in April 2018.

How to Reset GSTR 3B?

Here's how to reset form GSTR 3B in a few easy steps | Editing GSTR 3B made easy | Learn more about form GSTR 3B and government's new reset option.

Identifying Tax Evasion – 4 Early Signs to look for

Economies across the world have been struggling with tax frauds as long as the taxes have existed. It is a two headed-snake. Because of the non-compliance of a few, honest

How to Avail Advance Authorisation on Export Inputs

Advance Authorisation Scheme (AAS) is a tax and duties neutralization scheme under the foreign trade policy (FTP). Under the scheme, an exporter can import duty-free goods (subject to export obligation) to be physically integrated with the export goods.

Understanding the Supply ‘to & from’ SEZ in GST

In order to facilitate the supply of goods and services to and from SEZ, separate provision has been made under the GST regime.

What is e-invoice | 7 Steps to E-invoice Generation

Clearing the fog about a major misconception surrounding the E-invoice generation, it is not mandatory for a taxpayer to generate E-invoice through the government’s tax portal.

Legal Appeal under GST (4/4) – High Court and Supreme Court

We have covered how an appellant can raise an application to a higher court/authority for the reversal or revision of an order, as passed by a lower court/authority.

GST Refunds on Export

The supply goods and/or services is done under bond or LUT, without payment of IGST. In such scenario, the exporter can claim a GST refunds on export of the unutilized ITC available for CGST, SGST and IGST.

Refiling Erroneous Nil GST Refund Application

Understanding genuine hardship to taxpayers, CBIC has issued a Circular No. 110/29/2019 – GST dated 3rd October 2019, wherein it provided an option to re-file refund application if taxpayer has inadvertently filed NIL GST refund application.