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.
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...
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 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…
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…
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 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 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 | Circular 165 offers clarification regarding the applicability of Dynamic QR Code on B2C invoices while 166 offers clarification regarding refund-related issues...
There have been several changes that the GST system has gone through over the years. Form GSTR 1 is one such return that needs to be filed by every registered taxpayer barring a few exceptions on a monthly/quarterly basis as per their turnover. The latest update that we at IRIS GST have received is that the GSTR 1 filing process may go through some significant changes.
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.
Vendors being GST compliant plays a significant role in the ITC claim of taxpayers. As the GST law is designed, the taxpayer not only needs to be self-compliant, it is equally important to have a GST compliant network of vendors around. If you deal with multiple vendors, keeping a tab of compliances of all vendors becomes an important activity for optimum ITC claim.
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.
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.
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...
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…
GST Return for September 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 financial year. Read the article to learn more...
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...
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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:
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 | 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
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 has been enabled on the GST Portal by the CBIC. All the registered taxpayers are eligible to file PMT-09 and use to rectify/shift ECL balance. It has been made live on 21 April, 2020. Read on…
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.
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.
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’ 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.
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.
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.
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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:
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.
When a taxpayer resets his GSTR 3B, the filings status of the form changes from “Submitted” to “Yet to be filed”. The facility also deletes all the entries posted in the electronic liability registers and reverses the ITC integrated with the electronic credit ledger.
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.
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.
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.
The integration of GST EWay Bill with FASTag, envisaged in January 2019 with the revenue department setting up an officers committee to integrate e-way bill, FASTag and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor’s (DMIC’s) Logistics Data Bank (LDB) services, finally came into effect last week.
GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) or simply the Appellate Tribunal is the second appeal forum under GST i.e. for any dissatisfactory order passed by the First Appellate Authorities, an application for revision of the same can be raised to the National Appellate Tribunal.
The Central Government amends the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 to be called as Central Goods and Services Tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2019 vide Notification No. 49/2019 – Central Tax dated 09-10-2019.
GSTR 3B is a monthly self-declaration form that a taxpayer is required to file on a monthly basis. Form GSTR 3b consists of summarized details of supplies made during the month along with the details of paid taxes, ITC claimed, purchases under reverse charge mechanism, etc.
The GST Network (GSTN) has incorporated an online GST refund process, as decided by the 37th GST Council. With this utility, taxpayers will easily be able to file for a refund via form RFD 01, which can further be processed online by the GST officers.
This new invoicing system is expected to be rolled out on a voluntary basis from January 2020 onwards. More information on the implementation model and final formats are anticipated to be released in the coming weeks.
A UIN or Unique Identification Number is a GST Exempt class under GST regime for specified person/organisations such as foreign diplomatic missions and embassies, who do not carry any outward transaction and thus are entitled to the refund of the tax paid on inward supplies.
First Appellate Authority (in this case). In order to make an appeal to the First Appellate Authority, a person has to file form GST APL 1 within 3 months (extendable up to 1 month) of the issuance of order.
The 37th GST council is likely to discuss the following issues in the upcoming meeting:Reduction of GST Rates in Auto Sector,Review return filings,ITC treatment in the healthcare sector,Review present Revenue Position,Single Authority Mechanism for Export Refunds.
In case of any legal disputes, wherein the person involved is not happy with the decision passed on by a lower court, the person can raise an application to the higher court for the cancellation or reversal of the same.
The provisions made under GST define a Casual Taxable Person as any individual who transacts goods and services occasionally while acting as a Principal, Agent or in any other capacity for the furtherance of the business, but does not possess any fixed place of business in the given taxable territory,
The annual return is divided into 6 parts, Part I covers basic details while Part II is for outward supplies. Part III is important section covering ITC related reports in Table 6, Table 7 and Table 8.