What is GST Form PMT-09?
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has recently enabled Form PMT-09 on the GST Portal. It is a challan which can be used to shift amount of tax, interest, penalty, etc. that is available in the electronic cash ledger to any other tax head, cess, interest, penalty, etc.
It was launched by CBIC via notification no. 31/2019 CT on 28th June 2019, and was announced in the 35th GST Council Meeting. However, it has been made live on 21 April, 2020.
What is the Eligibility to File a GST Form PMT-09 Online?
All the registered taxpayers are eligible to file PMT-09 for shifting the balance available in Electronic Cash Ledger to any other appropriate tax head or cess head or interest or penalty etc.
Concept of Form PMT-09
Form PMT 09 consists of major and minor heads. Major head are Integrated tax, Central tax, State/UT Tax, and Cess. Minor head are Tax, Interest, Penalty, Fee and others.
In the Form PMT-09, the taxpayers need to provide GSTIN number and fill the data in Table No. 5. It is important to note that the amount can be transferred from one head to another only if there is enough balance available during the transfer.
The form is useful if a taxpayer wants to transfer an amount from one minor head to a major head or vice versa. The amount can also be transferred from one minor head to another minor head under the same major head.
Supposing taxpayer has erroneously paid Rs. 20,000 under Cess instead of SGST. So, now by filing PMT-09 taxpayer can transfer the Cess balance in Electronic Cash Ledger to SGST and utilize the same for settlement of SGST Liability.
Points to be noted for filing PMT-09
- This challan only allows shifting of the amounts that are available in the electronic cash ledger.
- If the wrong tax has already been utilized for making any payment, then this challan is not useful. In other words, it will be able to handle only one situation and that is when payment is done in the wrong head and not utilized.
- The amount once utilized and removed from cash ledger cannot be reallocated.
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