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In this issue, we’ll be covering an in depth guide on reconciliation and how you can influence your ITC through it, IRIS Sapphire, new feature released and the product updates to look forward to in the month of February.
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How to Win Your GST Recon & Influence ITC
Author: Vaishali Chheda
Reconciliation is a crucial step that you, as a taxpayer, need to undertake to avail ITC. For every month’s GST filing, you need to reconcile your purchase data with all your suppliers’ sales data that they have uploaded on GSTN. Wherein a mismatch during recon can put you on an arduous journey, exploring through huge piles of invoices for one simple error.
Why regular GST Reconciliation is critical?
The Annual Return Form Filing cannot happen without reconciling all your purchase data with your suppliers’ data for the given period. The annual return filing is now due on June 30, 2019 as per the recent extension announced in the 31st GST Council Meeting. Hence, it becomes extremely important to reconcile your data regularly to avoid last minute hassles.
The GST system does not allow rectification of returns filed. Hence, if the data is not reconciled in time, it becomes difficult to claim or pay excess ITC, as the case may be, in subsequent months through amendments.
This tedious process of amendment filing also makes reconciliation a very important step to be done regularly.
The reconciliation process involves identifying mismatches, communicating with your vendors, sorting out differences and reviewing the final data. Moreover, this has to happen at PAN level, for all your GSTINs, which may involve multiple vendors spread across geographies, multiple users and dependency on GST systems. Thus, a regular reconciliation process becomes critical.
In real world, this would require the taxpayer to manually locate the mismatching invoice in tonnes of data for various GSTINs separately. Furthermore, the taxpayer would have to trace the errors through a colossal list of invoices (which can be as minute as faulty date entered) and aggregate the data vendor-wise. Then recurring communications needs to happen between multiple vendors to sort out the differences making it backbreaking chore, nonetheless still being time consuming and liable to further manual mishaps.
A 3-step Guide to Hassle-free GST Reconciliation
So what can you do?
Well, to put it simply, the reconciliation can be attained in three 3 simple steps: Identify Mismatches, Review the same and Communicate with your vendors for rectification!!
1. Identify :
To begin your venture into the world of a hassle-free reconciliation, the very first step is to identify the discrepancies occurring in your records and your suppliers’ sales data.
With IRIS Sapphire’s New and Advanced reconciliation, the process becomes easy, quick and out of the ordinary.
The 2-step reconciliation of IRIS Sapphire lets the flexibility in the hands of user to choose the depth of data recon. Autotriggered smart reconciliation matches your 2P data with GSTN 2A data to give you results as Matched/Value Mismatch/Invoice Mismatch/Purchaser Only / Supplier Only However, due to this bifurcation, some comparable invoices are left in Supplier only and Purchaser only categories, and to reconcile these data, Advance Reconciliation can be manually triggered by the user.
2. Review :
Once you have identified the nature of discrepancy, the next step is to review and accept/rectify the mismatches.
3. Communicate :
The final stage is to communicate with your suppliers for all the discrepancies and ask for edits/changes if any. And as per the communication, you can accept the changes reflected in GSTR 2A or reject the changes and let your supplier rectify the given mismatch.
IRIS Advance Recon can be carried:
IRIS Sapphire Reconciliation has been built considering the requirements of various industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles etc. and has market tested logics to reconcile the buyersupplier data across various parameters to reduce manual intervention.
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Any treatment or process undertaken by a person on goods belonging to another registered person is Job Work.
To send inputs or semifinished goods, without payment of duty / without reversal of input tax credit to a job worker, the principal manufacturer has to prepare a ‘Delivery Challan
The details of the delivery challans must also be filed through Form GST ITC – 04 and should be submitted on quarterly basis by 25th day of the month succeeding the quarter.
As per GST provisions on Eway bill, E-way bill must be generated by every registered person who causes movement of goods of consignment with a value exceeding Rs. 50,000 , even if the movement is for reasons other than for supply.
Inputs and/or capital goods sent to a job worker are required to be returned to the principal within 1 year (in case of inputs) and 3 years (in case of capital goods) from the date of sending such goods to the job worker.
E-Sign your way to hassle-free filing
IRIS Sapphire has successfully released E-sign feature for its GSTR 1 module. Prior to this feature, a taxpayer could submit his data through IRIS platform, but the e-sigining of the these details had to be done on the GST portal. Nevertheless with E-sign, an IRIS user can directly file his/her GSTR-1 through a single platform.
Install the DSC Signer, you can download it here:
Insert DSC Token and click on E-sign in the application. A pop window should appear. In the pop up window, provide the following information:
If all the provided information is correct, you will get a popup confirming that your return for the month has been filed successfully along with the acknowledgement number.
ITC - 04
IRIS Sapphire has also released the ITC04 module for the users. Through the ITC-04 module a user can upload data via CSV file, filter invoices, check counterparty data and save ITC-04
With IRIS Sapphire, you can also file your GSTR 6 returns through its updated module. GSTR 6 is monthly returned that has to be filed by an Input Service Distributor.
IRIS Sapphire is an application built with a highly scalable, available and secure architecture that will help you to file with GST. With built-in analytics and dashboards, IRIS Sapphire will ensure that you stay compliant, while always having a pulse on the process. For a free demo, sign up here: https://irisgst.com/irissapphire/
IRIS Sapphire - February Updates
At IRISGST, our aim is to provide our users with intelligent solutions to experience hassle-free GST compliance. This motivates us to strive to introduce features, modules and updates that are smart, efficient and easy to use.
Treading on this path, here is a list of upcoming developments in the products that we plan to release in the month of February
New Forms Support:
Bogus eWay Bills – Major Tax Evasion
The revenue department is planning to set up a committee of tax officers to suggest steps to deal with bogus e-way bills. Instances on bogus e-way bills based on fake invoices have been detected since April and the tax evasion involved worked out to about Rs 5,000 crore,
GSTR 7 - February 28, 2019 (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019)
GSTR 8 – February 28, 2019 (Oct 2018 – Dec 2019)
GSTR 3B – February 20, 2019
GSTR 5 – February 20, 2019
GSTR 5A – February 20, 2019
33rd GST Council Meeting February 20, 2019
The 33rd GST Council meeting to be held on February 20, 2019. The agenda for the said meeting shall revolve around real estate, including proposal to slash GST rates. The meeting might also bring about good news for exporter, in form of compensation for the taxation paid besides custom duty
CBIC reworks strategy to meet monthly GST collection target, identifies 30,000 companies that are not making delayed payments of GST dues.
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