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In this issue, we’ll be covering the highlights of implementation of new simplified forms effective 1april, the penal provisions on non-generation of EWB, new feature released in IRIS Sapphire and, GST updates effective April1, 2019. In addition to these, the newsletter also covers Nil returns in GSTR 9, Tax Scams around the nation and upcoming due dates for the month of March.
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New Simplified Tax Forms Under GST
The GST council announced the implementation of new simplified forms on a pilot basis from April 1, 2019. The same shall be made mandatory from July 1, 2019. Businesses with an annual turnover up to Rs.5 crores shall be able to choose between 3 types of simplified returns,
What are the advantages of these Simplified return forms?
Penalties and Confiscation for Non Generation of EWB
Author: Anushree Joshi
The basic premise of generating EWay Bill for inter-state and intra-state transportation of Goods is to eliminate the chances of tax evasion. The Eway bill lowers the chances of bribery and corruption and ensures smoother and efficient transition of goods across the nation.
However, many a times, businesses either fail to generate EWB or do it in a wrongful manner which attracts penal action as given below:
The authorized personnel can penalize a registered person or the consigner with a fine of Rs. 10,000 or the amount of the tax being evaded, (whichever is greater) if the person was caught
Detention and Seizure
The authorized officer, upon the observance of any discrepancy in the E-way bill or the absence of a valid E-way bill, has the rights to detain the vehicle and seize the goods.
The goods can be released upon the payment of appropriate taxes and penalties, which can be accomplished in the below given ways:
If the registered person or the transporter fails to pay the implied penalty within 7 days, the authorised personnel can seize goods and/or the vehicle, and begin legal proceedings for the same. Upon confiscation of the goods, the ownership of the seized goods will be transferred to the central government, which on 3 months of confiscation can be auctioned by the authorised personnel and give the proceeds to the central government.
What you can do?
In the event of confiscation, the officer adjudging the confiscation shall give an option to the owner of the goods to pay in lieu of confiscation, such fine as the said officer thinks fit. However, the fine levied shall not exceed the market value of the goods confiscated nor below the penalty levied. Under the provisions of Detention and Seizure.
But as they say, “Prevention is better than cure”, we recommend timely generation of EWay bills to avoid future penalties and fines.
A registered person under GST is required to file his/her return, irrespective of business turnover or profitability
Hence, even if there were no invoices issued by or to the given business throughout the year, the taxpayer will have to log in to the GSTN portal and submit a NIL return
A registered taxpayer can file NIL return if the following conditions are met for the given fiscal year:
Failure to file Nil returns before the given due date is liable to be penalized with Rs 100/day until the filing is complete
Before filing nil GSTR 9 return, it is mandatory to file nil GSTR1 and GSTR 3B of all the months of the FY.
Here is what you can do.
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IRIS Sapphire: Auto Drafted GSTR 9
IRIS Sapphire has been incorporated with an Auto Drafting feature for the annual return Form GSTR 9. The Auto-draft feature autopopulates form GSTR 9 from the details filed by the user in his/her form GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B and account ledgers. With the Auto-Draft feature, IRIS Sapphire will be able to calculate the following columns in form GSTR 9:
Table 4 - From GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B;
Table 5 - From GSTR 1;
Table 9 - From GSTR 3B;
Table 6 (Partially) – 6A and 6G from GSTR 3B, 6K, 6L, 6M from ledgers
To get auto-drafted data,
Points to remember
ITC -04 Enhancements
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GST Update Effective April 1, 2019
CBIC has recently announced many updates to the existing GST rules in various meetings and through notifications. These are going to be in effect within 15 days (from April 1, 2019). We have brought a compilation of all the updates for our users:
GST Registration Exemption: W.e.f. April 1, 2019, any person who is engaged in exclusive supply of goods and whose aggregate turnover in the financial year does not exceed forty lakh rupees is exempt from obtaining the registration under GST Act
Due Date of filing GSTR-1: The due date for filing GSTR 1 has been notified as follows:
Due date of filing GSTR-3B: The due date to file GSTR 3B for all the registered person is notified as 20th day of the succeeding month.
Threshold limit of composition scheme: The threshold limit of composition scheme has been increased as follows:
1.50 crores - for a taxable person located in states other than above state.
New composition scheme for SME and MSME: First supplies of goods or services or both up to an aggregate turnover of fifty lakh rupees made on or after the 1st day of April in any financial year, by a registered person.
Sales Promotions Schemes: Following clarification has been issued w.r.t. doubts related to treatment of sales promotion scheme under GST:
Nature of supply of Priority Sector Lending Certificates (PSLC): GST on PSLCs for the period 1.7.2017 to 27.05.2018 will be paid by the seller bank on forward charge basis and GST rate of 12% will be applicable on the supply
TCS Exclusion to compute GST liability: TCS amount would be excluded from the value of goods for computing GST liability.
|Free Samples and Gifts given to other than distinct entity and related person: TCS amount would be excluded from the value of goods for computing GST liability.||No Supply||No ITC to be availed and reversal 42, 43 needs to be made|
|Free Samples and Gifts given to distinct entity and related person||Supply||ITC to be availed on all the inputs, input services and capital goods|
|Buy one get one free offer when goods or services are different or same||One Supply /Mixed Supply /Composite Supply as the case may be||ITC to be availed on all the inputs, input services and capital goods|
|Discounts including ‘Buy more, save more’ offers ((if shown on invoice itself)||Supply||ITC to be availed on all the inputs, input services and capital goods|
|Staggered Discount Determined established before or at the time of supply||Supply||ITC to be availed on all the inputs, input services and capital goods|
|Discount offered by way of Credit note after time of supply||Original Supply|
|Secondary Discounts offered subsequently even if not known prior to supply||Original Supplies||No impact on availability or otherwise of ITC in the hands of supplier in this case.|
GSTR 3B - 20th March
GSTR 5 – 20th March
GSTR 5A – 20th March
GSTR 1 - before 31th march (for period from July 2017 to March 2018)
GSTR 3B - before 31th march (for period from July 2017 to March 2018)
GSTR 4 – before 31th march (for period from July 2017 to March 2018)
ITC-04 -31th March (Quarterly returns for July 2017 to December 2018)
TRAN-1 – 31th March (extended for certain taxpayers who could not complete filing due to tech glitch)
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