Mar 212019

The much awaited notification for prescribing higher Turnover limit for GST Registration in Tamilnadu has been issued.

As per this notification, Any person who is engaged in exclusive supply of goods and whose aggregate turnover in a financial year does not exceed Rs. 40 lakhs, are exempt from taking Registration under GST.

The benefit of this notification can be availed if the following conditions are satisfied :-

1) You should exclusively deal in Supply of goods. This means if you are a service provider, the existing limit of Rs. 20 Lakhs continues. Works contractors are also not eligible for this benefit since they are service providers.
2) You should deal only within state. If you are doing a inter-state taxable suppply, you are not eligible
3) You should not be a person required to pay tax under Reverse Charge mechanism
4) Existing registered persons who opt to continue their registration will not be covered under this
5) If you are trading in Ice cream and other edible Ice, Pan Masala, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.

The extract of the notification is attached herewith.

The CGST notification regarding the same is also attached herewith.

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Aug 112018

As you are aware, as per Section 9(4) of the CGST Act, GST is payable under Reverse Charge basis in respect of inward supplies from unregistered suppliers.  This was deferred by notification till 30th of September 2018 earlier. Now another notification has been issued to defer the same till 30th September 2019. In view of the above,no GST under reverse charge basis is payable in respect of inward supplies , as per section 9 (4) .

Kindly note that Reverse charge on Freight Payments (Goods Transport Agency) , Advocate fees, Sitting fees to Directors , which are covered under Section 9(3) are not exempted and GST on these payments shall continue to be paid under Reverse Charge.

The relevant notification is reproduced below :-

Aug 112018

As per the latest Notification No 34/2018-Central Tax, the filing of Monthly Summary Return in GSTR 3B shall continue till the month of March 2019 and in view of the same, tax payment shall also be paid while filing the GSTR – 3B . The last date for filing the GSTR-3B is 20th of the succeeding month.

The relevant Notification is reproduced below :-

Aug 102018

The CBIC has announced the due dates for filing GSTR-1 returns till the month of March 2019.

As per Notification No 33/2018-Central Tax, the due dates for filing GSTR-1 returns in respect of taxpayers with less than 1.50 crores turnover is as follows :-

Sl NoQuarter for which details in For GSTR 1 are furnishedTime period for furnishing details in Form GSTR-1
1Jul-September 201831st October 2018
2October-December 201831st January 2019
3January-March 201930th April 2019

As per Notification No 32/2018-Central Tax , the due dates for filing GSTR-1 returns in respect of tax payers with more than 1.50 Crores turnover is as follows :-

GSTR for the month ofDue date
July 201811th Aug 2018
Aug 201811th Sep 2018
Sep 201811th Oct 2018
Oct 201811th Nov 2018
Nov 201811th Dec 2018
Dec 201811th Jan 2019
Jan 201911th Feb 2019
Feb 201911th Mar 2019
Mar 201911th Apr 2019

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Dec 022017

The GST regime has brought many new concepts for making payment of appropriate GST dues. In the initial stages, it was confusing for most of the taxpayers to identify the correct head for the payment and in many instances, the taxes were remitted to inappropriate heads. For Example, the amount to be filled in SGST would have been filled in either CGST , IGST, Cess, Fees etc., This will be noticed by most of the tax payers only at the time of carrying out the set off of taxes, wherein they will notice that the amount was paid in inappropriate head.

The amount thus paid will lie in the Cash ledger of the taxpayers. The refund mechanism for the same was not operational in the GST portal till date. Now the GST portal has enabled those refund claims. Now you can file a refund application in the portal.

Follow the procedure as mentioned below to claim the refund of the excess amount lying in the Cash Ledger , in wrong accounts.

Step 1                                   :-             Visit the GST portal –

Step 2                                   :-             Go to Services Tab

Step 3                                   :-             Select Refund option

Step 4                                   :-             Select the “Application for Refund” from the sub menu

Step 5                                   :-             Select “Refund of Excess in Electronic Cash Ledger” from the

available options

Step 6                                   :-             Now the portal will display the “Balance available in Cash ledger”

under various heads

Step 7                                   :-             Now in the box below “Refund claimed (in INR)” , fill the relevant

head for which you want the refund

Step 8                                   :-             Select the Account number to which the refund to be credited.

Please note that the bank account number will be automatically

filled based on your Profile.

Step 9                                   :-             Save & Submit the form using either Digital Signature or OTP.

On submission, you will be allotted an ARN for the refund claim and the status of the same can be checked from the link “Track application Status”

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Jun 022017

As you are aware, GST is going to be introduced very shortly and it is imperative to know various aspects of the new enactment. One among the important aspects is Invoicing. Invoice is going to play a vital role in GST Input tax credit (ITC) Mechanism. Hence it is very important to know about the various aspects of Invoicing under GST.

What are the types of Invoices that can be issued by a registered person?

Two types of Invoices can be issued by a registered person. They are :-

1) Tax Invoice for goods/services supplied

2) Bill of supply

When should the Tax Invoice be issued ?

A registered person shall issue a Tax Invoice to persons who intend to claim Input Tax Credit of the GST being included in the invoice.

What should be the contents of the Tax Invoice?

A Tax Invoice being issued by a registered person shall contain the following particulars :-

(i) name, address and GSTIN of the supplier;

(ii) a consecutive serial number, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals        or special characters hyphen or dash and slash symbolised as “-” and “/” respectively, and     any combination thereof, unique for a financial year;

(iii) date of its issue;

(iv) name, address and GSTIN or UIN, if registered , of the recipient;

(v) HSN Code of goods or Accounting Code of services;

(vi) Description of goods or services

(vii) quantity in case of goods and unit or Unique Quantity Code there of

(viii) total value of supply of goods or services or both;

(ix) taxable value of supply of goods or services or both taking into account discount or                 abatement , if any;

(x) rate of tax (SGST,CGST,IGST,UTGST , as applicable)

(xi) place of supply along with the name of State, in case of a supply in the course of inter-          state trade or commerce.

(xii) address of delivery where the same is different from the place of supply;

(xiii) whether tax is payable on reverse charge basis; and

(xiv) signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorised representative.

In case of exports of goods or services, the invoice shall carry an endorsement “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT ON PAYMENT OF IGST” or “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT UNDER BOND OR LETTER OF UNTERTAKING WITHOUT PAYMENT OF IGST”, as the case may be

What are the situations under which a registered person may not issue a tax invoice?

A Registered person may not issue a tax invoice subject to the following conditions, namely :-

(a) the recipient is not a registered person ; and

(b) the recipient does not require such invoice.

and shall issue a consolidated tax invoice for such supplies at the close of each day in respect of all such supplies.

What is the manner in which the Tax invoice should be issued ?

The tax invoice shall be prepared in Triplicate , in case of supply of goods , in the following manner :-

(a) the original copy being marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT;

(b) the duplicate copy being marked as DUPLICATE FOR TRANSPORTER; AND

(c) the triplicate copy being marked as TRIPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER.

In case of supply of services, the tax invoice shall be in the following manner :-

(a) the original copy being marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT; AND

(b) THE duplicate copy being marked as DUPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER

Where should the Invoice details be submitted?

The serial number of invoices issued during a tax period shall be furnished electronically through the common portal in Form GSTR-1

What is the prescribed form for the Tax Invoice?

The invoice shall be in prescribed format in “Form INV-1”. The invoice format is provided below

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What is Bill of Supply?

Where the tax credit needs to be carried on , a tax invoice shall be issued. In other cases or where supplier is not allowed to charge (Composite dealers) tax from customers, a document called bill of supply shall be issued.

Can Invoice once issued and uploaded be corrected by filing a revised return?

No. In GST era, a return once filed cannot be revised. Hence sufficient care shall be taken before final submission of the invoices.

How can we correct the mistakes in the invoices already filed/uploaded?

We need to file a Debit/Credit Note as applicable in the subsequent tax period.

What is Debit Note & Credit Note?

Where a original tax invoice is issued and the taxable value in the invoice/tax falls short of the actual taxable value/tax,  a Debit note shall be issued by the supplier.

Where a original tax invoice is issued and the actual taxable value/tax  is lesser than the taxable value/tax in the invoice, a Credit note shall be issued by the supplier.

Debit/Credit Notes includes a supplementary invoice, which is issued subsequently for making corrections in the value of supply and/or taxes.

When should a receipt voucher be issued?

As per Section 28(3) , a receipt voucher shall be issued in case of advance receipt for supply of goods or services. At the time of raising the final tax invoice, tax paid at the time of issuance of Receipt voucher shall be adjusted against the same. Receipt voucher, not being a tax invoice, will not be considered as eligible document for availment of Input tax credit in the hands of receipient.

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Nov 082016

As you are aware, India is on path for a new tax reform – Goods & Service Tax (GST) which is proposed to be introduced w.e.f. 01st April 2017.

All the existing assessees will be migrated to the new GST Portal for trasacting with the GST portal.

The new GST portal has been launched and the enrolment of the new assessee has already started.

All existing taxpayers of VAT,Service Tax, Central excise are required to get themselves registered in the new GST portal as per the schedule provided.

The Provisional ID of these taxpayers will be communicated by the jurisdictional tax officer.

On receipt of the same, you need to update the profile and upload required documents in the GST portal. On sucessful submission, you will be able to access the GST portal and test its functionalities.

The enrolment schedule for different states are provided below :-

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Dont forget to enrol your business in the new GST portal.

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B S Sridhar & Co., Contact us @ 91-44-45540180 / 91-90804 33131. 

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