With less than a week after GST came into effect in India, dealers are anxious about registration and compliances under the new law. Worry not, let us have a quick peek at the Registration and Returns filing aspect under GST.
Who Should Register For GST?
Every person making taxable supplies of goods and/or service is liable to be registered under GST if his aggregate turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakhs in a financial year. For further details, please do refer our article GST Registration In India: Who, How And Why?.
The aggregate turnover is considered as “Rs 10 lakhs” for the Special Category States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and Uttarakhand.
Returns Under GST
Under GST, 19 forms are available for e-filing for various user categories. However, let us take a look at the basic GST Returns forms in India –
|Form||Due Date||Frequency||Furnish details of||Not applicable to|
|GSTR-1||10th of the following month||Monthly||Outward supplies of goods and/or services||
|GSTR-2||15th of the following month||Monthly||Inward supplies of goods and/or services to avail input tax credit||
|GSTR-3||20th of the following month||Monthly||Finalisation of Outward and inward supplies, input tax credit availed, etc with payment of tax.||–|
|GSTR-9||31st December of the next fiscal||Annually||Annual return containing consolidated details of monthly returns & tax paid details||–|
Businesses dealing in goods can opt for composition scheme. Among service providers, only ‘restaurant sector taxpayers’ can avail this scheme. In both cases, the annual turnover should not exceed Rs 50 lakhs.
Persons registered under composition scheme have to file GSTR-4 on the 18th of the month following the quarter. The Annual Return (GSTR-9A), containing consolidated details of quarterly returns and tax paid details, is to be filed by 31st December of the next fiscal.
The introduction of GST will lead to a uniform taxation system across states. Many other countries have successfully implemented GST and proved that it is the way forward.
Convergence and Compliance is the key to GST implementation!
- A press note has been released by the CBEC to provide relaxation in filing of returns for the first 2 months of GST implementation. Therefore, the tax would be payable based on a simple return (GSTR-3B) containing details of outward and inward supplies. Further, no late fees and penalties would be levied for this interim period.
|July 2017||File within 5th September instead of 10th August||File within 10th September instead of 15th August||File within 20th August|
|August 2017||File within 20th September instead of 10th September||File within 25th September instead of 15th September||File within 20th September|
- Fresh GST registration has started from 25th June 2017. Users can access www.aces.gov.in to create their login ID’s and obtain their GST Identification Number (GSTIN).
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