GST Return Filing Process and its Processing at GSTN Simplified

Every registered person to furnish details of outward supplies made in a month in FORM GSTR-1, details of inward supplies received in a month in FORM GSTR-2 and a return in FORM GSTR-3 by the 10th, 15th and 20th of the next month respectively.

Keeping in view that taxpayers may face certain issues in the initial days after the introduction of GST, the GST Council extended the date for filing of FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-2 for the months of July and August, 2017 and approved the filing of a simplified return in FORM GSTR-3B for these Six months by the notified due dates after making the due payment of tax.

As per the provisions  the return in FORM GSTR-3B was required to be furnished when the due dates for filing of FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-2 have been extended. After the return in FORM GSTR-3B has been furnished, the process of reconciliation between the information furnished in FORM GSTR-3B with that furnished in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-2 would be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Rules.

It may be noted that after the registered person has filed his return in FORM GSTR- 3B and the statement of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1, the inward supplies shall be auto drafted for all registered persons (corresponding recipients of supply) and made available to them in FORM GSTR-2A. FORM GSTR- 2A is the exact replica of FORM GSTR-2 containing only those details that are auto- populated from the details furnished in FORM GSTR-1 by the corresponding suppliers. Based on the details communicated in FORM GSTR-2A, the registered person shall prepare the statement of inward supplies in FORM GSTR-2 by:-

  1. adding, deleting or modifying the invoice level details communicated in FORM GSTR-2A;
  2. adding information pertaining to details that are required to be furnished in GSTR-2 but are not part of FORM GSTR-2A like details of imports, details of supplies attracting reverse charge that have been received by registered person;
  3. providing details of supplies received from composition suppliers and exempt, nil-rated & non GST inward supplies;
  4. providing details of advances paid on inward supplies attracting reverse charge, if any, along with adjustments;
  5. providing details of reversal of ITC as per the provisions of rules 37, 39, 42 and 43 of the Rules, if any; and
  6. providing HSN wise summary details of inward supplies.

After the registered person has furnished the statement of inward supplies in FORM GSTR-2 by the extended date, the common portal shall auto-draft Part-A of the return in FORM GSTR-3 for the said month based on the information furnished in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-2. Based on the revised figures of output tax liability and eligible input tax credit, Table 12 of Part B of FORM GSTR-3 shall be made available. The common portal would populate the correct figures of tax payable in column (2) of Table 12 of FORM GSTR-3, based on the information furnished in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-

Where the tax payable by a registered person as per FORM GSTR-3 is more than what has been paid as per FORM GSTR-3B, the common portal would show another instance of Table 12 for making additional payment of taxes, in accordance with the mandate of clause (b) of sub-rule (6) of rule As the tax payable in column (2) of Table 12 of FORM GSTR-3 is more than what was shown in FORM GSTR-3B, the additional amount of tax payable can be paid by debiting the electronic cash or credit ledger as per the provisions contained in section 49 of the Act along with applicable interest on delayed payment of tax.

Where the output tax liability of the registered person as per the details furnished in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-2 is less than the output tax liability as per the details furnished in the FORM GSTR-3B and the same is not offset by a corresponding reduction in the input tax credit to which he is entitled, the excess shall be carried forward to the next month’s return to be offset against the output liability of the next month by the taxpayer when he signs and submits the return in FORM GSTR-3.

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