♠ To be able to claim input tax credit of an invoice, its payment must be made within 180 days as per second proviso of section 16(2) of CGST Act, 2017. If the payment is not made, the credit taken on that invoice must be reversed. And whenever such payment is made credit may be taken then. By this logic, invoices issued before 1st October, 2017 must have been paid by 31st March, 2018. If not, you’ll have to reverse the input credit claimed. This requires proper ageing analysis of outstanding debtors and creditors.
♠ Filing of TRANS 2 for July, 2017 to December, 2017 by 30th June, 2018.
♠ Opportunity to file TRAN 1 has been made available for assessee’s who had earlier submitted the TRAN -1 but could not file due to technical difficulties by 30.04.2018 [Circular 39/13/2018-GST dated 03.04.2018].
♠ In case the turnover of assessee exceeds 1.5 crores, opt for filing monthly returns, otherwise opt for quarterly returns. (At the time of filing of GSTR-3B for the month of April, 2018). However, the taxpayer shall not be allowed to amend the amount of credit in TRAN-1 during this process vis-à-vis the amount of credit which was recorded by the taxpayer in the TRAN-1, which could not be filed. The taxpayers are allowed to complete the process of filing of TRAN 1 stuck due to IT glitches, as discussed above, by 30th April 2018 and the process of completing filing of GSTR 3B which could not be filed for such TRAN 1 shall be completed by 31st May 2018.
Annual Reconciliation of Books and GST returns
For this, assessees are required to reconcile the sale ledger/ GST liability / cash ledger/ credit ledger as per books of accounts and as per GST returns. Further, in case there is any difference, then company is required to take the effect of the same in March, 2018, GSTR 3B and GSTR 1.
New Invoice Series
A registered person may develop the new series of all documents to be issued or may continue the same bill book (but however to be serially numbered) like Tax invoice. Export invoice, Bill of supply, Receipt voucher, Payment voucher, Refund voucher, Debit note, Credit note, Delivery challans for new Financial Year 2018-19.
Requirements as per Rule 46(b) of the CGST Rules, 2017:
√ A new bill book is suggested to be maintained for every new Financial Year. However, there is no restriction if the registered person continue the same bill book though to be serially numbered.
√ This bill book has to be unique (using mixture of alphabets, numbers, hyphen, etc.) and consecutively numbered. In case of electronic billing, bills are generated through system.
√ The maximum digits allowed are 16, including special characters, if any. (For e.g., 01/2018, UP/01/2018, RCPT/01/2018-19 etc.)
Application for LUT
Exporters making zero rates supplies have to furnish an LUT to the jurisdictional commissioner. An LUT is valid for one financial year. Therefore, LUT tendered in FY 2017-18 was valid until 31st March, 2018 only. Exporters who wish to continue to export under LUT need to submit a fresh LUT for FY 2018-19 to have this facility renewed.
Date of Enactment : 1st April, 2018 for inter-state movement of goods.
Every registered person who causes movement of goods of consignment value exceeding fifty thousand rupees (including tax)-
in relation to supply, or
for the reasons other than supply, or
due to inward supply from unregistered person
shall require to furnish an e-way bill. No e-way bill is required if the value of the goods in an individual consignment is less than Rs. 50,000/- even if the total value of all such consignments in a single conveyance is more than Rs. 50,000/-
One can register on the portal of e-way bill namely http://ewaybillgst.gov.in by using GSTIN. If you don’t have GSTIN, then you can enroll on the portal without GSTIN too.
Following persons are liable to generate e-way bill :
(Author is Partner at Agarwal Sanjiv & Company, Jaipur)