Following Mismatches can be noticed by taking up following Matching and Reconciliation exercises:
-Differences between the amount of credit shown in GSTR- 3B and the GSTR 2A or/and
-Discrepancies between GSTR-3B and GSTR-1 or/and
-Differences in the provisional credit claimed and actual credit that is claimable. This situation arises usually during transition stages.
Any differences noticed between these returns will lead to scrutiny notices being issued to the taxpayers.
There can be several causes of mismatches. Popular ones are:
Reconciliation under GST although seems to be a simple process due to automation but still consumes a lot of time and resources, as taxpayers are required to continuously communicate with vendors for making amendments in the returns filed by them or even to track. It would not be tasking for businesses having a handful of transactions to monitor. However, in case you have thousands of invoices in a month, then even a single-digit percentile will be a significant volume. Therefore, one must reconcile the returns data on regular basis under GST.
*due dates are subject to change as per notifications issued by the CBIC
To simplify such reconciliation for FY 2019-20 onwards, I have developed GSTR – 2A Reconciliation with Books in Excel Utility which will reduce your work by 80%
Before using this utility go through the Precautions note as available with Utility. And let me know if any further improvement can be made.
Use the utility wisely don’t misuse it.