Q.1 What is GST ITC-01?

Ans: Registered person who is entitled to claim credit of input tax under section 18 (1) is required to file a declaration in Form ‘GST ITC-01’. The credit may be availed for inputs held in stock, Inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in stock or capital goods as the below

  • One day immediately preceding the date on which his registration is granted for claim under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 18
  • One day immediately preceding the date from which he becomes liable to pay tax under section (9) for claim under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 18
  • One day immediately preceding the date from which the supplies made by registered taxpayer becomes taxable for claim under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 18

Q.2 Input Tax Credit can be availed on which goods?

Ans: Input tax credit can be availed on following goods:

  • Inputs held in stock
  • Inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in stock
  • Capital goods (Only in case where composition dealer opting out of the composition scheme or where exempted goods become taxable goods)

Q.3 When can I claim Input Tax Credit?

Ans: Registered person can claim credit of the inputs tax in respect of goods mentioned above within 30 days from the date of becoming eligible to avail ITC under subsection (1) of section 18 or within such further period as may be extended by the commissioner

  • Claim under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 18 can be made only once
  • Claim under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 18 can be made once in a financial year
  • claim under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 18 can be made once in a month

Q.4 By when do I need to claim Input Tax Credit?

Ans: The input tax credit can be claimed for invoice up to one year prior to the date of grant of approval /opting out of composition or exempt supplies becoming taxable and this one will be counted on or after appointed day. For capital goods the invoices can be dated 5 years prior to the date of grant of approval /opting out of composition or exempt supplies becoming taxable.

Q.5 What are the pre-conditions to claim Input Tax Credit?

Ans: In case of new registration –

1. Applicant has filed application for registration within <30 days> of becoming liable to pay GST and has been granted registration (other than voluntary registration).

2. Registered person has the details of ITC for purchases on or after appointed day but prior to registration and stock as on the day immediately preceding the day with effect from which he becomes liable to pay GST (other than voluntary registration and composition tax).

In case of opting out from composition scheme and where exempt supply of goods or services or both becomes taxable:

1. Registered person has the details of ITC on inputs/capital goods as on the day immediately preceding the day in which he opts out from composition

In case of voluntary registration:

1. Registered person has the details of ITC on stock as on the day immediately preceding the date of grant of registration.

Q.6 What will happen once the Form GST ITC-01 is filed?

Ans: Once the Form GST ITC-01 is successfully filed, the amount of ITC claimed would be posted to your credit ledger; ARN is generated and SMS and Email is sent to the taxpayer.

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How can I declare and file claim of ITC prior to registration/ on withdrawal from composition scheme/ on exempt supply of goods/ services becoming taxable on the GST Portal?

To declare and file claim of ITC prior to registration/ on withdrawal from composition scheme/ on exempt supply of goods/ services becoming taxable on the GST Portal, perform the following steps:

1. Login and Navigate to ITC-01 page

2. Declaration for claim of input tax credit under sub-section (1) of section 18

♣ Claim made under Section 18 (1) (a)

♣  Claim made under Section 18 (1) (d)

3. Submit GST ITC-01 to freeze data

4. Update Certifying Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant Details

5. File GST ITC-01 with DSC/ EVC

1. Login and Navigate to ITC-01 page

1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2. Login to the GST Portal with valid credentials.

3. Click the Services > Returns > ITC Forms command.

4. The GST ITC Forms page is displayed. In the GST ITC-01 tile, click the PREPARE ONLINE button if you want to prepare the return by making entries on the GST Portal.

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2. Declaration for claim of input tax credit under sub-section (1) of section 18

1. Select the appropriate section from the Claim made under drop-down list.

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In case of Claim made under Section 18 (1) (a):

Section 18(1)(a) is applicable for taxpayers who have applied for registration within 30 days of becoming liable and can be filed only once.

2. Click the ADD DETAILS button.

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3. Select the Goods Type from the drop-down list.

4. In the GSTIN field, enter the GSTIN of the supplier who supplied the goods or services.

5. In the Invoice Number field, enter the invoice number.

6. In the Invoice Date field, select the date on which the invoice was generated using the calendar.

Note: Invoice date should be prior to grant of approval.

7. In the Description of inputs field, enter the description of inputs held in stock, inputs contained in semi-furnished or finished goods held in stock.

8. Select the Unit Quantity Code (UQC)  from the drop-down list.

9. In the Quantity field, enter the date quantity of inputs.

10. In the Invoice Value field, enter the invoice value.

11. Enter the amount of ITC claimed as Central Tax, SGST/ UTGST Tax, Integrated tax and Cess as appropriate.

Note: CGST and SGST amount should be same and sum of CGST and SGST should not exceed the invoice value.

In case of Inter-State purchase, IGST amount should not exceed the invoice Value.

12. Click the ADD TO TABLE button.

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13. Details are added. Click the SAVE button.

Note: You can add 20 invoices at a time. Please save before adding the next invoice.

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In case of Claim made under Section 18 (1) (d):

Section 18(1)(d) is applicable for taxpayers whose supplies have become taxable and can be filed multiple times.

2. Select the date on which goods or services becomes taxable [For claim made under section 18 (1)(d)] using the calendar.

3. Click the ADD DETAILS button.

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4. Select the Goods Type from the drop-down list.

5. In the GSTIN field, enter the GSTIN of the supplier who supplied the goods or services.

6. In the Invoice Number field, enter the invoice number.

7. In the Description of inputs field, enter the description of inputs held in stock, inputs contained in semi-furnished or finished goods held in stock.

8. Select the Unit Quantity Code (UQC)  from the drop-down list.

9. In the Quantity field, enter the date quantity of inputs.

10. In the Invoice Value field, enter the invoice value.

11. Enter the amount of ITC claimed as Central Tax, SGST/ UTGST Tax, Integrated tax and Cess as appropriate.

12. Click the ADD TO TABLE button.

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13. Details are added. Click the SAVE button.

Note: You can add 20 invoices at a time. Please save before adding the next invoice.

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3. Submit GST ITC-01 to freeze data

1. Click the SUBMIT button to submit GST ITC-01.

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2. Click the PROCEED button.

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3. Once you submit the data, data is frozen and you cannot change any fields. Refresh the page.

4. Refresh the page and the status of GST ITC-01 changes to Submitted after the submission of GST ITC-01.

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4. Update Certifying Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant Details

After submitting and before filing ITC-01, if ITC claimed is more than 2 lakhs INR, then you need to update the Chartered Accountant (CA) details. You also need to upload the CA certificate on the GST Portal.

1. In the Name of the Firm issuing certificate field, enter the name of the firm which issued the certificate.

2. In the Name of the certifying Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant field, enter the name of the Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant.

3. In the Membership number field, enter the membership number of the Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant.

4. Select the Date of issuance of certificate using the calendar.

5. Upload the Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant certificate in JPEG format with maximum size of 500 KB.

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5. File GST ITC-01 with DSC/ EVC

1. Select the checkbox for declaration.

2. In the Authorised Signatory drop-down list, select the authorized signatory. This will enable the two buttons – FILE ITC WITH DSC or FILE ITC WITH EVC.

3. Click the FILE ITC WITH DSC or FILE ITC WITH EVC button to file GST ITC-01.

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FILE WITH DSC:

a. Click the PROCEED button.

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b. Select the certificate and click the SIGN button.

FILE WITH EVC:

a.  Enter the OTP sent on email and mobile number of the Authorized Signatory registered at the GST Portal and click the VERIFY button.

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4. The success message is displayed. ARN is generated and SMS and email is sent to the taxpayer. Refresh the page.

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The status of GST ITC-01 changes to Filed.

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2 responses to “How to file GST ITC-01 and FAQs”

  1. chaitanya vispute says:

    Is the sole proprietor who is doing job work , has to file ITC – 1

  2. Sham Sunder Gupta says:

    The taxpayer has taken voluntary registration. Commencement of Business – 1.7.2017, Date of submission of GST Registration – 2.8.2017, Date of grant of GST Registration – 9.8.2017. The taxpayer had GST paid stock in hand. For claiming ITC on stock he needs to file ITC-01. But the same is not yet showing in his account on GST portal. Please advise on which date stock he will be claiming ITC – 1.8 or 8.8? When ITC-01 be available online?

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