Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna,after the declaration of election results, the issue of establishment of new government is resolved, but what about the issues of GST? The trade and industry is unable to resolve the issues in reporting of the Annual Return under GST for the FY 2017-18 before 30th June 2019. So, please elaborate it?
Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, In GSTR-9, every registered person has to provide details of outward supplies, inward supplies and inward supplies on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis (RCM) and determine the tax liabilities as appearing in financial statement of 2017-18 of the tax payers. Being first year of GST in 17-18 lots of mistake have happened and many of them are resolved in GST returns of FY 18-19. Thus there is issue of reporting of this correction of 17-18 made in 18-19 in GSTR 9. Further there is difference in GSTR1 and 3B returns also which needs to be solved. Lets try to resolved it.
Arjuna: Krishna, where the details of outward supplies of 17-18 are to be entered in GSTR-9?
Krishna: Arjuna, details of outward supplies are to be entered in Table 4, Table 5 for FY 17-18 and Table 10/11 for correction made in FY 18-19. In table 4, taxpayer has to provide details of taxable outward supplies made during the financial year 17-18. In table 5, taxpayer has to provide details of Nil-rated, Exempted, Zero-rated, Non-GST outward supplies made during the financial year 17-18. Taxpayer should enter details of correction of FY 2017-18 and reported in return of FY 2018-19 in Table 10 or Table 11.
Arjuna: Krishna, What if the Outward supplies reported in returns deviates significantly from outward supplies appearing in financial statements?
Krishna: Arjuna, if the outward supplies reported in returns deviates significantly from outward supplies appearing in financial statements then it leads to two scenarios:
Arjuna: Krishna,What if the outward supplies reported in 3B differs significantly from outward supplies reported in GSTR-1?
Krishna: Arjuna,if the outward supplies reported in 3B differs significantly from outward supplies reported in GSTR-1 or vice a versa then taxpayer has to report it in Table 4/5 or Table 10/11 as per the case. So, let us take an example.
There are many issues in reconciliation of GSTR1, 3B and books of accounts. Further the reporting in 17-18 and Correction of it in 18-19 add more issues.
Arjuna: Krishna, What one should learn from this?
Krishna: Arjuna, time has came to now to simply the GST issues a new stable govt is in place. Many issues are there in reporting of Annual return, Audit, Interest, etc in GST. These need to be resolved before 30th June 2019 otherwise filing of this returns and GST audit is going to be cumbersome exercise for the Taxpayer. Hope for the best.