Excess availment/ Mismatch of GST Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed in GSTR 3B Vs appearing in GSTR 2A.

With almost two years into GST implementation, the Government is putting all efforts to attain two fold agenda of curbing tax evasion by ensuring compliance and to boost up revenue collection.

Recently, many taxpayers across the country have received SMS and emails from tax authorities (GST Jurisdictional office) with regard to excess availment of ITC in GSTR 3B with ITC auto populated in GSTR 2A.

If you have received any such notice or get any such notice in future, you may follow the below suggestions:

Discrepancy in ITC availed in GSTR 3B Suggestion by TaxMarvel
The Taxpayers who have availed excess ITC in form GSTR-3B (Domestic Purchases – All other ITC of GSTR 3B) from those which got auto populated in GSTR 2A (Filing GSTR-1 by the Suppliers), the Jurisdictional GST Department is issuing notices through SMS and E-mails. We suggest you to take following actions:

1. Verify the correctness of the figure sent to you by the Department.

2. In case of any discrepancy in figures notified to you, please reach out to Department for correcting the same.

3. In case of discrepancy write to department that you shall ask suppliers to comply.

4. In case of any discrepancy in ITC availed, ask the Suppliers to immediately file GSTR 1 by including the details of invoices raised on you.

5. You may design the below SOP to avoid any interest/ penalty for such mismatches :

• Periodically reconcile your Purchase Register with GSTR 2A i.e. monthly/quarterly.

• Identify the differences and take below action:

(i) Avail any credit of invoices not appearing in PR but filed by Supplier.

(ii) Notify Supplier for missing invoices in 2A

(iii) Take action on mismatches of tax amount, tax type or invoice No./date.

(iv) Also reconcile all Credit/Debit Notes issued by Supplier with those appearing in books.

• In case any Supplier is found to be non-compliant, we suggest to have discussion with them to file their returns. If they don’t comply within reasonable time period deduct the tax and interest exposure to cover your prospective losses.

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16 Comments

  1. DINESH says:

    Hello Sir,
    As per gstr-2a monthly details itc of rs.89907 is showing and same claim in gstr-3b.but in gstr-9 in table no.8 rs.83290 itc auto populated. what is the reason behind this.

  2. Sathya Components Centre says:

    Hello Sir,

    We have not claimed IGST in 3B during Jan 2019. However our supplier has uploaded and it is avabilable in 2A. How how do claim this.

    Thanks,
    Ramesh

  3. K V JAYARAMAN says:

    we have valid supplier invoice during july 17 and 100% payment along with GST issued to supplier. but supplier omitted invoice in their GSTR 1. so far not rectified and not reflected in GSTR2A till date.
    we have claimed ITC as per invoice. shall we reverse ITC that not filed by supplier. pls clarify

  4. senthil says:

    GST, Just means out as Confusion and work load over and over. How it is possible to all to respond to Department and confirm the same. It is head ache to Department, Traders and Tax professionals. Already we are in GSTR 9 processing, meanwhile how this is possible. Government point of view is ok. But practically, fully head ache. Don’t mistake me for this view. I just explained the year long trouble in simple words. But we must train out to reach hassle free working arena.

  5. Pinakin Bhavsar says:

    Difference of IGST paid at the time of Import and taking as credit in 3B but not shown in 2A, what is end solutions to avoid notice from department.

  6. kurian koshy says:

    The difference may occur due to claiming of ITC in respect bills pertaining to previous year during the current year which has to be shown in the Annual return . Is is this correct?

  7. VIJESH SHAH says:

    THE MAJOR REASON FOR DIFFERENCE IS NON FILING OR INCORRECT FILING BY SUPPLIER LEADING TO GREAT HARASSMENT TO BUYER WHO HAS FILED HIS RETURN CORRECTLY. FOLLOWING UP SUPPLIER IS EXTRA BURDEN . PUNISHING BUYERS FOR FAULT OF SELLERS IS UNJUSTIFIED AND ILLEGAL

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