- In order to ease the compliance burden of SME Sectors, following amendments has been recommended:
- Composition Scheme will be available up to the turnover of Rs. 1 Crore. Tax Rate for Composition Scheme will remain same at present level.
- Person with a turnover up to 1.5 Crore will be required to furnish the quarterly return instead of monthly return. Tax will also be required to be paid on Quarterly basis. Switchover will take place from 1st October.
- Returns from July to September’ 2017 will still be required to be filed on monthly basis.
- Big Tax Payers filing monthly basis who are purchasing goods from small tax payers will require to avail credit through their GSTR 2 by filing manual feeding.
- E-way bill will be tried to notify upto 1st April, 2018 nation wide.
- Applicability of Reverse Charge on Inward Supply from unregistered person is deferred will 31st March 2018.
- TDS & TCS Provisions will be effective from 1st April 2018.
- Service Provider with a turnover of upto 20 Lakh will be exempted with applicability of GST on their Inter-State supply.
- Refund to exporters will be granted with effect from 10th October for the month of July and with effect from 18th October for the month of August.
- Future exports can be made by the merchant exporter at nominal rate of 0.1% IGST up to 31st March. Preferably by 1st April, 2018, E-wallets system will be developed for exporters.
- Issues with respect to allowing composition taxpayers to make inter-state outward supply, to pay composition tax only on taxable items will be studied by group of ministers (GOM) on urgent basis.
- Now suppliers having upto 20 lacs interstate supplies shall not be require to have mandatory registration .
- Tax Rates of around 27 items has been revisited by fit-ment committee. Changes rates for some items are as follows:
- From 12 to 5: Unbranded namkeen, Unbranded ayurvedic medicines, Paper Waste,
- From 18 to 5: Plastic Waste, Rubber Waste,
- From 28 to 18: Parts of Diesel Engine, Stationary items, Stones used for flouring except marble and stone
- From 18 to 12: Man-made Yarn
- Many Items of Job Work for example printing items are reduced to 5% from 12%.
- Rates for government construction contracts in several case where labour component is more such as irrigation projects are reduced to 5% from 12%.
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Goods and Service Tax is an ambitious tax regime applicable from 1st of July 2017 made a number of indirect taxes subsumed into it. The government has now revealed the due dates for the payment of GST. The GST payment due date for general taxpayers is 20th of October.
All the registered taxpayers are required to make the payment of their taxes on GST Portal latest by the 20th of this october for a particular tax period. Taxpayers registered under composition scheme will have to pay GST only once every quarter.
GST Payment Due Date
- GST Payment due date (normal taxpayer): 20 days from the end of the tax period month.
- GST Payment due date (composition scheme taxpayer): 18 days from the end of a tax quarter.
Interest Applicable on GST Late Payment
Interest at the rate of 18% per annum will be applicable for GST late payment. In case it is determined that the taxpayer misstated output tax liability in the GST return, then interest at the rate of 24% would be applicable. In addition to the interest, penalty could also be levied on the taxpayer under GST for erroneous return filing, wilful misstatement or fraud.
Rules and Regulations of GST Payment for Taxpayers
- The electronic cash ledger will be credited if payment for tax, interest, penalty and fee has been made by internet banking, credit card, NEFT, RTGS. While the amount can be used for the payment of interest, tax, penalty which is remaining in the electronic cash ledger of the taxpayer.
- A payment for GST PMT-06 form is done through challan while the challan is only valid for the time period of 15 days. When the payment is done successfully, a Challan Identification Number (CIN) is generated. If in any case the CIN is not generated than the taxpayer can file Form GST PMT-07.
- Online payments even made after 8 pm will be credited on the same day to the taxpayer’s account. While there will be no physical challan accepted for the GST payment while the challans will be generated from the gst.gov.in only for all the payments of taxes, fees, penalty, interest.
- For the payment of challan under the 10000 rupees limit, it can be done over the counter with cash, cheques, demand draft through authorised banks while for the payments exceeding the amount of 10000 will be collected through digital mode only
Interest and Penalty on late payment of GST
A person is liable to pay interest/penalty as per following conditions and rules.
- Any payment after the due date will attract an interest at the rate of 18%.
- If a person makes excess or undue claims of input credits or excess/undue reduction in tax liability, they will have to pay an interest at the rate of 24% on the excess claim or reduction amount.
- The penalty of 10% of the unpaid or short paid tax or Rs. 10,000, whichever is higher, is to be levied in case of non-payment of GST even after 3 months from the originally scheduled date.
- In case of a fraud or misstatement to escape tax, the penalty of Rs. 10,000 or 100% of the tax will be applicable.
Hence, it is imperative for you as a tax payer, to avoid instances of interest payment. Default in payment of tax will also have an impact on your compliance rating. Timely and accurate compliance will help you to avoid unnecessary cash outflow and achieve a good compliance score.
For assistance with GST return filing or Making GST payments, get in touch with an GST Advisor
GSTR-3B filling is under progress and the last date for GSTR-3B filling is 20 August 2017. Please find below the step by step guide on how to file GST Return-3B.
Step by step guide on how to file GST Return-3B
1. After login, select Return Dashboard
2. Select Financial Year 2017-18 and Month July. Click Search and Select GSTR-3B
3. Declare your liabilities and ITC claims in Section 3.1 and 4 respectively by clicking on the tiles and furnishing the required information. Transitional ITC cannot be claimed in GSTR 3B. It can be claimed only through TRANS 1 and TRANS 2.
4. Enter details of interest, if payable, in Section 5.1. Late fee will be computed by the system
5. Click on Save GSTR-3B After you save the data, Submit button will get enabled. Please note that after submit, no modification is possible. Hence ensure that details are filled correctly before clicking on Submit button.
6. On clicking Submit GSTR-3B button, System will post (debit) the self-assessed liabilities including system generated late fee in Liability Register and credit the claimed ITC into ITC ledger.
7. After this the Payment of Tax tile will be enabled, please click it and declare your payment details to pay the taxes and offset the liability.
8. Click CHECK BALANCE button to view the balance available for credit under Integrated Tax, Central Tax, State Tax and Cess. (This includes transitional credit also, if TRAN-1 and 2 are submitted). This will enable you to check the balance before making the payment for the respective minor heads. The balance is also displayed when the mouse is hovered on the applicable data entry field in payment section.
9. Please fill out the section that specifies how you wants to set-off your liabilities using a combination of Cash and ITC.
- System checks if you have sufficient Cash/ITC balance.
- It also checks if the Reverse charge liabilities are set-off only through CASH.
- System also checks if all liabilities are set-off. Part payment is not allowed in GSTR-3B. Hence, ensure sufficient balance in Cash and ITC Ledger to Offset liability
- In case of ITC utilisations, the system checks the prioritization rules viz. IGST Credit has to be first utilised for paying IGST liability and remaining for CGST liability and thereafter SGST liability; SGST credit has to be first used for paying SGST liability and then IGST liability; CGST Credit has to be first used for CGST liability and the remaining for IGST Liability; SGST credit cannot be used for paying CGST liability and CGST credit cannot be used for paying SGST liability
- Transition ITC, if available in ITC ledger, can be used for payment of liabilities of GSTR 3B
10. Click the OFFSET LIABILITY button to pay off the liabilities
11. Click on declaration statement
12. Select Authorized Signatory filing the Form
13. Click on File GSTR-3B button with DSC or EVC
14. Message for successful filing will appear and Acknowledgement will get generated
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The first return of GST is here and is due for filing is 20th of August, 2017.
Points to remember for filing the first GST Return GSTR-3B.
- It is Mandatory to file GSTR-3B and there is no exemption from filing GSTR-3B even if no business is carried in the month of July’2017. NIL GSTR-3B is also to be filed mandatorily.
- GSTR-3B is the provisional return for the month of July’2017. Therefore all dealers who are required to file monthly returns under the GST Regime are required to file GSTR-3B. Composition dealers are required to file quarterly returns therefore dealers who have opted for composition scheme are not required to file GSTR-3B.
- GSTR-3B is not the final return for the month of July’2017 this is only a provisional return. GSTR-1, GSTR-2, GSTR-3 for July’2017 are still required to be filed.
- GSTR-3B cannot be revised. Any revision in the figures for July’2017 has to be done through GSTR-1, 2 and 3 to be filed later on.
- Any taxes due for July’2017 have to be paid before filing GSTR-3B.
- If there is any change in the figures at the time of filing forms GSTR-1,2 & 3 and if there is excess tax payable then the same will have to be paid with interest before filing GSTR-3 due in September.
- If your input credits are more than your output in GSTR-3B then you need not pay any taxes before filing this return. However, it is to be noted that no refund can be claimed in form GSTR-3B and excess credit will be credited to the ITC Ledger.
- The transitional credits available from the previous VAT/Service Tax/Excise regimes will not be available for credit and use in GSTR-3B. Any such credits have to be shown by filing form TRAN-1 and will be available for use only after filing TRAN-1.
- GSTR-3B is a simplified return where only total figures of purchases, sales input tax credits and payments are to be entered. Individual entries for each sale invoice are not to be entered in this return.
- GSTR-3B is to be filed from the period from which the registration is taken by the supplier. Therefore, if you have taken registration in the month of August’2017 the option for filing GSTR-3B for July’2017 will not be available and the no GSTR-3B is to be filed for July’2017.
- GSTR-3B is to be filed through online mode on the GST Portal gst.gov.in
- Following details are to be shown in the return GSTR-3B.
- GSTIN number of Registered Person
- Legal name of Registered Person
- Summary of Outward Supply & Inward Supply under Reverse Charge
- Bifurcation of Inter-state outward supplies as follows:
- a) To unregistered Person
- b) To Composite taxable Person
- c) To UIN Holders
- Summary of eligible ITC available and the ITC to be reversed and ITC which is ineligible bifurcated into IGST, CGST & SGST/UTSGT and Cess
- Summary of Exempted, Nil rated and Non GST inward supplies
- Interest and late fees payable
- Details of payment of tax, which includes Category wise tax payable, ITC availed , TDS credit and Tax paid in cash along with interest and late fees (Though it is not applicable for initial 2 return)
- Summary of tax category wise TDS/TCS credit
- Remember the order for set-off eligible ITC. ITC of IGST, CGST and SGST must be set-off from themselves (intra-head) first before being set-off inter-head. Remember that GST and SGST cannot be set-off against each other.
- Any amounts to be paid on reverse charges have also be shown and paid in GSTR-3B also. Please remember that amount payable under reverse charges will not be available to be paid by utilising input credit. Amount payable on reverse charges will have to paid by cash.
- GSTR-3B can be submitted through digital signatures or Electronic verification code except for Companies where it has to be filed by digital signatures.
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