Things to do before under GST – 31st March 2018
1.Form GST TRAN 2 – The taxpayers who have filed the TRAN 1 and have taken the credit of Excise duty paid, without any documents, they have to file the details of outward supplies for six months in TRAN 2 before 31st March 2018 for availing 40%/ 60% credit.
The dates for filing Trans 2 has been extended till 30th June 2018 vide CBEC orders no. 1/2018-Central Tax dated 28th March 2018.
2.GSTR 6 for ISD – Input service distributor has to file GST return in form GSTR 6. So 31st March is the due date to file GSTR 6 from July 2017 to February 2018.
The due date for filing returns for period July 2017 to April 2018 has been extended up to 31st May 2018 vide notification no. 19/2018 –Central Tax dated 28th March 2018.
3.Reversal of Input tax credit – As per the rules of Input tax credit, after issuance of tax invoice if receiver does not made the full payment of amount within 180 days then the credit taken on that invoice is to be reversed. And whenever the payment is made, the receiver can take the credit of the amount. Therefore the aging analysis of the debtors and creditors is to be done. All old invoices issued before 1st October, 2017, should be paid before 31st March 2018.
Ex. Suppose the fees Rs. 10000 is payable to the Chartered Accountant on 15th September, 2017, and the credit on that of Rs. 1800 has been taken in the return of that month, then the fees should be paid before 31st Marsh, 2018. Otherwise the extra payment of Rs. 1800 is to be made in the month of March
4.Reconciliation – All the taxpayers should reconcile the cash ledger, credit ledger and liability ledger with their books of accounts. All the entries should be done before the year end. Also debit note, credit note, rate difference, discount, etc also to be reconciled.
As per GSTN nearly 86% of GSTR3B and GSTR1 are not matching and notices are being issued in such cases. Though there may be genuine reasons for differences, yet tax payers are advised to make a month-wise reconciliation of GSTR 3B and GSTR 1 starting from 1-7-2017 and record reasons for mismatch, if any. It will not only help dealer in case notices are received but it will be beneficial at the time of GST audit also.
STARTS FROM 1ST APRIL 2018
5.E-way bill – It is compulsory to issue E way bill from 1st April, 2018 for inter-state transport. In case of inter-state supply, the goods are in transit as on 1st April, 2018, it is compulsory to generate e way bill for them. Therefore, it is necessary to take the registration under E way bill system before 31st March.
6.Monthly/ Quarterly returns – Taxpayers should check the turnover for the year 2017-18. If the aggregate turnover is above Rs. 1.5 Crore then the taxpayers have to file monthly return. If the aggregate turnover is below Rs. 1.5 Crore then the taxpayers have an option to file the quarterly GST returns. Taxpayer can choose any of the option.
7.Composition scheme – If any taxpayer wants to register under composition scheme then he can apply in Form GST CMP – 02 before 31st March. Similarly, those who wants to cancel the registration under composition scheme, they have to apply in Form GST CMP – 04 before 7th April. They have to calculate the effects of ITC on closing stock.
8.New series for tax invoice – If anyone wants to change the series for billing in the new year, then he can do that from 1st April. New numbering should be started form 1st April.
9.HSN Code in the Invoice – Before preparing first invoice in the new financial year, taxpayers should check the turnover for the year 2017-18. Taxpayers whose turnover is above Rs. 1.5 crores but below Rs. 5 crores shall use 2-digit code and the taxpayers whose turnover is Rs. 5 crores and above shall use 4-digit code. Taxpayers whose turnover is below Rs. 1.5 crores are not required to mention HSN Code in their invoices.
10.LUT/Bond – All taxpayer who is providing zero rated supply without payment of GST needs to file the LUT/Bond for the F.Y -2018-19
11.Depreciation on the capital asset – At the time of calculating depreciation on the capital goods (other than building), if ITC has been claimed, then the tax amount needs to be ignored at the time of calculating depreciation.