RECENT GST UPDATES
Changes in Rule 36(4)
The limit for taking input tax credit on eligible invoices the details of which has not been uploaded by supplier has been reduced from 20% to 10% . Now only 10% ITC of uploaded invoices will be allowed for not uploaded invoices.
This provision will be applicable from 01.01.2020.Invoices on or after 01.01.2020 would be covered under this new rule.
New Rule 86A- Conditions for utilizing Input Tax Credit
The proper officer may restrict the facility of utilizing your credit available in Electronic Credit Ledger if
The credit has been taken without actual receipt of goods or services.
The supplier is found to be non existent from any place of business for which GST registration is taken by him.
The recipient is found to be non existent from any place of business for which registration is taken.
The tax in respect of such invoices has not been paid to the government .
The invoices on the basis of which Credit has been claimed is not in possession of the person claiming such credit.
Upon hearing if you satisfy the officer that conditions as specified above are no longer valid, he may allow the use of such amount in credit ledger.
The facility to utilize the credit will be initiated after the expiry of one year from the date of such restriction
Changes in GST Waybill Rules
In rule 138(E) , earlier only GSTR3B is required to be filed by the taxpayers for generating waybill. Now this condition has been extended. Now If GSTR3B or GSTR1 are not filed for two consecutive tax periods waybill shall be blocked.
In short, GSTR3B and GSTR1 must be filed for the generation of waybill from the GST portal.
Late fees waiver and levy on GSTR1
As a one time measure, if your GSTR1 has not been filed for any tax period from July 17 to November 2019, you can file GSTR1 from 19.12.2019 to 10.01.2020 without any late fees.
After 10.01.2020 , late fees shall be applicable for filing late GSTR1 . Amount of late fees will be Rs 50 or 20 per day subject to maximum of 10000 as the case may be.
Quoting of DIN mandatory
CBIC has made it mandatory for quoting DIN on every communication, notices, summons etc issued to you the tax officers including emails communication .
This is done to maintain record and audit trail of the communications and validate authenticity of such notices, summons etc.
GST E Invoice
GST E invoices will be mandatory for you from April 2020 if your turnover exceeds 100 Crores for B2B transactions.
If turnover exceeds 500 Crores printing of QR Code will also be required on invoices.
GSTR9 and GSTR9C date extension
The due date to file GSTR-9 , GSTR-9C , GSTR-9A for FY 21017-18 has been extended till 31.01.2020 and for FY 2018-19 till 31.03.2020.
CHANGE IN POLICY FOR NON FILERS
To improve the compliance , CBIC has issued SOP for filing of GSTR-3B. As per the procedure :
A system generated SMS will be sent to the you for reminding to file GSTR-3B 3 days before the due date.
Immediately after the due date is passed if you failed to file GSTR-3B , SMS will be sent again to remind you of non filing.
After 5 days of passing of due date , GSTR-3A notice will be issued requiring to file GSTR-3B within 15 days of GSTR-3A notice.
If you failed to file return within 15 days , proper officer will assess your tax on Best Judgement basis taking into account the details in GSTR1 , Waybill , etc.
The order will be issued in GST ASMT 13 and summary will be uploaded in DRC07
If you file the valid return within 30 days of such order the proceedings will be deemed to be concluded.
If you failed to file the returns even after 30 days , recovery proceedings will be initiated against you as per the provisions of Act.