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GST Audit relaxation to SMEs to continue in FY 2019-20

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GST Audit relaxation to SMEs to continue in FY 2019-20

G.S.R. 639(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely: –

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Twelveth Amendment) Rules, 2020.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 46, for the first proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely: –

“Provided that the Board may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify-

(i) the number of digits of Harmonised System of Nomenclature code for goods or services that a class of registered persons shall be required to mention; or

(ii) a class of supply of goods or services for which specified number of digits of Harmonised System of Nomenclature code shall be required to be mentioned by all registered taxpayers; and

(iii) the class of registered persons that would not be required to mention the Harmonised System of Nomenclature code for goods or services:”.

3. In the said rules, for rule 67A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: –

67A. Manner of furnishing of return or details of outward supplies by short messaging service facility.- Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, for a registered person who is required to furnish a Nil return under section 39 in FORM GSTR-3B or a Nil details of outward supplies under section 37 in FORM GSTR-1 or a Nil statement in FORM GST CMP-08 for a tax period, any reference to electronic furnishing shall include furnishing of the said return or the details of outward supplies or statement through a short messaging service using the registered mobile number and the said return or the details of outward supplies or statement shall be verified by a registered mobile number based One Time Password facility.

Explanation. – For the purpose of this rule, a Nil return or Nil details of outward supplies or Nil statement shall mean a return under section 39 or details of outward supplies under section 37 or statement under rule 62, for a tax period that has nil or no entry in all the Tables in FORM GSTR-3B or FORM GSTR-1 or FORM GST CMP-08, as the case may be.”.

4. In the said rules, in rule 80, in sub-rule (3), for the proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely: –

“Provided that for the financial year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, every registered person whose aggregate turnover exceeds five crore rupees shall get his accounts audited as specified under sub-section (5) of section 35 and he shall furnish a copy of audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, duly certified, in FORM GSTR-9C for the said financial year, electronically through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner.”.

5. In the said rules, with effect from the 20th day of March, 2020, in rule 138E, after the third proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that the said restriction shall not apply during the period from the 20th day of March, 2020 till the 15th day of October, 2020 in case where the return in FORM GSTR-3B or the statement of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 or the statement in FORM GST CMP-08, as the case may be, has not been furnished for the period February, 2020 to August, 2020.”.

6. In the said rules, in rule 142, in sub-rule (1A), –

(i) for the words “proper officer shall”, the words “proper officer may” shall be substituted;

(ii) for the words “shall communicate”, the word “communicate” shall be

7. In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-1, against serial number 12, in the Table, in column 6, in the heading, for the words “Total value”, the words “Rate of Tax” shall be

8. In the said rules, for FORM GSTR-2A, the following form shall be substituted, namely: –

“FORM GSTR-2A

[See rule 60(1)]

Details of auto drafted supplies

(From GSTR 1, GSTR 5, GSTR-6, GSTR-7, GSTR-8, import of goods and inward supplies of goods received from SEZ units / developers)

 *******

9. In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-5, –

(i). in the table, –

(a) in serial number 2, after entry (c), the following entries shall be inserted, namely: –

“(d) ARN Auto Populated
(e) Date of ARN Auto Populated.”;

(b) in serial number 10, 

(A) in the heading, after the words, “Total tax liability”, the brackets and words “(including reverse charge liability, if any)”, shall be inserted;

(B) after serial number 10B and the entry relating thereto, the following serial number and entry shall be inserted, namely, –

“10C. On account of inward supplies liable to reverse charge
          .”;

(ii) in the instructions, –

(a) for paragraph 7, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely: –

“7. Invoice-level information, rate-wise, pertaining to the tax period should be reported as under:

(i.)        for all B to B supplies (whether inter-State or intra-State), invoice level details should be uploaded in Table 5;

(ii.)       for all inter-state B to C supplies, where invoice value is more than Rs. 2,50,000/- (B to C Large) invoice level detail to be provided in Table 6; and

(iii.)      for all B to C supplies, other than those reported in table 6, shall be reported in Table 7 providing State-wise summary of such supplies.”;

(b) in paragraph 8, in clause (ii), after the words, “invoice value is more than”, the word “rupees”, shall beinserted;

(c) for paragraph 10, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely: –

“10. Table 10 consists of tax liability on account of outward supplies declared in the current tax period and negative ITC on account of amendment to import of goods in the current tax period. Inward supplies attracting reverse charge shall be reported in Part C of the table.”.

10. In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-5A, –

(i) against serial number 4 and entries relating thereto, the following entries shall be inserted, namely: –

“4(a) ARN:

4(b) Date of ARN:”;

(ii) for serial number 6, the following shall be substituted, namely: –

“6. Calculation of interest, or any other amount

(Amount in Rupees) 

Sr. No. Description Place of supply (State/UT) Amount due (Interest/ Other)
Integrated tax Cess
1 2 3 4 5
1. Interest      
2. Others      
  Total      

“;

(iii). for serial number 7, the following shall be substituted, namely: –

“7. Tax, interest and any other amount payable and paid

(Amount in Rupees) 

Sr. No. Description Amount payable Debit

 

entry no.

Amount paid
Integrated tax Cess Integrated tax Cess
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Tax Liability

 

(based on Table 5 & 5A)

         
2. Interest (based on Table 6)          
3. Others (based on Table 6)          

“.

11.   In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-9, –

(i) in the Table, –

(a) against serial number 8C, in column 2, for the entry, the following entry shall be substituted, namely: –

“ITC on inward supplies (other than imports and inward supplies liable to reverse charge but includes services received from SEZs) received during the financial year but availed in the next financial year up to specified period”;

(b) against Pt. V, for the heading, the following heading shall be substituted, namely: –

“Particulars of the transactions for the financial year declared in returns of the next financial year till the specified period.”;

(ii) in the instructions, –

(a) after paragraph 2, the following entry shall be inserted, namely,-

“2A. In the Table, against serial numbers 4, 5, 6 and 7, the taxpayers shall report the values pertaining to the financial year only. The value pertaining to the preceding financial year shall not be reported here.”

(b) in paragraph 4, –

(A) after the words, letters and figures, “that additional liability for the FY 2017-18 or FY 2018-19”, the word, letters and figures “or FY 2019-20” shall be inserted;

(B) in the Table, in second column, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19” wherever they occur, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted;

(c) in paragraph 5, in the Table, in second column, –

(A) against serial number 6B, after the entries, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, the registered person shall report the breakup of input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.”;

(B) against serial number 6C and serial number 6D, –

(i) after the entry ending with the words “entire input tax credit under the “inputs” row ”, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, the registered person shall report the breakup of input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.”;

(ii) in the entry ending with the words, figures and letters “Table 6C and 6D in Table 6D only.”, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19”, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted;

(C) against serial number 6E, after the entry, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, the registered person shall report the breakup of input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.”;

(D) against serial number 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F, 7G and 7H, in the entry, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19”, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be ;

(E) against serial number 8A, after the entry, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, it may be noted that the details from FORM GSTR-2A generated as on the 1st November, 2020 shall be auto-populated in this table.”;

(F) against serial number 8C, for the entries, the following entry shall be substituted, namely:-

“Aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies (except those on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis but includes supply of services received from SEZs) received during the financial year for which the annual return is being filed for but credit on which was availed in the next financial year within the period specified under Section 16(4) of the CGST Act, 2017.”;

(d) in paragraph 7, –

(A) after the words and figures “April 2019 to September 2019.”, the following shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, Part V consists of particulars of transactions for the previous financial year but paid in the FORM GSTR-3B between April 2020 to September 2020.”;

(B) in the Table, in second column, –

(I) against serial number 10 & 11, after the entries, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, Details of additions or amendments to any of the supplies already declared in the returns of the previous financial year but such amendments were furnished in Table 9A, Table 9B and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here.”;

(II) against serial number 12, –

(1) in the entry beginning with the word, letters and figures “For FY 2018-19” after the words “for filling up these details.”, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, Aggregate value of reversal of ITC which was availed in the previous financial year but reversed in returns filed for the months of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2019-20, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.”;

(2) in the entry beginning with the word, letters and figures “For FY 2017-18” and ending with the words “an option to not fill this table.”, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19”, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted;

(III) against serial number 13, –

(1) in the entry beginning with the word, letters and figures “For FY 2018-19” after the words, letters and figures “in the annual return for FY 2019-20.”, the following entry shall be inserted, namely: –

“For FY 2019-20, Details of ITC for goods or services received in the previous financial year but ITC for the same was availed in returns filed for the months of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here. Table 4(A) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. However, any ITC which was reversed in the FY 2019-20 as per second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 16 but was reclaimed in FY 2020-21, the details of such ITC reclaimed shall be furnished in the annual return for FY 2020-21.”;

(2) in the entry beginning with the word, letters and figures “For FY 2017-18” and ending with the words “an option to not fill this table.”, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19”, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted;

(e) in paragraph 8, in the Table, in second column, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018-19” wherever they occur, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be

12. In the said rules, in FORM GSTR-9C, in the instructions, –

(i) in paragraph 4, in the Table, in second column, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018- 19” wherever they occur, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted;

(ii) in paragraph 6, in the Table, in second column, for the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18 and 2018- 19” wherever they occur, the letters, figures and word “FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20” shall be substituted.

13. In the said rules, in FORM GST RFD-01, in Annexure-1, in Statement-2, in the heading the brackets, word and letters “(accumulated ITC), shall be

14. In the said rules, in FORM GST ASMT-16, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Sr. No. Tax Rate Turnover Tax Period Act POS

 

(Place of Supply)

Tax Interest Penalty Fee Others Total
From To
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                         
Total                       ”.

15. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-01, after entry (c), for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Sr.

 

No.

Tax rate Turnover Tax Period Act POS

 

(Place of Supply)

Tax Interest Penalty Fee Others Total
From To
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                         
Total                        

 

 

 

”.

16. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-02, after entry (c), for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Sr.

 

No.

Tax rate Turnover Tax Period Act POS

 

(Place of Supply)

Tax Interest Penalty Fee Others Total
From To
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                         
Total                       ”.

17. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-07, after serial number 5, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Sr.

 

No.

Tax Rate Turnover Tax Period Act POS

 

(Place of Supply)

Tax Interest Penalty1 Fee Others Total
From To
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                         
Total                       ”.

18. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-08, after serial number 7, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Sr.

 

No.

Tax Rate Turnover Tax Period Act POS

 

(Place of Supply)

Tax Interest Penalty Fee Others Total
From To
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                         
Total                       ”.

19. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-09, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Act Tax/Cess Interest Penalty Fee Others Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Integrated tax            
Central tax            
State/UT tax            
Cess            
Total           “.

20. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-24, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Act Tax Interest Penalty Fee Other Dues Total Arrears
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Central tax            
State / UT tax            
Integrated tax            
Cess           “.

21. In the said rules, in FORM GST DRC-25, for the table, the following table shall be substituted, namely: –

“Act Tax   Interest Penalty Fee Other Dues Total Arrears
1 2   3 4 5 6 7
Central tax              
State / UT tax              
Integrated tax              
Cess             ”.

“. [F. No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST]

PRAMOD KUMAR, Director

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i),  vide notification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19th June, 2017, published vide number G.S.R. 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended vide notification No. 72/2020-Central Tax, dated the 30th September, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 603(E), dated the 30th September, 2020.




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