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2018

Audit under GST

Audit under GST is compulsory for all registered dealers whose annual turnover is more than 2 crores. GST Audit is the examination of records maintained by a registered dealer. The audit will mainly focus on three key areas namely i) correctness of data declared by the taxpayer, ii) taxes paid and iii) compliance with GST law. GST Audit must be conducted by a practicing CA or a CMA.

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2018

Frequently Asked Question on Composition Levy Under GST

Q 1. What is composition levy under GST?

Ans. The composition levy is an alternative method of levy of tax designed for small taxpayers whose turnover is up to Rs. 1 crore (Rs. 75 lakhs in case of few States). The objective of composition scheme is to bring simplicity and to reduce the compliance cost for the small taxpayers. Moreover, it is optional and the eligible person opting to pay tax under this scheme can pay tax at a prescribed percentage of his turnover every quarter, instead of paying tax at a normal rate.

2018

Types of Annual Return Forms under GST

In one of our previous blogs, we discussed about the structure of GST Annual Return i.e. GSTR 9. However, apart from GSTR 9 there are other Annual Return forms as well. They are GSTR 9A, GSTR 9B and GSTR 9C. Many of us still wonder what are these different returns? and when to use which form? In this blog, we shall discuss the difference between various GST annual returns.

2018

Checklist for Tax Invoice Preparation under GST

GST Law prescribes specific guidelines regarding issue and format of Tax Invoice by registered dealers. Here is a detailed check list of things to keep in mind while issuing tax invoice. Refer to the following list for further details:

2018

Structure of GST Annual Return

Introduction:

GSTR 9 is the relevant form prescribed in terms of section 44 CGST Act. This GSTR 9 has two parts to it i.e (i) Part A titled Basic Details and (ii) Part B which is the Annual Return. Part I seeks to capture the basic details of the Registered Person under Part A (Reconciliation Statement) which has 4 clauses. Each of the clauses in Part I is significant in terms of the disclosure requirement. Part B contains various fields which are required for filing Annual Return. Kindly refer below for further details.

2018

Application for Refund of Tax under GST

In normal cases, a tax payer can offset the amount of GST paid by him on all inward supplies while discharging the output tax liability arising due to outward taxable supply. If there is any excess input tax credit which could not be offset completely against outward taxable supplies, the same must be carried forward to the next month. No refund shall be provided by the Government in this regard. However, in certain cases, refund of Input Tax Credit can be claimed by the tax payer. The procedure laid down for applying refund under GST law is different under different scenarios. In this article we shall understand how and when tax payers can claim refund for excess input tax credit.

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