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Goods and Service Tax Guides - Learn about Various GST Topics

Goods & Services Tax will impact accounting and invoicing processes across industries for both Chartered Accountants and Businesses. After July 1, businesses and accountants will have to adopt software and ERPs which are capable of managing taxation, invoicing & accounting as per the new tax regime. Cleartax being a pioneer in the industry will help you understand the technical aspects of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the impact on ERP systems, and what you need to do to be tax compliant in this section.

The Goods and Services Tax Law has brought new opportunities for all accountants and tax practitioners to grow their tax practice. It also requires us to learn and know about various terms and definitions related to the new tax regime. Read about some of the most common and basic terms used under the Goods and Services Tax Law in this section.

From 1st July, 2017 Goods and Services Tax will replace Central and State level indirect taxes like VAT, Service tax, Excise etc. Businesses that are registered under VAT or Service Tax need to migrate to Goods & Services tax as per the enrolment plan of State Governments. It is applicable to you if your annual turnover is Rs. 20 lakh or above. In case of North Eastern states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura) and hilly regions i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim, the threshold limit is Rs. 10 lakh. Read our articles to understand more about registration process, its applicability and rules.

All existing Central Excise and Service Tax assessees and VAT dealers will be migrated to GST. To migrate to the new tax system, assessees would be provided a Provisional ID and Password by CBEC/State Commercial Tax Departments. Learn more about the process. All businesses plan your transition into the new Goods & Services Tax regime with our guides available here and make a smooth transition. Find out how you can carry forward your input tax credit from existing tax regime to GST. Read all about the transition provisions in our articles.

Invoice is issued on every sale/purchase. The invoice contains S.No., details of the product such as product name, description, quantity, etc along with the details of supplier, purchaser, tax charged and other particulars such as discounts, terms of sale etc. Every business is required to furnish a GST invoice as per the new law. Find out all the details your invoice must have through our articles on the topic.

Our guides will help you determine all compliance requirements related to business accounting. Here you will find the list of accounts required to be maintained under Goods & Service Tax. You will also find an article on bookkeeping with the accounting entries required to be passed.

A return is a document that a taxpayer is required to file as per the law with the tax administrative authorities. Under the Goods & Services Tax law, a normal taxpayer will be required to furnish three returns monthly and one annual return. Similarly, there are separate returns for a taxpayer registered under the composition scheme, taxpayer registered as an Input Service Distributor, a person liable to deduct or collect the tax (TDS/TCS). Use our expert guides to understand how to file various returns under Goods and Services Tax for your business.

Refer our guides to understand various provisions and laws related to payment, refunds and settlement of Goods and Services Tax. All payments & refunds will be made online through the electronic ledgers. You will also find a list of the electronic ledgers which will be maintained on Goods & Services Tax portal.

Goods and Services tax allows businesses to claim input credit on the taxes paid on the purchases at the time of paying tax on output, you can reduce the tax you have already paid on inputs. It means that if you are a manufacturer, supplier, agent, e-commerce operator, or aggregator then you are eligible to claim input credit for tax paid by you on your purchases. Learn everything about the Input tax credit under the Goods and Services tax regime.

Composition scheme is available for tax payers whose turnover is not more than 50 Lakhs. Under this scheme the taxpayer need not maintain every record that is required under Goods & Services tax and he has to pay tax at the specified rate on the total turnover of the month. Learn about the advantages, drawbacks, transition provisions and conditions to be eligible for the composition scheme in the articles of this section.

Read our guides on various procedures defined under the Goods and Services tax law related to audit, advance ruling and related aspects. You will pay Goods & Services Tax through self-assessment. Read about provisions of self-assessment and other types of assessments (done by tax authorities). Find out about advance ruling when you are confused regarding the applicable rate of tax or valuation of supply.

Avoid penalties and prosecution under the Goods & Services Tax regime. Learn about the various offences under Goods and Services tax to avoid them. Learn about various penalties that can be levied and scenarios for prosecution under the Goods & Services Tax. Read about the inspection provisions. Remember to carry the prescribed documents while transporting goods as they can can be intercepted and inspected.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is GST?
    Goods and Services Tax is the new unified, multi-stage and consumption based tax levied on manufacture, sale and consumption of Goods and Services at national level to replace all the existing national and state tax systems like VAT, Service Tax, Excise Duty, etc. It is expected to remove the cascading effect of tax-on-tax which is prevalent presently. It is applicable to you if you are into Manufacturing, Trade, E-commerce or Services.
  • What is GST Compliance Rating?
    GST Compliance Rating is a numerical rating given to businesses depending on their level of compliance with Goods & Services Tax rules. Refund claims under the GST regime will also be processed on merit basis, i.e on the GST compliance rating of the registered taxpayer. It is expected that certain slab rates will be maintained for various taxpayers falling under various bandwidths of compliance rating and the refunds will be made in terms of percentage amount based on the individual rating of the taxpayer. Higher compliance ratings will make the refunds process easier for businesses.
  • How to Enroll for GST?
    You can enroll for GST via the common portal of Goods & Services Tax. ClearTax can also help you with your enrollment. For more details click here.
  • Can I have multiple Registrations?
    Yes. A person with multiple business verticals in a state may obtain a separate registration for each business vertical (in each state).
  • What are the Benefits of Goods & Services Tax?
    • Cascading tax effect (meaning tax on tax) will no longer exist
    • Input Tax Credit will be easier to avail
    • Returns and compliances will be consolidated
    • Increased efficiency in Logistics
    • Subsumes variety of Indirect Taxes
    • Higher threshold for Registration
    • Composition scheme for smaller businesses
    • Online simpler procedure
    • Regulating the unorganised sector
    • What is Composition Scheme?
      Small businesses and taxpayers having a turnover less than Rs. 75 lakhs can opt for Composition scheme where they will be taxed at a nominal rate of 0.5% or 1% (for manufacturers) CGST and SGST each (rates as per the latest proposed changes in the Goods and Services Tax bills). Composition levy is available to only small businesses dealing in goods. It is not available to interstate sellers, e-commerce traders and operators, and service providers.
    • Is Input Tax Credit Available under Goods and Services Tax?
      Input credit means at the time of paying tax on output, you can reduce the tax you have already paid on inputs. One of the fundamental features of Goods & Services Tax is the seamless flow of input credit across the chain (from the manufacture of goods till it is consumed) and across the country.
    • Which all taxes will GST replace?
      It will replace all the taxes currently levied and collected by the Centre (such as Central Excise Duty and CVD) and by the State (such as VAT and CST), on businesses.
    • How many Returns are required to be filed under GST?
      A business in most cases will be required to furnish 3 returns monthly and 1 annual return. That means any business will require to file 37 returns in a financial year. However there are separate returns for a taxpayer registered under the composition scheme, taxpayer registered as an Input Service Distributor, a person liable to deduct or collect the tax (TDS/TCS)
    • What is HSN Code?
      HSN code stands for “Harmonized System of Nomenclature”. This system has been introduced for the systematic classification of goods all over the world. HSN code is a 6-digit uniform code that classifies 5000+ products and is accepted worldwide. It was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and it came into effect from 1988.
    • Is ClearTax GST a comprehensive GST software?

      ClearTax GST with its powerful billing, vendor data mismatch reconciliation mechanism, validation engines and return filing process serves as a single platform for all GST compliance.

      • You can create 100% GST complaint bills or bulk import sales and purchase data from your accounting software such as Tally in excel format.
      • It data validation engine ensures that you are notified when your data looks not in line with set rules, reducing chances of errors.
      • You can also collaborate with your accountant and other colleagues in real time.
    • Are there any pre-system requirements to use ClearTax GST Software?

      The software is hosted on cloud and accessible from anywhere at anytime. You need to just sign up using your email Id, and choose the type of plan you want to subscribe for. As soon as you subscription is activated you will be able to get started.

      You just need internet connection. Also, the software works both online and offline. If you work offline, the data will automatically sync as you get connected to internet once again..

    • How does ClearTax GST ensure data security?

      Data security is top priority at ClearTax as a tax company. We have taken all industry safety measures to make sure, that your data remains safe both while in transit as well as when at our platforms:

      1. ClearTax encrypts sensitive data using industry-leading methods. Even when data is transmitted over public networks, we make sure that it flows in encrypted form
      2. We use standard, well-reviewed cryptographic protocols and message formats (such as SSL and PGP) when transferring data.
      3. We ensure that cryptographic keys are at least 128 bits long (AES). Asymmetric keys must be at least 2048 bits long (RSA).
      4. We also install security updates and patches on our servers and equipment on a regular basis. The Security settings of applications and devices are tuned to ensure appropriate levels of protection as well.
    • My data is stored in tally. How can I import my data?

      If you are using any version of tally(licenced or cracked) you can continue using Tally for your accounting needs whereas for GST compliance such as uploading invoices to GST, filing returns etc, you can use ClearTax GST.

      You can import the data through two routes:
      1. Manual: Export all your sales data and purchase data into excel files from tally. Go to GST returns filing feature of Cleartax GST and click on import. Browse your excel file and import all the data into Clear Tax GST.
      2. Automatic 2 way data integration using connectors: Very soon we will offer API enabled integration between all versions of Tally and Cleartax GST software. You need to just download the API Utility. Once implemented ,it will be reflected under Utilities as ClearTax integration. The connectors will allow 2-way data integration between Tally and ClearTax GST software, i.e you will be able to push data to ClearTAX gst platform from Tally at a click and import the data back to Tally from ClearTax platform.
    • I want to use my existing accounting software for maintaining business records. How to transfer that data to ClearTax GST to file my GST returns?

      You can bulk import all your sales and purchase data into ClearTax GST platform through two ways.

      • Import data using Cleartax standard template
      • Import data using a customised template

      Templates are excel formats designed to capture your sales and purchase data. You can download ClearTax Standard template and fill out all the sales details in the format and upload it
      You can upload your original excel sheet and then map all the column headings to heading scheme followed by ClearTax.
      Once data is imported you can view all the invoices at a glance. The software will automatically process the data and prepare GST returns for you.

    • Do I need to be online all the time?

      ClearTax GST will soon be working online as well as offline. Which means you will be able to use the software even when you are not connected with internet. Once you get online, the data will automatically sync up.

      I have multiple team members across different departments who need to access the sales and purchase transactions data? Do I need to take special subscription for multi-user access?

      No, you can add as many users as you want for your business account. Also, you can manage the access rights granted to each user.


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