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Form GSTR-9 Simplified: List of Changes Made As Per CBIC Notification dt. 14-11-2019

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Latest Update as on 14th November 2019


1. The due date for Form GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C has been extended to 31st December 2019 and 31st March 2020 for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 respectively.
2. The CBIC has issued Notification No. 56/ 2019 for simplification of GSTR-9/9C for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 by making various fields optional.
The Ministry of Finance has finally relaxed the norms for filing annual GST return GSTR-9, and simplified several parts of the form after pressure from industry experts and business enterprises. There’s been a further extension on the due date as well to December 31st, 2019.

The following table shows the summary of changes made to simplify GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C.

 

Summarized Table of Changes Introduced

Form GSTR-9

(Changes applicable for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19)
Table No. Particulars Changes Made
Tables 4 and 5: Details of Outward Supplies
4B to 4E Details of outward taxable supplies Tables can be filled net of cr./dr .notes and amendments, instead of separately reporting in tables 4I to 4L
5A to 5F Details of outward supplies on which tax is not payable Tables can be filled net of cr./dr. notes and amendments, instead of separately reporting in tables 5H to 5K
5D to 5F Exempt, nil-rated and non-GST supplies Option to report a single consolidated figure under “exempted” supplies in table 5D
Table 6: ITC Availed During the FY
6B to 6E Details of ITC availed Option to report all input tax credit (ITC) under the “inputs” row only
6C & 6D ITC on reverse-charge Option to report details of both tables 6C and 6D under 6D only
Table 7: ITC Reversal
7A to 7E Details of ITC reversals Option to report the entire amount under “other reversal” in table 7H
7F & 7G ITC reversals on account of TRAN-I and TRAN-II Details need to be mandatorily reported in tables 7F and 7G respectively.
IV. Table 8: Other ITC Related Information
8A ITC as per GSTR-2A GSTR-2A generated as on 1-11-2019 shall be auto-populated here
8A to 8D Details of ITC availed Option to upload details in PDF format in Form GSTR-9C (without the CA certification)
8C Details of ITC availed on reverse-charge ITC on inward supplies received during the relevant FY, but availed in the succeeding FY, as per the period specified*, shall be reported here
V. Tables 10 to 18: Other Information
10 to 14 Transactions related to the previous FY Transactions related to the previous FY, but reported in the succeeding FY as per the period specified^, is to be reported here
12 & 13 Reversal of ITC availed during the previous FY & ITC availed for the previous FY Optional
15A to 15D Refunds claimed, sanctioned, rejected and pending Optional
15E to 15G Demand of taxes, taxes paid and demands pending Optional
16A to 16C Supplies received from Composition taxpayers, deemed supply under sec.143 and goods sent on approval basis but not returned Optional
17 & 18 HSN-wise summary of outward and inward supplies Optional
  *For FY 2017-18, credit that was availed between April 2018 to March 2019 is to be declared in table 8C on value of ITC availed on all inward supplies received from July 2017 to March 2018. For FY 2018-19, credit that was availed between April 2019 to September 2019 needs to be declared in table 8C on value of ITC availed on all inward supplies received from April 2018 to March 2019. ^For FY 2017-18, the particulars reported between April 2018 and March 2019 is to be declared. For FY 2018-19, the particulars reported between April 2019 and September 2019 is to be declared.  

Form GSTR-9C

(Changes applicable for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19)
Table No. Particulars Changes Made
5B to 5N Turnover adjustments Optional, adjustments may be made in table 5O
12B, 12C and 14 ITC reconciliation Optional 
 

Let’s discuss the changes in Form GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C in detail.

FORM GSTR-9

(Changes for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19)

I. Tables 4 and 5 – Details of Outward Supply

1. Tables 4B to 4E can be filled net of credit notes, debit notes and amendments, in case there is any difficulty in reporting them separately in tables 4I, 4J 4K & 4L.
2. Tables 5A to 5F can be filled net of credit notes, debit notes and amendments, Instead of reporting in separately in 5H, 5I, 5J & 5K;
3. In tables 5D, 5E & 5F which relate to exempted, nil-rated and non-GST supplies, a taxpayer has the option to report a single consolidated figure under “exempted” supplies in table 5D.

II. Table 6 – ITC Availed During the FY

4. In tables 6B, 6C, 6D & 6E, a taxpayer has the option to report input tax credit (ITC) under the “inputs” row only instead of reporting the break-up under inputs, capital goods and input services.
5. In tables 6C and 6D, a taxpayer will have the option to either report the details separately (i.e. inward supplies received from unregistered and registered persons liable to reverse-charge), or report the consolidated details in table 6D only.

III. Table 7 – ITC Reversal

6. A taxpayer has the option to report details of ITC reversals separately in tables 7A to 7E, or the entire amount can be reported under “other reversal” in table 7H.
7. Details of ITC reversals on account of TRAN I & TRAN II credit need to be mandatorily reported in tables 7F and 7G respectively.

IV. Table 8 – Other ITC Related Information

8. In table 8A, for FY 2018-19, the GSTR-2A that has been generated as on 1st November 2019 shall be auto-populated in the table.
9. A taxpayer can upload details for the entries in Table 8A to 8D (i.e, the reconciliation of GSTR 2A with GSTR 3B) duly signed, in PDF format in Form GSTR-9C (without the CA certification).
10. For FY 2017-18, the aggregate value of ITC availed on all inward supplies received from July 2017 to March 2018 (including supplies from SEZ, but excluding supplies on which tax is payable on reverse-charge), but credit that was availed between April 2018 to March 2019 is to be declared in table 8C.
For FY 2018-19, the aggregate value of ITC availed on all inward supplies received from April 2018 to March 2019 (including supplies from SEZ, but excluding supplies on which tax is payable on reverse-charge), but credit that was availed between April 2019 to September 2019 needs to be declared in table 8C.

V. Tables 10-18 – Other Information

11. In Part V, where particulars of transactions for the previous financial year are to be reported, for which tax was paid in FORM GSTR-3B (i.e. tables 10 to 14), for FY 2017-18, the particulars reported between April 2018 and March 2019 is to be declared. For FY 2018-19, the particulars reported between April 2019 and September 2019 is to be declared.
12. A taxpayer has the option to not fill tables 12 and 13 (i.e. reversal of ITC availed during the previous FY and ITC availed for the previous FY respectively) for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.
13. A taxpayer has the option to not fill tables 15A to 15D (i.e. refunds claimed, sanctioned, rejected and pending respectively) for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.
14. A taxpayer has the option to not fill tables 15E to 15G (i.e. demand of taxes, taxes paid and demands pending respectively) for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.
15. A taxpayer has the option to not fill table 16A (i.e. supplies received from Composition taxpayers), 16B (i.e. deemed supply under section 143) and 16C (i.e. goods sent on approval basis but not returned) for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.
16. A taxpayer has the option to not fill tables 17 and 18 (i.e. HSN-wise summary of outward and inward supplies respectively) for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.

FORM GSTR-9C

(Changes for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19)
1. Details of turnover adjustments to be made in tables 5B to 5N have been made optional, and adjustments, if any, which are required to be reported can be reported in Table 5O by the taxpayer.
2. A Taxpayer has the option to not fill details of ITC reconciliation in tables 12B, 12C and 14 for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19.
3. The declaration part includes minor changes, including the declaration by the auditor, which now reads “true and fair” instead of “true and correct”, before his/her signature and stamp/seal.