GSTR-6 is a return filed by the Input Service Distributor (ISD). It allows distribution of the input tax credit to ISD’s branches or units situated across the country, based on the utilisation of the input services.
ClearTax provides an easy filing solution for ISD that involves minimal manual efforts. Here is a complete guide to file GSTR-6 using ClearTax GST software.
Prerequisites to file GSTR-6
Ensure that details about the input tax credit for distribution are filled up in an excel template, available on the ClearTax GST software. There are various other templates available too. It will help you to easily file GSTR-6 using ClearTax.
Steps to file GSTR-6 using ClearTax GST
Step 1: Log in to ClearTax GST and click on ‘File GST Returns’.
Step 2: Under ‘Choose a business’, search and select the business for whom GSTR-6 is being filed. Click on the ‘ISD Monthly’ button.
Step 3: Select the return period from the drop-down menu and click on the ‘Prepare GSTR-6’ tile to file GSTR-6 using ClearTax.
Step 4: Import the data by clicking on the ‘Import Documents’ button.
Select ‘Government Excel’ under ‘Choose a method to import your data’.
Click on the ‘Select file from your computer’ button to select the data file to be imported.
Kindly wait for a while until GSTR-6 data gets imported.
A message- ‘We’ve imported your data’ with document and sheet counts gets displayed. Click on ‘Proceed’ to continue with the filing. If there are no errors, skip to step 6 to continue to file GSTR-6 using ClearTax.
Step 5: In case of errors, select the tab that shows errors. Fix the errors or skip this by clicking on the ‘Continue without Fixing’ button.
A confirmation window appears, click on the ‘Yes, I’ll continue later’ button to proceed without fixing the errors or click on the ‘Fix errors now’ button to correct the errors immediately.
To fix the errors, hover over the respective rows under the ‘Errors’ column to check the reason for mistakes.
Correct the errors in this screen by editing the details and click on the ‘Save and Validate’ button to proceed.
Alternatively, one can download the errors in excel format by clicking on the ‘Download errors as Excel’ button. Edit the respective rows in the excel and upload once again.
Step 6: Once the data is ready, click on the ‘Proceed’ button to generate GSTR-6 form.
Click on the ‘Skip for now’ button if you have completed importing all the details. If not, click on the ‘Import another file’ link and import more information. Alternatively, click on ‘Other Options’ under the ‘Prepare form’ tab and select ‘Import your Data’. Click on ‘Continue to save & file’ to save your data.
The user can verify the details imported by clicking on the individual items under the ‘Prepare form’ tab as given below. Click on the ‘Continue to save and file’ button to proceed.
The user can select one or multiple invoices & delete them by clicking either on the ‘Delete’ or the ‘Delete All’ button.
Sometimes, the selected invoices do not get deleted due to it being linked to another document. In such a case, remove the linked document(s) to that particular invoice & try again.
Step 7: For the reconciliation table, click on the ‘Total ITC available & Eligible/Ineligible ITC’ button. View Table 4 of Form GSTR-6 and automatically computed Reconciliation table.
The reconciliation table generated on ClearTax GST software can be referred to fill values in the government GST portal.
Step 8: Upload the GSTR-6 data onto the GST portal. Click on the ‘Save to GSTN Portal’ button under the ‘Save and File’ tab.
Enter the GST portal’s login credentials as given in the screen below.
Type in the captcha code and click on the ‘Submit’ button to proceed.
After a while, the status of upload gets displayed as follows:
In case the data could not be saved on the GST portal, click on the ‘Retry’ button to try uploading the data once again.
In case of any errors, ClearTax GST provides an error report in excel. Download the report to rectify the errors and re-upload by following this step.
On successful upload of GSTR-6 data, a message ‘ Your returns are ready to be filed!’ gets displayed. Follow the directions given in step 10 in the guide on filing GSTR-6 on the GST portal.
The GSTR-6 form uploaded on the GST portal can be previewed anytime on ClearTax GST software.
There are various reports available on ClearTax GST software too. The above steps are easy to finish filing GSTR-6 using ClearTax software.