Hello, in this post we will discuss all regarding GSTR-9 or the GST annual return. Meaning, different types, due date and GSTR 9 format or the details. Also, we have given a downloadable PDF of GSTR- 9 format. Read the full post to know more.
The last date for furnishing of Annual Return in the FORM GSTR-9 / FORM GSTR-9A and Reconciliation Statement in FORM GSTR-9C for the financial year 2017-18 has been extended from 31st August, 2019 to 30th November, 2019.
We will talk about:
Meaning of GSTR-9
GSTR 9 is the annual return. It is a compilation return which includes all business transactions done for the particular Financial Year. GSTR-9 consists of details about the supplies made and received during the year under different tax heads i.e., CGST, SGST, and IGST. It consolidates the information furnished in the monthly/quarterly returns during the particular year.
Different types of GSTR-9
|It is an Annual return for registered persons under the regular scheme
|Annual return applicable for registered persons under Composition Scheme
|Annual Return for the e-commerce operators who have filed GSTR 8 during the FY.
|Reconciliation form to be certified by CA/CMA for registered persons with a turnover of more than two crores
All such taxpayers are also required to get their accounts audited and file a copy of audited annual accounts and reconciliation statement of tax already paid and tax payable as per audited accounts along with GSTR 9C.
GSTR-9 due date
The due date to file the GSTR-9 is 31st Dec of the preceding year. For example, 31st December 2018 for the FY 2017-18.
Details or Format of GSTR 9
|Details of the taxpayer are required. This detail will be auto-populated.
|Outward and Inward supplies details declared during the FY. This detail must be picked up by consolidating summary from all GST returns filed in previous Financial Year.
|Details of the ITC declared in returns filed during the FY. The summarised values will be picked up from all the returns of GST filed in the previous FY.
|Information of tax paid as declared in the returns filed during the FY.
|Particulars of the transactions for the previous FY declared in returns of Apr to Sept of current FY or up to the date of filing of GSTR-9 of previous FY whichever is earlier. So, the summary of amendment or omission entries belonging to previous Financial Year but reported in Current Financial Year would be segregated and declared in this part.
Frequently Asked Questions on GSTR-9
1. Which Form to be filed PAN or GSTN wise?
GSTN wise i.e., separately for each GSTN.
2. What if your GSTN is Cancelled?
Even if your GSTN is cancelled, say during FY 2017-18, taxpayers are required to file GSTR-9.
3. Who cannot file GSTR-9?
Below is the list of who cannot file GSTR-9:
- Composition Dealers
- Input Service Distributors
- Tax Deductor
- Tax Collector
- Casual taxable person
- Non-resident taxable person
4. Which form Composition Dealer has to file?
Composition dealer has to file GSTR-9A.
5. What if opted out or in Composition Dealer during the year?
If you have opted out or in Composition Dealer during the year, the taxpayer needs to file GSTR-9 and GSTR- 9A for the relevant periods.
6. Is it mandatory to file NIL Return?
Yes, it is mandatory to file NIL Return.
7. What is a NIL return?
Nil return can be filed for the Financial year if you have not: –
- made any outward supply (commonly known as a sale)
- Received any goods / services (also commonly known as a purchase)
- Have no other liability to report
- Claimed any creditor any refund
- Received any order creating demand
8. Which form to file if you have the turnover above Rs. 2 crores?
You need to file GSTR-9C after filing GSTR-9.
9. Can GSTR-9 be filed if the taxpayer has not filed GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B?
GSTR-9 cannot be filed unless GSTR-3B and GSTR-1 are filed.
10. Can GSTR-9 be revised?
No, currently GSTR-9 does not allow any revision after filing.
11. Implication of incorrect information in GSTR 9 filed?
Incorrect information can attract tax demands, interest and penalties on the same and the long-term litigations that follow years later.
12. Can additional liability be paid?
Liability identified during the filing of annual return can be deposited with Government using DRC-03 Form (i.e., Liability not earlier paid through GSTR-3B)
13. Will the additional liability be auto-calculated in the Form?
No, Tax Liability needs to be self-calculated and also self-deposited (Except Late filing fees of GSTR-9)
14. Can additional ITC be claimed?
ITC which is not claimed in GSTR-3B cannot be claimed in GSTR-9. Also, the same needs to be claimed in GSTR-3B upto the extended timeline for claiming input credit.
Download: GSTR-9 Format in PDF.