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The 8 Issues Fixed By GSTN To Ease The Burden On The Taxpayers

GST Issues

Source: The Economic Times

Although the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is all set to complete 2 years of implementation, the issues or defects are still in existence. These issues have become a cause for concern and have been hindering the process of filing returns since long. In every council meeting that takes place, the GST Council comes up with recommendations to make GST easy and hassle-free.

Here’s a list of 8 issues that the Goods and Services Tax Network has fixed recently.

Issue#1. Refunds

  • The refund amount that is entered while filing refund application for excess payment of tax will be rounded off.
  • The correct financial period will be displayed in ARN receipt & Track ARN Status of Refund.
  • Refund filed by UN user that is downloaded in PDF format will show the period as a quarterly (July – Sept/ Oct-Dec instead of 13, 14, 15 ) and NA will not appear for refund filed for the period July – September 2017-18.

Issue#2. TDS Registration

TDS registrants whose constitution of business is “Authority or board or any other body notified by Central/State Government or statutory body/ government agencies” will now be capable of downloading their registration certificate.

Issue#3. GSTP Registration

GSTP will now get an intimation about the disengagement of their services as and when done by a taxpayer.

Issue#4. Search Taxpayer Facility on GST Portal

The Search Taxpayer facility on GST Portal will show return filing details of a taxpayer only when the relevant button (provided for showing its details) is clicked.

Issue#5. Return

A taxpayer who has not filed his Form GSTR-1 for the month of March 2019 can now amend invoices of July 2017 also. A drop-down will appear for making amendments in the invoices of the July 2017 month.

Issue#6. Return – A Numeric Character only in the Shipping Bill field

Shipping bill field in Form GSTR-1 will now accept numeric character only in the cases of copy & paste to populate the field.

Issue#7. Return- Form GSTR 10

User can now delete invoices online in Form GSTR-10 starting with the serial number ‘0’ (zero).

Issue#8. Return– Form GSTR 9

A message will be shown to a taxpayer that Form GSTR-2A has been compiled on the basis of Form GSTR-1 filed up to date. Form GSTR-2A is being updated done on a weekly basis.

What’s the New Functionality?

Offline Utility for filing of Form GSTR-9

The offline utility for Form GSTR-9 is available in the download section of GST Portal for the taxpayers. The excel based offline utility is designed to help taxpayers to prepare their Form GSTR-9 offline. (Refer Section 44 of the CGST Act, 2017 & Rule 80 of the CGST Rules, 2017, available since May 2019)

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