GST latest 50 Tweet FAQs by official twitter handle of GoI for replying GST queries

GST latest 50 Tweet FAQs issued by official twitter handle of GoI for replying queries of taxpayers on GST related issues

GST latest 50 Tweet FAQs

GST latest 50 Tweet Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Question 1: I was migrated as an assessee from the service tax law but under GST I have no liability since my business turnover is less than Rs. 20 lakhs. Am I still liable to file returns?
Answer: yes, every registered person is liable to file returns. You can cancel your migrated registration by filing Form GST REG-29.

Question 2: Please clarify process for applying of refunds?
Answer: For exports with payment of IGST, the shipping bill is considered to be the application for refund and refund will be disbursed directly by Custom authorities. For refund of accumulated credit. Please refer Circular No. 17/17/2017 dated 15.11.2017.

Question 3: My turnover is less than Rs. 20 lacs for both exempt, taxable, inter state and intra-State services. Do I need to register?
Answer: No, you do not need to register, since your turnover is less than Rs. 20 lacs.

Question 4: Will my PLA balance gets transitioned through my TRAN-1 Form?
Answer: No, PLA balance will not be transitioned through the TRAN-1 Form.

Question 5: Is there any requirement for a signed invoice from a registered supplier for every supply?
Answer: yes, It is required in terms of Rule 46(q).

Question 6: Is there any extension of GSTR-3B return for the month of October?
Answer: No, it has to be filed by 20th November, 2017. Late fee will be applicable otherwise.

Question 7: What is penalty for late filing of GSTR-3B return?
Answer: There is no late fee for late filing of GSTR-3B for July, August and Sep 2017. From Oct onwards, the late fee for GSTR-3B will be Rs. 50 per day (Rs. 20 per day for NIL Filers)

Question 8: How to claim refund of amount deposited in wrong head?
Answer: A Circular for manual filing of such refund applications is under process.

Question 9: is it necessary to file return through CA, GST Practitioner?
Answer: No, taxpayer can file their return himself on the common portal

Question 10: Is there a simple procedure for filing NIL returns?
Answer: Currently there is no such facility. It is envisioned that a simple facility for NIL filers shall be introduced in the system in the future.

Question 11: Do I need to take registration if my turnover is Rs. 10 lakhs. What to do about migration from service tax?
Answer: No. registration is not required for service providers if aggregate turnover is less than Rs. 20 lakhs. If migrated  from service tax, then please use Form REG-29 to cancel your registration.

Question 12: if my turnover goes from below Rs. 20 lakhs to above Rs. 20 lakhs in FY 2017-18, when am I required to take registration?
Answer: You must apply for registration as soon as turnover crosses Rs. 20 lakhs. You will be liable to pay tax on all taxable supplies made from the effective date of registration.

Question 13: During transition, can I take CGST credit of VAT paid earlier?
Answer: No CGST credit can not be taken of VAT paid earlier. Only SGST credit is available for the same.

Question 14: During transition, can I take SGST credit of Central excise/Service Tax paid earlier?
Answer: No, SGST credit can not be taken of Central Excise/Service Tax paid earlier. Only CGST credit is available for the same.

Question 15: Do I need to declare all items of trade/manufacture/provision of service while registration?
Answer: No. Only the top five items need to be declared while registration.

Question 16: Is registration compulsory on inter state movem.ent of goods?
Answer: Yes, the facility of exemption ·from registration on inter sta·te supply is available only for service provider and certain goods like handicrafts. All other suppliers of goods need to be compulsory register if they are making inter-state supplies

Question 17: I have set up a stall at Trade Fair. I have not brought any goods for sale.  I am just booking orders on advance the delivery of which will happen directly from my place of business to the customers. Is there any GST liability/registration required at the time of booking orders at Trade Fair?
Answer: No GST liability arises at the time of booking orders/receiving advances. Liability to pay GST will arise at the time of issuing invoice for delivery of goods from place of business.

Question 18: I have used 100 units of inputs in manufacturing process during which 20 units of inputs go to waste. Do I need to reverse credit on the 20 units of wasted input?
Answer: No, there is no need for reversal of inputs which are used in the manufacturing process and end up getting wasted/destroyed.

Question 19: Is there any liability to pay GST on advance received by a works contractor?
Answer: Yes, works contractor have been defined as services in GST Act. Therefore, GST is payable at the time of receipt of advance.

Question 20: I am located in New Delhi. I procure goods on behalf of my custome located at Bombay from a supplier in Kanpur who raises bills in my name but delivers goods directly to Bombay. What will be GST Treatment?
Answer: IGST will be payable by the supplier in the Kanpur on invoice raised to you in Delhi. You will take ITC of the IGST so paid and take credit. You will issue invoice to buyer in Bombay and charge IGST.

Question 21: Can I take Input Tax Credit of tax paid on reverse charge?
Answer: Yes

Question 22: Can tax liability arising out of reverse charge be discharged from available ITC?
Answer: No tax liability arising out of reverse charge can only be paid from the cash ledger.

Question 23: CMP-03 form is compulsory for migrated dealer or for new dealer who opt composition scheme or for both?
Answer: Yes, CMP-03 Form has to be filed by everyone whom files an intimation under sub-rule (1) of Rule 3.

Question 24: When the facility for filing GSTR-1 for Aug-2017 to Oct-2017 will be available on GST portal? Due date is 31st Dec. as per recent notification for below /above 1.5 crore kindly guide?
Answer: The facility to file quarterly GSTR-1for taxpayers will turnover less than Rs. 1.5 Crore will be available soon.

Question 25: Is IGST payable under RCM on consultancy fee paid to a lawyer located outside India for services rendered abroad?
Answer: In case, the service provider is outside India and the recipient of such service is in India, then RCM will be applicable.  

Question 26: Are we supposed to file GSTR-2 for July?
Answer: Details about filing of GSTR-2 will be notified on a future date.

Question 27: How to receive refund from previous regime of CBEC at Cenvat Credit of my pre-deposit?
Answer: Refund under existing laws, will be provided under provisions of the existing Acts only. You may contact your jurisdictional authorities for this.

Question 28: Our company gave late payment to supplier who has raised a debit note to us for interest along with GST @ 18% against delayed payment. Is IGST applicable on such payment?
Answer: Yes. GST is leviable on interest or late fee or penalty for delayed payment of any consideration. Please see section 15 of CGST Act, 2017

Question 29: If we have to sell vehicle to employee and the amount of vehicle had already recovered from their salary as EMI then what will be invoice value for GST?
Answer: Since this transaction is not in furtherance of business then such transaction would not be considered as supply.

Question 30: if GST paid under wrong head can not be refunded at the moment at least they should allow to swap with other head?
Answer: Such cases may be handled through amendment of GSTR-3B return and subsequently claim cash ledger refund.

Question 31: GSTR-3B amendment in only after submitted return but not after filing return?
Answer: No GSTR-3B can not be amended after filing of return

Question 32: How can I know my GST jurisdictional officer to submit my refund application as per Notification No. 17/17/2017 dated 15.11.2017?
Answer: Please refer to 02/2017 Central Tax dated 19/06/2017

Question 33: late fees for GSTR-3B for first three months had been waived and and fees already paid was going to be reflected in cash balance, but no such cash balance under any head is being reflected?
Answer: This will be available shortly

Question 34: if our tour operator only book hotel for his customers how GST is to be charged? Can he opt for 5% rate of tour operate?
Answer: if the tour operator acts as a pure agent then he may charge 5% on his own commission whereas the hotel will charge the applicable rate on its own services.

Question 35: GST paid wrongly in interest head instead of correct tax head. No option is available in GST Act to off set tax liability except paid further to get credit in cash ledger. What to do?
Answer: In such cases refund of cash ledger may be sought.

Question 36: Is FTWZ under GST?
Answer: Yes, FTWZ is under GST and all taxes leviable in SEZ under GST are also applicable on FTWZ.

Question 37: I am located in Delhi. My recipient is in Gujarat but asks me to get goods delivered in Delhi. Should I charge IGST/CGST/SGST?
Answer: You need to charge CGST/SGST as per provisions of section 10(a) of the IGST Act, 2017

Question 38 :Will I get credit if I distribute a part of my output as free supplies?
Answer: Free supplies are not supplies as per GST law and hence no ITC is required. You need to reverse credit for the same.

Question 39: Can Banks issue a consolidated invoice?
Answer: Banks/Financial Institutions have the option of issuing a consolidated invoice for supplies made during the month at the end of the month.Alternatively, banks have to issue their invoices within 45 days of the provisions of supplies.

Question 40: What will be the treatment of supplies received by individuals but later reimbursed by the employer?
Answer: Such supplies would be treated as consumed by the supplier. The transaction would be treated as a supply to consumer and no credit will be available to the employer on these transactions.

Question 41: Some States are asking for e-way bills. Has the e-way bills been notified?
Answer: The e-way bill rules have been notified but will be implemented in a staggered manner from 2018. However, in the intervening period, States are free to continue with their existing e-way bill structure.

Question 42: Will refund of IGST on exports be allowed for deemed exports?
Answer: Notification No. 49-CGST may be referred. Refund willbe available to the supplier

Question 43: I am supplying services to Nepal/Bhutan and receiving consideration in INR. Will I have to pay IGST on such supplies?
Answer: Supply of services to Nepal/Bhutan for which consideration is received in INR have been notified as exempt. Therefore No tax is required to be paid.

Question 44: Will I have to reverse ITC on supply of services to Nepal/Bhutan on which consideration is received in INR?
Answer: No. Supply of services to Nepal/Bhutan for which consideration is received in INR are exempt supplies but need not be added to the turnover of exempt supplies for the purpose of calculation of amount of ITC to be reversed.

Question 45: I am a real estate developer registered in Delhi. I have received a contract for developing a project in Haryana. Do I need to register in Haryana?
Answer: No. As per section 7(3) of the IGST Act, such supplies are ISGT supplies.You need not take any registration in Haryana but you need to charge IGST on your works contract services.

Question 46: I am a real estate developer registered in Delhi. I have a sales office in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Do I need to take registration in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal?
Answer: yes as the sales office will be treated as distinct entity providing service to the registered office in Delhi

Question 47: My supplier has also provided transportation of my goods. How much tax do I need to pay on the transportation charges?
Answer: Depends upon terms of contract. Normally, it will be part of supply of goods and will be subject to same tax rate as goods.

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