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Businesses with turnover over Rs 2 cr can now file FY18 GST audit reports

The audit report for 2017-18, the first year of the goods and services tax implementation, is to be filed by June 30

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


Businesses with an annual turnover of over Rs 2 crore can now start filing audit reports for fiscal 2017-18 as Network (GSTN) has made its format available on its portal.

The audit report for 2017-18, the first year of the (GST) implementation, is to be filed by June 30.

The ministry on December 31, 2018, notified the annual returns forms GSTR-9, GSTR-9A and GSTR-9C. The Council in December extended the last date for filing these forms by three months to June 30.

has now made available offline utility of GSTR-9C which can be filled up by taxpayer and uploaded on the portal.

GSTR-9 is the annual return form for all taxpayers registered under GST, GSTR-9A is for composition taxpayers.

GSTR-9C is a reconciliation statement, duly verified and signed by a or a cost accountant, and required to be furnished along with filing of annual return by the taxpayer whose turnover is above Rs 2 crore during a financial year.

EY Partner said the industry was long awaiting the offline utility and the mechanics of filing the GSTR-9C online.

"Clarifications like of being required, balance sheet and profit/loss account being attached, etc, should help businesses plan well for executing this compliance," Jain said.

Partner said timely availability of the utility for filing GST annual audit report is a great assistance to taxpayers, especially those having a multi-locational places of business.

"Taxpayers have more than 75 days to file GST annual audit reports and in case they start early then there would be no need for any extensions on the last day," Mohan added.

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 18:10 IST