Implementation of mandatory mentioning of HSN codes in GSTR-1
As per Notification No. 78/2020 – Central Tax dated 15th October, 2020, it is mandatory for the taxpayers to report minimum 4 digit or 6 digit of HSN Code in table-12 of GSTR-I on the basis of their Aggregate Annual Turnover (AATO) in the preceding Financial Year. To facilitate the taxpayers, these changes are being implemented in a phase-wise manner on GST Portal.
Part I & Part II of Phase 1 has already been implemented from 01st April 2022 & 01st August 2022 respectively and is currently live on GST Portal. From 01st November, 2022, Phase-2 would be implemented on GST Portal and the taxpayers with up to Rs 5 crore turnover would be required to report 4-digit HSN codes in their GSTR-1. To view the detailed advisory please click here.
Sequential filing of GSTR-1 & filing of GSTR-1 before GSTR-3B on GST Portal
The Central Government has amended Section 37 & Section 39 of Central Goods & Service Tax Act (CGST), 2017 vide Notification No. 18/2022–Central Tax dated 28th September, 2022 with effect from 01 October, 2022. According to section 37(4) of CGST, Act, a taxpayers shall not be allowed to file GSTR-1 if previous GSTR-1 is not filed and as per sec 39(10) a taxpayer shall not be allowed to file GSTR-3B if GSTR-1 for the same tax period is not filed.
Section 37(4) & 39(10) of Central Goods & Service Tax Act, 2017 are reproduced below:
Section 37(4) : A registered person shall not be allowed to furnish the details of outward supplies under sub-section (1) for a tax period, if the details of outward supplies for any of the previous tax periods has not been furnished by him:
A registered person shall not be allowed to furnish a return for a tax period if the return for any of the previous tax periods or the details of outward supplies under sub-section (1) of section 37 for the said tax period has not been furnished by him:
These changes are being implemented prospectively and will be operational on GST Portal from 01st November, 2022. Accordingly, from October-2022 tax period onwards, the filing of previous period GSTR-1 will be mandatory before filing current period GSTR-1.
Filing of October, 2022 period GSTR-1 will be mandatory before filing GSTR-1 of November, 2022 period.
Further, from October, 2022 tax period onwards, filing of GSTR-1 will also be mandatory before filing GSTR-3B.
Taxpayer will not be allowed to file GSTR-3B for October, 2022 period if GSTR-1 of October, 2022 period is not filed.
To read the instructions about HSN Code CLICK ME.
To read the instructions about sequential filing of GST return CLICK ME.