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CENTRAL TAX NOTIFICATION NO.49/2018, DATED : 13th September, 2018

CENTRAL TAX NOTIFICATION NO.49/2018, DATED : 13th September, 2018

SUBJECT :-CBIC notifies FORM GSTR – 9C – Reconciliation Statement & Certification

G.S.R. 867(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of theCentral Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017(12 of 2017), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend theCentral Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called theCentral Goods and Services Tax (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the FORMS to the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, afterFORM GSTR-9A, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

"FORM GSTR-9C

See rule 80(3)

PART – A – Reconciliation Statement

Pt. I Basic Details
1 Financial Year  
2 GSTIN  
3A Legal Name < Auto>
  Trade Name  
3B (if any)
4 Are you liable to audit under any Act?

(Amount in Rs. in all tables)

Pt. II Reconciliation of turnover declared in audited Annual Financial Statement with turnover declared in Annual Return (GSTR9)
5 Reconciliation of Gross Turnover
A Turnover (including exports) as per audited financial statements for the State / UT (For multi-GSTIN units under same PAN the turnover shall be derived from the audited Annual Financial Statement)  
B Unbilled revenue at the beginning of Financial Year (+)  
C Unadjusted advances at the end of the Financial Year (+)  
D Deemed Supply under Schedule I (+)  
E Credit Notes issued after the end of the financial year but reflected in the annual return (+)  
F Trade Discounts accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but are not permissible under GST (+)  
G Turnover from April 2017 to June 2017 (-)  
H Unbilled revenue at the end of Financial Year (-)  
I Unadjusted Advances at the beginning of the Financial Year (-)  
J Credit notes accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but are not permissible under GST (-)  
K Adjustments on account of supply of goods by SEZ units to DTA Units (-)  
L Turnover for the period under composition scheme (-)  
M Adjustments in turnover under section 15 and rules thereunder (+/- )  
N Adjustments in turnover due to foreign exchange fluctuations (+/- )  
O Adjustments in turnover due to reasons not listed above (+/-)  
P Annual turnover after adjustments as above  
Q Turnover as declared in Annual Return (GSTR9)    
R Un-Reconciled turnover (Q – P)   AT1
       
6 Reasons for Un – Reconciled difference in Annual Gross Turnover
A Reason 1
B Reason 2
C Reason 3
7 Reconciliation of Taxable Turnover
A Annual turnover after adjustments (from 5P above)
B Value of Exempted, Nil Rated, Non-GST supplies, No-Supply turnover  
C Zero rated supplies without payment of tax  
D Supplies on which tax is to be paid by the recipient on reverse charge basis  
E Taxable turnover as per adjustments above (A-B-C-D)
F Taxable turnover as per liability declared in Annual Return (GSTR9)  
G Unreconciled taxable turnover (F-E) AT 2
8 Reasons for Un – Reconciled difference in taxable turnover
A Reason 1
B Reason 2
C Reason 3
Pt. III Reconciliation of tax paid
9 Reconciliation of rate wise liability and amount payable thereon
      Tax payable
  Description Taxable Value Central tax State tax / UT tax Integrated Tax Cess, if applicable
  1 2   3 4 5
A 5%          
B 5% (RC)          
C 12%          
D 12% (RC)          
E 18%          
F 18% (RC)          
G 28%          
H 28% (RC)          
I 3%          
J 0.25%          
K 0.10%          
L Interest          
M Late Fee          
N Penalty          
O Others          
P Total amount to be paid as per tables above
Q Total amount paid as declared in Annual Return (GSTR 9)        
R Un-reconciled payment of amount   PT 1
10 Reasons for un-reconciled payment of amount
A Reason 1
B Reason 2
C Reason 3
11 Additional amount payable but not paid (due to reasons specified under Tables 6,8 and 10 above)
      To be paid through Cash
  Description Taxable Value Central tax State tax / UT tax Integrated Tax Cess, if applicable
  1 2   3 4 5
  5%          
  12%          
  18%          
  28%          
  3%          
  0.25%          
  0.10%          
  Interest          
  Late Fee          
  Penalty          
  Others (please specify)          
Pt. IV Reconciliation of Input Tax Credit (ITC)
12 Reconciliation of Net Input Tax Credit (ITC)
A ITC availed as per audited Annual Financial Statement for the State/ UT (For multi-GSTIN units under same PAN this should be derived from books of accounts)    
B ITC booked in earlier Financial Years claimed in current Financial Year (+)  
C ITC booked in current Financial Year to be claimed in subsequent Financial Years (-)  
D ITC availed as per audited financial statements or books of account  
E ITC claimed in Annual Return (GSTR9)    
F Un-reconciled ITC   ITC 1
13 Reasons for un-reconciled difference in ITC
A Reason 1
B Reason 2
C Reason 3
14 Reconciliation of ITC declared in Annual Return (GSTR9) with ITC availed on expenses as per audited Annual Financial Statement or books of account
  Description Value Amount of Total ITC Amount of eligible ITC availed
  1   2 3
A Purchases      
B Freight / Carriage      
C Power and Fuel      
D Imported goods (Including received from SEZs)      
E Rent and Insurance      
F Goods lost, stolen, destroyed, written off or disposed of by way of gift or free samples      
G Royalties      
H Employees' Cost (Salaries, wages, Bonus etc.)      
I Conveyance charges      
J Bank Charges      
K Entertainment charges      
L Stationery Expenses (including postage etc.)      
M Repair and Maintenance      
N Other Miscellaneous expenses      
O Capital goods      
P Any other expense 1      
Q Any other expense 2      
R Total amount of eligible ITC availed
S ITC claimed in Annual Return (GSTR9)  
T Un-reconciled ITC ITC 2
15 Reasons for un-reconciled difference in ITC
A Reason 1
B Reason 2
C Reason 3
     
16 Tax payable on un-reconciled difference in ITC (due to reasons specified in 13 and 15 above)
  Description Amount Payable
  Central Tax  
  State/UT Tax  
  Integrated Tax  
  Cess  
  Interest  
  Penalty  
Pt. V Auditor's recommendation on additional Liability due to non-reconciliation
      To be paid through Cash
  Description Taxable Value Central tax State tax / UT tax Integrated Tax Cess, if applicable
  1 2   3 4 5
  5%          
  12%          
  18%          
  28%          
  3%          
  0.25%          
  0.10%          
  Input Tax Credit          
  Interest          
  Late Fee          
  Penalty          
  Any other amount paid for supplies not included in Annual Return (GSTR 9)          
  Erroneous refund to be paid back          
  Outstanding demands to be settled          
  Other (Pl. specify)          

Verification:

I hereby solemnly affirm and declare that the information given herein above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been concealed there from.

**(Signature and stamp/Seal of the Auditor)

Place: ………………………

Name of the signatory ………………………

Membership No ………………………

Date:………………………

Full address ………………………

Instructions: –

1. Terms used:

(a) GSTIN: Goods and Services Tax Identification Number

2. The details for the period between July 2017 to March 2018 are to be provided in this statement for the financial year 2017-18. The reconciliation statement is to be filed for every GSTIN separately.

3. The reference to current financial year in this statement is the financial year for which the reconciliation statement is being filed for.

4. Part II consists of reconciliation of the annual turnover declared in the audited Annual Financial Statement with the turnover as declared in the Annual Return furnished in FORM GSTR-9 for this GSTIN. The instructions to fill this part are as follows :-

Table No. Instructions
   
   
5A The turnover as per the audited Annual Financial Statement shall be declared here. There may be cases where multiple GSTINs (State-wise) registrations exist on the same PAN. This is common for persons / entities with presence over multiple States. Such persons / entities, will have to internally derive their GSTIN wise turnover and declare the same here. This shall include export turnover (if any). It may be noted that reference to audited Annual Financial Statement includes reference to books of accounts in case of persons / entities having presence over multiple States.
5B Unbilled revenue which was recorded in the books of accounts on the basis of accrual system of accounting in the last financial year and was carried forward to the current financial year shall be declared here. In other words, when GST is payable during the financial year on such revenue (which was recognized earlier), the value of such revenue shall be declared here.(For example, if rupees Ten Crores of unbilled revenue existed for the financial year 2016-17, and during the current financial year, GST was paid on rupees Four Crores of such revenue, then value of rupees Four Crores rupees shall be declared here)
5C Value of all advances for which GST has been paid but the same has not been recognized as revenue in the audited Annual Financial Statement shall be declared here.
5D Aggregate value of deemed supplies under Schedule I of the CGST Act, 2017 shall be declared here. Any deemed supply which is already part of the turnover in the audited Annual Financial Statement is not required to be included here.
5E Aggregate value of credit notes which were issued after 31st of March for anysupply accounted in the current financial year but such credit notes were reflected in the annual return (GSTR-9)shall be declared here.
5F Trade discounts which are accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but on which GST was leviable(being not permissible) shall be declared here.
5G Turnover included in the audited Annual Financial Statement for April 2017 to June 2017 shall be declared here.
5H Unbilled revenue which was recorded in the books of accounts on the basis of accrual system of accounting during the current financial year but GST was not payable on such revenue in the same financial year shall be declared here.
5I Value of all advances for which GST has not been paid but the same has been recognized as revenue in the audited Annual Financial Statement shall be declared here.
5J Aggregate value of credit notes which have been accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but were not admissible under Section 34 of the CGST Act shall be declared here.
5K Aggregate value of all goods supplied by SEZs to DTA units for which the DTA units have filed bill of entry shall be declared here.
5L There may be cases where registered persons might have opted out of the composition scheme during the current financial year. Their turnover as per the audited Annual Financial Statement would include turnover both as composition taxpayer as well as normal taxpayer. Therefore, the turnover for which GST was paid under the composition scheme shall be declared here.
5M There may be cases where the taxable value and the invoice value differ due to valuation principles under section 15 of the CGST Act, 2017 and rules thereunder. Therefore, any difference between the turnover reported in the Annual Return (GSTR 9) and turnover reported in the audited Annual Financial Statement due to difference in valuation of supplies shall be declared here.
5N Any difference between the turnover reported in the Annual Return (GSTR9) and turnover reported in the audited Annual Financial Statement due to foreign exchange fluctuations shall be declared here.
5O Any difference between the turnover reported in the Annual Return (GSTR9) and turnover reported in the audited Annual Financial Statement due to reasons not listed above shall be declared here.
5Q Annual turnover as declared in the Annual Return (GSTR 9) shall be declared here. This turnover may be derived from Sr. No. 5N, 10 and 11 of AnnualReturn (GSTR 9).
6 Reasons for non-reconciliation between the annual turnover declared in the audited Annual Financial Statement and turnover as declared in the Annual Return (GSTR 9) shall be specified here.
7 The table provides for reconciliation of taxable turnover from the audited annual turnover after adjustments with the taxable turnover declared in annual return (GSTR-9).
7A Annual turnover as derived in Table 5P above would be auto-populated here.
7B Value of exempted, nil rated, non-GST and no-supply turnover shall be declared here. This shall be reported net of credit notes, debit notes and amendments if any.
7C Value of zero rated supplies (including supplies to SEZs) on which tax is not paid shall be declared here. This shall be reported net of credit notes, debit notes and amendments if any.
7D Value of reverse charge supplies on which tax is to be paid by the recipient shall be declared here. This shall be reported net of credit notes, debit notes and amendments if any.
7 The taxable turnover is derived as the difference between the annual turnover after adjustments declared in Table 7A above and the sum of all supplies (exempted, non-GST, reverse charge etc.) declared in Table 7B, 7C and 7D above.
7F Taxable turnover as declared in Table 4N of the Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here.
8 Reasons for non-reconciliation between adjusted annual taxable turnover as derived from Table 7E above and the taxable turnover declared in Table 7F shall be specified here.

5. Part III consists of reconciliation of the tax payable as per declaration in the reconciliation statement and the actual tax paid as declared in Annual Return (GSTR9). The instructions to fill this part are as follows :-

Table No. Instructions
9 The table provides for reconciliation of tax paid as per reconciliation statement and amount of tax paid as declared in Annual Return (GSTR 9). Under the head labelled "RC", supplies where tax was paid on reverse charge basis by the recipient (i.e. the person for whom reconciliation statement has been prepared ) shall be declared.
9P The total amount to be paid as per liability declared in Table 9A to 9O is auto populated here.
9Q The amount payable as declared in Table 9 of the Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here. It should also contain any differential tax paid on Table 10 or 11 of the Annual Return (GSTR9).
10 Reasons for non-reconciliation between payable / liability declared in Table 9P above and the amount payable in Table 9Q shall be specified here.
11 Any amount which is payable due to reasons specified under Table 6, 8 and 10 above shall be declared here.

6. Part IV consists of reconciliation of Input Tax Credit (ITC). The instructions to fill Part IV are as under:-

Table No. Instructions
12A ITC availed (after reversals) as per the audited Annual Financial Statement shall be declared here. There may be cases where multiple GSTINs (State-wise) registrations exist on the same PAN. This is common for persons / entities with presence over multiple States. Such persons / entities, will have to internally derive their ITC for each individual GSTIN and declare the same here. It may be noted that reference to audited Annual Financial Statement includes reference to books of accounts in case of persons / entities having presence over multiple States.
12B Any ITC which was booked in the audited Annual Financial Statement of earlier financial year(s)but availed in the ITC ledger in the financial yearfor which the reconciliation statement is being filed for shall be declared here. This shall include transitional credit which was booked in earlier years but availed duringFinancial Year 2017-18.
12C Any ITC which has been booked in the audited Annual Financial Statement of the current financial year but the same has not been credited to the ITC ledger for the said financial year shall be declared here.
12D ITC availed as per audited Annual Financial Statement or books of accounts as derived from values declared in Table 12A, 12B and 12C above will be auto-populated here.
12 Net ITC available for utilization as declared in Table 7J of Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here.
13 Reasons for non-reconciliation of ITC as per audited Annual Financial Statement or books of account (Table 12D) and the net ITC (Table12E)availed in the Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be specified here.
14 This table is for reconciliation of ITC declared in the Annual Return (GSTR9) against the expenses booked in the audited Annual Financial Statement or books of account. The various sub-heads specified under this table are general expenses in the audited Annual Financial Statement or books of account on which ITC may or may not be available. Further, this is only an indicative list of heads under which expenses are generally booked. Taxpayers may add or delete any of these heads but all heads of expenses on which GST has been paid / was payable are to be declared here.
14R Total ITC declared in Table 14A to 14Q above shall be auto populated here.
14S Net ITC availed as declared in the Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here. Table 7J of the Annual Return (GSTR9) may be used for filing this Table.
15 Reasons for non-reconciliation between ITC availed on the various expenses declared in Table 14R and ITC declared in Table 14S shall be specified here.
16 Any amount which is payable due to reasons specified in Table 13 and 15 above shall be declared here.

7. Part V consists of the auditor's recommendation on the additional liability to be discharged by the taxpayer due to non-reconciliation of turnover or non-reconciliation of input tax credit. The auditor shall also recommend if there is any other amount to be paid for supplies not included in the Annual Return. Any refund which has been erroneously taken and shall be paid back to the Government shall also be declared in this table. Lastly, any other outstanding demands which is recommended to be settled by the auditor shall be declared in this Table.

8. Towards, the end of the reconciliation statement taxpayers shall be given an option to pay their taxes as recommended by the auditor.

PART – B- CERTIFICATION

I. Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by the person who had conducted the audit:

* I/we have examined the –

(a) balance sheet as on ………

(b) the *profit and loss account/income and expenditure account for the period beginning from ………… ending on …… and

(c) the cash flow statement for the period beginning from ……………. to ending on ………………… , ---

attached herewith, of M/s ……………….. (Name), …………………………..(Address),…………….. (GSTIN).

2. Based on our audit I/we report that the said registered person-

*has maintained the books of accounts, records and documents as required by the IGST/CGST/GST Act, 2017 and the rules/notifications made/issued thereunder

*has not maintained the following accounts/records/documents as required by the IGST/CGST/GST Act, 2017 and the rules/notifications made/issued thereunder:

1.

2.

3.

3. (a) I/we report the following observations/ comments / discrepancies / inconsistencies; if any:

…………………………………………….

3. (b) I/we further report that, –

(A) * I/we have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of my/our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of the audit/ information and explanations which, to the best of *my/our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of the audit were not provided/partially provided to us.

(B) In * my/our opinion, proper books of account *have/have not been kept by the registered person so far as appears frommy/ our examination of the books.

(C) I/we certify that the balance sheet, the *profit and loss/income and expenditure account and the cash flow Statement are in agreement/not *in agreement with the books of accountmaintained at the Principal place of business at ……………………………. and**……………………………. additional place of business within the State.

4. The documents required to be furnished under section 35 (5) of the CGST Act and Reconciliation Statement required to be furnished under section 44(2) of the CGST Act is annexed herewith in Form No. GSTR-9C.

5. In *my/our opinion and to the best of *my/our information and according to explanations given to me/us, the particulars given in the said Form No.GSTR-9C are true and correct subject to following observations/qualifications, if any:

(a)…………………………….

(b)…………………………….

(c) …………………………….

**(Signature and stamp/Seal of the Auditor)

Place:…………………………….

Name of the signatory…………………………….

Membership No…………………………….

Date:…………………………….

Full address…………………………….

II. Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawnup by a person other than the person who had conducted the audit of the accounts:

*I/we report that the audit of the books of accounts and the financial statements of M/s.……………………………. (Name and address of the assessee with GSTIN) wasconducted by M/s ……………………………. (full name and addressof auditor along with status), bearing membership number in pursuance of the provisions ofthe ……………………………. Act, and *I/we annex hereto a copy of their audit report dated……………………………. along with a copy of each of :-

(a) balance sheet as on…………………………….

(b) the * profit and loss account/income and expenditure account for the period beginningfrom ……………………………. to ending on ……………………………. ,

(c) the cash flow statement for the period beginning from ……………………………. to ending on ……………………………., and

(d) documents declared by the said Act to be part of, or annexed to, the *profit and loss account/income and expenditure account and balance sheet.

2. I/we report that the said registered person-

*has maintained the books of accounts, records and documents as required by the IGST/CGST/GST Act, 2017 and the rules/notifications made/issued thereunder

*has not maintained the following accounts/records/documents as required by the IGST/CGST/GST Act, 2017 and the rules/notifications made/issued thereunder:

1.

2.

3.

3. The documents required to be furnished under section 35 (5) of the CGST Act and Reconciliation Statement required to be furnished under section 44(2) of the CGST Act is annexed herewith in Form No.GSTR-9C.

4. In *my/our opinion and to the best of *my/our information and according to examination of books of account including other relevant documents and explanations given to me/us, the particulars given in the said Form No.9C are true and correct subject to the following observations/qualifications, if any:

(a)…………………………….

(b)…………………………….

(c)…………………………….

…………………………….

**(Signature and stamp/Seal of the Auditor)

Place:…………………………….

Name of the signatory…………………………….

Membership No…………………………….

Date:…………………………….

Full address ……………………………. ".

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) videnotification No. 3/2017-Central Tax, dated the 19th June, 2017, published vide number G.S.R 610 (E), dated the 19th June, 2017 and last amended videnotification No. 48/2018-Central Tax, dated the 10th September, 2018, published vide number G.S.R 859 (E), dated the 10th September, 2018.

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