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December 26, 2022
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GSTR-9A: Summary, Format, Due Date

GSTR-9A is a yearly return that a composition taxpayer must file. It is a summary of all GSTR 4 returns; any additions or deletions not made before can be made in the yearly return.

GSTR-9A is the annual return filed once a year by taxpayers who choose the composition scheme under GST for a certain fiscal year up to FY 2018-19. It contains all of the information provided in the quarterly returns filed by composition taxpayers during the fiscal year.


Who had to file GSTR-9A?

GSTR-9A was required to be filed by all taxpayers registered under the GST composition levy scheme. However, the following individuals were exempt from filing this return:

1. Casual Taxable Person

2. Persons paying TDS under section 51 of the Act

3. e-Commerce operators paying TCS under section 52 of the Act

4. Non-resident taxable persons

5. Input service distributor

6. Details required for GSTR-9A

                                                                       

Penalty for late filing

Under CGST                             Under SGST/UTGST                      Total                                                                                                                                                    

Rs.100* per day of default       Rs.100* per day of default             Rs.200 per day of default    

                                                                   

When was GSTR-9A due?

GSTR-9A has to be filed on or before the 31st December of the year after the fiscal year's end. For example, if the composition taxpayer was submitting his annual return for the fiscal year 2017-18, he should have done so on or by December 31, 2018.

How to prepare it?

The format for Form GSTR 9A was recently amended on December 31, 2018, by CGST Notification No. 74/2018 – Central Tax.

It is critical that the yearly return has the genuine and proper information. The data disclosed in the yearly return would be the Department's starting point for assessing the taxpayer. The yearly return is also important for correcting errors made when reporting the quarterly GSTR-4 or CMP-08 up to FY 2018-19. GSTR-9A information must be cross-checked with the books of accounts and normal returns/forms filed for the whole fiscal year.

The format for Form GSTR 9A was recently amended on December 31, 2018, by CGST Notification No. 74/2018 – Central Tax.


Steps to file GSTR-9A

1. Log in to the GST portal

2. Go to  Services-> Returns -> Annual returns.

3. Select the Financial year for which GSTR-9A Form is to be filed & then click on Prepare online in the GSTR-9A tab.

4. Answer the questions after the above step in ‚YES or NO Accordingly.

5. After which the following screen will be displayed. Enter here the turnover in the Previous financial year& click on save.

6. Download the GSTR-9A System computed Summary (PDF) & GSTR-4 summary (PDF) for your reference.

7. Click on the Details of outward supplies made during the financial year  tab to enter the details of outward supply. This will be auto-filled from the GSTR-4 form that you had filed. Save the data entered & click on the tab Back to GSTR-9A dashboard tab.

8. Likewise, enter the details of tax paid through credit & cash ledger, late fine paid, details of transaction of preceding previous year shown in the previous year, and any differential tax paid due to this. Details of demand & refunds.
After entering the details stated above Click on the preview draft to generate a summary of GSTR-9A & check it thoroughly.

9. Click on the Compute liabilities tab To compute the late fine payable (if any).
Click on the late fine payable & paid tab it will enable the taxpayer to pay any late fine it any through challan or cash ledger.

10. Then click on Preview draft GSTR-9A (Excel) to review the form.

a. Then click on the File GSTR-9A’ tab to file the FORM GSTR9A.

b. Select the checkbox to confirm the declaration, select the Authorized signatory & then File the form using DSC/EVC as the case may be.

c. Download the filed form for your records.

11. After entering the details stated above Click on the preview draft to generate a summary of GSTR-9A & check it thoroughly.


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