The Government of India is introducing new policies for the benefit of the nation. Last year in November government introduced Demonetization to prevent hoarding of black money and in July 2017 it introduced Goods and Services Tax, a group of indirect taxes which replaced a lot of indirect taxes levied by State and Central Government. In November 2017 in order to simplify the process of GST refunds, Government introduced a Circular No. 17/17/2017 stating the process of –“How to Manually File GST Refund Claims”. Here I will help you to understand the procedure in a better and easy way. Read more
Our second part in the GST FAQs series deals with the Composition Scheme which was introduced under the Goods and Services Act keeping the best interests of small businesses in mind. SMEs often face the challenges of maintaining various compliances with the statutory bodies of the country in a timely manner.
Composition Scheme permits the taxpayer to choose for making GST payments as a fixed percent of the business turnover rather than paying those taxes under regular norms of the GST law.
Section 15 of the CGST Act and Determination of Value of Supply, CGST Rules, 2017 contains the provisions related to the valuation in GST for the supply of goods or services made in different circumstances and to different persons.
Valuation in GST
Every fiscal statue makes provision for the determination of value as the tax which is normally payable on ad-valorem basis. In GST also, the tax is payable on ad-valorem basis i.e percentage of value of the supply of goods or services.
Section 35 of the CGST Act and “Accounts and Records” Rules (hereinafter referred to as rules) provide that every registered person shall keep and maintain all records at his principal place of business. It has cast the responsibility on the owner or operator of warehouse or godown or any other place used for storage of goods and on every transporter to maintain specified records.
It also provides that every registered person whose turnover during a financial year exceeds Rs 1 crore shall get his accounts audited by a chartered accountant or a cost accountant.
On 28th June 2017, under sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government notified the CGST rate schedule applicable to goods. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of July 2017.
As per the Goods and Services Tax Regime, both Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST) will be levied on all supplies that are intra-State in nature. For supplies that are inter-State, Integrated GST (IGST) will be levied on it. The revenue generated on the same will be shared by both the Central and State Government.
Previously, we spoke about the various Anti-Profiteering rules under GST Law. Today we will be talking about the ways of filing an appeal under GST regime.
Laws, in general, impose two kinds of obligations. The first obligation is related to tax and the second obligation is related to the procedure. Any registered taxpayer’s compliance with these two types of obligation is put to check by the various officers of the law.
Sometimes this entire process might lead to certain situations of non-compliance which further leads to a dispute between the taxpayer and the concerned tax officer. To put these disputes in check, there are appeal mechanisms set in place.
After the Goods and Services Tax is implemented, every individual taxpayer registering under GST will be able to access the GST common portal by using their individual login credentials. After a successful login, the taxpayers will be able to access the dashboard and all the various features being presented. Under the GST common portal, every taxpayer will also be able to access the three kinds of electronic ledgers under GST.
Section 65 of the GST empowers the GST authorities to conduct an audit of the tax payers. The audit under GST shall be conducted at such frequency and in such manner as provided under GST law.
The audit shall be conducted at the place of business of the registered person or in their office. Prior to conducting the audit, the taxpayer shall be informed by way of notice not less than fifteen working days prior to the conduct of the audit.
In previous posts, we have discussed who is liable to get registered under GST. In this post, we shall examine the concept of ‘Casual Taxable Person under GST’.
Who is a Casual Taxable Person under GST?
Casual taxable person means a person who occasionally undertakes transactions involving the supply of goods or services or both in the course or furtherance of business, whether as principal, agent or in any other capacity, in a State or a Union territory where he has no fixed place of business.