GST Council waives filing of GSTR-9A & GSTR-9 made optional for taxpayers having turnover of up to Rs. 2 crore for FY 17-18 & FY 18-19

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The 37th GST Council meeting in Goa, under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. The GST Council, in its meeting, recommended the following Law & Procedure, related changes :

  1. Relaxation in the filing of annual returns for MSMEs for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 as under:
  • Waiver of the requirement of filing FORM GSTR-9A for Composition Taxpayers for the said tax periods; and
  • Filing of FORM GSTR-9 for those taxpayers who (are required to file the said return but) have an aggregate turnover up to Rs. 2 crores made optional for the said tax periods.

2. A Committee of Officers to be constituted to examine the simplification of Forms for Annual Return i.e. GSTR – 9 and Reconciliation       Statement i.e. GSTR – 9C.

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