GSTN has clarified certain issues in filing of Form GSTR-9C by the Taxpayers

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GSTN has clarified certain issues reported by the Taxpayer in filing the Reconciliation Statement i.e. Form GSTR-9C. Following are the clarifications made hereunder:

  1. Turnover for filing Form GSTR-9C: Form GSTR-9C is to be filed by all those taxpayers whose aggregate turnover has exceeded Rs 2 crore in a financial year. Turnover of the complete year i.e. from 1st April, 2017 to 31st March, 2018 has to be taken into account for calculating the turnover. For example, if a taxpayer has a turnover of Rs. 2.1 Cr for the period 1st April, 2017 to 31st March, 2018 and a turnover of Rs. 1.9 Cr for the period 1st July, 2017 to 31st March, 2018, then the taxpayer is required to file form GSTR- 9C.
  2. User getting error message while using Excel version: You are also advised to use Microsoft excel version higher than 2007 while preparing Form GSTR 9C. 
  3. Providing Membership Number by Auditor: While filing Part B of Form GSTR-9C, Auditors are advised to give their membership number without prefixing ‘0’ in their membership number. If membership number is ‘016’, then auditor should enter ‘16’ on the aforesaid part in the membership number field & not ‘016’.

All the taxpayers are requested to file their FORM GSTR 9C at the earliest, to avoid last minute rush and to avoid payment of late fee.