GSTR-9C Offline Utility

Overview

GSTR-9C Offline utility is an Excel-based tool to facilitate the creation of reconciliation statement, duly verified and signed by Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant, required to be furnished by normal taxpayer having turnover above ₹2 Crore in Form GSTR 9C, along with annual return in Form GSTR-9.

Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant will use the GSTR-9C Offline utility to fill up details. Once GSTR-9C return is prepared using offline tool, it is to be uploaded on the GST portal by the taxpayer along with a copy of Balance Sheet, Income and Expenditure Account/ Profit and Loss Account and any other related document.

  • The taxpayer can file Form GSTR-9C after filing his/her annual return in Form GSTR-9. In case he/she has not filed Form GSTR-9, GST Portal won’t allow the taxpayer to file Form GSTR-9C.

  • Filing of Form GSTR-9C is not applicable to Central Government or a State Government or a local authority, whose books of account are subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India or an auditor appointed for auditing the accounts of local authorities under any law for the time being in force.

Once return is prepared using offline utility, it is to be uploaded and filed on GST Portal.

To Prepare Annual Return in Form GSTR-9C, perform following steps:

StepsStep To be Performed ByMode of Performing Steps
Taxpayer Collects Data to Send to Auditor
A. Download Filed Form GSTR-9 and Form GSTR-9C Tables Derived from Form GSTR-9TaxpayerON GST Portal
B. Send Files to the Auditor for Preparing GSTR-9C StatementTaxpayerOFF GST Portal
Auditor Prepares GSTR-9C Statement Using GSTR-9C Offline Utility
C. Download GSTR-9C Offline UtilityAuditorON GST Portal
D. Install emSignerAuditor

E. Open the GSTR-9C Offline Utility Excel Worksheet

F. Add table-wise details in the Worksheet

G. Generate Preview PDF file to view Draft Form GSTR-9C

H. Generate JSON File and Affix DSC

I. Send the Signed JSON File to the Taxpayer for Upload on GST Portal

AuditorOFF GST Portal
Taxpayer Uploads GSTR-9C Statement Prepared by Auditor
J. Upload the Signed JSON File on GST PoralTaxpayerON GST Portal
In Case of Error During Upload of Signed JSON File
K. Download Zipped Error ReportTaxpayerON GST Portal
L. Send Zipped Error Report to the AuditorTaxpayerOFF GST Portal
M. Open Zipped Error GSTR-9C JSON File(s), Correct, Sign and Re-send the Updated & Signed JSON to TaxpayerTaxpayerOFF GST Portal
In Case Auditor Wants to Edit/Add Data in the GST Portal’s Successfully Processed JSON File
N. Download Processed GSTR-9C JSON File(s) from GST PoratlTaxpayerON GST Portal
O. Send Zipped Processed GSTR-9C JSON File to the AuditorTaxpayerOFF GST Portal
P. Open Zipped Processed GSTR-9C JSON File, Correct, Sign and Re-send the Updated & Signed JSON toTaxpayerAuditor OFF GST Portal
Taxpayer Initiates Filing of Form GSTR-9C
Q. Initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9CTaxpayerON GST Portal
R. Access Saved Draft of Form GSTR-9CTaxpayer
S. Download Filed Data from “File Annual Returns” PageTaxpayer
Taxpayer Tracks Return Status After Filing Form GSTR-9C
T. View e-Filed ReturnsTaxpayerON GST Portal

A. Download Filed Form GSTR-9 and Form GSTR-9C Tables Derived from Form GSTR-9

Taxpayer need to send to Auditor data related to filed Form GSTR-9 and also system-generated Form GSTR-9C Tables Derived from Form GSTR-9 for preparation of Form GSTR 9C. To download this data from the GST Portal, Taxpayer needs to perform following steps:

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Login to the portal with valid credentials.

3) Dashboard page is displayed. Click the Services > Returns > Annual Return command. Alternatively, you can also click the Annual Return link on the Dashboard.

Dashboard

4) The File Annual Returns page is displayed. Select the Financial Year from the drop-down list.

5) Click the SEARCH button.

Click search

6) The Tiles related to Annual Returns get displayed, with Help and Message boxes below the SEARCH fields.

Help Message boxHelp Message box1

7) To download data related to filed Form GSTR-9, follow the steps mentioned below:

a. Click the DOWNLOAD GSTR-9 button in the GSTR9 tile.

Click download GSTR-9

b. “Offline Download for GSTR-9” page gets displayed containing three buttons. Follow the steps mentioned in the following link to download filed GSTR-9 data using the displayed buttons (as explained in Step 7b): Download Filed Data from “File Annual Returns” Page

Offline download for GSTR-9

8) To download data related to filed Form GSTR-9C, follow the steps mentioned below:

a. Click the INITIATE FILING button in the GSTR-9C tile.

Click initiate filing

b. The GSTR-9C page is displayed. Click the Download GSTR-9C TABLES DERIVED FROM GSTR-9(PDF) button.

Click download GSTR-9C tableGSTR-9C table derived from GSTR-9

c. System-generated PDF gets downloaded into your machine. Here’s a sample:

PDFGenerated PDF

B. Send Files to the Auditor for Preparing GSTR-9C Statement

Taxpayer need to send to the Auditor downloaded data of Filed Form GSTR-9 and systemgenerated Form GSTR-9C Tables Derived from Form GSTR-9, along with audited financial statements and other relevant documents for preparation of Form GSTR 9C.

This step is to be performed outside the GST Portal. Taxpayer and Auditor can use email or offline storage devices such as USB/hard drive, or by printing and sending the hard copy or any other means., etc. to exchange files between them.

C. Download GSTR-9C Offline Utility

Auditor need to use GSTR-9C Offline utility to fill up details. This Offline Utility can be easily downloaded from the GST Portal with or without logging in with Username/Password credentials.

To download the GSTR-9C Offline Utility, Auditor needs to perform following steps:

Downloading the GSTR-9C Offline utility is a one-time activity. However, the utility may get updated in future. So, always use the latest version available on the GST Portal.

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Click the Downloads > Offline Tools > GSTR-9C Offline Tool option.

Click download offline tool

You can download the GSTR-9C Offline Utility from the Portal without logging in to the GST Portal with Username and Password.

3) GSTR-9C Offline Utility page is displayed. Click the Download hyperlink.

Make sure you carefully read the important message and System Requirement details displayed on the page.

GSTR-9C offline utility

4) An Information popup opens. Click PROCEED.

Click proceed

5) Zipped GSTR-9C Offline Utility folder gets downloaded.

Zipped GSTR-9C offline utility

D. Install emSigner

Auditor need to install emSigner from GST Portal, which will be used once he/she fills all details in the GSTR-9C Offline utility and is going to generate JSON File to be sent to the Taxpayer.

To install emSigner, Auditor needs to perform steps mentioned in the following link: Manual > Install emSigner

E. Open the GSTR-9C Offline Utility Excel Worksheet

Once the Auditor downloads GSTR-9C Offline Utility from GST Portal, he/she can start filling data in it offline.

To open the downloaded GSTR-9C Offline Utility Excel Worksheet, Auditor needs to perform following steps:

1) Extract the files from the downloaded zipped folder GSTR_9c_Offline_Utility.zip and you will see GSTR_9c_Offline_Utility excel file in the unzipped folder. Right-click and click Open.

Extract the file

Along with the GSTR_9c_Offline_Utility excel file, there will be following files also:

  • Readme Notepad: Open it to read about pre-requisites before Installation of the Offline Tool, installation instructions and key functionalities.

  • 'wsweb' HTML File: Please ensure HTML file name 'wsweb' and 'GSTR_9C_Offline_Utility' should be in same folder to generate the JSON."

2) Click Enable Editing.

Click Enable Editing

3) Click Enable Content.

Click Enable content

4) Click the symbol symbol on the below-left side of the excel sheet to go to the Read Me tab.

Click the Symbol

The Worksheet comprises 17 tabs—Read Me, Home, PT II (5), PT II (6), PT II (7), PT II (8), PT III (9), PT III (10), PT III (11), PT IV (12), PT IV (13), PT IV (14), PT IV (15), PT IV (16), PT V, Part B (i) and Part B (ii)

5) Read Me page is displayed. It contains introduction and help instructions. Scroll down to read all the instructions carefully. Once you have completed your reading, you can now proceed to enter other details in the worksheet.

Read me page

6) Once you have completed your reading of the Read Me page, click the Home tab and scroll down to fill the basic details under PART-A-Reconciliation Statement header.

Make sure you fill the mandatory fields marked with red asterisk “*”.

7) Enter GSTIN.

8) Select Financial Year from the drop-down list.

9) Enter Legal Name.

10) Enter Trade Name (If any), (Filling of Legal name/trade name is not mandatory)

11) Enter Name of Act (if you are liable to audit under any Act).

12) Select “Yes” or “No” from the drop-down list in the following field: Is the person making reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is same person who had conducted the audit of mentioned GSTIN.

  • In case of Yes, Part B (ii) tab is removed from the Offline Utility.

  • In case of No, Part B (i) tab is removed from the Offline Utility.

Select yes or no

13) . Click “Proceed to fill Part-A” button or the “Proceed to fill Part-B” button to start entering details in the tables of Form GSTR-9C statement.

  • “Proceed to fill Part-A” button will take you to PT II (5) tab.

  • “Proceed to fill Part-B” button will take you to Part B (i) tab if you had selected “Yes” in the Step 5F field and otherwise if you had selected “No”, it will take you to Part B (ii) tab.

  • In case you save your entered data and close the Excel Utility, following popup “Open Saved Version?” will appear when you open it next time. Click “No” to start filling data in the Excel from scratch. Otherwise, select “Yes” and your saved data will be available as-is in the respective tables.

Popup message

F. Add table-wise details in the Worksheet

Auditor needs to add details for following Part A & Part B Tables of Form GSTR-9C statement using the Offline Tool.

Part A:

  • PT II —Reconciliation of Turnover Declared in Audited Annual Financial Statement with Turnover Declared in Annual Return (Form GSTR9).

Enter details in the following tables of PT II:

F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover

F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled difference in Annual Gross Turnover

F(3). PT. II(7)- Reconciliation of Taxable Turnover

F(4). PT. II(8)- Reasons for Un-Reconciled Difference in Taxable Turnover

  • PT III —Reconciliation of Tax Paid

Enter details in the following tables of PT III:

F(5). PT. III(9)- Reconciliation of Rate-wise Liability and Amount Payable Thereon

F(6). PT. III(10)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Payment of Tax

F(7). PT. III(11)- Additional Amount Payable but Not Paid (due to reasons specified under Tables 6,8 and 10 above)

  • PT IV —Reconciliation of Input Tax Credit (ITC)

Enter details in the following tables of PT IV:

F(8). PT. IV(12)- Reconciliation of Net Input Tax Credit (ITC)

F(9). PT. IV(13)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in ITC

F(10). PT. IV(14)- Reconciliation of ITC Declared in Annual Return (GSTR9) with ITC Availed on Expenses as per Audited Annual Financial Statement or Books of Account

F(11). PT. IV(15)- Reasons for un - reconciled difference in ITC

F(12). PT. IV(16)- Tax Payable on Un-reconciled Difference in ITC (due to reasons specified in 13 and 15 above)

  • F(13). PT V — Auditor's Recommendation on Additional Liability Due to Non-reconciliation

PART – B: Certification

  • F(14). Part B (i): Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by the person who had conducted the audit

  • F(15). Part B (ii): Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by a person other than the person who had conducted the audit of the accounts

F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover

To add details in the Worksheet related to Reconciliation of Gross Turnover, perform following steps:

You can enter details in this table using data (PDF of Form GSTR-9C Tables Derived from Form GSTR-9) sent to you by the Taxpayer.

1) Go to the PT II (5) tab and enter details in the Amount column.

PT II (5)- amount column

2) For detailed instructions on how to enter the amount details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).

Field NameHelp Instruction
5A. 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)

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field.

5B. Unbilled revenue at the beginning of Financial Year

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).

Only positive values are allowed in this field.

5C. Unadjusted advances at the end of the Financial Year

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field.

5D. Deemed Supply under Schedule I

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field.

5E. Credit Notes issued after the end of the financial year but reflected in the annual return

Aggregate value of credit notes which were issued after 31st of March for any supply accounted in the current financial year but such credit notes were reflected in the annual return (GSTR-9) shall be declared here.

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 5(P) this shall be considered as negative.

5F. Trade Discounts accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but are not permissible under GST

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

Only positive values are allowed in this field

5G. Turnover from April 2017 to June 2017

Turnover included in the audited Annual Financial Statement for April 2017 to June 2017 shall be declared here. Positive or negative values are allowed in this field.

If positive values are entered in this field then it shall be reduced while calculating the turnover as per 5(P).

If negative values are entered in this field then it shall be added while calculating the turnover as per 5(P)

5H. Unbilled revenue at the end of Financial Year

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 5(P) this shall be considered as negative.

5I. Unadjusted Advances at the beginning of the Financial Year

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 5(P) this shall be considered as negative

5J. Credit notes accounted for in the audited Annual Financial Statement but are not permissible under GST

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field

5K. Adjustments on account of supply of goods by SEZ units to DTA Units

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 5(P), this field shall be considered as negative

5L. Turnover for the period under composition scheme

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 5(P), this field shall be considered as negative

5M. Adjustments in turnover under section 15 and rules thereunder

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.

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field. If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the turnover as per 5(P).

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the turnover as per 5(P)

5N. Adjustments in turnover due to foreign exchange fluctuations

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.

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field. If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the turnover as per 5(P).

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the turnover as per 5(P)

5O. Adjustments in turnover due to reasons not listed above

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.

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field. If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the turnover as per 5(P).

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the turnover as per 5(P)

5P. Annual turnover after adjustments as above

This field shall be auto calculated based on the details filled in table no 5A to 5O and the same is non-editable

5Q.Turnover as declared in Annual Return (GSTR9)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 Annual Return (GSTR 9). Auditor can use the 'system generated summary based on GSTR 9' PDF to fill this field.
5R. Un-Reconciled turnover (Q - P)This shall be the difference between the table no 5Q and 5P

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, error-intimation popup will appear, the cells with error will be highlighted and the Sheet Validation error column will provide description of the error. Close the popup by clicking OK.

click ok

4) Correct the errors as mentioned in the Sheet Validation error column and click the Validate Sheet button again.

Sheet validation error

5) In case of successful validation, red-highlights disappear and a popup Message box appears confirming successful validation. Click OK to close the popup and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

Click ok

F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in Annual Gross Turnover

To add details in the worksheet related to reasons for non-reconciliation between the annual turnover declared in the audited Annual Financial Statement and turnover as declared in the Annual Return (Form GSTR-9), perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT II (6) tab and enter reasons for reconciled difference in annual gross turnover in the Reason Number 1 text field.

PT II (6)

2) To add more number of reasons, click the Add button.

Click Add

3) Enter the relevant details in the new added row also.

Enter the details

4) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validatesheet

5) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(3). PT. II(7)- Reconciliation of Taxable Turnover

To add details in the Worksheet related to reconciliation of taxable turnover from the audited annual turnover after adjustments with the taxable turnover declared in annual return (GSTR-9), perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT II (7) tab and enter details in the Amount column.

PT II (7)

For detailed instructions on how to enter the amount details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).

Field NameHelp Instruction
7A. Annual turnover after adjustments (from 5P above)Annual turnover as derived in Table 5P above would be auto-populated here.

This field is non-editable.

7B. Value of Exempted, Nil Rated, Non-GST supplies, No-Supply turnover

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.

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field.

If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

7C. Zero rated supplies without payment of tax

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.

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field.

If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

7D. Supplies on which tax is to be paid by the recipient on reverse charge basis

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

Positive or negative values are allowed in this field.

If positive values are entered in this field, then it shall be reduced while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

If negative values are entered in this field, then it shall be added while calculating the taxable turnover as per table no 7(E)

7E. Taxable turnover as per adjustments above (A-B-C-D)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. This field shall be auto calculated and non-editable
7F. Taxable turnover as per liability declared in Annual Return (GSTR9)

Taxable turnover as declared in Table (4N – 4G) + (10-11) of the Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here.

Auditor can use the 'system generated summary based on GSTR 9' PDF to fill this field.

7G. Unreconciled taxable turnover (FE)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. This field shall be auto calculated and non-editable

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(4). PT. II(8)- Reasons for Un-Reconciled Difference in Taxable Turnover

To add details in the worksheet related to reasons for un-reconciled difference in taxable turnover, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT II (8) tab and follow steps as mentioned in the following section: F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in Annual Gross Turnover

PT II(8)

F(5). PT. III(9)- Reconciliation of Rate-wise Liability and Amount Payable thereon

To add details in the worksheet related to reconciliation of rate-wise liability and amount payable thereon, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT III (9) tab and enter details in the Taxable Value and Tax Payable column.

PT III(9)

For detailed instructions on how to enter the amount details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).

Field NameHelp Instruction
9A to 9O tax rates, interest, penalty, late fee and othersThe 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. Total amount to be paid as per tables aboveThe total amount to be paid as per liability declared in Table 9A to 9O is auto populated here. This field is non-editable.
9Q. Total amount paid as declared in Annual Return (GSTR 9)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). Auditor can use the 'system generated summary based on GSTR 9' PDF to fill this field.
9R. Unreconciled payment of amount (PT1)This shall be the difference between the table no 9Q and 9P

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(6). PT. III(10)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Payment of Tax

To add details in the worksheet related to reasons for non-reconciliation between payable/ liability declared in Table 9P above and the amount payable in Table 9Q, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT III (10) tab and follow steps as mentioned in the following section: F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in Annual Gross Turnover

PT III (10)

F(7). PT. III(11)- Additional Amount Payable but Not Paid (due to reasons specified under Tables 6,8 and 10 above)

To add details in the Worksheet related to any amount which is payable due to reasons specified under Table 6, 8 and 10 above, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT III (11) tab and enter details in the Taxable Value and Tax to be paid through Cash column.

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(8). PT. IV(12)- Reconciliation of Net Input Tax Credit (ITC)

1) Go to the PT IV (12) tab and enter details in the Amount column.

PT IV (12)

For detailed instructions on how to enter the amount details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).

Field NameHelp Instruction
12A. 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)

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.

Only positive values are allowed in this field

12B. ITC booked in earlier Financial Years claimed in current Financial Year

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 year for 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 during Financial Year 2017-18..

Only positive values are allowed in this field

12C. ITC booked in current Financial Year to be claimed in subsequent Financial Years

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

Only positive values are allowed in this field but while calculating 12D, this shall be considered as negative

12D. ITC availed as per audited financial statements or books of accountITC 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 autopopulated here. This field is non-editable
12E. ITC claimed in Annual Return (GSTR9)

Net ITC available for utilization as declared in Table 7J of Annual Return (GSTR9) shall be declared here.

Auditor can use the 'system generated summary based on GSTR 9' PDF to fill this field.

12F. Un-reconciled ITCThis shall be the difference between table no 12E and 12D. This field is auto filled and non-editable.

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click Validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(9). PT. IV(13)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in ITC

To add details in the Worksheet related to reasons for un-reconciled difference in ITC, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT IV (13) tab and follow steps as mentioned in the following section: F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in Annual Gross Turnover

PT IV (13)

F(10). PT. IV(14)- Reconciliation of ITC Declared in Annual Return (GSTR9) with ITC Availed on Expenses as per Audited Annual Financial Statement or Books of Account

To add details in the worksheet related to reconciliation of ITC declared in the Annual Return (GSTR-9) against the expenses booked in the audited Annual Financial Statement or books of account, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT IV (14) tab and enter details in the Value, Amount of Total ITC and Amount of eligible ITC availed columns. Click the Add button to add more rows for providing expense details.

Click Add

For detailed instructions on how to enter the amount details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).

Field NameHelp Instruction
14A to 14Q

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.

Note: Any other expenses which are not specifically covered under table no 14A to 14Q then you can click on 'Add' button to add new rows to provide the expense details.

14R. Total amount of eligible ITC availedTotal ITC declared in Table 14A to 14Q above shall be auto populated here and non-editable
14S. ITC claimed in Annual Return (GSTR9)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. Auditor can use the 'system generated summary based on GSTR 9' PDF to fill this field.
14T. Unreconciled ITCThis shall be difference between 14S and 14R

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(11). PT. IV(15)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in ITC

To add details in the Worksheet related to reasons for non-reconciliation between ITC availed on the various expenses declared in Table 14R and ITC declared in Table 14S, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT IV (15) tab and follow steps as mentioned in the following section: F(2). PT. II(6)- Reasons for Un-reconciled Difference in Annual Gross Turnover

PT IV(15)

F(12). PT. IV(16)- Tax Payable on Un-reconciled Difference in ITC (due to reasons specified in 13 and 15 above)

To add details in the Worksheet related to any amount which is payable due to reasons specified in Table 13 and 15, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT IV (16) tab and enter details in the Amount Payable column.

PT IV(16)

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(13). PT. V- Auditor's Recommendation on Additional Liability Due to Nonreconciliation

To add details in the Worksheet related to 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, perform following steps:

1) Go to the PT V tab and enter details in the Value, Tax to be paid through Cash columns. Also, enter the verification details.

PT V

  • Make sure, in the PAN details for digital signature* field, you have entered the same PAN with which you had registered your DSC. Otherwise, you won’t be able to e-sign using your DSC while generating JSON file.

PAN details for digital signature

  • For detailed instructions on how to enter details in each of these fields, refer to the following table (as available in the Read Me page).
Field NameHelp Instruction
Auditor's recommendation on additional Liability due to non-reconciliation

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 nonreconciliation 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

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover and proceed entering details in the other tabs of the worksheet.

F(14). Part B (i): Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by the person who had conducted the audit

To add Certification details in the Worksheet in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by the person who had conducted the audit, perform following steps:

1) Go to the Part B (i) tab and enter certification details. Scroll down and make sure you enter all mandatory fields marked with red asterisk *.

Part B(i)

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover.

4) Go to the Home tab to generate preview draft of your GSTR-9C entries in PDF format.

Go to Home

F(15). Part B (ii): Certification in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by a person other than the person who had conducted the audit of the accounts

To add Certification details in the worksheet in cases where the reconciliation statement (FORM GSTR-9C) is drawn up by the person other than the person who had conducted the audit, perform following steps:

1) Go to the Part B (ii) tab and enter certification details. Scroll down and make sure you enter all mandatory fields marked with red asterisk *.

2) Once the details are entered, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click Validate sheet

3) In case of unsuccessful validation, correct the errors as specified in the previous section— F(1). PT. II(5)- Reconciliation of Gross Turnover.

4) Go to the Home tab to generate preview draft of your GSTR-9C entries in PDF format.

Go to Home

G. Generate Preview PDF file to view Draft Form GSTR-9C

Once the Auditor has entered details in all the worksheets of the Offline tool and validated each worksheet, he/she can preview the entered details in PDF format.

To generate Preview PDF file from the GSTR-9C Offline tool and view Draft Form GSTR-9C, after entering and validating details in all the worksheets of the Offline tool, Auditor needs to perform following steps:

1) Go to the Home tab. Click the Generate Preview PDF file to view Draft GSTR-9C form button.

Click Generate preview PDF file

2) “Select Folder and File Name to save” dialog box opens. Click the SAVE button.

Click Save

3) Microsoft Excel popup is displayed mentioning that the Preview PDF file is saved in your specified location. Click OK.

Click ok

Open the PDF to review your entered details and make changes in the tables present in the Offline Utility, if required. PDF downloaded from Offline utility is only for reference. Here’s a first page of a sample of a generated Preview PDF File.

PDF detailsPreview PDF File

H. Generate JSON File and Affix DSC

Once the Auditor has entered, validated and previewed details entered in the Offline tool, he/she can proceed to sign it by affixing his/her DSC and generate signed JSON File to be sent to the Taxpayer.

To generate JSON File and affix DSC, Auditor needs to perform following steps:

  • Make sure you have installed emSigner in your machine before you perform this step.

  • Make sure, in PT V tab of the Worksheet, you have entered the same PAN with which you had registered your DSC. Otherwise, you won’t be able to e-sign using your DSC while generating JSON file.

1) Go to the Home tab. Click the Generate JSON File to Upload GSTR-9C details on GST Portal button.

Click generate JSON file

2) “Save As” dialog box opens. Click the SAVE button.

Click save

Please ensure HTML file name 'wsweb' and 'GSTR_9C_Offline_Utility' should be in same folder to generate the JSON."

3) Browser popup will be displayed. Click on Allow blocked content of ActiveX pop-up in IE.

Click allow blocked content od activeX

4) Click the Initiate Signing button.

Click Initiate signing

5) Ready to Sign Pop-up is displayed. Click the OK button.

Click ok

6) Click the Open Emsigner button.

Click open emsigner

7) Emsigner popup is displayed. Select the Certificate and sign.

Emsigner popup message

8) Success message pop-up is displayed mentioning that signing of the JSON File is now complete. Click OK.

Click ok

9) A popup message appears mentioning that the signed JSON has been generated, saved at the specified location and is ready for upload. Click the OK button to close the popup. Now, you can send this signed JSON file to the Taxpayer for uploading.

Popup message

I. Send the Signed JSON File to the Taxpayer for Upload on GST Portal

Once the Auditor has signed by affixing his/her DSC and generated the signed JSON File, he/she needs to send it, along with all the relevant documents, to the Taxpayer so that the Taxpayer can upload it on the GST Portal and file the return.

This step is to be performed outside the GST Portal. Taxpayer and Auditor can use email or offline storage devices such as USB/hard drive, etc. to exchange files between them.

J. Upload the Signed JSON File on GST Portal

Once the Taxpayer receives signed JSON File from the Auditor, along with any other relevant documents that needs to be uploaded during filing of Form GSTR-9C, the Taxpayer need to first upload the signed JSON File on the GST Portal and after successful upload he/she can proceed to filing the Form GSTR-9C.

  • You must not make any changes in the JSON file signed by the Auditor. During upload, GST System validates that no changes have been made by taxpayer in JSON signed by auditor. If you make any changes, the System will process your data with error and generate an error file. Thus, it is recommended not to tamper with the signed JSON File that has been sent for upload.

  • In case you wish to review details entered by the Auditor in your Form GSTR-9C, you can ask the Auditor to send you the Preview PDF File generated from the Offline Tool. It will contain details for you to review and verify. In case of any discrepancy, ask the Auditor to make corrections, sign and resend the updated JSON for upload.

To upload the signed JSON File on the GST Portal, Taxpayer needs to perform following steps:

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Login to the portal with valid credentials.

3) Dashboard page is displayed. Click the Services > Returns > Annual Return command. Alternatively, you can also click the Annual Return link on the Dashboard.

Dashboard

4) The File Annual Returns page is displayed. Select the Financial Year for which you want to file the return from the drop-down list.

5) Click the SEARCH button.

Click search

6) The GSTR-9C tile is displayed, with an Important Message box on the bottom. In the GSTR9C tile, click the PREPARE OFFLINE button.

click prepare offlineGSTR-9C tile  display

7) The Upload section of the Offline Upload and Download for GSTR-9C page is displayed. Click the Choose File button.

click choose file

8) Browse and navigate the JSON file to be uploaded from your computer. Click the Open button.

Click open

9) The Upload section page is displayed. A green message appears confirming successful upload and asking you to wait while the GST Portal validates the uploaded data. And, below the message, is the Upload History table showing Status as “Processed”.

Upload History

10) Now, you can proceed to filing Form GSTR-9C on the GST Portal. Follow the steps mentioned in the following link: Initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9C

In case, error was found, then the Upload History table will show the Status as “Processed with Error” and a “Generate error report” link will be displayed to download the error report. Follow steps mentioned in the following: Download Zipped Error Report and Send Zipped Error Report to the Auditor.

Initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9C

K. Download Zipped Error Report

Once the Taxpayer uploads the Auditor’s signed JSON File on the GST Portal’s “Offline Upload and Download for GSTR-9C” page, he may receive an error message in case entries contained in the JSON failed GST System’s validation. In such a case, GST Portal displays the error message as “Processed with Error” in the “Status” column of the “Upload History” table and the Taxpayer need to download the error report and send it to the Auditor for corrections.

To download the zipped Error report generated after uploading the signed GSTR-9C JSON File on the GST Portal, Taxpayer need to perform following steps:

1) In the Upload History table, click Generate error report hyperlink.

click generate error report

2) A confirmation-message is displayed and Columns “Status” and “Error Report” change as shown.

confirmation-message

3) Once the error report is generated, “Download error report” link is displayed in the Column “Error Report”. Click the Download error report link to download the zipped error report.

click download error report

4) The error JSON File is downloaded on your machine.

Error JSON File is download

5) Send this zipped error JSON File to the Auditor, who will make corrections and again generate JSON, sign it and handover to you for uploading.

L. Send Zipped Error Report to the Auditor

Once the Taxpayer has downloaded the zipped Error Report, generated after uploading the signed JSON file on the GST Portal, he/she must send the zipped file to the Auditor, who will make corrections and again generate JSON, sign it and handover to the Taxpayer for uploading.

This step is to be performed outside the GST Portal. Taxpayer and Auditor can use email or offline storage devices such as USB/hard drive, etc. to exchange files between them.

M. Open Zipped Error GSTR-9C JSON File(s), Correct, Sign and Re-send the Updated & Signed JSON to Taxpayer

Taxpayer need to send the zipped Error Report, generated after uploading the signed JSON file on the GST Portal and containing entries that failed validation on the GST portal, to Auditor. In such a case, the Auditor needs to open the zipped file, view errors, correct, validate and again generate a JSON file duly affixed with his/her DSC.

To open the zipped Error GSTR-9C JSON File for correcting entries that failed validation on the GST portal, Auditor need to perform following steps:

1) Go to the Home tab. Click the Open GSTR-9C JSON Error File Downloaded from GST Portal button.

Click Open GSTR-9C JSON Error File Downloaded from GST Portal

2) Browse the JSON(.json) file of the error report and click the Open button.

Browse the JSON(.json) file

3) An Open popup is displayed informing you that the existing data in the excel utility will be overwritten with the downloaded data. Click the Yes button.

Click yes

4) Microsoft Excel popup is displayed. Click the OK button to close the popup and navigate to individual sheets to view and correct the errors in the respective tables of Excel workbook.

Excel workbook

  • Error Report contains only those entries that failed validation on the GST portal.

  • In case, Taxpayer has tampered with the signed JSON file and then uploaded it, the system-generated error report, after being imported in the utility, will display a popup as shown below. Click OK to close the popup and again generate JSON, sign and send to the Taxpayer.

Click ok

5) Go to PT II(5) tab. The “Portal Validation error” column displays the error description against the erroneous rows. Correct the errors, as mentioned in the description.

PT II(5)

6) After making the corrections, click the Validate Sheet button.

Click validate sheet

7) Microsoft Excel popup is displayed with the success message. Click OK to close the popup.

Popup message

8) Similarly, follow steps 5 to Step 7 to correct details in other tabs of the worksheet. After correcting and validating all errors, follow the steps as mentioned in the following links:

  a. Generate Preview PDF file to view Draft Form GSTR-9C

  b. Generate JSON File and Affix DSC

  c. Send the Signed JSON File to the Taxpayer for Upload on GST Portal

N. Download Processed GSTR-9C JSON File(s) from GST Portal

In case Auditor wants to edit/add data in the GST Portal’s successfully processed JSON file, he/she may ask the Taxpayer to download the processed data and send it to him/her for corrections. In such a case, Taxpayer needs to log in to the GST Portal and download the required data.

To download the processed GSTR-9C JSON File from the GST Portal, Taxpayer needs to perform following steps:

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Login to the portal with valid credentials.

3) Dashboard page is displayed. Click the Services > Returns > Annual Return command. Alternatively, you can also click the Annual Return link on the Dashboard.

Dashboard page

4) The File Annual Returns page is displayed. Select the Financial Year (FY) from the dropdown list.

5) Click the SEARCH button.

Click search

6) The tiles related to the selected FY’s Annual Return are displayed. In the GSTR-9C tile, click the PREPARE OFFLINE button.

Click prepare offlineClick prepare offline

7) The Upload section of the Offline Upload and Download for GSTR-9C page is displayed, by default. Click the Download section.

Upload section

8) Click the GENERATE JSON FILE TO DOWNLOAD button.

Click generate JSON file to upload

9) A message is displayed that “Your request for generation has been accepted kindly wait for 20 min”.

Message display

10) Once the JSON file is downloaded, click the “Click here to download – File 1” link.

Click Click here to download – File 1

11) The generated JSON file is downloaded in a zipped format.

zipped format

12) Send this zipped JSON File to the Auditor, who will make corrections and again generate JSON, sign it and handover to you for uploading.

O. Send Zipped Processed GSTR-9C JSON File to the Auditor

Once the Taxpayer has downloaded the zipped processed GSTR-9C JSON File, generated after successfully uploading the signed JSON file on the GST Portal, he/she must send the zipped file to the Auditor, who may make corrections, if required and then again generate JSON, sign it and handover to the Taxpayer for uploading.

This step is to be performed outside the GST Portal. Taxpayer and Auditor can use email or offline storage devices such as USB/hard drive, etc. to exchange files between them.

P. Open Zipped Processed GSTR-9C JSON File, Correct, Sign and Re-send the Updated & Signed JSON to Taxpayer

Once the Taxpayer sends zipped processed GSTR-9C JSON File (generated after successfully uploading the signed JSON file on the GST Portal and containing entries that succeeded validation on the GST portal) to the Auditor, Auditor needs to open the zipped file, modify data in the tables, validate each table of the worksheet and again generate a JSON file duly affixed with his/her DSC.

To open the zipped processed GSTR-9C JSON File for modifying successfully-validated entries that have been uploaded on the GST Portal, Auditor needs to perform following steps:

1) Go to the Home tab. Click the Open GSTR-9C JSON file downloaded from GST Portal button.

Click Open GSTR-9C JSON file downloaded from GST Portal

2) Browse the JSON(.json) file and click the Open button.

Browse the JSON(.json) file

3) An Open popup is displayed informing you that the existing data in the excel utility will be overwritten with the downloaded data. Click the Yes button.

Click yes

4) Microsoft Excel popup is displayed. Click the OK button to close the popup. Now, you can navigate to individual sheets to view and modify entries in the respective tables of Excel workbook.

Microsoft Excel popup

5) After modifying the required entries, follow the steps as mentioned in the followings:

  a. Generate Preview PDF file to view Draft Form GSTR-9C

  b. Generate JSON File and Affix DSC

  c. Send the Signed JSON File to the Taxpayer for Upload on GST Portal

If some entries exist from previous upload on the GST Portal (because these were processed successfully during the previous upload), such entries will be updated with latest uploaded entries when the Taxpayer uploads the latest JSON file that you send. All new entries will be added as new entries.

Q. Initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9C

Once the Taxpayer has successfully uploaded the JSON File—sent by the Auditor after affixing his/her DSC—on the GST Portal and the taxpayer is satisfied with the uploaded data, Taxpayer can initiate the filing process.

To initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9C, Taxpayer needs to perform following steps:

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Login to the portal with valid credentials.

3) Dashboard page is displayed. Click the Services > Returns > Annual Return command. Alternatively, you can also click the Annual Return link on the Dashboard.

Click Annual return

4) The File Annual Returns page is displayed. Select the Financial Year (FY) from the dropdown list.

5) Click the SEARCH button.

Click search

6) The tiles related to FY’s Annual Returns are displayed. In the GSTR-9C tile, click the INITIATE FILING button.

FY’s Annual Returns pageGSTR-9C tileClick initiate filing

7) The GSTR-9C page is displayed. Click BACK TO FILE RETURNS to go back to the previous page or follow steps as mentioned below.

GSTR-9C pageClick back to file returnsfollow steps

a. Click the GST DRC-03 hyperlink to make payment, if any, for additional liability as recommended by the auditor. To know how to make payment using Form GST DRC-03, click here

b. In the Upload Relevant Documents section, click the Choose File buttons to upload the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement/Income of expenditure Statement and Other documents, if any.

Click choose file

Note:

  • File with PDF or JPEG format is only allowed.

  • Maximum 2 files and 5 MB for each is allowed.

c. Click the SAVE button. This will enable the PROCEED to FILE button.

d. Click the PREVIEW DRAFT GSTR-9C(PDF) button to download the draft Form GSTR-9C in PDF format. It is recommended that you carefully review this draft for any discrepancies before you file this Return. Here’s a sample Preview PDF that gets generated on clicking this button:

GSTR-9C PDF

e. Once you are satisfied with the entries you have made in various tables, click the enabled PROCEED to FILE button.

click Proceed to file

f. Ready to file message is displayed on the top of the page.

Ready to file message

g. Scroll down and in the Verification section, select the declaration check-box and select Authorized signatory from the drop-down list. Then, click the FILE GSTR-9C button.

click File GSTR-9C

h. A Warning popup is displayed. Click YES.

click yes

i. Digital signing page is displayed with a Warning message. Click the FILE WITH DSC or FILE WITH EVC button.

Warning message

j. A green success message is displayed containing the generated ARN. Also, the white band on the top displays the updated status of the Form GSTR-9C return as “Filed”. To go back to the GSTR-9C page, click BACK TO GSTR-9C DASHBOARD. To download the excel format of the filed Form GSTR-9C, click DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(EXCEL).

Click Download Filed GSTR-9C-excel

A. To go back to the GSTR-9C page, click BACK TO GSTR-9C DASHBOARD. This will display the updated GSTR-9C page.

GSTR-9C pageClick Back to GSTR-9C dashboardUpdated GSTR-9C page

  • Click the documents in the Upload Relevant Documents section to download them, if required.

  • Click the DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(PDF) button to download the filed Form GSTR-9C in PDF format.

  • Click the DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(EXCEL) button to download the filed Form GSTR-9C in excel format. This will generate a link below the button. Click the link to download the excel.

Click Download filed GSTR-9C-excel

To download the excel format of the filed Form GSTR-9C, click DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(EXCEL). This will generate a link below the button. Click the link to download the excel.

excel format

Note: This same excel is available for download from the GSTR-9C dashboard page as explained in the section 7j. A above.

R. Access Saved Draft of Form GSTR-9C

In case the Taxpayer has saved draft of Form GSTR-9C on the GST Portal, he/she can access it from the Services > Returns> Track Return Status link.

To track draft Form GSTR-9C before filing, Taxpayer may follow steps mentioned in the following link: Manual > Track Return Status

S. Download Filed Data from the “File Annual Returns” Page

In case the Taxpayer has not downloaded the Filed data from the GST Portal, he/she can do so anytime (after filing) from the “File Annual Returns” page and keep it for his/her reference or send to the Auditor.

To download filed data from the “File Annual Returns” page, Taxpayer needs to perform following steps:

1) Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2) Login to the portal with valid credentials.

3) Dashboard page is displayed. Click the Services > Returns > Annual Return command. Alternatively, you can also click the Annual Return link on the Dashboard.

Dashboard page

4) The File Annual Returns page is displayed. Select the Financial Year (FY) from the dropdown list.

5) Click the SEARCH button.

Click search

6) The updated GSTR-9C tile is displayed, with the Status as “Filed”. Click the VIEW GSTR-9C button or the DOWNLOAD GSTR-9C button.

The updated GSTR-9CClick view GSTR-9CDownload GSTR-9C

7a. On clicking the VIEW GSTR-9C button, GSTR-9C page is displayed. To know what actions to take on this page, please see Step 7j. A of the following section: Initiate Filing of Form GSTR-9C

Click view GSTR-9CGSTR-9C pageStep 7j

7b. On clicking the DOWNLOAD GSTR-9C button, Offline Download for GSTR-9C page is displayed.

Offline Download for GSTR-9C

  • A. Click BACK TO FILE RETURNS page to go to the previous page.

OR

  • B. Click GENERATE JSON FILE TO DOWNLOAD button. This will display the following message, with a link below the button. Click the link to download the JSON file.

Click Generate JSON file to download

OR

  • C. Click DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(EXCEL) button. This will display the following message, with a link below the button. Click the link to download the JSON file. In case you wish to download the latest file, click the button again and wait for 20 minutes to generate the most updated link.

Click download filed GSTR-9C (excel)

OR

  • D. Click DOWNLOAD FILED GSTR-9C(PDF) button to download the filed Form GSTR-9C in PDF format.

Click Download filed GSTR-9C (pdf)

T. View e-Filed Returns

In case the Taxpayer wants to view status of Form GSTR-9C that he/she has filed on the GST Portal, he/she can view Return Status from the Services > Returns> View e-Files Returns link.

To track Return Status after filing, Taxpayer may follow steps mentioned in the following link: Manual > View e-filed Returns