GST News and Updates – October 2022


Filing TRAN-1/2 Forms to claim Transitional Credit

  • The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has provided a one-time opportunity to all the aggrieved taxpayers to file Form TRAN-1/TRAN-2 and claim their transitional input tax credit in GST system.
  • In compliance of the Hon’ble court’s directive, the facility for filing TRAN-1/ TRAN-2 or revising the earlier filed TRAN-1/TRAN-2 on the GST common portal by aggrieved taxpayers have been made available by GSTN from 01.10.2022, and as per the court’s instruction shall be available to all aggrieved taxpayers till 30.11.2022.

Sequential filing of GSTR-1 and GSTR 3B

Sequential filing of GSTR-1 & filing of GSTR-1 before GSTR-3B on GST Portal

    • The Central Government has amended Section 37 & Section 39 of Central Goods & Service Tax Act (CGST), 2017 vide Notification No. 18/2022–Central Tax dated 28th September, 2022 with effect from 01 October, 2022.
    • According to section 37(4) of CGST, Act, a taxpayers shall not be allowed to file GSTR-1 if previous GSTR-1 is not filed and as per sec 39(10) a taxpayer shall not be allowed to file GSTR-3B if GSTR-1 for the same tax period is not filed.
    • These changes are operational on GST Portal from 01st November, 2022. Accordingly, from October-2022 tax period onwards, the filing of previous period GSTR-1 will be mandatory before filing current period GSTR-1.

Implementation of mandatory mentioning of HSN codes in GSTR-1

  • As per Notification No. 78/2020 – Central Tax dated 15th October, 2020, it is mandatory for the taxpayers to report minimum 4 digit or 6 digit of HSN Code in table-12 of GSTR-I on the basis of their Aggregate Annual Turnover (AATO) in the preceding Financial Year.
  • Part I & Part II of Phase 1 has already been implemented from 01st April 2022 & 01st August 2022 respectively and is currently live on GST Portal.
  • From 01st November, 2022, Phase-2 would be implemented on GST Portal and the taxpayers with up to Rs 5 crore turnover would be required to report 4-digit HSN codes in their GSTR-1.
  • For more information click here.