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Instructions of Form GSTR-9

Instructions: –

 

  1. Terms used:

a. GSTIN: Goods and Services Tax Identification Number

b. UQC: Unit Quantity Code

c. HSN: Harmonized System of Nomenclature Code

2. It is mandatory to file all FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-3B for the financial year for which the return is being filed before filing this return and for FY 2017-18, the details for the period between July 2017 to March 2018 are to be provided in this return. 

2A. In the Table, against serial numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7, the taxpayers shall report the values pertaining to the financial year only. The value pertaining to the preceding financial year shall not be reported here.

  1. It may be noted that additional liability for the FY 2017-18 not declared in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-3B may be declared in this return. However, taxpayers cannot claim input tax credit unclaimed during FY 2017-18 through this return.

4. Part II consists of the details of all outward supplies & advances received during the financial year for which the annual return is filed.  For FY 2017-18It may be noted that all the supplies for which payment has been made through FORM GSTR-3Bbetween July 2017 to March 2018 shall be declared in this part. It may be noted that additional liability for the FY 2017-18 or FY 2018-19 or FY 2019-20 or FY 2020-21 not declared in FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-3B may be declared in this return. However, taxpayers cannot claim input tax credit unclaimed during FY 2017-18 through this return.

The instructions to fill Part II are as follows:

Table No. Instructions
4A The aggregate value of supplies made to consumers and unregistered persons on which tax has been paid shall be declared here. These will include details of supplies made through E-Commerce operators and are to be declared as net of credit notes or debit notes issued in this regard. Table 5, Table 7 along with respective amendments in Table 9 and Table 10 of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4B The aggregate value of supplies made to registered persons (including supplies made to UINs) on which tax has been paid shall be declared here. These will include supplies made through E-Commerce operators but shall not include supplies on which tax is to be paid by the recipient on a reverse charge basis. Details of debit and credit notes are to be mentioned separately. Table 4A and Table 4C of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4C The aggregate value of exports (except supplies to SEZs) on which tax has been paid shall be declared here. Table 6A of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4D The aggregate value of supplies to SEZs on which tax has been paid shall be declared here. Table 6B of GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4E The aggregate value of supplies in the nature of deemed exports on which tax has been paid shall be declared here. Table 6C of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4F Details of all unadjusted advances i.e. advances have been received and tax has been paid but the invoice has not been issued in the current year shall be declared here. Table 11A of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
4G The aggregate value of all inward supplies (including advances and net of credit and debit notes) on which tax is to be paid by the recipient (i.e.by the person filing the annual return) on a reverse charge basis. This shall include supplies received from registered persons, unregistered persons on which tax is levied on a reverse charge basis. This shall also include the aggregate value of all imports of services. Table 3.1(d) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.
4I The aggregate value of credit notes issued in respect of B to B supplies (4B), exports (4C), supplies to SEZs (4D), and deemed exports (4E) shall be declared here. Table 9B of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 4B to Table 4E net of credit notes in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this table.
4J The aggregate value of debit notes issued in respect of B to B supplies (4B), exports (4C), supplies to SEZs (4D), and deemed exports (4E) shall be declared here. Table 9B of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 4B to Table 4E net of debit notes in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this Table.
4K & 4L Details of amendments made to B to B supplies (4B), exports (4C), supplies to SEZs (4D) and deemed exports (4E), credit notes (4I), debit notes (4J), and refund vouchers shall be declared here. Table 9A and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 4B to Table 4E net of amendments in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this table.]
5A The aggregate value of exports (except supplies to SEZs) on which tax has not been paid shall be declared here. Table 6A of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
5B The aggregate value of supplies to SEZs on which tax has not been paid shall be declared here. Table 6B of GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
5C The aggregate value of supplies made to registered persons on which tax is payable by the recipient on a reverse charge basis. Details of debit and credit notes are to be mentioned separately. Table 4B of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details.
5D,5E, and 5F The aggregate value of exempted, Nil Rated and Non-GST supplies shall be declared here. Table 8 of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. The value of “no supply” shall be declared under Non-GST supply (5F). For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to either separately report his supplies as exempted, nil rated, and Non-GST supply or report consolidated information for all these three heads in the “exempted” row only.
5H The aggregate value of credit notes issued in respect of supplies declared in 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, and 5F shall be declared here. Table 9B of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 5A to Table 5F net of credit notes in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this Table.
5I The aggregate value of debit notes issued in respect of supplies declared in 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, and 5F shall be declared here. Table 9B of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 5A to Table 5F net of debit notes in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this Table.
5J & 5K Details of amendments made to exports (except supplies to SEZs) and supplies to SEZs on which tax has not been paid shall be declared here. Table 9A and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to fill Table 5A to Table 5F net of amendments in case there is any difficulty in reporting such details separately in this Table.
5N Total turnover including the sum of all the supplies (with additional supplies and amendments) on which tax is payable and tax is not payable shall be declared here. This shall also include the number of advances on which tax is paid but invoices have not been issued in the current year. However, this shall not include the aggregate value of inward supplies on which tax is paid by the recipient (i.e. by the person filing the annual return) on a reverse charge basis.

 

  1. Part III consists of the details of all input tax credit availed and reversed in the financial year for which the annual return is filed. The instructions to fill Part III are as follows:
Table No. Instructions
6A Total input tax credit availed in Table 4A of FORM GSTR-3B for the taxpayer would be auto-populated here.
6B The aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies except those on which tax is payable on a reverse charge basis but includes the supply of services received from SEZs shall be declared here. It may be noted that the total ITC availed is to be classified as ITC on inputs, capital goods, and input services. Table 4(A)(5) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. This shall not include ITC which was availed, reversed, and then reclaimed in the ITC ledger. This is to be declared separately under 6(H) below. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to either report the breakup of the input tax credit as inputs, capital goods, and input services or report the entire input tax credit under the “inputs” row only.
  For FY 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall report the breakup of the input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.
6C The aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies received from unregistered persons (other than the import of services) on which tax is payable on a reverse charge basis shall be declared here. It may be noted that the total ITC availed is to be classified as ITC on inputs, capital goods, and input services. Table 4(A)(3) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.

For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to either report the breakup of the input tax credit as inputs, capital goods, and input services or report the entire input tax credit under the “inputs” row only. For FY 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall report the breakup of the input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.

For FY 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to either report Table 6C and Table 6D separately or report the consolidated details of Table 6C and 6D in Table 6D only.

6D The aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies received from registered persons on which tax is payable on a reverse charge basis shall be declared here. It may be noted that the total ITC availed is to be classified as ITC on inputs, capital goods, and input services. Table 4(A)(3) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.

For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to either report the breakup of the input tax credit as inputs, capital goods, and input services or report the entire input tax credit under the “inputs” row only. For FY 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall report the breakup of the input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.

For FY 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 and 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to either report Table 6C and Table 6D separately or report the consolidated details of Table 6C and 6D in Table 6D only.

6E Details of input tax credit availed on import of goods including supply of goods received from SEZs shall be declared here. It may be noted that the total ITC availed is to be classified as ITC on inputs and capital goods. Table 4(A)(1) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to either report the breakup of the input tax credit as inputs and capital goods or report the entire input tax credit under the “inputs” row only.

For FY 2019-20  For FY 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall report the breakup of the input tax credit as capital goods and have an option to either report the breakup of the remaining amount as inputs and input services or report the entire remaining amount under the “inputs” row only.

6F Details of input tax credit availed on import of services (excluding inward supplies from SEZs) shall be declared here. Table 4(A)(2) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.
6G The aggregate value of input tax credit received from the input service distributor shall be declared here. Table 4(A)(4) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.
6H The aggregate value of input tax credit availed, reversed, and reclaimed under the provisions of the Act shall be declared here.
6J The difference between the total amount of input tax credit availed through FORM GSTR-3B and the input tax credit declared in rows B to H shall be declared here. Ideally, this amount should be zero.
6K Details of transition credit received in the electronic credit ledger on the filing of FORM GST TRAN-I including revision of TRAN-I (whether upwards or downwards), if any shall be declared here.
6L Details of transition credit received in the electronic credit ledger after the filing of FORM GST TRAN-II shall be declared here.
6M Details of ITC availed but not covered in any of the heads specified under 6B to 6L above shall be declared here. Details of ITC availed through FORM ITC-01 and FORM ITC-02 in the financial year shall be declared here.
7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F, 7G and 7H Details of input tax credit reversed due to ineligibility or reversals required under rules 37, 39, 42, and 43 of the CGST Rules, 2017 shall be declared here. This column should also contain details of any input tax credit reversed under section 17(5) of the CGST Act, 2017 and details of ineligible transition credit claimed under FORM GST TRAN-I or FORM GST TRAN-II and then subsequently reversed. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. Any ITC reversed through FORM ITC -03 shall be declared in 7H. If the amount stated in Table 4D of FORM GSTR-3B was not included in Table 4A of FORM GSTR-3B, then no entry should be made in table 7E of FORM GSTR-9. However, if the amount mentioned in table 4D of FORM GSTR-3B was included in table 4A of FORM GSTR-3B, then entry will come in 7E of FORM GSTR-9. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 FY 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to either fill his information on reversals separately in Table 7A to 7E or report the entire amount of reversal under Table 7H only. However, reversals on account of TRAN-1 credit (Table 7F) and TRAN-2 (Table 7G) are to be mandatorily reported.
8A The total credit available for inwards supplies (other than imports and inwards supplies liable to reverse charge but includes services received from SEZs) pertaining to the financial year for which the return is being for and reflected in FORM GSTR-2A (Table 3 & 5 only) shall be auto-populated in this table. This would be the aggregate of all the input tax credit that has been declared by the corresponding suppliers in their FORM GSTR-1 For FY 2017-18, It may be noted that the FORM GSTR-2A generated as of the 1st May 2019 shall be auto-populated in this table. For FY 2018-19, It may be noted that the FORM GSTR-2A generated as of the 1st November 2019 shall be auto-populated in this table. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to upload the details for the entries in Table 8A to 8D duly signed, in PDF format in FORM GSTR-9C (without the CA certification).

For FY 2019-20, it may be noted that the details from FORM GSTR-2A generated as of the 1st November 2020 shall be auto-populated in this table.

8B The input tax credit as declared in Table 6B and 6H shall be auto-populated here. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to upload the details for the entries in Table 8A to 8D duly signed, in PDF format in FORM GSTR-9C (without the CA certification).
8C For FY 2017-18, 65 Aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies (except those on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis but includes the supply of services received from SEZs) received during July 2017 to March 2018 but credit on which was availed between April 2018 to March 2019 shall be declared here. For FY 2018-19, Aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies (except those on which tax is payable on reverse charge basis but includes the supply of services received from SEZs) received during April 2018 to March 2019 but credit on which was availed between April 2019 to September 2019 shall be declared here. Table 4(A)(5) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to upload the details for the entries in Table 8A to 8D duly signed, in PDF format in FORM GSTR-9C (without the CA certification).

The aggregate value of input tax credit availed on all inward supplies (except those on which tax is payable on a reverse charge basis but includes the supply of services received from SEZs) received during the financial year for which the annual return is being filed for but credit on which was availed in the next financial year within the period specified under Section 16(4) of the CGST Act, 2017.

8D The aggregate value of the input tax credit which was available in FORM GSTR-2A (Table 3 & 5 only) but not availed in FORM GSTR-3B returns shall be computed based on values of 8A, 8B, and 8C. However, there may be circumstances where the credit availed in FORM GSTR-3B was greater than the credit available in FORM GSTR-2A. In such cases, the value in row 8D shall be negative. For FY 2017-18 and 2018-19, the registered person shall have an option to upload the details for the entries in Table 8A to Table 8D duly signed, in PDF format in FORM GSTR-9C (without the CA certification).
8E & 8F The credit which was available and not availed in FORM GSTR-3B and the credit was not availed in FORM GSTR-3B as the same was ineligible shall be declared here. Ideally, if 8D is positive, the sum of 8E and 8F shall be equal to 8D.
8G The aggregate value of IGST paid at the time of imports (including imports from SEZs) during the financial year shall be declared here.
8H The input tax credit as declared in Table 6E shall be auto-populated here.
8K The total input tax credit which shall lapse for the current financial year shall be computed in this row.

 

6. Part IV is the actual tax paid during the financial year. Payment of tax under Table 6.1 of FORM GSTR-3Bmay is used for filling up these details.

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7. For FY 2017-18, Part V consists of particulars of transactions for the previous financial year but paid in the FORM GSTR-3Bof between April 2018 to March 2019For FY 2018-19, Part V consists of particulars of transactions for the previous financial year but paid in the FORM GSTR-3Bbetween April 2019 to September 2019. . For FY 2019-20, Part V consists of particulars of transactions for the previous financial year but paid in the FORM GSTR-3B between April 2020 to September 2020.  For FY 2020-21, Part V consists of particulars of transactions for the previous financial year but paid in the FORM GSTR-3B between April 2021 to September 2021.

 The instructions to fill Part V are as follows:

Table No. Instructions
10 & 11 For FY 2017-18, Details of additions or amendments to any of the supplies already declared in the returns of the previous financial year but such amendments were furnished in Table 9A, Table 9B and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 of April 2018 to March 2019 shall be declared here.

 For FY 2018-19, Details of additions or amendments to any of the supplies already declared in the returns of the previous financial year but such amendments were furnished in Table 9A, Table 9B, and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 of April 2019 to September 2019 shall be declared here.

For FY 2019-20, Details of additions or amendments to any of the supplies already declared in the returns of the previous financial year but such amendments were furnished in Table 9A, Table 9B, and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here.

For FY 2020-21, details of additions or amendments to any of the supplies already declared in the returns of the previous financial year but such amendments were furnished in Table 9A, Table 9B, and Table 9C of FORM GSTR-1 of April 2021 to September 2021 shall be declared here.

12 For FY 2017-18, the Aggregate value of reversal of ITC which was availed in the previous financial year but reversed in returns filed for the months of April 2018 to March 2019 shall be declared here. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. 

For FY 2019-20, the Aggregate value of reversal of ITC which was availed in the previous financial year but reversed in returns filed for the months of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2019-20, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table. 

For FY 2020-21, the aggregate value of reversal of ITC which was availed in the previous financial year but reversed in returns filed for the months of April 2021 to September 2021 shall be declared here. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details.

For FY 2018-19, the Aggregate value of reversal of ITC which was availed in the previous financial year but reversed in returns filed for the months of April 2019 to September 2019 shall be declared here. Table 4(B) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.

13 For FY 2017-18, Details of ITC for goods or services received in the previous financial year but ITC for the same was availed in returns filed for the months of April 2018 to March 2019 shall be declared here. Table 4(A) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. However, any ITC which was reversed in the FY 2017-18 as per the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 16 but was reclaimed in FY 2018-19, the details of such ITC reclaimed shall be furnished in the annual return for FY 2018-19.

 For FY 2018-19, Details of ITC for goods or services received in the previous financial year but ITC for the same was availed in returns filed for the months of April 2019 to September 2019 shall be declared here. Table 4(A) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. However, any ITC which was reversed in FY 2018-19 as per the second proviso to subsection (2) of section 16 but was reclaimed in FY 2019-20, the details of such ITC reclaimed shall be furnished in the annual return for FY 2019-20.

 For FY 2019-20, Details of ITC for goods or services received in the previous financial year but ITC for the same was availed in returns filed for the months of April 2020 to September 2020 shall be declared here. Table 4(A) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. However, any ITC which was reversed in the FY 2019-20 as per the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 16 but was reclaimed in FY 2020-21, the details of such ITC reclaimed shall be furnished in the annual return for FY 2020-21.

For FY 2020-21, details of ITC for goods or services received in the previous financial year but ITC for the same was availed in returns filed for the months of April 2021 to September 2021 shall be declared here. Table 4(A) of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. However, any ITC which was reversed in the FY 2020-21 as per the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 16 but was reclaimed in FY 2021-22, the details of such ITC reclaimed shall be furnished in the annual return for FY 2021-22.

 For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20  2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.

 

  1. Part VI consists of details of other information. The instructions to fill Part VI are as follows:
Table No. Instructions
15A, 15B, 15C and 15D The aggregate value of refunds claimed, sanctioned, rejected, and pending for processing shall be declared here. Refund claimed will be the aggregate value of all the refund claims filed in the financial year and will include refunds that have been sanctioned, rejected, or are pending processing. Refund sanctioned means the aggregate value of all refund sanction orders. Refund pending will be the aggregate amount in all refund applications for which acknowledgment has been received and will exclude provisional refunds received. These will not include details of non-GST refund claims. For FY 2017-18,2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this Table.
15E, 15F, and 15G The aggregate value of demands of taxes for which an order confirming the demand has been issued by the adjudicating authority shall be declared here. The aggregate value of taxes paid out of the total value of confirmed demand as declared in 15E above shall be declared here. The aggregate value of demands pending recovery out of 15E above shall be declared here. For FY 2017-18,2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this Table.
16A The aggregate value of supplies received from composition taxpayers shall be declared here. Table 5 of FORM GSTR-3B may be used for filling up these details. For FY 2017-18,2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this Table.
16B The aggregate value of all deemed supplies from the principal to the job-worker in terms of sub-section (3) and sub-section (4) of Section 143 of the CGST Act shall be declared here. For FY 2017-18,2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.
16C The aggregate value of all deemed supplies for goods that were sent on an approval basis but were not returned to the principal supplier within one eighty days of such supply shall be declared here. For FY 2017-18,2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.
17 & 18 Summary of supplies effected and received against a particular HSN code to be reported only in this table. It will be optional for taxpayers having an annual turnover of up to ₹ 1.50 Cr. It will be mandatory to report the HSN code at two digits level for taxpayers having annual turnover in the preceding year above ₹ 1.50 Cr but up to ₹ 5.00 Cr and at four digits ‘level for taxpayers having annual turnover above ₹ 5.00 Cr. UQC details to be furnished only for the supply of goods. Quantity is to be reported net of returns. Table 12 of FORM GSTR-1 may be used for filling up details in Table 17. It may be noted that these summary details are required to be declared only for those inward supplies which in value independently account for 10 % or more of the total value of inward supplies. For FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, the registered person shall have an option to not fill this table.
19 The late fee will be payable if an annual return is filed after the due date.

 

  1. Towards the end of the return, taxpayers shall be given an option to pay any additional liability declared in this form, through FORM DRC-03. Taxpayers shall select “Annual Return” in the drop-down provided in FORM DRC-03. It may be noted that such liability can be paid through an electronic cash ledger only.

 

  • Notification No. 31/2019 – Central Tax dated 28-06-2019
  • Notification No. 56/2019 – Central Tax dated 14-11-2019

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