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Reporting of GST in Tax Audit

Reporting of GST in Tax Audit

The time period of the filing of the income tax return is near. So, the tax audit is also be done in this time period. While doing the Tax Audit, we require to fill the information regarding the GST. So, following are the notes regarding the reporting of GST in Tax Audit.

Questions asked

Whether the assessee is liable to pay indirect tax like excise duty, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, etc. if yes, please furnish the registration number or any other identification number allotted for the same.

What to Report
  1. State wise GSTIN, even ISD GSTIN
  2. Registration Numbers of past applicable laws

Tax Auditor is not however expected to venture into an investigation as to whether an assessee was required to obtain GST registration in some State or not. As an auditor under the Income Tax, he is only required to report the facts

Clause 44: Expenditure Breakup

Break-up of the total expenditure of entities registered or not registered under the GST:

Sl. No. Total amount of expenditure incurred during the year Expenditure in respect of entities registered under GST Expenditure to entities not registered under GST
    Relating to goods or services exempt from GST Relating to entities falling under Composition Scheme Relating to other registered entities Total Payment to registered entities  
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


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Reporting of GST in Tax Audit

Points to Note

1. Period of Reporting
• 9 months Data(on or after 01.07.2017) of GST Period of , entities registered or not registered under the GST

2. Line Item Expense Wise or Consolidated Amount
• One Total Value

3. Does Comparison with 3B / 2A required?
• Not required for reconciliation

4. Does Expense not reported in 3B (Salary ,Depreciation, Provision etc) should it be also reported?
• Yes, To be added to column 7

5. Details of total expenditure incurred with entities registered or not registered under the GST on or after 01.07.2017

6. Total amount of Expenditure during the year means :
Aggregate of expenditure reported at items 6, 8 to 35, 37 & 38 of Part-A-P&L

Exceptions / NON Reporting

7. Duties and taxes, paid or payable, in respect of goods and services purchased
36. Rates and taxes, paid or payable to Government or any local body
39. Bad Debts
40. Provision for bad and doubtful debts
41. Other provisions
43. Interest
44. Depreciation and amortization
46. Provision for current tax

Column2 would be compared :
  • 9 months aggregate of expenditure reported at items 6, 8 to 35, 37 & 38 of Part-A-P&L / P&L – Ind AS)
  • Though not 100% matching check for reasonability
% of Non GST Purchases
  • GST _ Not Registered Entities / Total Amount
Totals Validation
  • Amongst the Column Totals there is NO validation
  • Data cannot be NULL


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