Exempted Supplies under GST means supplies which attract Nil or Zero rate under GST for the supply of goods or services or both. It also includes non-taxable supplies under GST. Refer to Notification No.2/2017-Central Tax (Rate) for the list of exempted goods.
In section 4( B ) of GSTR – 3B, input tax credit availed at the time of inward supply being reversed on account of using the same inputs used for taxable supplies and exempted supplies. Reversal of such input tax credit has to be done for both the inputs and the capital goods. Input tax credit reversed for any other reasons issue of free goods or used for employee purpose or used for non-business purpose.
In Section 3.1 of GSTR – 3B, details of the outwards supplies along with the inwards supplies on which reverse charge is applicable has to be shown. It should be shown in summary format for the above supplies with the taxable value for each category along with the tax amounts. Outward supplies for Zero Rated, Nil Rated and exempted supplies have to be shown separately in the same section.
Input tax credit with respect to a banking company or a financial institution including a non-banking financial company, engaged in supplying services by way of accepting deposits, extending loans or advances have an option to claim only 50% of the GST taxes paid as Input Tax Credit. Alternatively, they can avail input tax credit to the extent excluding the services used for exempted and zero rated supplies.
In GST, there will be some cases where the input tax credit availed has to be reversed like if the buyer has taken on provisional basis and supplier has not paid the tax or input tax credit availed on inward supplies but the same were used in supply of exempted goods, then Input tax credit availed has to be reversed along with the reason for reversal in Table 14 of GSTR – 2
GST Tip – 101 : Inward supplies from Composite Tax Payer, Un Registered Tax Payer, Non-GST Inward Supplies, Nil Rated Supplies and Exempted Supplies should be shown in Table 8 of the GSTR – 2 at a summary level for both inter state and intrastate supplies.
Table 9 of GSTR -1 shows the summary of the outward supplies for both goods and services grouped by supplies within the state and outside the state for Nil Rated, Exempted and Non-GST Supplies.