FAQ – 17

What are the various reasons where the GST Liability as per financial statements and GST Returns could be different?

There could a difference due to the following reasons commonly

a) Revenue Recognition

b) Stock Transfer outside the states

c) Advance Receipt from customers

d) GST on paid on job work if not returned in stipulated time

e) Reverse charge on certain goods on outward supplies

f) Reverse charge on inward supplies paid

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FAQ – 15

Do I need to do Reconciliationreconciliation between the Financial Statements and GST Returns for the turnover / outward supplies while preparing the GST Audit Reconciliation Statement?

Yes, as per Ind AS – 18, revenue will be recognized only when the risks and rewards are transferred whereas in GST, at the time of Supply (section 13,14 & 15 of the CGST Act 2017) GST Liability has to be accounted.

Example: Goods shipped on 29th March from Delhi to Chennai and they are delivered on 3rd April at Chennai. As per GST, liability has to be accounted and paid in the March months return and as per Ind AS -18, it will not be booked as revenue if the Risk & Reward is not transferred.

FAQ – 10

For determining the eligibility for the GST Audit, do I need to consider the turnover as per the financial statements or I need to compute it separately?

It has to be considered separately as the turnover given in the Financial statements is based on the accounting standards and for GST it is based on Aggregate Turnover and Supply also includes some transactions even if consideration is not received as detailed in Schedule 1 of CGST Act.

GST Tip – 144

In Annex – 12 of GSTR – 9b, the taxpayer has to furnish a reconciliation statement between the financial results and the GST Returns for TDS deducted along with the reasons if there are any differences for all the taxes applicable under GST.

GST Tip – 143

In Annex – 11 of GSTR – 9b, the taxpayer has to furnish a reconciliation statement between the financial results and the GST Returns for the Balances as on date of financial statements (Input Tax Credit along with the reasons if there are any differences for all the taxes applicable under GST.

GST Tip – 142

In Annex – 10 of GSTR – 9b, the taxpayer has to furnish a reconciliation statement between the financial results and the GST Returns for the Balances as on date of financial statements (GST payable) along with the reasons for all the taxes applicable under GST.

GST Tip – 141

In Annex – 9 of GSTR – 9b, the taxpayer has to furnish a reconciliation statement between the financial results and the GST Returns for the  Amounts paid under protest/ as pre-deposit against demand along with the reasons for all the taxes applicable under GST.