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
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.