Section 40 of GST – First return under GST Act with Analysis
Section 40 of GST – First return under GST Act 2017. Complete Details for GST Section 40, In this section you may find all details for First return under GST Act 2017 as per GST Act 2017.
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Section 40 of GST – First return under GST Act 2017
Every registered person who has made outward supplies in the period between the date on which he became liable to registration till the date on which registration has been granted shall declare the same in the first return furnished by him after grant of registration.
First Return – On grant of registration, a taxable person is required to file his first return. This section specifies the period for which this first return needs to be furnished. It is important to note that that there is no separate form / return prescribed for first return and will have to furnish first return in regular forms such as GSTR 3B / 3 or GSTR 4 as the case may be.
Furnishing details as part of first return would apply, only when the person has effected taxable supplies between the period of date of application for registration and the actual date of grant of registration, where such registration certificate is granted effective from the date of application for registration.
The details would generally include:
|Transaction to be reported||Consideration involved|
|Outward supplies||From date on which he becomes liable to get registered till the date on which registration is granted|
Applicability of provisions of revised invoice:
It is important to note that, one would have to issue or raise a revised invoice, to give effect for the taxes liable to be paid under GST laws. This would be applicable only when any person, receives a certificate of registration in Form GST REG-06 bearing the date of application for registration as effective date of registration, though such registration certificate may be received at a later date (Rule 53 of CGST Rules, 2017 should be referred).
Input tax credit on purchases prior to the date of registration:
As per the provisions of Sec 18(1), Person making an application for new registration shall be entitled to claim credit of input tax held in inputs as such, inputs contained in semi-finished goods or finished goods held in stock by such person on the day immediately preceding the date from which such person is liable to obtain registration i.e., the supplies made thirty days before the date of registration if the application for registration is made on thirtieth day, from the date on which he became liable to get registered OR the date on which he made an application for registration, if application for registration is made immediately he became liable for registration.
Note: Input tax credit in relation to capital goods held as a fixed asset as on the above date, which will be used or is intended to be used in making taxable supply will not be available, as there is no specific provision in this regard. In such cases, person making an application for registration could effect purchases of such capital goods (if he is intending to purchase any) after receiving the said registration certificate.
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