GST Return for Outward Supplies made by the Taxpayer (GSTR-1)

Components of valid GST Return for Outward Supplies made by the Taxpayer (GSTR-1)


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GST Return for Outward Supplies made by the Taxpayer (GSTR-1)(The information given here is valid only after introduction of GST likely to be in 2016 and also subjected to changes by GST law drafting committee and other concerned authorities)


3.1.1 This return form would capture the following information:


1. Basic details of the Taxpayer i.e. Name along with GSTIN


2. Period to which the Return pertains


3. Gross Turnover of the Taxpayer in the previous Financial Year. This information would be submitted by the taxpayers only in the first year and will be auto-populated in subsequent years.


4. Final invoice-level supply information pertaining to the tax period separately for goods and services:


(i) For all B2B supplies (whether inter-state or intra-state), invoice level specified details will be uploaded.


(ii) For all inter-state B2C supplies (including to non-registered Government entities, Consumer / person dealing in exempted / NIL rated / non GST goods or services), the suppliers will upload invoice level details in respect of every invoice whose value is more than Rs. 2,50,000/-. For invoices below this value, State-wise summary of supply statement will be filed covering those invoices where there is

address on record. The address of the buyer has to be mandatorily reflected in every invoice having a value of Rs. 50,000/- or more. (Model GST Law may provide for such a provision). Invoices for a value less than Rs. 50,000/- that do not have address on record will be treated as intra-state supply. In other words, State-wise summary of inter-State supply would be filed covering (a) those invoices value of which is less than Rs. 50000/- and where address is on record and (b) those invoices whose value is between Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 250000/-


(iii) The recommendation of the Committee on IGST and GST on Imports with respect to the details about HSN code for goods and Accounting code for services to be captured in an invoice have been accepted with certain modifications. The details proposed by this Committee are as follows:-


a) HSN code (4-digit) for Goods and Accounting Codes for Services will be mandatory initially for all taxpayers with turnover in the preceding financial year above Rs. 5 Crore (For the first year of operations of GST, self-declaration of turnover of previous financial year will be taken as the basis as all India turnover data will not be available in the first year. From the 2nd year onwards, turnover of previous financial year under GST will be used for satisfying this condition).


b) For taxpayers with turnover between Rs 1.5 Crores and Rs 5 Crores in the preceding financial year, HSN codes may be specified only at  2-digit chapter level as an optional exercise to start with. From second year of GST operations, mentioning 2-digit chapter level HSN Code will be mandatory for all taxpayers with turnover in previous financial year between Rs. 1.5 Crores and Rs. 5.0 Crores.


c) Any taxpayer, irrespective of his turnover, may use HSN code at 6- digit or 8-digit level if he so desires.


d) To start with, compounding dealers may not be required to specify HSN at 2-digit level also.


e) Prescribed Accounting code will be mandatory for those services for which Place of Supply Rules are dependent on nature of services to apply the destination principle, irrespective of turnover.


f) HSN Codes at 8-digit level and Accounting Codes for services will be mandatory in case of exports and imports.


(iv) The above parameters with respect to HSN code for goods and Accounting Code for services will apply for submitting the information in return relating to relevant invoice level information for B2B supplies (both intra-state and inter-state) and inter-state B2C supplies (where taxable value per invoice is more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs). It is proposed that in the return form the description of goods and services may not be required to be submitted by the taxpayer as the same will be identified through the submission of HSN code for goods and Accounting Code for services. In order to differentiate between the HSN code and the Service Accounting Code (SAC), the latter will be prefixed with “s”. The taxpayers who have turnover below the limit of Rs. 1.5 Crore will have to mention the description of goods/service, as the case may be, wherever applicable.


(v) For all Intra-State B2C supplies (including to non-registered Government entities, consumer / person dealing in exempted / NIL rated / non GST goods or services), consolidated sales (supply) details will be uploaded. However a dealer may at his option furnish invoice wise information in respect of exempted and nil rated supplies also.


(vi) The supply information will also have details relating to the Place of Supply in order to identify the destination state as per the Place of Supply Rules where it is different from the location of the recipient.


(vii) Details relating to supplies attracting Reverse charge will also be submitted


5. Details relating to advance received against a supply to be made in future will be submitted in accordance with the Point of Taxation Rules as framed in the GST law.


6. Details relating to taxes already paid on advance receipts for which invoices are issued in the current tax period will be submitted.


7. Details relating to supplies exported (including deemed exports) both on payment of IGST as well as without payment of IGST would be submitted.


8. There will be a separate table for submitting the details of revisions in relation to the outward supply invoices pertaining to previous tax periods. This will include the details of Credit/Debit Note issued by the suppliers and the differential value impact and the concomitant tax payable or refund/tax credit sought. 


9. There will be a separate table for effecting modifications/correcting errors in the returns submitted earlier. The time period for correcting these errors will be provided in the GST Law.


10. There will be a separate table for submitting details in relation to NIL rated, Exempted and Non GST outward supplies to ( both inter-state and intra-state) to registered taxpayers and consumers.


3.1.2 The return (GSTR-1) would be filed by the 10th of the succeeding month. Late filing would be permitted on payment of late fees only.



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SUMIT KUMAR: hi, my client co. is deals in trading of apparel and footwear. i want to know 8 digit HSN Classification and HSN Description of the products of co. thanks in advance.

Kansin: Where can we get HSN Codes & SAC for GST. Also State Code.

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