GST Invoice format in Excel and PDF

The government notified rules for a tax invoice. A tax invoice issued by a registered person should contain details as required. I have drafted an invoice in MS Excel and PDF format, which you can use for reference purpose. Alternatively, you can use online invoicing software for GST. Downl... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 12/05/2017 under GST-Invoice , GST-Records , GST-Rules , GST-Documentation , GST-Software


Cost analysis for small traders under composition levy scheme and normal tax levy

Whether to go for composition levy or normal levy is the main question asked by small clients. I got a call from a client who deals in materials falling under tax rate of 28%, his question was whether he should opt for composition levy or normal levy. He presented following numbers to calcu... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 20/06/2017 under GST-Rules , GST-Composition


GST returns - due date list

If you are registered under GST, you need to file monthly returns. Every month a single monthly return with summary of outward supply and inward supply will be the main return. However to file this monthly return you have to first file the outward supply information and inward supplies return.... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 18/06/2017 under GST-Returns , GST-Rules


GST Accounting with ledgers and double entry system

With Goods and Services Tax law there will be changes in way you account your business transactions and maintain tax records. One benefit every tax payer will have is availability of Electronic tax ledger at GST portal. Your accounting data should match the details available at GST portal. Acc... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 03/06/2017 under GST-Accounting , GST-Rules , GST-Documentation


GST Reverse Charge mechanism and rules with accounting entries

Reverse charging mechanism a procedural way of discharging tax liabilities and formalities by buyer of services or goods or both instead of seller. For example, a transaction will be considered as reverse charge if tax is payable by buyer instead of seller. GST reverse charging provisions a... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 01/06/2017 under GST-Registration , GST-Rules , GST-compliance , GST-RCM , GST-Accounting


List of different forms under GST

The form naming system under GST is impressive. They have named forms in such a simple manner that understanding nature of form becomes easy. Form example all the forms for return filing will are named as GSTR-1, GSTR-2 etc. and similarly forms to apply for a practitioner are named as GST PCT-... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 27/05/2017 under GST-Rules , GST-Documentation , GST-compliance , GST-Notice , GST-Forms , GST-Records


All about Input Tax Credit

To avoid cascading effect governments all over the world provide input tax credit. Under GST also input tax credit is available which can be utilised to pay against tax liability of output tax. Before proceeding to input tax credit provisions, first understand some terms and logic behind input... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 18/05/2017 under GST-Input , GST-Guide , GST-Tax , GST-Rules


Guide on GST practitioners

Goods and services tax practitioner or GST practitioner is a person who is approved under section 48 of CGST act to act as a practitioner. GST practitioners can help their client file information with respect to inward and outward supplies and also filing returns. What is the eligibilit... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 17/05/2017 under GST-Practice , GST-Rules , GST-compliance


GST compliance rating score and how to improve your GST rating score

Every registered person under GST is given a compliance rating. This rating number depends on timely tax payment, timely and accurate return filing and fulfilling other requirements. Section 149 of CGST act, specifies that Every registered person may be assigned a goods and services tax comp... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 15/05/2017 under GST-Rating , GST-Rules , GST-Documentation , GST-compliance , GST-Basics , GST-Records


Trading with unregistered person under GST and levy under reverse charge

A registered person is one who has registered under GST and unregistered person is one who is not registered under GST. This is a simple definition of registered and unregistered person in a layman language. As a registered person to comply correctly with GST law, you must understand certain... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 15/05/2017 under GST-Composition , GST-Registration , GST-Rules , GST-RCM , GST-Tax , GST-Invoice


Search HSN code and HS description of a product with explanation

Search with HSN Code HSN Code HS Description GST - Tax Rate Result HSN or HS Code or Harmonized System (HS) is an effort to classify traded products into a common internati... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 06/05/2017 under GST-Guide , GST-Rules , GST-HSN , GST-Basics


Whether GST is payable on reimbursements of expenses incurred by service provider?

Goods and Services Tax or GST is made simple compared to earlier indirect tax laws. The confusion which we had earlier is very specifically articulated by government regarding reimbursements of expenses incurred at the time of provision of services. Expenses incurred by service provider acting... Click to read full article

Pulkit Sharma 29/04/2017 under GST-Basics , GST-Valuation , GST-Rules