Finally CBIC enables New Changes in GSTR-9C – v1.5

GST Audit Form - GSTR-9C - Taxscan

After a long waiting, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has enabled the new changes in GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement).

The excel based GSTR-9C offline utility is designed to help the taxpayer to prepare the GSTR-9 return offline. The utility can be downloaded from this link.

To use the tool efficiently, ensure that you have the following installed on your system:

  1. Your downloaded (GSTR9C Offline Tool) zip file contains:
    • GSTR_9C_Offline_Utility (Excel Macro)
    • ReleaseNotes

Features of Release 1.5

– Multiple fields now accept negative values.
– Column 14S made optionally
– Cash flow statement is now optional.
– Multiple changes in the certificate as required.
– Fixed some records stuck as In Progress when uploading JSON.

Recently, the Central Government has made some changes in the forms of Annual Return (GSTR-9) and the Reconciliation Statement (GSTR-9C) vide Notification No. 56/2019 dated 14.11.2019.

The Offline utility of GSTR -9 and GSTR-9C for 2017-18, which was informed to be available earlier was 10th Dec, 14th Dec, 17th Dec and 21st December.

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