The GST annual return forms, GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C are available on the portal for filing. GSTR 9 is a Return Form and GSTR-9C is a Reconciliation Statement. The last date for filing the annual statement and return are 31st December 2022.
The GSTR-9 form is an annual return that has to be filed by all registered taxable persons under GST. The GSTR-9C is the GST reconciliation Statement for a particular FY on or before 31st December. The reconciliation must also be certified by a CA for the companies having a turnover of more than 5 crores.
Last month, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ), on the recommendations of the GST Council, has exempted taxpayers having turnover up to 2 crores from the filing of annual returns in forms GSTR-9 and 9A. The GST Council’s 47th meeting held at Chandigarh on June, decided to exempt the small taxpayers from the compliance of annual returns.
GSTR 9 is an annual return to be filed yearly by taxpayers registered under GST. It consists of details regarding the outward and inward supplies made/received during the relevant financial year under different tax heads i.e. CGST, SGST & IGST, and HSN codes. It is a consolidation of all the monthly/quarterly returns (GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, GSTR-3B) filed in that year. Though complex, this return helps in the extensive reconciliation of data for 100% transparent disclosures.