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Clarification on the manner of filing the Quarterly Return by Composition Dealers in FORM GSTR-4

Doubts are being raised about the manner of filing the quarterly return by composition dealers in FORM GSTR-4. In particular, there is a doubt with respect to the instruction at Sl. No. 10 appended to the said FORM which reads as below:

For the tax periods July, 2017 to September, 2017 and October, 2017 to December, 2017, serial 4A of Table 4 shall not be furnished.

In this regard, it is hereby clarified that since auto-population of the details of the inward supplies including supplies on which tax is to be paid on reverse charge is not taking place, taxpayers who have opted to pay tax under the composition levy shall not furnish the data in serial number 4A of Table 4 of FORM GSTR-4 for the tax periods January, 2018 to March, 2018 and subsequent tax periods.

On 10th April,2018 a new version of GSTR-4 offline tool (V2.1) is now available in, In this context Ministry of Finance has issued above clarification.

For preparing your GSTR-4 for the 4th quarter (Jan . Mar), 2017-18, a new version of GSTR-4 offline tool (V2.1) is now available in .Download. section from 6th April 2018. Please note, that declaring inward supplies details received from the registered suppliers (other than supplies attracting Reverse Charges) under Table 4A in the offline tools of GSTR-4 is mandatory. Table 4A and 4B of GSTR-4 is combined in the excel sheet of offline tool and return filers are required to specify .Yes. or .No. in the column of .Reverse Charge Status. to select the nature of supply. In case supplies are not related to reverse charge .No. option is to be selected.

Sources: Pib.Nic.In


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