Recommendations made during 31st GST Council Meeting

Extension of Due Dates

FormDue Date
Annual return and GST Audit (Form GSTR-9, 9A and9C)30.06.2019
TCS Statement (Form GSTR -8 for the months of Oct, Nov and Dec’18)31.01.2019
Job work return (Form GST ITC-04 for the period Ju/’17-Dec’18)31.03.2019

Clarificatory changes in the formats/instructions regarding annual return/reconciliation statement

  • Amendment of Headings: To specify that the return would be in respect of supplies ‘made during the year’ and not ‘as declared in returns filed during the year’.
  • GSTR-3B, GSTR-4 (where applicable) and GSTR-1 for all tax period have to be filed before filing of Form GSTR-9, 9A & Form GSTR-9C.
  • HSN code for only those Inward supplies whose value independently accounts for 10% or more of the total value of inward supplies may be declared.
  • Additional Payments, if any required, can be done in cash through Form GST DRC-03 only.
  • ITC cannot be availed through Forms 9 & 9C.
  • All sale invoices pertaining to previous FY shall be auto-populated in Table SA of Form GSTR-9.
  • Value of “non GST supply” shall include the value of “no supply”, which shall be reported in Table SD, SE and SF of Form GSTR-9.
  • Verification by taxpayer who is uploading reconciliation statement would be included in Form GSTR-9C.


  • New Return filing system:
    • Trial Basis – 01.04.2019
    • Mandatory Basis – 01.07.2019
  • ITC on invoices issued by supplier during FY 2017-18 may be availed till due date of filing GSTR-3B for the month of March, 2019.
  • One more chance for completion of migration process is being allowed till 31.01.2019
  • Late Fees completely waived for Form GSTR-1, Form GSTR-3B and Form GSTR-4 for the period Jul’17-Sep’18 filed before 31.03.2019.
  • No E-way bill can be generated in case return for two consecutive tax periods are not filed.

Refund Related Changes

  • Scheme of single authority (either Centre or State tax authorities) for sanctioned refund amount disbursement, shall be implemented on pilot basis.
  • All supporting documents/invoices to claim refund shall be uploaded electronically while filing refund application on the common portal.
  • Refund on account of Assessment/Provisional Assessment/Appeal/Any other Order, tax paid on an intra-State supply which is subsequently held to be inter-State and vice-versa, excess payment of Tax and any other refund application can also be made through Form GST RFD-01A on common portal.


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