In a developing country like India, MSME industries are the backbone of the economy. It is rightly termed as “the engine of growth” for India. The MSME sector contributes to 45% of India’s total industrial employment, 50% of India’s total exports and 95% of all industrial units of the country and more than 6000 types of products are manufactured in these industries (As per Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises). When these industries grow, the economy of the country grows as a whole and flourishes. These industries are also known as small-scale industries(SSI’s).
In this blog, we will discuss the process on how to get your MSME registration number/SSI registration in India.
The MSME registration is not yet mandatory by the Government but registering under it will help you reap several benefits from the government including credit at a low-interest rate, incentives on products for exports, excise exemption, statutory aid such as reservations and the interest on the payments delayed due to unavoidable circumstances. A government scheme called Udyog Aadhar registration has been helping MSMEs since 2015.
If your company is in the manufacturing line or service line, registrations for both can be obtained through the MSME act.
The MSME became operational on October 02, 2006. It was established to promote, facilitate, and develop the competitiveness of the micro, small, and medium enterprises.
The existing MSME classification was based on the criteria of investment in plant and machinery or equipment. If you want to enjoy the MSME benefits, you will have to limit your investment to a lower limit, as below :
< Rs.25 lakh
< Rs.5 crore
< Rs.10 crore
< Rs.10 lakh
< Rs.2 crore
< Rs.5 crore
These lower limits are limiting the urge to grow as a company is unable to scale their businesses further.
There has been a long-pending demand for the revision of MSME classification so that you can further expand your operations while you continue to avail the MSME benefits.
Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (ABA), the government revised the MSME classification by inserting composite criteria of both investment and annual turnover. Click Here to read more about ABA
The distinction between the manufacturing and services sectors under the MSME definition has been removed. This removal will create parity between the sectors. The following is the revised MSME classification, where the investment and annual turnover, both are to be considered for deciding an MSME.
Revised MSME Classification
< Rs.1 crore
< Rs.5 crore
< Rs.10 crore
< Rs.50 crore
< Rs.50 crore
< Rs.250 crore
*Subject to notification
You can apply online for MSME registration & verification.
Click Here to register as an MSME and fill the application form.
You can get an MSME certificate with lifetime validity in 2-5 working days and this certificate is for enterprises in both the manufacturing and service sectors. There is no limit with respect to the name used by you to register for new or existing businesses.
Your bank loans get cheaper as the interest rate is very low at around ~ 1 to 1.5%.
Various tax rebates are offered to MSME.
You are allowed a credit for minimum alternate tax (MAT) to be carried forward for up to 15 years instead of 10 years.
Many government tenders are only open to the MSME Industries.
You can get easy access to credit.
Once you are registered, the cost of getting a patent done or the cost of setting up the industry reduces as many rebates and concessions are available.
You will be given higher preference for government license and certification.
vThere is a One Time Settlement Fee for non-paid amounts of MSME.
To do the registration for the small and medium scale industry, you have to fill a single form which you can do online or offline. Click Here to get the application.
If you want to do registration for more than one industry then you can do individual registration.
The document required for the registration is your Personal Aadhar number, Industry name, Address, bank account details and some additional information.
You can provide self-certified certificates.
There are no registration fees required for this process.
Post the documents are prepared and submitted to the MSME registrar; the experts will verify the submitted documents. This procedure requires 2 working days.
Once your MSME application is approved, your company gets registered and related documents will be sent to you.
You have to submit documents like business address proof, copies of purchase and sale bill, and licenses from regulatory bodies.
Business Address Proof
Copies of Sale Bill and Purchase Bill
Partnership Deed/ MoA and AoA
Copy of Licenses and Bills of Machinery Purchased
Business Address Proof :
If the premise is self-owned – Allotment letter, possession letter, lease deed or property tax receipt. If there is a municipal license in the business name or in the name of the proprietor, partner or director of the business, no other possession document is required to be submitted.
If the premise is rented – Rent receipt and a no-objection certificate from the landlord is required. Any utility bill or document evidencing the landlord’s ownership is to be submitted.
Copies of Sale Bill and Purchase Bill :
Businesses are required to submit a copy of the sale bill related to each end product that it will supply. Also, for each raw material that it will purchase, a purchase bill has to be submitted.
Partnership Deed/ MoA and AoA
If the business is a partnership firm, it has to submit its partnership deed. If the partnership firm is registered, it has to submit the registration certificate.
In case of a company, a copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, and certificate of incorporation has to be submitted. With it, a copy of the resolution passed in the general meeting, and the copy of board resolution authorizing a director to sign the MSME application is also to be submitted.
Copy of Licenses and Bills of Machinery Purchased
In rare cases, you have to submit a copy of an industrial license which is to be obtained by giving an application to Govt. of India. Further, all bills and receipts related to purchasing and installation of plant and machinery have to be kept safe and required to be submitted on demand.
Name of Entrepreneur as per Aadhaar card
Social category (General, OBC, SC/ST)
Name of Enterprise
Type of Organization (Proprietorship, Partnership Firm, Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Cooperative Society, Hindu Undivided Family, Self-Help Group, Society or Trust)
Location/Address of Plant
Country, State, District, City, Tehsil, PIN Code
Mobile Number, Email ID
Date of Commencement of Business
Bank account number and IFSC code
Business Activity of Enterprise
NIC 2 Digit Code – choose a primary activity
Additional detail of the enterprise
Number of Employees
Investment Amount in Plant and Machinery
Declaration for registration under MSME :
Click Here to download the registration form
Declaration for non-registration under MSME:
The government has launched a number of schemes and support systems for enterprises.
Udyog Aadhaar memorandum:
Aadhaar card is a 12 digit number given to all individuals by the government. In this, the Aadhaar card is a mandatory requirement. The benefit of registering in this scheme is ease in availing credit, loans, and subsidies from the government. Registration can be done both online or offline.
Zero Defect Zero Effect:
Goods that are manufactured for export have to adhere to a certain standard so that they are not rejected or sent back to India. To achieve this the government has launched this scheme. Under this, if the goods are exported these are eligible for some rebates and concessions.
Quality Management Standards & Quality technology Tools:
Registering in this scheme will help the micro, small, and medium enterprises to understand and implement the quality standards that are required to be maintained along with the new technology. Under these activities are conducted to sensitize the businesses about the new technology available through various seminars, campaigns, activities, etc.
Grievance Monitoring System:
This is beneficial in terms of getting the complaints of the business owners addressed. In this, the business owners can check the status of their complaints, open them if they are not satisfied with the outcome.
This scheme helps innovators with the implementation of their new design, ideas or products. Under this from 75% to 80% of the project cost can be financed by the government. This scheme promotes new ideas, designs, products etc.
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme:
Under this scheme, new technology is provided to the business owners to replace their old and obsolete technology. A capital subsidy is given to the business to upgrade and have better means to do their business. The small, micro and medium enterprises can directly approach the banks for these subsidies.
This scheme is especially started for women who want to start their own business. The government provides capital, counselling, training, and delivery techniques to these women so that they manage their business and expand it.
Click Here to read the FAQs related to MSME registration.
How do we assist you with MSME Registration/SSI Registration?
We as your MSME registration consultants will help your business obtain MSME Registration to avail the benefits. MSME registration or SSI registration can be done through us in your city.
Step 1: You just need to fill our simple form which would ask about your basic information. It would be required while filing your application with the department.
Step 2: According to the details provided to us, we will draft your documentation accordingly. It would take around 1-2 working days.
Step 3: We will file your application along with the required documents to the MSME registrar. Before submission, our expert will verify all your documents properly.
Step 4: Once the application is approved and your MSME certificate is issued, we shall send it to you via email and courier.
Govt vide notification no 38/2020 dated 05.05.2020 had notified the fifth amendment to CGST Rules containing two amended.
1. Inserting the second proviso to Rule 26(1) providing for the filing of GSTR 3B by companies with EVC without use of Dsc during the period 21.04.2020 to 30.06.2020.
2. Inserting Rule 67A providing for NIL GSTR 3B by SMS. It was notified that this will be effective form a date notified later.
Govt vide notification 44/2020 dated 08.06.2020 has notified 08.06.2020 as the date for coming into effect of rule 67A. Following is the procedure for filing NIL GSTR3B through SMS.
Who have not made any sales (outward supply) for the period
Who doesn't have any Reverse Charge (RCM) Liability.
Who not intend to take any input tax credit for the period
Who don't have any late fee or other liability of the earlier period to be paid in this period.
Following is the procedure to be followed for filing NIL GSTR 3B through SMS.
SMS in the following format needs to be sent to No 14409 from the Registered Mobile Number.
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For example, if you wish to file NIL GSTR 3 for the month of May 2020 for GTIN 29AJBPLD2419C1ZT, the format of the message shall be as follows
NIL 3B 29AJBPD2419C1ZT 052020
If the SMS is validated, you will receive the 'Validation Code' on the same mobile number. The validation code needs to sent to the same number 14409 to complete the filing. Validating message should be in the following format
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For example, if the validation code received is 56789, validation SMS should be in the following format - CNF 3B 56789
Validation code received is usable only once, and shall be valid for 30 minutes.
In case SMS fails validation, instead of validation code Error Message will be received, which needs to look into and addressed.
In case you need any further assistance regarding GSTR 3b return filing, please feel free to get in touch with our team of GST Consultants in Bangalore.
GST is an indirect tax that was formed to abolish several other indirect taxes in India, to create a single taxation regime for ease of collection and to increase the efficiency of the process. It is mandatory for businesses with an annual turnover of Rs. 40 Lakh and above. In the North East and Hill states, registration is compulsory for companies earning more than Rs. 10 Lakh yearly revenue.
In this blog we are going to consider cases, wherein after submission of a GST registration application, additional documents are requested or the GST application is rejected.
But before that let’s discuss GST registration, its benefits, penalties associated, correct errors in GST registration, reregistration of GST.
GST eliminates the cascading effect of tax
Higher threshold for registration
Composition scheme for small businesses
The simple and easy online procedure
The number of compliances is lesser
Defined treatment for E-commerce operators
Improved efficiency of logistics
The unorganized sector is regulated under GST
According to the section 122 of CGST Act, if you are a taxable person and you fail to register under GST, then you are legally bound as per the GST Act and you need to pay the following amount of penalty:
10,000 INR or amount of tax evaded whichever is higher.
Case 1: If you fail to obtain GST registration and the total tax evaded amounts to 30,000 INR, the penalty applicable is 30,000 INR
Case 2: If you fail to obtain GST registration and the total tax evaded amounts to 8,000 INR, the penalty applicable is 10,000 INR
If you have any mistakes or errors in GST registration, you can rectify it in the application for registration either at the time of registration or even afterwards. You must submit FORM GST REG-14 along with documents. The GST officer will verify and approve within 15 days in FORM GST REG-15.
But if there is any mistake in PAN, you will have to file for fresh registration in FORM GST REG-01. This is because the GSTIN number is based on the PAN.
You can reach out to us for any further assistance related to the corrections in your GST Registration
After submitting for the registration, you will receive the GST registration certificate within 10 working days. However, some applicants may require to provide additional documents to the GST department for further clarifications. In rare cases, the application for GST registration could also be denied.
After submission of your GST registration application along with the list of documents required, you will be provided with an acknowledgement.
You can use the ARN number (Acknowledgement Reference Number) as mentioned in the GST registration application acknowledgement to track the status of your application.
It normally takes about 7 working days for the provisional GSTIN to be provided and an additional 2 days for providing final GSTIN with GST registration certificate. If the processing officer approves the application, you will receive the GST registration certificate as a soft-copy.
Your GST application can get rejected only if required data is not filled accurately, inadequate proof of identity or address of premises and if your PAN card number is not matching.
If the GST registration application does not contain all the necessary documents or information, then the GST officer processing the application would issue a notice seeking additional information or clarification or documents.
In such a scenario, you can submit the required information or documents as cited by the GST Officer on the common portal before the date mentioned in the notice. The authorized officer will approve the application once satisfied with the information provided by you for the GST certificate. However, the authorized officer has the power to reject the application for the GST certificate, if you failed to provide all the required documents or if you fail to submit it on time.
The GST Officer cannot order for a personal hearing for issuing a new GST registration certificate. The GST officer shall communicate any information regarding the process of the application or any concerns regarding the registration only through the GST forms.
If you fail to provide any reply, or if the authorized officer is not satisfied with the reply or if you fail to reply well within the time, the processing officer can reject the application.
If the officer is not satisfied with the reply, he can reject the application and pass an order in FORM GST REG -05.
On rejection of a GST registration application, the GST Officer would issue a notice to the applicant. As per the GST regulations, the authorized officer should convey to you in writing along with the reasons for rejection.
You can download the GST registration rejection form
If you have applied for GST registration and your application got rejected, you will get a chance to reply to the rejection letter.
However, if you wish to apply for a new application then you would have to wait for a final rejection which will take around 10 days.
Once the application is fully rejected you can apply again.
You can access the GST Portal using your login credentials by clicking here
Click Services > Registration > Application for Revocation of Cancelled Registration option
Your GST registration can be cancelled for the below reasons :
1. Cancellation by Taxpayer
A taxpayer opts in for cancellation of registration on the grounds of:
Liability: GST registration is mandatory for every business exceeding the threshold limit. However, if the annual turnover of the business drops below the given threshold limit, the registered person can opt-in for GST cancellation.
Merger: The taxpayer has transferred or merged the business with another organization or vice versa). In this case, the transferee (or the new company from amalgamation/ demerger) has to get registration under GST.
Dissolution: The taxpayer has discontinued the business.
Constitution: There is a change in the constitution of the business
For cancellation, the taxpayer will have to submit an E-application in FORM GST REG-29 through the GST Portal. An authorised officer, upon proper enquiry, shall provide cancellation of the registration.
(Login to the GST Portal with your user-ID and password.
Then navigate to the Services > Registration > Application for Cancellation of Registration option.)
2. Cancellation by Legal Heirs
If a registered person is deceased, the family or the legal heir of the taxpayer can apply for cancellation of GST registration in FORM GST REG 16.
The legal heirs are required to provide the following details in FORM GST REG 16
Details of inputs, semi-finished, finished goods held in stock on the date on which cancellation of registration is applied;
Details of the payment.
3. Cancellation by Authorised Officer
An Authorised officer can cancel GST registration of a taxpayer if,
The registered person does not conduct business from the place as declared during registration.
The registered person issues invoices without any supply of Goods and/or Services.
The registered person violates anti-profiteering provisions
To cancel the registration of a given business, the authorised officer is required to follow the below-given process
Authorised notifies the concerned person by sending show cause notice in FORM GST REG -17
For any disagreement, the registered person is required to reply in FORM GST REG -18 within 7 days of issuance of the notice.
If the authorised officer finds the reply to be satisfactory, he can drop the proceedings and pass an order in FORM GST REG –20.
However, you fail to justify why your registration should not be cancelled, the authorized officer will issue an order in FORM GST REG-19. The order will be sent within 30 days from the date of reply to the show cause
In case of cancellation imposed by an authorized officer, you can apply for revocation of cancellation within 30 days from the date of the cancellation order.
The process you need to be aware of:
You can submit an application for revocation of cancellation through FORM GST REG-21 on the GST portal.
If the authorised officer is satisfied with the reason you provide, the registered office is required to,
Record the reasons for the revocation of cancellation of registration in writing.
Reverse the cancellation of registration.
Pass an order of revocation in FORM GST REG-22.
However, if the reason is not found satisfactory to the authorised officer, he can reject the application for revocation. The officer is required to order in FORM GST REG-05 and communicate the same.
Before rejecting, the proper officer must issue a show-cause notice in FORM GST REG–23 for you to show why the application should not be rejected. You must reply in FORM GST REG-24 within 7 working days from the date of the service of the notice.
The proper officer is required to take a decision within 30 days from the date of receipt of clarification in FORM GST REG-24.
If you don’t apply for revocation of cancellation, it shall be deemed to be a ‘deficiency’ within the meaning of rule 9 (2) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 and can be considered as a ground for rejection of the application for fresh registration.
On the other hand, if you continue to trade goods and supplies with GST registration, it shall be considered as an offence under GST law and you shall be liable to heavy penalties.
In order to avoid application of fresh registration of businesses, who have had their registration cancelled by an officer, on account of non-compliance of the statutory provisions, CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)(released Vide circular no. 95/14/2019-GST dated March 28th, 2019, wherein the officials have clarified the consequence the taxpayer has to face in case of non-revocation of cancelled registration.
In cases where a registered taxpayer applies for another registration within the same state, the authorised officer is required to analyse whether existing registration continues or is being cancelled;
In case of cancelled registration, the further analysis shall commence on whether the registration is cancelled on account of violation of provisions of section 29 (2) (b) [composition dealer has not furnished returns for 3 consecutive tax period] or section 29 (2) (c) [registered taxpayer has not furnished returns for a continuous period of 6 months].
In case you need any further assistance regarding your rejected GST application, please feel free to get in touch with us. Our team of GST Consultants will do the required to ensure your GST application processes further.
CPC (TDS) has provided new enhanced features, to further add to the convenience of online facility of filing corrections to the TDS Statements. With this feature, you will be able to submit Online Corrections at TRACES without even having a Digital Signature.
To avail the facility, it is requested to log in to TRACES and navigate to the Defaults tab to locate “Request for Correction from the drop-down list. Click to Proceed in absence of Digital Signature.
Digital Signature is not mandatory to be registered on TRACES for raising online corrections.
Only Challan Correction is permissible in the absence of Digital Signature. Digital Signature enables you to carry out PAN Corrections as well.
Correct KYC information needs to be submitted for the purpose of validation.
Online requests can be submitted, only if there is a regular statement already filed and processed.
All previous corrections pertaining to the statement should have been processed and the processing status can be verified from the Dashboard.
A list of all Matched and Unmatched challans can be viewed by clicking the appropriate tab.
Matched challans can be corrected for the Amount Claimed as Interest and Others. Please note that Matched challans cannot be tagged.
Unmatched challans can be corrected and tagged to Deductee rows in the statement.
In addition, NO CHALLAN, which has been used for other purposes outside the system, should be tagged.
The corrections to the above challans can be reset by clicking the Reset tab if this requires to be further corrected.
Invalid to Valid PAN: The correct name of the Valid PAN will be displayed in Name as per changed PAN.
Valid to Valid PAN: If the new PAN entered is Invalid, a message is displayed in the Action Status. Please note that there is only one opportunity for a Valid to Valid PAN correction.
All the corrected rows can be viewed by clicking on Show Edited Rows on the screen.
After carrying out all the corrections, Action Summary can be referred for all changes carried out.
Please click Confirm for all intended changes and the statement is ready for submission.
Actions to Complete Submission:
Please navigate to the Defaults tab to locate Corrections Ready for Submission.
Click on Submit for Processing, which will prompt to digitally sign the submission.
Once the correction is submitted successfully, a Token Number for the same will be available.
Govt has proposed a staggered filing of GSTR 3B, to reduce the load on GST Portal on due date. Govt vide press release dated 22.01.2020 has proposed the following due dates for various tax filers based on the State of the Tax filers and their turnover. Notification to give effect to this change is expected soon.
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MCA vide notification dated Jan 3, 2020 has made following amendment to Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules,2014 as to requirement of appointment of whole-time company Secretary and Secretarial Audit effective from April 1st2020. As per the amended provisions, ln case of private companies paid-up capital limit has been increased from five crores to 10 crores, for mandatory appointment of company Secretary. Secondly, the secretarial audit has been made applicable to every company having a loan or borrowing from the bank or financial institutions of Rs 100 crores or more.
Appointment of whole-time company secretary:
Provision with effect from April 1st 2020
Requirement of Secretarial Audit Report:
Provision with effect from April 1st 2020
For the purpose of this sub-rule, it is clarified that the paid up-share capital, turnover, or outstanding loans or borrowings as the case may be, existing on the last date of the latest audited financial statement shall be taken into account.
As per the Startup India Action plan, the followings conditions must be fulfilled in order to be eligible as a Startup :
Being incorporated or registered in India for less than 7 years and for biotechnology startups up to 10 years from its date of incorporation.
Annual turnover not exceeding Rs 25 crores in any of the preceding financial years.
Aims to work towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.
It is not formed by splitting up or reconstruction of a business already in existence.
It must obtain certification from the Inter-Ministerial Board set up for such a purpose.
It can be incorporated as a private limited company, registered partnership firm or a limited liability partnership.
1. 3 year tax holiday in a block of seven years
The Startup incorporated after April 1, 2016, is eligible for getting 100% tax rebate on profit for a period of three years in a block of seven years provided that annual turnover does not exceed Rs 25 crores in any financial year.This will help the startups to meet their working capital requirements during their initial years of operation.
2. Exemption from tax on Long-term capital gains:
A new section 54 EE has been inserted in the Income Tax Act for the eligible startups to exempt their tax on a long-term capital gain if such a long-term capital gain or a part thereof is invested in a fund notified by Central Government within a period of six months from the date of transfer of the asset. The maximum amount that can be invested in the long-term specified asset is Rs 50 lakh. Such amount shall be remain invested in the specified fund for a period of 3 years.If withdrawn before 3 years, then the exemption will be revoked in the year in which money is withdrawn.
3. Tax exemption on investments above the fair market value
The government has exempted the tax being levied on investments above the fair market value in eligible startups. Such investments include investments made by resident angel investors, family or funds which are not registered as venture capital funds. Also, the investments made by incubators above fair market value is exempt.
4. Tax exemption to Individual/HUF on investment of long-term capital gain in equity shares of Eligible Startups u/s 54GB.
The existing provisions u/s 54GB allows the exemption from tax on long-term capital gains on the sale of a residential property if such gains are invested in the small or medium enterprises as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Act, 2006. But now this section has been amended to include exemption on capital gains invested in eligible start-ups also.
Thus, if an individual or HUF sells a residential property and invests the capital gains to subscribe the 50% or more equity shares of the eligible startups, then tax on long term capital will be exempt provided that such shares are not sold or transferred within 5 years from the date of its acquisition. The startups shall also use the amount invested to purchase assets and should not transfer the asset purchased within 5 years from the date of its purchase.
This exemption will boost the investment in eligible startups and will promote their growth and expansion.
5. Set off of carry forward losses and capital gains allowed in case of a change in Shareholding pattern.
The carryforward of losses in respect of eligible start-ups is allowed if all the shareholders of such company who held shares carrying voting power on the last day of the year in which the loss was incurred continue to hold shares on the last day of the previous year in which such loss is to be carried forward. The restriction of holding of 51 percent of voting rights to be remaining unchanged u/s 79 has been relaxed in case of eligible startups.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday directed the Goods & Services Tax (GST) organization to hold a special filing demonstration session for new return framework. This activity is expected to get the input before the new documenting system becomes effective from April 1, 2020.
As per the law it is mandatory to file return either on monthly or quarterly basis, based on their turnover.
The Finance Minister met tax assesses in five group to discuss and find ways to further simplify GST forms and make the existing filling process (GSTR 1, GSTR 3B, GSTR 9, GSTR 9c etc) more user friendly. Five bodies demonstrated in real time before the Finance Minister and Senior GST and GSTN officials, the various issues encountered during filling GST forms.
However, there are issues related to certain entries where some amendments have been made, issue of credit note or debit note, matching of input tax credit (ITC) for buyer filing monthly return and seller filing quarterly return and demand to produce physical invoice by tax officials even details mentioned in GST Return Form 2A. There was also a suggestion to further ease co-relation of various forms.
The activities would assist organizations with getting ITC benefits with no problems.
70.22 per cent of the assessees, having an annual turnover of less than ?5 crore and engaged in B2C (business to consumer), B2B (business to business) as well as reverse charge mechanism-based supply activities can opt for quarterly filing of return. This form is called ‘SUGAM’ (RET-3). This is according to the turnover-wise distribution based on GSTR 3B (existing return form) filed during 2018-19.
About 28 per cent of the assessees, with an annual turnover of less than ?5 crore and are engaged in B2C as well as reverse charge-based supply activities. They can opt for ‘SAHAJ’ form (RET-2). All other assessees (engaged in foreign trade or SEZ-based activities) will have to file RET-1. They will be required to file the returns on a quarterly basis but payment of tax dues on monthly basis through a form called PMT-08.
Over 7 per cent assessees with annual turnover of more than ?5 crore. They will have to file the return on a monthly basis through RET-1. These assessees are a small in number, but in terms of overall tax payment they contribute nearly 85 per cent. Under the new system, these assessees will have to file their returns by the 20th of the next month, which means a majority of the collection will be with the Government by that date. For other assessees, the filing date is the 25th of next month.
Under the present framework, one can display two unique figures in GSTR 1 (showing liability) and GSTR 3 B (showing tax payment) as they are not linked automatically. Thus, one could show higher liability,claim higher input tax credit and pay less tax. In any case, this will be not be possible under new system.Through the RET-1/2/3, the taxpayer pays the auto-populated risk (from ANX-1) by using money and ITC (auto-populated through ANX-2) both. Additionally, only the creator of the form will be able to amend the details.
The role of the Company Secretaries as governance enablers in the Indian corporate scenario has been well acknowledged, both by the corporates and the Regulators. Company Secretaries, both in employment and in practice have distinct roles to play as far as the governance framework of the Indian corporate arena is concerned.
The ICSI has been upfront about bringing about good governance and strengthening the existing framework. In an attempt to imbibe and to reinstate our commitment towards our vision and mission and to bring about a culture of transparency and accountability amongst our members, the Institute has brought forth the ICSI UDIN and eCSIN Guidelines.
UDIN - Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN), as the name suggests, is an identification number that is generated for every document certified/attested by a Practicing Chartered Accountants.
eCSin - The Employee Company Secretary Identification Number as governed by the eCSin Guidelines shall enable the Institute to identify the appointments and cessations of Company Secretaries. eCSin is a system-generated unique number for identification of the Company Secretaries employed in a particular company which shall be generated by the Company Secretary at the time of employment as a Company Secretary (KMP or otherwise), as well as at the time of demitting office in any manner.
Queries regarding eCSin may be sent to email@example.com
Both the Guidelines have been made mandatory by the Council of ICSI w.e.f. 1st October, 2019 and we are confident that the same shall undeniably provide the benefit of verification of the authenticity of both documents and the professionals to the Regulatory Bodies and other stakeholders as well.