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Online version of New GST Return (Trial) released by GSTN

Mumbai, September 17, 2019: As part of the ongoing New GST Returns Trial, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) today released the online version of GST ANX-1 and GST ANX-2 of the New Returns forfamiliarisation of the Taxpayers. The new features have been made available on the GST portal

In the proposed system of new GST Return filing, a normal taxpayer would have to file FORM GST RET-1 (Normal) (on either monthly or quarterly basis) or FORM GST RET-2 (Sahaj) / FORM GST RET-3 (Sugam) (both on quarterly basis). Annexure of supplies (GST ANX-1) and Annexure of Inward Supplies (GST ANX-2) will also have to be uploaded as part of these returns. For familiarization of stakeholders with the proposed New Returnssystem and to obtain their feedback/suggestions, to further improve the New Return Offline tool, the trial version of the Offline Tool was released on GST Portal in July this year.

So far the taxpayers could use the new return offline tool for preparation of the Form GST ANX 1 and create JSON file for upload on GST Portal. They could also download GST ANX 2 JSON file (details of inwards supplies as recipient) and import it in the tool. They could then import their purchase details in the tool and use matching tool built in the Offline Tool to compare it with the GST ANX 2 to identify purchases which have not been reported by supplier or reported but incorrectly. Based on outcome of matching Tool, they could also take actions of ‘Accept’, ‘Reject’ or keep ‘Pending’on these documents. They could also upload the JSON of GST ANX-2 on portal after taking actions.

With the release of the online version of GST ANX-1 and GST ANX-2, the supplier taxpayers have now been provided with a facility to fill in details of Business-to-Business (B2B), Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Details of Supplies attracting Reverse Charge in their Form GST ANX 1, online, on the GST Portal directly. On saving these details by Supplier Taxpayer, records of Form GST ANX-1 will automatically flow to GST ANX 2 of the recipient taxpayer and respective tables of GST ANX-2 of the Recipient Taxpayer will thus get auto-populated on which he/she can now take ‘Action’ (Accept / Reject / Pending) on Form GST ANX-2 online.
Prakash Kumar, CEO-GSTN, said that, “We have released the online version of GST ANX-1 and GST ANX-2 of the New Return for the Taxpayers’ familiarisation with the upcoming system of filing New GST returns. The online version will provide working on real environment and we would appeal taxpayers and tax consultants to use the online features of GST ANX-1 & GST ANX-2 and share feedback to help us make changes/ enhancements wherever required.

So far thousands of stakeholders have taken part in the trial and given their feedback at, by attaching screenshots and by uploading other relevant material. The feedback/ suggestions for improving the tool have been analysed and relevant ones have been incorporated in the second version of offline tool released last week. ”

In addition, GSTN partnered with Industry Bodies like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHD Chamber of Commerce to create awareness and obtain their feedback/suggestions on the offline tool of New Returns. So far 13 training sessions in major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Pune etc. for Tax Consultants and Taxpayers have been held as part of this exercise and more such events are planned in 15 cities in near future.

About GSTN:
Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is a Section 8 (under new companies Act, not for profit companies are governed under section 8), non-government, private limited company. Instituted in March 2013, the Company has been set up primarily to provide IT infrastructure and services to the Central and State Governments, tax payers and other stakeholders for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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