The government has simplified the GST refund claim process for businesses. Those looking to claim a refund will now have to submit only copies of their GSTR-2A form to officials. Previously, a business looking to file a refund claim had to provide all purchase invoices for a month.
The GSTR-2A form is an auto generated purchase return which takes into account the transactions between a supplier and a business.
Officials can use this form as evidence of supply by a supplier to the business with regards to the input tax credit which a business has claimed.
According to a report by Economic Times, the officials should not insist that invoices be submitted if the details of the same are available in GSTR-2A.
Additionally, the government also notified a new return form for GST. The GSTR-9 will need to be filed by normal taxpayers while the GSTR-9A is to be filed by composition taxpayers.
The government also stated that assesses falling under GST will have to file their annual returns by December 31.
Sources: Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line.
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