CBIC issues SoP for Scrutiny of GST Returns for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19–TAXSCAN

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By Rasheela Basheer – On March 23, 2022 9:07 am

CBIC - SoP for Scrutiny of GST Returns - FY 2017-18 and 2018-19 - taxscan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued a standard operating procedure (SoP) for the scrutiny of GST returns for the financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Section 61 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 read with rule 99 of Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 provides for scrutiny of returns and related particulars furnished by the registered person.

The SoP stated that “till the time a Scrutiny Module for online scrutiny of returns is made available on the CBIC-GST application, as an interim measure, the following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is being issued by the Board in order to ensure uniformity in selection/ identification of returns for scrutiny, methodology of scrutiny of such returns and other related procedures.”

The SoP stated that the selection of returns for scrutiny is to be based on specific risk parameters. For this purpose, the Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM) has been assigned the task to select the GSTINs registered with Central tax authorities, whose returns are to be scrutinized, and to communicate the same to the field formations from time to time through the DDM portal (to the nodal officer of the Commissionerate concerned) for further action.

Further, scrutiny of returns of a taxpayer may be conducted by Superintendent of Central Tax in-charge of the jurisdictional range of the said taxpayer.

“The proper officer shall conduct scrutiny of returns pertaining to minimum of 3 GSTINs per month. Scrutiny of returns of one GSTIN shall mean scrutiny of all returns pertaining to a financial year for which the said GSTIN has been identified for scrutiny,” the SoP said.

The Proper Officer shall scrutinize the returns and related particulars furnished by the registered person to verify the correctness of the returns. Information available with the proper officer on the system in the form of various returns and statements furnished by the registered person and the data/details made available through various sources like DGARM, ADVAIT, GSTN, E-Way Bill Portal, etc. may be relied upon for this purpose.


DATE: 22nd March, 2022To Read the full text of the Circular CLICK HERE

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