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Implementation of the requirement to mention HSN codes in GSTR-1


Implementation of the requirement to mention HSN codes in GSTR-1
HSN codes in GSTR-1
December 12, 2022


Depending on their Aggregate Annual Turnover (AATO) in the prior Financial Year, taxpayers are required to declare a least 4-digit or 6-digit HSN Code in table-12 of GSTR 1 in accordance with GST Notification No. 78/2020 - Central Tax, issued October 15, 2020. These modifications are being implemented gradually in order to benefit the taxpayers.

Phase 1 Parts I & II are already live on the GST Portal and went into effect on the first of April 2022 and the first of August 2022, respectively. Phase 2 will be implemented on the GST Portal as of November 1, 2022, and taxpayers with annual revenue up to Rs 5 crore would need to declare 4-digit HSN numbers in their GSTR-1.

Prior to GST Notification 78/2020, it is significant to remember that:
- Businesses who reported zero digit HSN codes had a maximum annual revenue of Rs. 1.5 crore.
- Businesses that reported 2 HSN figures had a revenue between Rs. 1.5 crore and Rs. 5 crore.
- Businesses that reported 4 HSN digits had a turnover of more than 5 crores.


Let's examine the new modifications in greater depth.

Phase 2
Taxpayers with AATO of up- to 5 cr.
Mandatory reporting of HSN at 4-digits

Taxpayers with AATO of more than 5 cr.
No change.



Taxpayers with AATO of up-to 5 cr
- Taxpayers could be required to mandatorily file 4-digit HSN codes.
- Manual access might be allowed for filling in HSN or description and in case of an incorrect HSN  a caution or alert message can be shown. However, taxpayers will nevertheless be capable of documenting GSTR-1    

Taxpayers with AATO of more than 5 cr.
To continue as it was.

The taxpayers are prompted to rectify the HSN points of interest where there's a blunder and a caution message is shown. However, it isn't obligatory approval for recording GSTR-1.
Advance stages would be actualized on GST Entrance without further ado and individual dates of usage and nature of altering would be overhauled from time to time.

Example of how GSTN is sending notices and taking action for HSN mismatches: 



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