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|Posté le: Sam 4 Nov - 11:00 (2017) Sujet du message: 10 new features and changes in QuickBooks for GST
|The Government of India is rolling out new indirect tax law – Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017 which in turn impacts how businesses manage their transactions, do their accounting and file their tax returns. QuickBooks has added new capabilities and modified its existing capabilities to ensure that its users are GST compliant and can continue to use QuickBooks without any disruption.
This article summarizes the changes to QuickBooks for GST:
What system did under the hood:
Automatic creation of GST tax agency and all the GST tax rates – For users who have already set up taxes in the past, QuickBooks will automatically create a new GST tax agency and the GST tax rates. For users who haven’t set up taxes in the past, they need to manually set up GST tax agency. Once done, the GST tax rates will automatically show up in their transactions.
New GST tax center to tell user how much tax it owes – GST tax center displays the balance due per filing period classified by different tax types and allows user to complete important functions like adjusting tax and recording tax payment.
New Chart of Accounts (CoA) to handle accounting treatment of GST tax flows – QuickBooks now contains CoAs for the GST agency and the underlying tax types (i.e. CGST, SGST and CGST) to allows users to properly manage how taxes are treated.
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New tax rates will display in transactions (i.e. invoices, expenses) – When transaction date is set to on or after July 1, 2017, users will notice the GST tax rates of 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28% and ‘Exempt’. Each tax rate will have two entries – one for transactions within the state (intra-state transactions), i.e. 18% GST and other for outside the state (inter-state transactions), i.e. 18% IGST. In the former case, system will automatically breakup the tax computation into CGST and SGST tax types, i.e. 18% GST will split into 9% CGST and 9% SGST. Also note that based on the transaction date, system will display either the GST rates (i.e. on or after July 1) or old rates like Service Tax, VAT (i.e. prior to July 1).
Indicate “Place of Supply (POS)” in sales transactions (i.e. invoices, estimates and sales receipts) – The screen of invoice creation now includes a new field called as “Place of Supply”. By default, this field displays the State of Shipping Address of the selected customer. POS will help user determine the right tax type, i.e. GST if the transaction is within the state and IGST if the transaction is outside the state. For transactions outside India (export), user needs to select “Outside India” option within the POS. Accurate POS selection is important as it gets reflected in the return reports.
Below is snapshot of a GST compliant invoice generated in QuickBooks (changes highlighted in yellow)
QB invoice 07Jul17
Users are recommended to go through the help article Setting up QuickBooks for GST to understand how they can use the above capabilities to set up for generating GST compliant transactions (i.e. invoices) and ensure reports for GST returns are complete and accurate.
You can also view the short video which explains how users can set themselves up and generate GST compliant invoices.
GST return ready reports – With this release, QuickBooks includes built-in reports for GSTR1 (for outward supplies/sales) and GSTR2 (for inward supplies). Users can review these reports and export them to initiate their return process. NOTE – The Government of India has indicated that detailed return filing may not be applicable for the first two months and businesses will be required to file summary returns. The current reports in QuickBooks shall be relevant only when detailed filing is initiated. Support for filing in the interim shall be communicated once such format is made available by the Government.
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