15 Things must to do before 31st March’2018 Under Income Tax And GST

15 Things must to do before 31st March’2018.

31st March, 2018 is an important date to remember for individuals, Companies and taxpayers in India as it is the deadline for completing all statutory obligations. Here are must 15 things to do before the end of 31st March 2018:

  1. Linkage of Aadhaar with PAN: It must be noted that the return of income tax payer will not be processed if Aadhaar is not linked to PAN.
  2. Filing of Pending Returns for Last 2 Year : 31st March, 2018 is the last date for filing Income tax return for AY 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  3. Compulsory investment under PPF: The minimum compulsory annual contribution to PPF account is Rs. 500. So if you have PPF Account then you need to contribute at least Rs. 500 per financial year. The last date of this contribution is 31st March, 2018.
  4. Make Investment to claim deductions under Income Tax Act to make appropriate tax planning: Various investments are allowed to claim exemptions and deductions along with benefit of opportunity to earn returns on such investments. Thus to avail maximum deductions, such investments are to be made before 31st march to include it in the previous year for the future prospect.
  5. Calculation of GST Turnover: The total turnover in your Current year up to 31st March is to be calculated for the purpose of determining the aspects like applicability of GST Registration, Eligibility of opting Composition Scheme, and Applicability of Filing of specific returns.
  6. Reversal of Input tax credit – As per the rules of Input tax credit, after issuance of tax invoice if receiver does not made the full payment of amount within 180 days then the credit taken on that invoice is to be reversed. And whenever the payment is made, the receiver can take the credit of the amount. Therefore the aging analysis of the debtors and creditors is to be done. all old invoices issued before 1st October, 2017, should be paid before 31st March 2018.
  7. E way bill Registration – It is compulsory to issue E way bill from 1st April, 2018 for inter state transport. In case of inter state supply, the goods are in transit as on 1st April, 2018, it is compulsory to generate e way bill for them. Therefore, it is necessary to take the registration under E way bill system before 31st March.
  8. Reconciliation of ledgers – All the taxpayers should reconcile the cash ledger, credit ledger and liability ledger with their books of accounts. All the entries should be done before the year end. Also debit note, credit note, rate difference, discount, etc also to be reconciled.
  9. HSN Code in the Invoice – Before preparing first invoice in the new financial year, taxpayers should check the turnover for the year 2017-18. Taxpayers whose turnover is above Rs. 1.5 crores but below Rs. 5 crores shall use 2-digit code and the taxpayers whose turnover is Rs. 5 crores and above shall use 4-digit code. Taxpayers whose turnover is below Rs. 1.5 crores are not required to mention HSN Code in their invoices.
  10. Composition scheme – If any taxpayer wants to register under composition scheme then he can apply in Form GST CMP – 02 before 31st March. Similarly, those who wants to cancel the registration under composition scheme, they have to apply in Form GST CMP – 04 before 7th April.
  11. Due dates of the returns – There are various due dates in the April month for filing the returns relating to 31st march. Such as GSTR 3B for March is to be filed up to 20th April. GSTR 1 is to be filed up 10th April. GSTR 4 is to be up to 18th April and GSTR 6 is to be filed up to 13th April.
  12. Form GST TRAN 2 – The taxpayers who have filed the TRAN 1 and have taken the credit of Excise duty paid, without any documents, they have to file the details of outward supplies for six months in TRAN 2 before 31st March 2018 for availing 40%/ 60% credit.
  13. GSTR 6 – Input service distributor has to file GST return in form GSTR 6. So 31st March is the due date to file GSTR 6 from July 2017 to February 2018.
  14. Valuation of the closing stock – At the time of valuation of closing stock as on 31st March, the input tax credit taken on raw material, consumables, semi finished goods is to be calculated. In Excise, there was a concept of making provision for the tax payable on the finished goods as on 31st March, no such concept was introduced in the GST.
  15. Depreciation on the capital asset– At the time of calculating depreciation on the capital goods (other than building), if ITC has been claimed, then the tax amount needs to be ignored at the time of calculating depreciation.