Circular No.15 /15/2017 - CGST, (F.No. 349/164/2017-GST), Due date for generation of FORM GSTR-2A and FORM GSTR-1A in accordance with the extension of due date for filing FORM GSTR-1 and GSTR-2 respectively – reg.


Circular No.15 /15/2017 - GST
F.No. 349/164/2017-GST
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
GST Policy Wing
New Delhi, Dated the 6th November, 2017
To,
The Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners / Principal Commissioners /
Commissioners of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Director Generals / Director Generals (All)
Madam/Sir,
Sub –Due date for generation of FORM GSTR-2A and FORM GSTR-1A in
accordance with the extension of due date for filing FORM GSTR-1 and GSTR-2
respectively – reg.
Please refer to Notification No. 30/2017-Central Tax dated 11th September 2017,
and Notification 54/2017-Central Tax, dated 30th October, 2017 whereby the dates for
filing FORM GSTR-1, FORM GSTR-2 and FORM GSTR-3 for the month of July,
2017 were extended. Queries have been received regarding the due dates for the
generation of FORM GSTR-2A and FORM GSTR-1A in light of the said extension of
dates. Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 168 of
the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’), for
the purpose of uniformity in the implementation of the Act, the following is clarified:
1. Sub-section (1) of section 37 of the Act read with sub-rule (3) of rule 59 of the
CGST Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Rules’) provides that the details
furnished in FORM GSTR-1 by the supplier shall be made available
electronically to the registered person (hereinafter referred to as ‘the recipient’) in
FORM GSTR-2A after the due date for filing of FORM GSTR-1. Sub-section
(2) of Section 38 read with sub-rule (1) of rule 60 of the said Rules provides for
furnishing of details in FORM- GSTR-2 after the 10th but before the 15th of the
month succeeding the tax period. Further, sub-section (1) of section 38 read with
sub-rule (1) of rule 60 provides that on the basis of the details contained in FORM
GSTR-2A, the recipient shall prepare and furnish the details of inward supply in
FORM GSTR-2 after verifying, validating, modifying or deleting, the details, if
required. Since the due dates for furnishing the details in FORM GSTR-1 and
FORM GSTR-2 have been extended, it is hereby clarified that the due date of
FORM GSTR-2A is also extended.The details furnished in FORM GSTR-1 are
available to the recipient in FORM GSTR-2A from 11th of October, 2017. These
details are also available in FORM GSTR-2 and can be verified,validated,
modified or deleted to prepare details in FORM GSTR-2 which is required to be
furnished not later than the 30th November, 2017. It is further clarified that the
details in FORM GSTR-2A are also available in his FORM GSTR-2 and the
recipient may take necessary action on the same, prior to furnishing the details in
his FORM GSTR-2. FORM GSTR-2A is a read-only document made available
to the recipient electronically so that he has a record of all the invoices received
from various suppliers during a given tax period.
2. Sub-section (3) of section 38 of the Act read with sub-rule (4) of rule 59 of the
Rules provides that the details of inward supplies added, corrected or deleted by
the recipient in FORM GSTR-2 shall be made available to the concerned supplier
electronically in FORM GSTR-1A. Further, sub-section (2) of section 37 of the
Act read with sub-rule (4) of rule 59 of the Rules provides that once these details
are made available electronically through the common portal to the supplier in
FORM GSTR-1A, the supplier shall either accept or reject the modifications
made by the recipient on or before the 17th day of the month succeeding the tax
period but not before the 15th day, and accordingly, FORM GSTR-1 shall stand
amended to the extent of modifications accepted by the supplier. In this regard, it
is hereby clarified that as the dates for furnishing the details in FORM GSTR-1
and FORM GSTR-2 have been extended, the due date for furnishing of FORM
GSTR-1A for July 2017 is also extended. Therefore,the details in FORM GSTR1A
shall be made available to the supplier from the 1st of December to the 6th of
December, 2017 for the month of July 2017.
3. It is requested that suitable trade notices may be issued to publicize the contents of
this circular.
4. Difficulty, if any, in implementation of the above instructions may please be
brought to the notice of the Board. Hindi version would follow.

(Upender Gupta)
Commissioner (GST)

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