The GSTN has issued Advisory No. 606 dated October 06, 2023 in respect of the introduction of Compliance Pertaining to DRC-01C (Difference in Input Tax Credit (ITC) available in GSTR-2B & ITC claimed in the GSTR-3B).
The Government vide Notification No. 38/2023 – Central Tax dated August 04, 2023 inserted the Rule 88D in CGST Rule, 2017 dealing with difference in input tax credit available in GSTR-2B and ITC availed in GSTR-3B. This functionality vis a vis this rule has now started operating on the GST portal.
The system now compares the ITC available as per GSTR-2B/2BQ with the ITC claimed as per GSTR-3B/3BQ for each return period. If the claimed ITC exceeds the ITC available as per GSTR-2B by predefined limits, as directed by competent authority, the taxpayer shall receive an intimation in the form of Form DRC-01C.
Upon receiving the intimation, the taxpayer must file a response using Form DRC-01C Part B. The taxpayer has the option to either provide details of the payment made to settle the difference using Form DRC-03 or provide an explanation for the difference out of the options provided in the form or even choose a combination of both options and file it.
In case, no response is filed by the impacted taxpayers in Form DRC-01C Part B, such taxpayers will not be able to file their subsequent period GSTR-1/IFF.
To further help taxpayers with the process, a detailed manual containing the navigation details is available on the GST portal. It offers step-by-step instructions and addresses various scenarios related to the functionality. The link is stated below: https://tutorial.gst.gov.in/downloads/news/return_compliance_itc_mismatch_intimation_in_form_gst_drc_01c.pdf