Based on the previous article on the explanation of Input Tax Credit (ITC), I’m sure you have a clearer understanding of how the ITC works in India. In this article, we will delve into the reversal of Input Tax Credit in GST.

ITC reversal in GST

Input Tax Credit reversal in GST means the credit claims of inputs tax that is added to the output tax liability is effectively voided. Besides, businesses will also need to make payment of interest depending on when the reversal is done.

Scenarios of ITC reversal

  • Reversing ITC of any inputs held as stock in trade
  • The calculation of ITC reversal amount should be proportionate based on the basis of corresponding invoices in which the credit had been availed for inputs in stocks.
  • Reversing ITC for non-availability of invoices
  • The credit reversal amount should be based on the current market price of the goods on the date of the relevant events where the tax described above invoices are not available.
  • Reversing ITC related to capital goods
  • By taking the residual life of the capital goods as five years, the input tax credit for the remaining residual life in months should be calculated based on a pro-rata basis.

Capital goods that have been used for three years, five months and 15 days

The residual remaining life in months =  (60-42) = 18 months

The input tax credit is taken on capital goods = 12,000

Input tax credit for the remaining residual life = 12,000 x 18/60 = 3,600

Eligibility to claim input tax to pay the output tax liability

You are eligible to claim the input tax if you satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Manage to make payment to your supplier within 180 days from the date of invoice issuance.
  2. Capital goods and Inputs are not used for personal purposes
  3. Capital goods and Inputs are not used for providing exempt supplies
  4. Submission of GST Returns promptly.

If you failed to satisfy the conditions above, you’re not eligible to claim credit for taxes paid on inputs. Hence, they will need to fill in Form GSTR-2, point 11, which deals with a reversal of input tax credit.

Take note to segregate the amount of ITC reversal into IGST, CGST, SGST, and Cess and fill in the amount in the column above.

How does this apply to Deskera users?

When creating a product, Deskera users can indicate if the Input Tax Credit (ITC) is blocked or reversed under the ITC Adjustment in the Buy section. ITC is only applicable in the Purchase Account.

Click on the drop-down arrow from the ITC adjustment field. Select either ITC is blocked, or ITC is reversed. ITC is blocked for general insurance, repair, and maintenance services related to motor vehicles, servicing,  work contract services related to construction, etc.