What is SAC code

Business, national or global, is an ever-growing network of traders and consumers involved in the trade of many products and services. Without proper organisational tools, a business can go berserk. Thus, to streamline trade, product classification codes like HSN and SAC are the most practical measures to be taken by the government.

What is SAC Code?

SAC is the acronym for Services and Accounting Code. This is a close cousin of the Harmonised System of Nomenclature or HSN code. It serves to classify and codify products/ services in worldwide trade. This internationally recognised coding system is necessary for all service providers/ business owners while filing GSTR.

The SAC system of classification of services is devised by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). They help identify taxes and GST rates for calculating tax liability. They are based on the HSN code, the internationally recognised system of classifying goods and services.

Difference Between SAC Code and HSN Code

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws came to be implemented in India in July 2017. Under the GST laws, all goods and services are meant to be coded with SAC and HSN numbers for the purpose of classification. While HSN code is intended for goods, SAC code is used to classify different services.
Another difference lies in the number of digits. While HSN code may have 4-, 6- and 8-digit codes depending on the nature of the business or the product in question, the SAC code is always of six digits.

SAC code in GST

How Does the SAC Code Work: Examples

The SAC code is a 6-digit code, where each digit stands for specific criteria of classification:

Benefits of SAC Codes

Example

The SAC code for catering services on flights, trains is 99 63 35. If we break it up and analyse it, we will see that:

Let us look into another example of SAC code 99 54 11 and break it up to understand:

SAC code in invoice

The last two digits vary under the main category of service to denote different subcategories.

The Use of SAC Codes: Government Guidelines

Chapter 99 of the HSN module contains all the information about SAC coding. It explains all about the services to which it is related and how to identify the SAC code of different services. SAC codes are mandatory for filing GST returns and issuing trade invoices. 

As per the government declaration in October 2020, HSN and SAC codes are made mandatory on tax invoices from 1st April 2021. As per this regulation, businesses with an aggregate turnover above 1.5 crore INR in a financial year must furnish the SAC code on service invoices. However, businesses with an aggregate turnover below 1.5 crores are not legally obligated to furnish SAC codes.

In case of violation of these laws, these consequences may follow:

About Imprezz

With a surge of new rules and regulations and revisions of the existing ones, maintaining business transactions and staying updated in taxation details can be problematic. Fintech solutions like Imprezz work on this pain point of large and small businesses. Imprezz provides services like invoicing, tax-related document management, real-time tracking of transactions and payment reminders.

The services provided by Imprezz cater to several aspects of financial management of your business:

Easy SAC Code Invoicing with Imprezz

The Ministry of Finance has mandated the integration of SAC coding in your tax invoices from April 2021. This means a business owner/ service provider cannot afford to miss out on including this code on their tax invoices.

So, to avoid all the hazards of doing it manually, switch to Imprezz for an absolute error-free billing solution. All you have to do is open a new invoice template and put all your information. Information like company logo, business address, consumer’s address, contact details, etc. Further, enter the services’ details, pricing, taxation rate, and GST details with SAC codes specific to that service. Finally, put your digital signature and click on the finish button to complete the process.
Instead of running around in different directions, walk straight up to Imprezz for the one-stop solution to your business’s financial management requirements in keeping with the latest government regulations.

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Importance of Real-Time Tracking of Accounting Transactions

steps to improve receivables management

The biggest challenge faced by any large or small business, more than sales, branding or expansion, is to keep it buoyant. And one way by which you can keep your business afloat is by ensuring a steady cash flow. A business can sail through highs and lows of profit generation, but it cannot survive an unstable cash flow. To provide that buoyancy, you need to have a proper Receivables Management solution.

What is Receivables Management?

Receivables Management or Managing Accounts Receivables is collecting dues from the buyers/ customers/ clients of your business in time to cut a long story short. It is the most vital part of your business’s financial health. Ensuring sales is the first step towards the financial sustainability of a business. To translate the sales strategy into steady cash flow, every business needs to manage Accounts Receivables par excellence.

A business offers goods, services or solutions to the consumer/ client in exchange for money. Collecting that money from the consumer is known as Receivables Management. The customers owing money to the business are called ‘sundry debtors’, in accountancy parlance. They are called ‘debtors’ because they owe money to the company for their products, services or solutions.

There are only a few companies that have the privilege of selling products or services for advance payment. Most businesses make sales on credit, i.e., they offer the products/ services first and collect the payment dues for these products and services later. The entire process involves:

Easier said than done, without proper planning and up-gradation of the Receivables Management program, your business can become a sinking ship with intermittent cash flow.

Objectives of Receivables Management

To ensure a steady inflow of cash, Receivables Management becomes an integral part of your business strategy. The objectives are to:

Steps to Improve Receivables Management

Create an Accounts Receivables Aging Report:

It is pertinent to have a bird’s eye view of your dues. Creating an AR Aging report will give you a clear picture of who owes you how much after how many days of the issuance of the bill.

Accounts can be segregated by the number of days since the invoice was issued:

The report also tracks the figure that is due against each entry under the above-mentioned categorisation.

Ensure Timely Payments

It is essential to track and follow up with the customers/ clients for timely payment of dues. If you do not receive the dues on time, you won’t be able to return the funds to your creditors. Put up a timeline as part of your credit policy before any business transaction.

Consider Offering an Early Payment Discount

To ensure timely or before-time payments, incorporate a fair discount offer on early payment in your credit policy. This will encourage the sundry debtor to come clean of the debts on time to avail of the discount.

Offer a Payment Plan

Business is also about customer retention. If one of your regular customers informs you about a cash flow challenge that might be keeping them from making the payment on time, make provisions for giving them some leeway. Keep a backup payment plan ready, devise some payment terms mutually agreed upon by you and the sundry debtor and you and close the agreement. Make sure you do not risk your credibility while cutting the sundry debtor some slack.

Diversify

This is the first rule of financial management. Be it investment or management of your business funds, never put all your eggs in the same basket. Diversifying the client base will ensure that all your cash is not stuck with one type of consumer. For instance, if you have a few large clients who usually pay outside of a 30 to 40-day window, get a few additional smaller clients, ensuring they pay on time.

Make Accepting Payments Easier

Whether it is a cash transaction or a digital transaction, make sure you put up a smooth payment process for your client. Simplifying the collection process prompts quick payments.

Outsource

With all the business operations going simultaneously, tracking Accounts Receivables can be a necessary but added burden. To save time and effort, outsource your Receivable Management needs to third-party service providers like Imprezz.

About Imprezz

A digital financial management software takes care of all the pain points businesses faced during accounting and bookkeeping. Imprezz is one such fintech solution that takes care of all your financial management needs under one roof. Issuing invoices, tracking payments, and following up with payment reminders, Imprezz covers it all.

How Does Imprezz Help in Managing Receivables

receivables management infographic

Outsourcing Accounts Receivables is the most feasible solution to optimise your REceivables Management strategy. It saves the firm’s time, resources and money while providing an efficient and effective solution to this vital pain point of any business. Softwares like Imprezz can prove to be game-changers in this domain. As an outsourcing partner, Imprezz can take care of the different aspects of your Accounts Management needs, like

All this and much more, with the live tracking and payment reminder features, the Imprezz software ensures that every penny coming into or going out of your account is accounted for. Visit their website, learn more about its offerings, and make this smart addition to your financial management strategy today.

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TDS and TCS changes

According to the Budget 2021, the non-filers of income tax for the last two fiscal year will be subject to a higher TDS (Tax Deducted at Source), and TCS (Tax Collected at Source) rate. It is in case if the tax deduction was 50,000 INR or more in each of those two fiscal years. The mandate will come into practice from 1st July 2021.

To ease the tax deduction process, the Income Tax department of India has come up with a functionality that helps TDS and TCS collectors to identify those “specified persons” or defaulters on whom the higher TDS deduction is to be levied from July 1st. The TDS deductors and TCS collectors will need to check on the functionality of the PAN card of the trader/ individual from whom TDS is to be deducted or TCS is to be collected at the beginning of the financial year.

CBDT’s Declaration

On Monday (21/06/2021), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) passed a circular on implementing sections 206AB and 206CCA for a higher tax deduction or collection for non-filers. The Income Tax Department’s tweet reads: 

“New functionality issued for compliance checks for sec 206AB & 206CCA to ease compliance burden of tax deductors/collectors”

How Does it Work?

In a statement made this Tuesday (22/06/2021), the CBDT added, “To ease this compliance burden, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a new functionality “Compliance Check for Sections 206AB & 206CCA”. This functionality is already functioning through reporting portal of the income tax department (https://report.insight.gov.in).” 

The TDS deductor or the TCS collector can enter a single PAN search or a bulk search of multiple PANs. He can check whether they are the specified person or the non-filer eligible for tax deduction or collection or not. The PAN search results for a single search will be available in a PDF version and a downloadable file for bulk PAN search for further reference.

This functionality is a welcome relief for tax deductors or collectors since they can check the PAN/s at the very beginning of the financial year and ascertain the specified persons. And, by doing so, they do not have to check the PAN details of non-specified people time and again throughout the financial year. This means the list of specified persons for FY 2021-22 based on the non-filers of FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 stands valid for this entire financial year.

(Source: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/business/i-t-dept-functionality-to-identify-non-filers-on-whom-higher-tds-will-be-levied-from-july-1-272442)

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Maintaining legally compliant, professional invoices is imperative to the operations of any business. But once you have created an invoice, it may not be the final one as there can be several changes due to various reasons in a single transaction.

Is it possible to edit the invoice n-number of times as and when there’s a change? What is the ideal solution to this predicament? The answer is debit notes and credit notes.

Debit Note and Credit Note: When are these Issued?

debit note and credit note infographicDebit Note

A debit note or a debit memo is a document sent by the buyer to the seller for processing a request to return the funds under special circumstances. A debit note has to be issued before a credit note is issued by the supplier and stands for a formal request from the buyer to issue a credit note.

The buyer can be requesting a partial or full refund of the payment through a debit note under the following circumstances:

All of the reasons mentioned above are valid grounds on which a buyer can send a debit note to the seller for a full or partial refund. The debit note is proof of the purchase return in the buyer’s accounting books.

The debit note denotes the upward revision of prices in an already furnished invoice and also records any future liability that they may have to pay for. It also indicates a change in the taxable value of goods indicated in a tax invoice in case of a revision of taxes.

Credit Note

A credit note or credit memo is a document issued by the seller to indicate a full or partial refund to the buyer. It follows the issuance of a debit note from the buyer. This refund note is issued under the following circumstances:

There are two types of credit notes:

Multiple credit notes can be issued against one purchase invoice, as long as it does not exceed the total amount in the invoice. The credit note issued by the seller to the buyer acts as an indicator of the credit transfer into the buyer’s account.

Credit notes may reflect badly on the accounting history of the seller.

Debit Note and Credit Note: Differences

difference between debit note and credit note

*Note: A debit note always precedes a credit note in case of a refund.

Use of Debit and Credit Note in GST

According to the GST laws, a debit note can be issued by the supplier if the taxable amount or tax charged in the invoice is less than the actual tax rate. As per section 34(3) of the Goods and Services Tax Act, there are only two situations when the seller or supplier can issue a debit note:

The GST act defines a credit note as a document issued by the seller when the amount of tax payable according to the original invoice is more than the actual tax rate on the specific goods and services involved in the sale. As per GST laws, a supplier is expected to issue a credit note to the buyer when:

Details to be Included in Debit and Credit Note

  1. The supplier’s name, address and GSTIN
  2. An alphanumeric serial number unique to the particular financial year
  3. Date of issue of the debit/ credit note
  4. The buyer’s name, address and GSTIN (if registered). If the buyer is not registered, their name and detailed address of delivery would suffice
  5. The original invoice number against which the debit/ credit note is issued
  6. The taxable value of goods or services, the rate of tax applicable and the amount of tax debited or credited to the recipient
  7. The supplier’s signature/ digital signature and a seal/stamp.

How Can Imprezz Help?

For small and large scale business owners, financial management is an all-consuming task that requires a lot of time and attention. Maintaining ledgers, hiring accountants, working on billing, getting the documentation for tax filing in order and so on can drain out the entrepreneur. To save their time and energy, they often hire professional help for their accounting needs which does not come with its challenges.

Imprezz is a cost-effective and efficient solution to all your financial management needs. From day to day bookkeeping to managing sales and purchase invoices, from inventory management to real-time tracking, data security to import articles, Imprezz takes care of all.

The easy-to-create invoicing system of Imprezz makes billing a matter of a few clicks. All you have to do is open an invoice template and feed all the necessary details, company logo, address, client details, amount of transaction, and GST details. After reviewing the whole template, you are all set to carry out transactions once you click the ‘finish’ button. In addition, automated reminders via mail will go to your client once you save their email details.

Issuing debit and credit notes against the issued invoices can be much easier with Imprezz’s invoicing technology. Your records are kept safe and accessible from anywhere; the only thing you need is a device (a computer or a phone) and internet connectivity. So no matter how many revisions, upward or downward, have to be made to your issued invoices, managing the whole invoice editing process will be a cakewalk with Imprezz.

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HSN code

As per the notification issued by the GST authorities in October 2020, the HSN codes are now mandatory on all invoices. According to this new regulation, GST authorities mandated the HSN code on all tax invoices from 1st April 2021. The official statement made by the Ministry of Finance clearly states that “With effect from the 1st April 2021, GST taxpayers will have to furnish HSN (Harmonised System of Nomenclature Code), or Service Accounting Code (SAC) in their invoices, as per the revised requirements”.

According to this new mandate, the number of digits in the HSN code has been revised. Now, they shall vary according to the size of the aggregate turnover of the business. Businesses with an aggregate turnover below 5 crore INR in the fiscal year 2020-21 are required to furnish a 4-digit HSN code. Businesses with an aggregate turnover exceeding 5 crore INR in the last financial year are required to furnish a 6-digit HSN code on their GST invoices. Previously, it was 2 and 4-digit codes for businesses with turnover upto 5 crores and over 5 crores, respectively.

Guidelines: Points to Remember

HSN codes are standard worldwide for the ease of international trade for the systematic organisation and classification of products. Manufacturers and traders have been furnishing the HSN codes on taxable goods and services even before the GST. Importers and exporters have been regularly adding these codes on documents of import-export trade. The traders will refer to the HSN codes provided in the invoices issued by the manufacturer and importer.

Benefits

Mandating HSN codes on invoices is no new phenomena. However, with the Finance Ministry’s declaration, its use will be a lot more streamlined and uniform. This standardisation of the HSN codes on GST invoices is a welcome move. It will require manufacturers, traders and service providers to provide more specific codes on the invoices issued for the products/ supplies or services.

This, in turn, will help tax accounting officers get deeper data analytics for all traded goods/ services. Also, it will help control the tax evasion practices resulting from false invoices and irregular tax credit claims.

(Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/6digit-hsn-code-mandatory-in-invoices-for-biz-with-over-rs-5-crore-turnover-11617260839364.html)

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What is HSN code

The sprawling nexus of trade worldwide involving umpteen products, services, manufacturers, traders, and service providers can get chaotic and out of hand if there’s no standardised system of classification. This is what necessitates a nomenclature system like the HSN code.

What is HSN Code?

HSN is the acronym for Harmonised System Nomenclature. This standardised, multipurpose goods and services nomenclature came into practice in 1988 as an initiative taken by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for facilitating the classification of products worldwide in a systematic fashion. This code is mandatory for B2B and B2C tax invoices of all goods and services.

This multipurpose product nomenclature system is accepted worldwide for systematic classification and organisation of products and services. This standard invoice numbering system is accepted worldwide to keep track of:

Apart from helping gauge the taxation of traded goods, the HSN code also helps keep track of import-export business transactions. The HSN code helps track all the items imported from or exported to a country, the quantity of the products and the billing involved. Thus, it makes taxation easier and helps ascertain the tax applicable on specific goods as per the laws of a particular country. It also helps calculate benefit claims.

How to Find the HSN Code with Example

Each commodity has a separate, exclusive HSN code which is formulated in easy steps. An HSN code contains:

Each section is divided into chapters, each chapter into headings and each heading is further classified into subheadings. Section and chapter describe the broad categorisation of the products, while headings and subheadings get into a more detailed description.

For example, handkerchiefs made of textile materials have the code 62.13.90, where 62 is the chapter (non-knitted, non-crocheted clothing/ apparels accessories), 13 is the heading number for the product (handkerchief), and 90 is the subheading/ product code for handkerchiefs made of other textile materials.

Note: In India, there is a deeper classification for handkerchiefs based material of manufacture

Importance of HSN Code:

India has been a member of the WCO since 1971; India, along with the other 200+ participating nations, have adopted this 6-digit numbering system for the following benefits:

Latest Government Regulations

India has been using HSN codes since 1986 to classify goods for excise and customs. But with the latest declaration from the Ministry of Finance mandating HSN code on B2B and B2C business invoices from 1st April 2021, the numbering system is sure to get more standardised and uniform. According to the Ministry of Finance, “With effect from the 1st April 2021, GST taxpayers will have to furnish HSN (Harmonised System of Nomenclature Code), or Service Accounting Code (SAC) in their invoices, as per the revised requirements”.

The recent government regulations have revised the existing HSN numbering practices for small and large businesses. As per the mandate, businesses with aggregate turnover up to 5 crores INR in a financial year are now required to furnish 4-digit HSN codes instead of the previously practised 2-digit code system; this code is mandatory for B2B and optional for B2C businesses in this description.

Large businesses with an aggregate turnover above 5 crores in a financial year are required to issue a 6-digit HSN code instead of the previously practised 4-digit one. This code is mandatory for both B2B and B2C businesses in this bracket.

Small businesses with a turnover less than or equal to 1.5 crore INR in a financial year are exempted from using the HSN code.

HSN code in invoice

Mandating HSN codes in the GST invoices is a welcome move for streamlining business practices; however, it involves some procedural difficulties which can be easily overcome by integrating the coding system in your invoicing technology. Let’s see how an invoicing app like Imprezz can make a difference in this domain.

About Imprezz

Imprezz is a state-of-the-art fintech service that helps small and large businesses and self-employed professionals to create and manage their invoices, quotes, financial transactions and payment reminders in the cloud with minimum hassle. 

Gone are the days when a substantial amount of investment went into book-keeping and financial management. A Digital financial management platform like Imprezz takes care of your book-keeping requirements efficiently and offers several benefits like:

If you are an Indian business person looking for a one-stop solution to your financial management needs, Imprezz has you covered with services like:

Easy HSN Code Invoicing with Imprezz

Imprezz’s invoicing program helps you write a professional and legally compliant invoice efficiently and effectively. All you have to do is start with a neutral invoice template and add all the necessary information, like the company’s logo and your address, in the stationery sender section and save it. 

Enter the name and address of the client/ company and feed all the necessary details of goods/ services, their quantity and pricing details in the settings tab. Enter your GST details with HSN codes and your job is done.

Add company data and signature in the footer section and save. Your professional invoice is ready to roll.

Your invoices are directly sent to your customers via mail if you add their email details to the system. Do not forget to preview before clicking ‘finish’ to complete the procedure.

By bringing all your book-keeping needs under the same umbrella, Imprezz offers better efficiency and more secure management of your finances in just about a few clicks.

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real time tracking of accounting transactions

Gone are the days when people used to go through loads and loads of ledgers and financial statements to find that one entry they were missing. In these modern times along with everything else, accounting has been simplified as well.  This is the modern era and therefore, methods of accounting have advanced as well. In this article, we are going to tell you all about the real-time tracking of accounting transactions and its importance in our daily lives.

What is Real-time Tracking of Accounting Transactions?

So, what is real-time tracking of accounting transactions? Also known as “cloud computing”, real-time tracking of accounting transactions is done using accounting software. It connects with the internet to provide access to your financial data anytime and anywhere you want – from any device.

This innovative technology has indeed simplified the complex accounting journal writing and calculations. As compared to older times when accountants needed to prepare heaps of ledgers and journals, this new technique is going to simplify the method of accounting transactions available at any time of the day. 

These days accountants and the finance department usually prepare their books of accounts on their respective laptops/tabs. Thus, data is only accessible when they have their laptop or tab near them. Real-time tracking system allows you to access the whole data at your convenience. Hence, you can make even the smallest changes without having to go through everything. 

But all of this is not as simple as it seems. This process requires reliable accounting software that enables access to financial data at your fingertips. One such software that we would like to talk about here is Imprezz. 

About Imprezz 

Imprezz is one of the leading invoicing and finance programs that allows small businesses and self-employed people to create their quotes, invoices, financial transactions, and reminders directly in the cloud which makes the whole process convenient. 

Imprezz is by far one of the best accounting and billing software used in India. It allows users to easily access their bookkeeping accounts and manage them as per their liking without rushing anything. Imprezz offers numerous features like accounting, data security, expenditure management, partial invoices, real-time tracking of accounting transactions, and more. 

If you are living in India and looking for reliable software that will not only be easy to use but also affect positively to solve all your accounting problems then Imprezz is highly recommended. This accounting software will allow you to access all your financial data in one place, any time of the day. 

How Can You Do Real-Time Tracking of Accounting Transactions Through Imprezz?

As we all know, the industry of accounting is running smoothly and is at its peak when it comes to real-time tracking. This latest trend has enabled businesses to invest in the best accounting softwares that are available in India like Imprezz. With the help of real-time tracking of accounting transactions, companies are introduced to easier ways of accounting solutions. Also, they have found a replacement of accountants who can perform manual errors.

Imprezz is one of the modern accounting software in the market in India. It has a lot to offer when it comes to real-time tracking of accounting transactions. This software will allow you to access your books of accounts at any time and anywhere. There are numerous ways in which Imprezz can help you in getting done with your complex financial issues with minimum headache and effort.

What are the Advantages of Choosing Imprezz?

When you start a company, it needs a lot of investment. You might invest in shares, transport, computer systems for accounting, investing in your newly built office, and whatnot. But often when it comes to investing in accounting software that will simplify real-time tracking of accounting transactions, businesses bailout.

This happens to people who are not so confident in investing in accounting software. It is because these clients are not aware of the many benefits which come along with this software. These benefits are stated below.

1. Profit and Loss

The benefits of real-time accounting can be seen clearly when you access the profit and loss or the income statement. Instead of calculating everything again from the first entry, you are just one click away from getting to know how your business is doing with other businesses or your clients in India. This is how simplified our lives can become with accounting software, like Imprezz.

2. What Needs to be Updated and What’s Outdated?

Handling a lot of channels these days is not an easy task to perform. You may have to double-check all the platforms where you are providing services like Amazon, eBay, Shopify, etc. With the help of using real-time accounting software, you will not only be able to see the accounts of all your active channels, but you will also be able to decide which channels are working for you and which are not. 

When a person or business is handling too many channels at once, they might make the common mistake of thinking that one channel is doing better than the other when in reality, it is the total opposite. To avoid this from happening all you have to do is download one of the best and latest real-time accounting software such as Imprezz. It will allow you to access all your important data in one go. 

3. Faster Detection of Fraud and Errors

As transactions are posted immediately in real-time accounting transactions software, you will be able to rectify the mistakes made a lot sooner as compared to other means of financial activity. This means that you will be able to tell when the balances of your accounts are not lining up. In this way, you will be able to take action more quickly.

Sometimes there can also be fraudulent activity going on which can refine or damage your controls. But with the help of Imprezz, all such problems will be solved because it does not allow any errors or frauds to get anywhere near the data of its clients. This is because the data on Imprezz is protected by the latest technology debugging programs. 

Overall, the accuracy of your business will improve over time and you will be able to notice a positive change in the performance of your business while taking care of all the financial activities that are going on in various channels. You will be able to handle everything in just one place. So, what are you waiting for? join today and enjoy!

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CA seat help in filing gst

Cloud accounting software is the best investment to scale your business. You can easily collaborate with your Chartered accountant and team members for GST filing and other financial decisions.  

With the advancement of technology, more and more firms are looking to embrace cloud networks for their business activities. This software allows them to enhance their functionality and deliver more value to customers. The accounting software by Imprezz enables accountants and professionals to access data anywhere, anytime. Having real-time insights about data helps accountants and financial advisors to make strategic decisions about business’ financial activity.

The wide-scale adoption of cloud software by companies has transformed the method of team collaboration. The cloud-based accounting software allows companies to unite at a single place and work together with accountants and financial advisors. This software provides real-time support to the firms and allows them to work in close liaison with their team without the location constraint. 

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What is a Chartered Accountant Seat Feature?

Chartered accountant seat is a collaborative feature provided by Imprezz, which allows you to buy seats and invite team members. Bringing together external accountants, internal accountants, CA, and team members, the feature allows everyone to work in a cohesive environment. Everyone can access specific data files, get real-time updates along with reporting and analysis. 

The accounting software emerges as a cornerstone for every business, especially when everyone is working from home. It removes the constraint of being present in the office to access files. 

The feature of “Chartered Accountant Seat” is provided by Imprezz under team collaboration. It allows you to invite a Chartered Accountant for free. However, to buy seats, you have to first create your account and change your subscription to a paid plan. 

add user for gst filing

user invite for gst filing

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To send an invite to a chartered accountant, you have to enter his details —Email, Name, Phone Number, Company Name, and Address. Once you send the invite, the user will receive all the information in the email.

Your chartered accountant will receive an email asking you to Join the invitation link sent by you. 

User invite

The feature of “Chartered Accountant Seat” allows your CA to extract all reports for GST filing. Thus there are fewer chances of you missing the deadlines. Once your chartered accountant accepts the invite, his account will appear under the option of “Team.”

additional user for gst filing

If you want to buy additional users, you can purchase seats for RS.149/- exclusive of GST per user every month. The number of seats purchased can only be deleted after an invitation is sent.

What it allows Chartered Accountant to access?

The cloud accounting software allows chartered accountants to access documents, data, and reports in real-time for effective GST filing. In addition, the “Chartered Accountant Seat” feature allows accountants to communicate, manage everything in one place without the need for sequential operations. 

This is also the most efficient feature for accountants. They don’t have to be present in the office to access data because everything is saved on the cloud network.

The feature of “Chartered Accountant Seat” offers multi-user access with separate login credentials for each user. You no longer have to share data over email or hard drive, thus ensuring privacy of important data within the company. Firms can work closely with their team and chartered accountants, making it easy to access and collect files whenever, wherever. 

The feature allows chartered accountants and other accountants to –

In a nutshell, multi-user accounting software enables business owners & chartered accountants to collaborate and make the best of financial data. CA can help in financial reporting, auditing, or any other financial process. With real-time sharing of financial data, business owners can save time and run their business with efficiency.

How can it assist in smooth GST Filing?

One of the most sought-after features of cloud-accounting software is enabling you to collaborate with your team seamlessly. You can invite your chartered accountant and buy seats for other team members to help file taxation and make crucial financial decisions. 

Compiling with taxation can be an intimidating task for business owners. All the business entities, whether small or large, have to file GST returns as per the prescribed regulations of the Government of India. Any deviation in GST filing can result in rejection of input tax credit or penalize the business owner for non-compilation with norms. 

Hence, the cloud accounting software and feature of the chartered accountant seat can help them track financial records, file returns on time, maintain book-keeping records, GST invoices, and much more. 

Additionally, taxation policies and rules regarding GST keep amending every financial year. Hence the collaboration with chartered accountant helps companies to file GST returns according to the latest amendments. 

Conclusion

Adopting cloud accounting software makes it easy for you to manage everyday business tasks efficiently and accurately. You can automate the process of generating quotations, invoices and sending payment reminders. The software allows you to have a complete overview of your business expenses and incomes. 

If you are still using spreadsheets or conventional accounting software, it’s high time to opt for multi-user accounting software. Take a demo with Imprezz today and see how it feels to stay on top of your finances. The best thing is that it offers you the autonomy to work from anywhere and collaborate with your chartered accountant and other team members. 

Are you using cloud accounting software for your business? If not, we’ll be glad to see you on the other side. 

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GST council meeting

The GST council met after six months for the 43rd council meeting on 28th May 2021. Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman chaired it. The Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs – Shri Anurag Thakur, the Finance Ministers of the states and UTs and other senior officers of the Ministry of Finance and the States and Union Territories, were all present at the meeting. 

Here’s what was discussed:

  1.  Filing of GSTR-3B & PMT-06 for March, April and May 2021
  2. Submission of CMP-08 for January to March 2021

The topic of Inverted tax went unattended at the meeting. Even though the Inverted tax is continuing to hurt sectors like fertilisers, pharma, solar panels, textiles, etc. 

(Source: https://www.cnbctv18.com/views/43rd-gst-council-meeting-need-to-focus-beyond-covid-19-pandemic-9517251.htm)

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gst shortfall may force government to borrow

Due to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) shortfall, the government of India may need to borrow more for the second year straight. This government will use this amount in compensating the states for their revenue loss during the shortfall. 

The requirement in the amount to be borrowed is estimated to be Rs. 1.58 lakh crores ($21.7 billion) in this fiscal year since April 1. A dedicated panel will meet to further discuss this issue of compensation to states, among other issues, this Friday.

People with knowledge about this matter say that the compensation amount in question to be paid to the states add up to be around Rs. 2.78 lakh crores. But the government might be able to compensate only about Rs. 1.1 lakh crore. Calls made to the finance ministry were not answered, they said. 

The compensation was part of The Central Government’s agreement to pay states for any revenue loss in case of the centralised nationwide GST. The unpredictable pandemic cost serious problems in tax collection, forcing the central administration to consider additional borrowing. 

The decision to borrow, the amount and the timing will be regulated after consulting the Reserve Bank of India. The payment of compensation to the states was supposed to be for five years starting from 2017. However, the government has extended it beyond 2022 to meet the gap in revenue due to the pandemic. 

The GST receipts have come in with the correct amount of 1 lakh crore for the past 7 months since April. The states are worried about the continuation of the same due to the lockdown imposed in most states. The panel will meet on Friday to discuss further the continuation of the compensation, the exact amount to be borrowed, the timeline of submission and the outcome of consultation with the RBI about the decision to borrow.

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