Audit under GST in detail

Audit under GST in detail

Audit under GST in detail

The GST regime continues to promote the scheme of self-assessment like erstwhile indirect tax laws and Audit of records of tax payers is the basis for the proper functioning of self-assessment based tax system. The GST regime continues to promote the scheme of self-assessment like erstwhile indirect tax laws and Audit of records of tax payers is the basis for the proper functioning of self-assessment based tax system.

As per section 2(13) of CGST Act, 2017. GST Audit means examination of records, returns and documents maintained and furnished by registered person to check the following:-

  • Verify the correctness of turnover declared.
  • Input tax credit availed and utilized.
  • Exemptions and deductions claimed.
  • Rate of tax applied in respect of supply of goods or services etc.

The following three types of GST audit are envisaged under the GST Law:-

  1. GST  Audit u/s 35(5) of Act, if turnover exceeds prescribed limit (i.e  Rs. 2 Crore)
  2. GST Audit by tax authorities u/s 65.
  3. Special GST audit direction from department u/s 66.

Types of Audit in GST Law

1) GST Audit u/s 35(5)
As per section 35(5) with rule 80, in case registered person whose aggregate turnover during the financial year exceeds Rs. 2 crore, he shall get his accounts audited by Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant.

Here the term used is aggregate turnover and not turnover in state. Aggregate turnover is computed on all India basis having same PAN. Therefore, if a registered person is liable to gets his accounts audited under section 35, then all the registration obtained under same PAN will also be liable to GST audit.

For example, if a company XYZ Ltd has operations in two states Haryana and Rajasthan, and turnover in Haryana is 3.75 crore and in Rajasthan is 25 lakh, then GST audit to be conducted for both the states. GST Audit under this section to be conducted GSTIN wise.The registered person whose accounts are to be audited, he shall submit audited accounts along with his annual return in Form GSTR-9C and a reconciliation statement reconciling turnover in audited financial statement and return furnished for financial year.

2) GST Audit by u/s 65
It is important tool in tax administration to ensure compliance of law and prevent revenue leakage. This section authorizes conduct of GST audit by commissioner or any officer authorized by him of transactions of registered person only. It means GST audit of unregistered person cannot be carried out under this section even if he is liable to register. The commissioner may issue general or specific order to authorize officers to conduct GST audit.
Before commencement of audit, proper officer will issue a notice in form ADT-01 at least 15 days prior to commencement of audit. The audit may be conducted at place of business of registered person or in the office of proper officer. During audit, officer will ensure correctness of turnover declared, input tax credit availed and utilized, deductions and exemptions claimed etc. The GST audit under this section be completed within 3 months (subject to extension by commissioner) from commencement of audit. On completion of audit, officer will inform the discrepancy noticed with registered person and after considering reply of registered person, his findings to be finalize.
The proper officer will inform the final findings of his audit to the registered person in form ADT-02.The finding under GST audit may be used by proper officer to initiate action u/s 73 or 74.

3) Special GST audit direction by department u/s 66
Special GST audit direction under this section is issued to registered person only when any proceeding (being scrutiny, enquiry, investigation or any other proceeding) is pending before him and having regard to nature and complexity of case and interest of revenue , he is of opinion that

  • Value has not been correctly declared    OR
  • Credit availed is not within normal limits

In such a case, proper officer with prior approval of commissioner, issue direction to registered person in form ADT-03 to get his records including accounts audited by Chartered Accountant or cost Accountant as nominated by commissioner (Auditor is not choosed by registered person).

The audit direction under this section may be issued even if accounts/records of such person is already audited under this act or any other act.

On completion of audit, Auditors will submit his report to proper officer within 90 days (subject to extension) and registered person will be informed of finding in form ADT-04. Opportunity of being heard is given to person, if officer intends to use material gathered during GST audit in any proceeding.

The proper officer may initiate proceeding u/s 73 or 74 on the basis of finding of special GST audit.

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About SP Chopra & Co Initiatives for Capital Markets

We are a global Chartered Accountant firm with 65 years of establishment; consistently ranked amongst the top firms in the country. Our main office is located in the business district of the nation’s capital, Connaught Place and we have our branch offices in several cities in India and our international offices are located in Canada and Dubai. We are one of the 10 prestigious firms in India to be a member of PrimeGlobal, the 3rd largest global association of independent accounting firms in the world; comprising of over 320 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 87 countries.

We are a full services firm with 12 partners and staff of over 100, providing Accounting, Assurance and Consultancy as our core business lines for domestic and global businesses of medium to large size. The firm also has expertise and vast experience in providing end to end solutions for Company Law Matters, IFRS Convergence, Transfer Pricing, Risk and Transaction Advisory.

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Statutory Audit including Reporting on Internal Financial Control (IFC)
Management and Internal Audit
IFRS Convergence and Reporting
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Formation of an appropriate business
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Periodic Compliances
Assessment of Statutory Compliances
Tax Compliances
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Audit services for High Commission offices employing Authorized Visa Agent (AVA)

Audit services for High Commission offices employing Authorized Visa Agent

Audit services for High Commission offices employing Authorized Visa Agent

High Commissions appoint several travel agents as the Authorized Visa Agent (AVA) to assist in processing the visa applications through their internal computerized system. The High Commission audits the AVAs. Today the most effective method is to outsource the audits of these AVAs to specialized external auditors, such as SP Chopra & Co.

SP Chopra & Co Expertise to provide consultancy for visa clearance, documentation, data management, processing with migration either in India or abroad – countries including Singapore, Australia, UAE. Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages for our business. Our customers include employees of largest MNC’s, individual clients, government officials, famous celebrities, airlines and corporate clients, students, diplomats, International NGO’s, Hoteliers and over more than 500 tour operators & travel agents spread all across the country.

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  • Management and Security on Access rights to Visa System (SAVE)
  • Robustness of Workflow to ensure Data Integrity and Authenticity
  • Proper Documentation for Revenue Collection.
  • Proper Documentations for Application Record/Instruction by Authority.
  • Knowledge Management and Staff Competency to ensure Data Integrity

Manage Track Record and Experiences with UN Agencies

SP Chopra & Co firm has vast experience in conducting the audit in Development sector and is presently conducting audit on behalf of following UN agencies for last over 9 years as detailed are given below:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2007 onwards i.e. 9 years experiences
United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 2007 onwards i.e. 9 years experiences
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2011 onwards i.e. 5 years experiences
UNAIDS 2011 onwards i.e. 5 years experiences

A) Our Experience with UN Agencies- INDIA

SP Chopra & Co firm has entered into a Long Term Agreements with various UN Agencies i.e. UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA for providing various services, as summarized below:

NEX/ NIM Audits for the year 2007 onwards of which LTA in under renewal since the year 2016.

We had conducted NEX/ NIM audit of UNDP projects since 2007 besides other assignments carried out at Country Office and State Office at Tamil Nadu. Further, the firm has carried out the Scheduled Audits of various partners of UNICEF. (The detailed list of partners covered under the audit is enclosed).

Micro assessments for assessing the financial capacities of the Implementing Partners as per Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) guidelines since 23.06.2008 which is valid upto September 2017.

Track Record and Experiencein UN Agencies

We had conducted the micro assessment under HACT guidelines of more than 125 partners since 2008 for various UN Agencies.

Capacity assessments for assessing the programmatic and financial capacities of 38 Implementing Partners i.e. NGOs/ CBOs for UNDP for IKEA project during 2015 and 2016.

Spot checks of Implementing Partners i.e. NGOs/ CBOs for UNDP and Unicef since 2015 onwards.

B) Our Experience with UN Agencies – INTERNATIONAL

Firm has conducted NIM audit of 3 Projects for United Nations Development Programme, Afghanistan for the year 2015 and 2016 successfully.

Firm had also conducted NIM audit of 8 Projects for United Nations Development Programme, Malawi successfully for the year 2014.

Firm had conducted the audit of Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) project, a DIM Project (more than 10 million US$ expenses), supported by UNDP Bangladesh on behalf of OAI, Asia Pacific during the year 2013.

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We are located at one of the best, most central location in Connaught Place in the heart of City New Delhi, National Capital Territory, India.We are maintaining a well furnished& efficient office with trained staff.

International Association between PrimeGlobal and SP Chopra & Co

International Association between PrimeGlobal and SP Chopra & Co

International Association between PrimeGlobal and SP Chopra & Co

In a global business environment, finding an accountant firm with strong technical skills in audit, taxation, and consulting services is not enough. You will be required to need an advisor with the ability to do business almost anywhere – in almost any kind of business you can think of.

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PrimeGlobal, Founded in 1977 and 1978 is the third largest association of independent accounting firms in the world; as of June 2013, the association was comprised of over 320 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 87 countries.

SP Chopra & Co (An ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015) is a global Chartered Accountant firm with 65 years of establishment, an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal, a worldwide association of independent Chartered accounting firms and business advisors.

SP Chopra’s main office is located at the district of the nation’s capital in India, Connaught Place and we have our branch offices in several cities in India and our international offices are located in Canada and Dubai seperatly.

PrimeGlobal member firms offer a powerful range of services and industry expertise to meet your needs – around the globe, around the clock. If you seeking accounting services such as tax advice or tax preparation, audit or internal audit services, corporate finance advisory, wealth management advisory, or any other service provided by a public accounting firm, SP Chopra & Co encourage you to review our site http://www.spchopra.com and learn more about the company and the services we offer.

SP Chopra Offers to our clients various services included: (All services will be hyper linked)

Statutory Audit including Reporting on Internal Financial Control (IFC),

Management and Internal Audit, IFRS Convergence and Reporting, Transaction support, Valuations, Due Diligence, Post Investment, Cash burn audit for Investors, Standard operation procedures (SOPS), Formation of an appropriate business, Obtaining Registration, Periodic Compliances, Assessment of Statutory Compliances, Tax Compliances, Routine Compliances Matters etc.

Disclaimer: “S.P. Chopra & Co. is an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms and business advisors. PrimeGlobal does not and cannot offer any professional services to clients. Each independent member of PrimeGlobal is a separate firm and an independent legal entity. PrimeGlobal is not a partnership and independent member firms are not acting as agents of PrimeGlobal or other independent member firms.”

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Audit and Assurance Services

Audit and Assurance Services

SP Chopra & Co Audit and Assurance group provides assurance on the financial performance and operations of your business. We can also help your business improve its internal financial reporting and adapt to new regulatory requirements such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Statutory Audit, Internal Financial Control

SPC provides timely and partner led audit services to both domestically and Internationally in Multinational Sector, Private Sector, Banking and insurance, Public Sector & Social Sector.

SPC consider Financial reporting framework, Accounting policies and practices, Internal controls, Business and industry, Financial performance, Management and Internal Audit, IFRS Convergence, Reporting, Transaction support, Valuations, Due Diligence, Post Investment, Cash burn audit for Investors, Standard operation procedures (SOPS), Statutory and contractual Audits, SP Chopra Methodology & Approach specifically.

Financial reporting framework:
The term financial reporting framework – FRF is defined as a set of criteria used to determine measurement, recognition, presentation, and disclosure of all material items appearing in the financial statements.

Accounting policies and practices:
SP Chopra adherence to accounting policies, procedures and best practices. From the beginning in the business, SP Chopra design, developed and standardized consistent policies and procedures to streamline all accounting processes.

Internal controls:
Preparation of reliable financial information is the key responsibility of the management of every public company or domain. The ability to effectively manage the company’s business requires access to timely with accurate information. Moreover, investors must be able to place confidence in a company’s financial reports if the company wants to raise capital in the public securities markets.

Financial performance:
Financial performance is the subjective measurement that how well a firm can use assets from its primary mode of business and generate the revenues. It is used to measure firm’s overall financial health over a given period of time and can also be used to compare similar firms across the same industry or to compare industries or sectors in aggregation.

Management and Internal Audit:
It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

IFRS Convergence, Reporting (Indian Accounting Standards converged with IFRS):
With the completion of the enactment of Companies Act, 2013, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has started the process of convergence of the Indian Accounting Standards with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which is to be implemented from April 2015.

The Accounting Standards (AS) issued by ICAI are prepared on the basis of the Indian environment, while International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are prepared by considering the global environment as a whole.

Cash burn audit for Investors:
The rate at which a company utilizes its cash supply over a specific period of time is known as the cash burn rate. it is used to measure the speed at which cash ends or is burnt in consumption.

Standard operation procedures (SOPS):
SPC provide services includes Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), Internal Audit Risk Assessments, Key Risk Indicators, Change management, Forensic Audits and Investigations etc.