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Workshop on GST on New Return Offline Tool




9:30 am - 5 pm


Hotel Park Central, Kaloor, Ernakulam

Workshop on GST on New Return Offline Tool

Saturday, 21st September 2019 – Hotel Park Central, Kaloor, Ernakulam



The Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted a Workshop on “GST New Returns Offline Tool” on Saturday, 21st September 2019, at Hotel Park Central, Kaloor.

Mr. Manu Varghese, Deputy Secretary of the Chamber delivered the Welcome Address and introduced the Speaker for the Workshop, Mr. Asoka Narayanan, Superintendent of Central Excise Department, CGST, Trivandrum.


The Session began with an overview of the New Returns System under GST, the statutory provisions namely SEC 43A, SEC 16(2), SEC 37 & 38, SEC 43A (4), etc. Mr. Asoka Narayanan explained the difference in filing returns for large taxpayers and small taxpayers, their liabilities, etc. The Session also focused on the Normal Returns, Sahaj Return and Sugam Return under the new GST Return System and their features. Mr. Asoka Narayanan later presented the roadmap to the new returns system for large taxpayers and small taxpayers.

The Speaker gave the participants an insight into the total returns filed since July 2017, GSTR1 return filing trend, GSTR 3B filing compliance, etc. The e-way bill statistics since 1st April 2018, e-way bill generation, modes of e-way bill generations like website, SMS and excel tool and GSTN’s social media presence were also discussed.

Mr. Asoka Narayanan highlighted the three main components of the new returns namely FORM GST RET-1, FORM GST ANX-1, and FORM GST ANX-2. He touched upon the important details to be declared in the FORM GST ANX-1 and the implementation schedule of the new return formats. A demonstration of the Offline Tool was also given to familiarize the participants with the tool functionalities.

The second half of the session dealt with Sabka Vishwas Scheme, 2019 and its objectives. Mr. Asoka Narayanan threw some light on the cases covered under the scheme, excluded entities from the scheme, benefits of the scheme, etc. He gave a demo of the entire registration process for the benefit of the participants and also explained the features of the portal.

Following this, there was a question and answer session, where the participants cleared their doubts regarding various aspects of the GST new returns system and also shared their feedback on the Workshop. The programme was attended by 105 participants from various organizations.


Ms. Archana A K, Executive – Business Development of the Chamber proposed the Vote of Thanks.