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Nov 27, 2023

7 Easy Steps for Flawless GST Reconciliation in Tally

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Divyesh Gamit

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Ever caught yourself scratching your head over GST reconciliation in Tally? Fear not we have got your back! Here, we're unwrapping the mystery with 7 super-easy steps to flawless GST reconciliation in Tally. No jargon, just cool tricks to sync your numbers act in tally.

Dive in, and by the end, you'll be a reconciliation rockstar—making your Tally game stronger than ever! Let's turn those GST blues into a groovy financial tune!

Step-by-step process for GSTR 2A Reconciliation in TallyPrime

Step 1: Grab the Latest GSTR 2A Data

Head to the GST portal, and download the freshest GSTR 2A data—your monthly GST transaction statements. To get the accurate reconciliation, you have to use the latest GSTR 2A data.

Step 2: Slide It Into TallyPrime

Navigate the Tally gateway like a boss to import the GSTR 2A data into TallyPrime.

         > F11: Master

         > Statutory

         > GST Reconciliation

         > Hit “Import” to slide that GSTR 2A data into TallyPrime.

Step 3: Reconcile Your GST Groove with GSTR 2A

Back at the Tally gateway,

         > F11: Master

         > Statutory

         > GST Reconciliation

Click "Reconcile" to ensure your activities sync up with the GSTR 2A beats.

Step 4: Spot the Differences, Make it Right

If your GST transactions and GSTR 2A do the cha-cha dance out of sync, no sweat. Identify the differences, reach out to suppliers or customers, and smooth out the kinks.

Step 5: Secure Your Reconciliation Report

After the fine-tuning, hit "Save." This reconciliation report is your golden ticket to GST compliance glory. Keep it safe for an early heads-up on any bumps in the tax road.

Step 6: Keep Tabs on GST Compliance

Your reconciliation report isn't just for show. Use it to track your GST compliance like a pro. Stay on top of the game by identifying and fixing issues promptly.

Step 7: Repeat the Groove Monthly

Don't be a one-hit wonder. Rinse and repeat these steps monthly to keep your GST dance floor flawless. Stay in the groove, and tax time will always be a smooth jam!

Also read: GST Simplified: Suvit's Automated Solutions for SMEs Tax Compliance

GST Reconciliation With Suvit

Step-by-step procedure on how to reconcile GSTR 2B data utilizing the Suvit:

Step 1: Fetch Your GST Data

After logging, go to "Audit," click on the "Get GST Data" button to start the reconciliation process.

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Step 2: Share Your Company Info

A window will pop up, asking for your company details. After picking your company, the GST number will be auto-fetched. Then, 

>  Enter GST username.

>  Click on "Get Data".

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Step 3: Enter the OTP Code

A new window will ask for an OTP (One-Time Password) – the code you receive on your phone or email. 

This is for fetching data from the GST portal. 

Step 3-1: For New Users Only! 
Activate API Access

To make sure data flows smoothly, the first-time user needs to activate API access. Do this by going to https://help.suvit.io/articles/how-to-enable-api-access.

Step 4: Pick Your Time Frame

After allowing API access:

> Return to Suvit

> Choose the period for data retrieval

> Keep an eye on data coming in from both the GST portal and Tally simultaneously.

Once the data gathering is complete, you'll lend to a page where you can see all the data for the chosen period.

Step 5: Understand Data Status

You will see your data is sorted into categories like "Not in Tally," "Not in Portal," "Partially Matched," and "Matched." Look at these to find any differences in your GST data.

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Also read: What Role GST Software Plays For Your Business?

Challenges arise while GST reconciliation

Invoice Number Jumble: Parties use invoice numbers differently, making it tricky for the reconciliation process to find the right match.

State-wise Business Complexity: Purchaser operates in multiple states, and the seller issues invoices using a GSTIN different from the actual purchaser's, turning reconciliation into a puzzle.

Mismatched Return Periods: Both the purchaser and supplier record invoices in different return periods, causing a time-traveling mismatch.

Date Dilemma: The buyer and seller's invoices don’t sync up because they play with dates differently. The buyer needs to follow the date on the sales invoice for a smooth function.

Value Twister: Invoice values play a game of Twister, with minor differences because both parties round off differently. It’s like a math riddle.

GSTR-2A and Purchaser Invoice Number Mismatch: The purchaser's recorded transaction invoice numbers do not fit with the seller's invoices received in GSTR-2A, often due to following different patterns.

Also read: 4 Common Challenges In Using Paper Invoices

Conclusion

Hence, it's required to keep up the move of regularly sorting out your GST returns. This not only helps you spot any needed changes right on time but also acts as a shield against those tax authority spotlight moments. Use automated accounting software to get rid of these manual processes of GST reconciliation. Sign up for a 7 day free trial of Suvit and watch the magic yourself.

Stay cool and compliant!

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