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Compliance Checklist at yearend Closing at 31st March, 2024

Compliance Checklist to be done at yearend Closing at 31st March, 2024

The company must ensure that the appropriate TDS, GST, ESI and PF has been taken and paid. Checking Closing Stocks as of March 31, 2024: The amount and item-by-item value of closing stocks as of March 31, 2024, are required in tax audit instances as well as for book closing. March 2024 is an important month when it comes to different deadlines for compliance with the Income Tax Act and the Goods and Services Act. To avoid heavy penalties, taxpayers must submit the necessary paperwork by the deadline. This Compliance Checklist to be done at yearend Closing at 31st March, 2024 based on the specific needs and requirements of your organization and industry.

Income Tax Compliance Checklist

  1. Make necessary investments eligible for deductions thereby reducing taxable income for Financial Year 2023-24 and ultimately save tax. (Eg: Public Provident Fund, Life Insurance Corporation, Health Insurance, ELSS Mutual Funds etc.).
  2. Last chance to file updated income tax return for Financial Year 2020-2021 by paying 50% additional tax.
  3. Calculate tax liability and pay necessary advance tax.
  4. Last chance to file updated income tax return for Financial Year 2021-2022 by paying only 25% additional tax; thereafter, it would increase to 50% additional tax.
  5. Ensure 43B(h) compliance which deals with timely payment to Micro and Small Enterprises. Such payments have to be made within 45days or 15 days as applicable.
  1. If turnover for Financial Year 2023-24 exceeds INR 10 Cr, then, Tax Deducted at Source provisions u/s 194Q, Tax Collected at Source provisions u/s 206C(1H) will become applicable for Financial Year 2024-25.
  2. Obtain declarations from transporters for non-deduction of Tax Deducted at Source under section 194C.
  3. Reconcile and/or account for the Tax Deducted at Source and Tax Collected at Source credit in books of accounts.

Goods and Services Tax Compliance Checklist

  1. Submit LUT for Financial Year 2024-2025. Letter of Undertaking has to be submit in case Gat Taxpayer make exports of goods/services or supplies to special economic zone units or developers without payment of Integrated Goods and Services Tax .
  2. Application to opt for composition scheme for Financial Year 2024-2025.
  3. Goods Transport Agency Services providers need to file a declaration for opting to pay tax under forward charge mechanism for Financial Year 2024-2025. Recipients are recommended to obtain and maintain a record of such declaration from Goods Transport Agency to justify non-payment of tax under RCM.
  4. If turnover for Financial Year 2024-2025 has exceeded INR 5 Crores for the first time since inception of Goods and Services Tax, then, generate and issue E-Invoice for supplies from 01st April, 2024.
  5. In case payments to creditors are due for more than 180 days, then, Reverse the input tax credit availed on such transactions.
  6. Start new invoice series from 01st April, 2024, unique for Financial Year 2024-2025.
  7. Reconcile the data filed in Goods and Services Tax returns with books of accounts and pass necessary entries, if any. (Eg: Reconcile the turnover, Match balance in Cash Ledger / Electronic Credit with books of accounts, make necessary adjustment to Input Tax credit available in books but not appeared in GSTR-2B, reverse the excess Input Tax credit claimed, if any, discharge the reverse charge mechanism liability if any, missed during the year, etc. )
  8. Ensure proper documentation and reconciliation of ITC availed during the year. Identify and rectify any ineligible or wrongly claimed ITC.
  9. Reconcile & or account for the Goods and Services Tax-TCS & Goods and Services Tax -TDS Credit in books of accounts.
  10. Review transactions liable for reverse charge mechanism and ensure proper compliance. Determine any changes in RCM applicability and adjust processes accordingly
  11. Ensure all GST returns for the current financial year are filed accurately and on time. Rectify any errors or discrepancies in previous returns. Verify that all eligible input tax credits (ITC) have been claimed.
  12. Review sales and purchases data to determine the GST liability for the year. Reconcile GST liability with financial statements.

Others Complied related to Accounting & books Checklist

  1. Make necessary year end provisions. Also, account for amortization, depreciation.
  2. Verify closing stock, cash balance, bank balance, inter branch balance.
  3. Collect Fixed Deposit statements from bank and account interest income.
  4. Double check the statutory compliances on all the transactions. (Eg: Tax Deducted at Source , Tax Collected at Source, Reverse charge mechanism )
  5. Account for foreign exchange fluctuations.
  6. Party Balance Confirmation with 3rd parties.

To conclusions, This checklist is generic and may need to be adapted based on the specific regulations and requirements applicable to your jurisdiction and industry. above checklist, businesses can ensure effective Accounting, Income tax, GST compliance and smooth transition to the new financial year, while also optimizing tax planning and minimizing risks of non-compliance. Please be aware, nevertheless, that depending on stakeholder representations and current events, these deadlines may be extended. You can be sure that we will promptly notify you of any modifications or extensions in order to maintain your compliance. Recall that timely filing is essential to avoiding substantial penalties and maintaining a seamless company operation.

Rajput Jain & Associates

Rajput Jain & Associates is a Chartered Accountants firm, with it's headquarter situated at New Delhi (the capital of India). The firm has been set up by a group of young, enthusiastic, highly skilled and motivated professionals who have taken experience from top consulting firms and are extensively experienced in their chosen fields has providing a wide array of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Assurance and Business advisory services to various clients and their stakeholders. Rajput jain & Associates, a professional firm, offers its clients a full range of services, To serve better and to bring bucket of services under one roof, the firm has merged with it various Chartered Accountancy firms pioneer in diversified fields. We have associates all over India in big cities. All our offices are well equipped with latest technological support with updated reference materials. We have a large team of professionals other than our Core Team members to meet the requirements of our prospective clients including the existing ones. However, considering our commitment towards high quality services to our clients, our team keeps on growing with more and more associates having strong professional background with good exposure in the related areas of responsibility.

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