Step by Step Guide on how to file the Form GST TRAN 1: Every registered person entitled to take credit of input tax under section 140 shall, within ninety days of the appointed day, submit a declaration electronically in FORM GST TRAN-1, duly signed, on the common portal specifying therein, separately, the amount of input tax credit of eligible duties and taxes, as defined in Explanation 2 to section 140, to which he is entitled under the provisions of the said section:

Provided that the Commissioner may, on the recommendations of the Council, extend the period of ninety days by a further period not exceeding ninety days.

Provided further that where the inputs have been received from an Export Oriented Unit or a unit located in Electronic Hardware Technology Park, the credit shall be allowed to the extent as provided in sub-rule (7) of rule 3 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

The amount of credit specified in the application in FORM GST TRAN-1 shall be credited to the electronic credit ledger of the applicant maintained in FORM GST PMT-2 on the common portal.

Step by Step Guide on how to file the Form GST TRAN 1

  • Step 1 : After login, select Services, then select Returns and click on Transition Forms. (Services > Returns > Transition Forms).
  • Step 2 : The tabs of transition forms TRAN 1/TRAN2/TRAN 3 are visible in the top band. By default tiles of Form TRAN-1 will be visible.
  • Step 3 : Select the option ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for ‘Whether all the returns required under relevant earlier laws for the period of six months immediately preceding the appointed date have been furnished’. Relevant tables will be visible in Form GST TRAN 1, depending upon the option selected.
  • Step 4 : Declare/ Fill in the required details in each tile and press “Save” button at the bottom. The system will validate the entries and if there is any validation error, system will show status as processed with error. On clicking the edit button against that entry the nature of validation error can be seen on the top portion of screen.
  • Step 5 : Declare the details of the amount of tax credit carried forward in the returns filed under relevant earlier laws and admissible as GST credits, by clicking on the tile 5(a), 5(b), 5(c). a. The Registration Numbers under earlier laws mentioned in the above table or in any other table of TRAN 1 need to be the same as declared by the taxpayer in their enrolment/registration form otherwise system will throw validation error. b. If the taxpayer has failed to furnish any registration number of earlier laws, he may use the noncore registration amendment facility to declare it in the registration details and subsequently file TRAN 1.
  • Step 6 : Declare details of capitals goods for which credit has not been availed under relevant earlier laws and are admissible under GST by clicking on the tile 6(a), 6(b).
  • Step 7 : Declare details of the inputs held in stock by clicking on the tile 7(a), 7(b), 7(d) and furnishing the required information to avail the credit of eligible taxes and duties paid under earlies laws and for which credit is allowable under GST regime.
  • Step 8 : Declare the details of tax paid under earlier laws and credit admissible on inputs (goods) and services received within 30 days (60 days in case of extension) of appointed day in table 7(c).
  • Step 9 : Declare details of transfer/distribution of Central Tax credit claimed in table 5(a) on account of CENVAT credit carried forward in last return for registered person having centralized registration under service tax by clicking on the tile 8. a. In tile 8, you are allowed to enter only GSTIN of receivers that have same PAN as the taxpayer furnishing details in TRAN-1. The transferred central tax ITC will be posted to the ITC ledger of the recipients.
  • Step 10 : Declare details of goods sent to job-worker and held in his stock on behalf of principal (by both jobworker and the principal) by clicking on the tile 9(a) & 9(b).
  • Step 11 : Declaration of details (by both the agents and the principals) of goods held in stock by agents on behalf of the principal and its admissible ITC to agents by clicking on the tile 10(a), 10(b).
  • Step 12 : Declare details of transition credit availed on transaction subject to both service tax and VAT, on which tax has been paid under earlier laws and are also taxable under GST, by clicking on the tile 11.
  • Step 13 : Declare details of goods sent on approval basis, six months prior to the appointed day by clicking on the tile 12.
  • Step 14 : Click on Submit button to freeze the TRAN-1. a. Please note that after submit, no modification is possible. Hence ensure that details are filled correctly before clicking on Submit button.
  • Step 15 : On successful Submit of TRAN-1, the transition credit claimed in the details provided would be posted to Electronic Credit Ledger. However, it can be utilised only after filing of TRAN 1 by signing it.
  • Step 16 : Click on File button using DSC or EVC.
  • Step 17 : Message for successful filing will appear and Acknowledgement will be generated.
  • Step 18 : The ITC posted in Electronic Credit Ledger, post successful filing, can be used to offset liabilities of GSTR 3B (July 2017) or any other subsequent returns.

Declaration to be made under clause (c) of sub-section (11) of section 142.- Every person to whom the provision of clause (c) of sub-section (11) of section 142 applies, shall within a period of ninety days of the appointed day, submit a declaration electronically in FORM GST TRAN-1 furnishing the proportion of supply on which Value Added Tax or service tax has been paid before the appointed day but the supply is made after the appointed day, and the Input Tax Credit admissible thereon.

Declaration of stock held by a principal and job-worker – Every person to whom the provisions of section 141 apply shall, within ninety days of the appointed day, submit a declaration electronically in FORM GST TRAN-1, specifying therein, the stock of the inputs, semi-finished goods or finished goods, as applicable, held by him on the appointed day.


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