GSTR 2A Meaning, Download, Due Date & Reconciliation | Tally Solutions

GSTR 2A

  • 1. What GSTR 2A means?
  • 2. GSTR 2A Download
  • 3. Difference between GSTR 2 and GSTR 2A
  • 4. GSTR 2A Due-date
  • 5. GSTR 2A Reconciliation

1. What GSTR 2A means?

GSTR 2A is a self-generated statement where visibility of all incoming supplies made by your supplier in GSTR 1 has been made available to recipients. The details will be made available on the submission of returns in the portal. Apart from the details of GSTR 1, details operator from GSTR 5 (supplied by non-resident taxable person), GSTR 6 (ISD), GSTR 7 (TDS Deduction) and GSTR 8 (collected by TCS e-commerce) will be self- generated.

2. GSTR 2A Download

There are two ways by which a registered taxable person can view the data generated by GSTR 2A return.

The details can directly be viewed on the GST portal by making a login and accessing the return filing segment which stacks in other returns of the taxable person or can download GSTR 2A file and view it in the offline utility tool.

Note: In the form GSTR 2A, invoice / records up to 500 for a table / section can be seen online if the invoice is more than 500, the common portal will create a GSTR 2A file and the registered taxable person shall view these details of the invoice in the offline utility tool available on the Goods and Services Tax Portal.

3. Difference between GSTR 2 and GSTR 2A

Unlike form GSTR 1, businesses need to upload all the details of the external supply, GSTR 2 does not require you to declare all the details of the incoming supply. Most descriptions in GSTR 2 are auto-populated, based on the outward supply declared by your suppliers in your returns.

The auto-populated statement available in GSTR 2A will also be available in GSTR 2. In other words, GSTR 2A will be an exact copy of GSTR 2, in which your suppliers will have the details declared in GSTR 1. Therefore, you do not need to upload all the details of the incoming supply, instead you need to co-find details of the available inward supply in GSTR 2A with the books of your accounts and accordingly, the invoices, additions to be made available in GSTR 2.

The deleted statistics in GSTR 2A Form is not required to be entered, as it is simply a read only document that provides the convenience of viewing all invoices uploaded by your suppliers. Therefore, any action on the details of available supplies available in GSTR 2A is required to be done in GSTR 2.

4. GSTR 2A Due-date

GSTR 2A means a statement of Input Tax credit and you need not have to file GSTR 2A legally. Thereby there is no such thing as GSTR 2A due date of filing.

5. GSTR 2A Reconciliation

GSTR 2A means a statement of Input Tax credit and you need not have to file GSTR 2A legally. Thereby there is no such thing as GSTR 2A due date of filing.

First Step in GSTR 2A reconciliation process: Downloading GSTR 2A
  • Login into the GST portal > Click on Return Dashboard
  • Select the return period
  • In returns segment click on Auto Drafted GSTR 2A
  • Click on Download link here (Note: You'll find the new option to Download as Excel)
  • Click on Generate Excel File after which one have to Wait for 20 minutes to Generate the file
  • After the lapse of twenty minutes, click on Generate and Click on “Click Here to Download Excel”
Second step in GSTR 2A reconciliation process: Upload the downloaded GSTR 2A in Tally.ERP 9
Open Tally.ERP 9. Go to GSTR 2 Report. Load GSTR 2A into Tally.ERP 9. Tally.ERP 9 will show you the details of invoices which are either –
  • Fully Matched
  • Partially Matched: This may be due to partial match between invoices available in the books with invoices available on the GST portal.
  • Available only in Books - This can happen if your supplier has not uploaded some invoices.
  • Available only in Portal - This can happen if you have not recorded the transaction in your books, but your supplier has uploaded the same.
Final step in GSTR 2A reconciliation process: Taking action on mismatched invoices
The registered taxable person can take action on the invoices which are mismatched, available only in books and available only in portal by checking with your suppliers or correcting/recording respective purchase invoices in your books.


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