Payment Declaration Form – GST PMT – 08: Definition, Format and Rules

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Pratibha Devasenapathy | May-20-2020

What is Form GST PMT-08?

The Form PMT-08 is used to make payment of self-assessed tax by all quarterly taxpayers under the new GST returns system. This form shall be used in the first two months of the quarter. It is used for declaring and paying the tax liability and claiming the eligible input tax credit. It is to be used by 20th of the next month (for the first two months of the quarter). It will be followed by the filing of RET-1/2/3 by the 25th of the month following the quarter.

Since the taxpayer pays the monthly tax liability through this form, such a form is a replacement for the current form GSTR – 3B. Thus, GST PMT – 08 is used to declare and pay the tax liability and claim eligible input tax credit. Furthermore, the taxpayer must make the payment of self-assessed liabilities through GST PMT – 08 by the 20th of the month succeeding the month for which tax is to be paid. Once the payment is made, the taxpayer needs to file GST RET – 1, GST – RET 2 or GST RET – 3 by the 25th of the month following the quarter to which such a return pertains.

Format of GST PMT-08

Form GST PMT-08 Format

Key things to keep in mind while filing GST PMT-08

  • PMT-08 form applies to all returns i.e., SAHAJ, SUGAM, and Normal returns (quarterly filing only)
  • A taxpayer who files returns on a quarterly basis needs to make a monthly payment depending on the supplies initiated within the month
  • Only eligible ITC can be claimed, with the help of this form
  • For the initial 2 months of the quarter, self-assessed liabilities will be paid for quarterly filers and these amounts shall be populated to RET-1
  • The credit of the tax paid within the initial two months of the quarter will be available at the time of return filing for the quarter
  • Self-assessed liabilities will be paid within the 20th of every month
  • Tax liability and ITC availed will be based on self-assessment, subject to the adjustment made in the main returns of the quarter
  • According to Section 50 of the Act, excess ITC claimed/short liability declared will be liable for interest charges. Hence, any late payment will draw interest as per the rate mentioned in Section 50 of the Act
  • Also, the declaration in this form needs to be filed even if no supplies were initiated during the month

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