Octa GST Change Log

Octa GST change history

Version 10.20.1

Published on June 23, 2021

Reference invoice details (invoice no and invoice date) are made optional in CDNR & CDNUR sheets of GSTR-2 import Excel file.

Version 10.20

Published on June 21, 2021

  • Update for GSTR-4A JSON Schema: Updated to align with latest GSTR-4A JSON schema (CDNR section).
  • Reconciliation: Added the name of the business and state in top to identify the business you are working on.
  • Support of LTR unit: Added the support of LTR UQC in standard UQC list.

Version 10.19

Published on June 16, 2021

  • Added the facility to start trial from with-in the application. This helps new users get started with application trial quickly.
  • Updated GSTR-4A JSON schema as per latest GSTN specification.

Version 10.18

Published on June 9, 2021

# Updated the master HSN code list

Master HSN code list has been updated as per the latest HSN code database used by GST Portal. This master list can be viewed and searched by the users. Also, issue checker has been updated to raise an issue when an HSN code doesn't exist in master list.

# Better representation of HSN errors

When GSTR-1 JSON file is uploaded and there is an issue in HSN summary table, GST Portal generates an error file. Octa GST has been updated to represent those errors in a user-friendly way which shows exactly which HSN code has the issue.

Version 10.17

Published on May 24, 2021

# Added Support of Read-Only Users

Important

This is applicable for Octa GST Professional and Premium subscriptions only.

While creating users of Octa GST Server, now you can define a user as read-only so that the user can only view the data and cannot make any changes.

Version 10.16

Published on May 19, 2021

# Changes in GSTR-1 HSN Summary (May 2021 Period Onwards)

The structure of HSN summary table in GSTR-1 has been changed. This change will be effective from May 2021 period.

Period Applicable Fields
Apr 2021 or Earlier HSN Code, HSN Description, UQC, Quantity, Total Value, Taxable Value, IGST, CGST, SGST, Cess
May 2021 or Later HSN Code, UQC, Quantity, GST Rate, Taxable Value, IGST, CGST, SGST, Cess

In other words, from May 2021 period:

  • HSN code is mandatory
  • GST rate is mandatory

Octa GST has been updated to handle both old and new structure depending on the GSTR-1 period. If you will prepare GSTR-1 till Apr 2021 period, it will automatically generate HSN summary in the old structure. For May 2021 or later periods, it will automatically generate HSN summary in the new structure.

# New Fields in Sales Documents

Added the support of the following fields in Sales documents:

  • Other Charges : Useful to apply document level charges on which is GST is not applicable (e.g. TCS on sales). You can also configure the label of this field for invoice printing (Configuration button on Business page).
  • Discount : Useful to apply document level discount
  • Round-off : Useful to round-off the total value to nearest multiple of 1 or 10 Rupees.

All these fields are optional with a default value of zero. These fields can be used to capture the full details of sales documents and helps in accurate auto-calculation of document total.

# New Fields in Purchase Documents

Added the support of the following fields in Sales documents:

  • Other Charges : Useful to apply document level charges on which is GST is not applicable
  • Discount : Useful to apply document level discount
  • Round-off : Useful to round-off the total value to nearest multiple of 1 or 10 Rupees
  • Label-1/2/3 : Useful to apply a custom labels to purchase document which can be used for purchase classification in reconciliation reports

All these fields are optional with a default value of zero. These fields can be used to capture the full details of purchase documents and helps in accurate auto-calculation of document total.

Version 10.15

Published on May 6, 2021

  • Improved the order of items in the reports.
  • Improved the sales document difference algorithm for GSTR-1 preparation to include the shipping bill information. Therefore, export documents with any difference in shipping bill information, will be included in GSTR-1 JSON file.
  • Fixed an issue in the filter of purchase register viewer for composite registration. The issue of Return period filter not working has now been fixed.

Version 10.14

Published on April 23, 2021

Enhancement in GST Reports

  • Added the support of combined report for multiple GSTINs
  • Added the support of TCS & TDS in GSTR-2A Summary report

Purchase Export (Excel)

  • Added ITC claim information
    • ITC claim period: The period in which ITC is claimed in GSTR-3B
    • ITC claim percentage: How much ITC is claimed in GSTR-3B?
  • Added reconciliation information
    • Reconciliation Status: Purchase document status as marked in 2A/2B reconciliation
    • Reconciliation Notes: Notes written to specific document during 2A/2B reconciliation

Others

  • Added the facility to select individual business GSTINs while exporting data of GST returns.
  • Default period for source documents in GSTR-3B of ITC claim changed to match with GSTR-3B period.
  • Minor UI & usability improvements

Version 10.13.1

Published on April 21, 2021

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-3B vs GSTR-1 report which caused missing data for non-taxable supplies.

Version 10.13

Published on April 21, 2021

Enhancement in GST Reports

  • Added the support of GSTR-3B summary report
  • Added the support of ITC comparison in GSTR-3B and GSTR-2B
  • Enhanced GSTR-2A summary report to include "Import of Goods"
  • Enhanced GSTR-3B vs GSTR-2A ITC comparison to include the "Import of Goods"

Others

  • Updated to align with latest GSTR-4 JSON schema published by GSTN.

Version 10.12.1

Published on March 10, 2021

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-1 JSON file splitting in case of very large number of documents in GSTR-1.
  • Updated the revised date validation in sales data as per latest GST Portal implementation.

Version 10.12

Published on February 4, 2021

Support of QRMP Scheme (quarterly return monthly payment)

  • Added support of IFF (invoice furnishing facility). This facility will automatically select the relevant data (B2B, CDNR) and prepare IFF JSON file.
  • Added support of preparing GSTR-3B for a quarter.

Version 10.11.6

Published on January 21, 2021

  • Handled the case of both original and amendment documents in the same GSTR-2B period.

Version 10.11.5

Published on January 20, 2021

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-1 JSON generation for export amendments.

Version 10.11.4

Published on January 19, 2021

  • Fixed the issue of missing Source value in Invoice Details sheet of GSTR-2A/2B reconciliation report.
  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-3B Excel export.
  • Fixed an issue of missing supplier name in GSTR-2A/2B reconciliation report in some cases.

Version 10.11.1

Published on January 18, 2021

# Purchase reconciliation with GSTR-2B

  • Added the support of reconciling purchase data with GSTR-2B.
  • Various UI improvements for better user experience.

Version 10.10.2

Published on January 12, 2021

  • Removed the IRN information in GSTR-1 JSON file because IRN information is not handled by GST Portal.

Version 10.10.1

Published on January 11, 2021

  • Fixed an issue in sales and purchase export to Excel which caused the data to be exported in wrong columns.

Version 10.10

Published on January 8, 2021

# Differential GSTR-1 (Update only the differences in documents)

Added the option to prepare the differential GSTR-1 JSON file. Now you can add GSTR-1 data, that is already available on GST Portal, to Octa GST and only those documents will be included in JSON file which needs to be added, updated or deleted.

This feature is especially useful when the B2B invoices are already populated in GSTR-1 via e-invoice system. Using the differential GSTR-1 JSON file, you can upload the remaining data and keep the auto-popuated e-invoice data same.

# IRN Information in filed GSTR-1

Octa GST is now updated to import and save IRN information available in filed GSTR-1 data. This information can be viewed and exported to Excel files.

Version 10.9.7

Published on January 5, 2021

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-9C which prevented the signing operation on some DSC tokens.