Normally, Seller Collects GST from Buyer and Pays to Government

However, in some cases, Buyer Pays GST Directly to Government

This is called Reverse Charge in GST


Suppose A provides Service to B of 100000+GST 18000

In this case, B will pay A Rs 118000 and deposit to Government


However, in Case of Reverse Charge,

A will provide Service to B of 100000

In this case, B will pay A Rs 100000 and deposit remaining directly to Government

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GST in Case of Goods

Earlier Reverse Charge was applicable in Case of Services only (in Service Tax)

It was not applicable in case of Goods (There was no reverse charge concept in Vat)

However, now in GST, it is applicable in Goods Also



X Sold Goods to B of Rs 100000 Suppose GST Rate is 5%, X will sell goods to Y for Rs 100000 + GST 5% = 105000

Y will pay X Rs 105000 and X will pay 5000 to Government


However , If X is Unregistered in GST, then X cannot charge GST on it Then Reverse Charge will also be applicable on it

Y will pay X 100000 and deposit 5000 Directly to Government

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When is Reverse Charge Applicable?

It is applicable as per Section 9(3) and Section 9(4)

  1. Section 9(4) - Purchases from Unregistered Dealer were covered here Local Purchases upto 5000 per day were exempt.
  2. Section 9(3) - Certain Goods and Services notified by Government were covered like Goods Transport Agency, Freight etc.

As per decision in GST Council Meeting Section 9(4) has been stopped by Government However, Section 9(3) is still applicable. Hence GST is still applicable on following services

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Reverse Charge Chart

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Reverse Charge on Goods

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Whether we get input of Reverse Charge?

On Certain Items, No Input will be available like Food, Catering, etc

On Other Items, Input Available Next Month

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GTA Service To Unregistered Person Exempted

Earlier If Goods Transport Agency (GTA) provided services to Unregistered Persons, they had to pay GST

Because of this GTA were not willing to supply services to Unregistered persons.


This service has been exempted.


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What will be entry of Reverse Charge?

It depends upon whether we get Input of

Ajay Transport

Bill to My Co.


Freight Charges





Suppose GST Rate is 5% (2.5% CGST, 2.5% SGST)


Case 1  

                Bill Received on 10 April

                Payment made on 29 April

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Case 2

                Bill Received on 10 April

                Payment not made within 60 Dys

View Answer

Case 3

               First Payment in Advance  on 25 April then Bill Received later on 18 june

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When is Output GST Payable, on Bill or Payment?

It depends upon Time of Supply of Goods and Services

Time of Supply Reverse Charge of Goods Time of Supply Reverse Charge of Services

We have to consider earlier of
• Date of Payment
• 30 Days of Invoice
• Date of Receipt

We have to consider earlier of
• Date of Payment
• 60 Days of Invoice


Whether Input can be used to Pay Reverse Charge Liability

No we have to deposit GST Reverse charge Liability from cash Ledger

We cannot reduce it from Input Tax Credit available to us



Output GST on Sales 100

Output GST on Reverse Charge 30

Total Output 130

Input GST 110


In this case,

We have to Pay GST on Reverse Charge of 30

We can adjust input of 100 against our Output

Remaining 10 we can carry forward


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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 9 years. He also provides Accounts Tax GST Training in Delhi and Pune.