Declaration to be filed by GTA

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Last updated on August 9th, 2022 at 12:35 pm

Declaration to be filed by GTA

Is GTA required to file a declaration in Annexure V with Jurisdictional Authority?

When Goods Transport Agency selects the option of paying tax under the forward charge mechanism, a declaration in Annexure V notified vide a  CGST(Rate) Notification no. 03/2022 dated 13th July 2022 should be filed with the Jurisdictional Authority before the commencement of the financial year. [Options for GST rates available to GTA]

Note: Specimen of Declaration in Annexure V is attached below

Declaration needs to be filed online/offline?

Declaration in Annexure V to be filed physically(offline) submitted with the jurisdictional authority.


What is the last date to file the declaration by GTA?

The declaration should be filed on or before 15th March for the upcoming financial year.

Note: For the financial year 2022-23, the declaration can be filed up to 16th August 2022 as the decision to file the declaration was taken in the 47th GST Council Meeting which was held on the last week of June 2022 and notified on 13th July 2022.


What happens if a GTA misses the last date of filing the declaration? 

There is no specific clarification issued for the same. So in case, a GTA fails to file the declaration they will not be able to provide services on the forward charge basis.

For e.g. A regular taxpayer fails to opt-in or opt-out of the QRMP scheme within the prescribed date then will not be permitted to change for that particular quarter.

For e.g. If a taxpayer fails to opt-in for a composition scheme, will not be permitted to opt-in for that financial year.

Can you switch to RCM after filing the declaration?  

No, once you opt for the forward charge for a financial year you cannot switch to the reverse charge mechanism.  Declaration once filed cannot be withdrawn for that financial year.


Will GTA file the declaration for each financial year separately?

Yes if GTA opts for the forward charge of GST then declaration needs to be filed for each financial year separately within the prescribed date. It shall be valid for one financial year only.


Is GTA required to disclose the GST rate of the forward charge in the declaration?

Considering the specimen notified, GTA is not required to mention that the services will be provided at a 12% or 5% GST rate on the forward charge basis in the declaration.

Note: As GTA will only be declaring that they would be paying tax on the forward charge basis. This will give GTA an option to switch between the forward charge GST rates i.e. 12% and 5%, but the credit of input tax credit will have to be taken proportionately in that case.


Apart from the above declaration,  GTA also has to comply with following

Specimen of Declaration – Annexure V


Form for exercising the option by a Goods Transport Agency (GTA) for payment of GST on the GTA services supplied by him under the forward charge before the commencement of any financial year to be submitted before the jurisdictional GST Authority.

Reference No.-

Date: –

1. I/We______________ (name of Person), authorized representative of M/s……………………. have  taken  registration/have  applied  for  registration  and do hereby undertake to pay GST on the GTA services in relation to transportation of goods supplied  by  us  during  the  financial  year……………under  the forward  charge  in  accordance with section 9(1) of the CGST Act, 2017 and to comply with all the provisions of the CGST Act, 2017 as they apply to a person liable for paying the tax in relation to supply of any goods or services or both;

2. I understand that this option once exercised shall not be allowed to be changed within a period of one year from the date of exercising the option and will remain valid till the end of the financial year for which it is exercised.

   Legal Name:


   PAN No.:

  Signature of Authorised representative:

  Name of Authorised Signatory:

  Full Address of GTA: 

 (Dated acknowledgment of jurisdictional GST Authority)

Relevant Notification


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Ankita is a Chartered Accountant in practice and holds a Diploma in IFRS (from ACCA, UK). She is also a Commerce PG and Certified Independent Director (from IICA). She holds a certification in Forex and Treasury Management. Her area of expertise is GST and Income tax. She is passionate about reading, writing, and sharing knowledge on areas related to finance and taxation.


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