GST for Super Markets


GST for Super Markets:

Goods and Services tax is expected to be rolled out for supermarkets between April 2017 – September 2017. If you are running a Supermarket  in India, You might be preparing for the transition from VAT to GST. This post gives a quick headsup on what is to come and what needs to be attended while you move to GST from VAT.

GST for Supermarket in India


You will be able to generate substantial savings in Logistics and Distribution costs if you run a multi-branch store. The acquisition cost of FMCG products is also expected to go down as abolition of excise and removal of the cascading effect of taxes are sure to bring in substantial reduction of taxes. You can also generate savings by rationalising warehouses. GST for Supermarkets is a game changer in the business field.

How to move from VAT to GST

  • If you are registered with VAT and have a valid PAN, you will automatically be migrated to GST
  • A Provisional Certificate of Registration will be issued in GST REG-21
  • You have to submit and apply for Registration by submitting REG-20 Form within 6 months
  • After submission, you will be issued a Final Registration Certificate in REG-06
  • GST for Supermarkets is different than previous taxes.

Which is the best GST Software to use for Super Markets?

As all the Tax Filings will have to be done electronically, its important to choose your accounting software wisely.


Tally is the old fashioned legacy software of India. Though its widely used, It has disadvantages of not being on the cloud and compromises security. If you are considering a GST software, It will be wise to move to a Cloud based Accounting System which has the capabilities to manage a supermarket

Reach Accountant

Reach is the only Online Accounting Software with GST Capabilities and ability to give you features specific to supermarkets. To get a quick demo of our product, you can Visit

What are the Changes to the Customer Bill under GST?

Rules for the Bill to be issued under GST

The following details should be displayed in the Tax Invoice

  • The Tax Invoice should have unique serial numbers (number or Alpha numeric)
  • The State Name and State Code Should be mentioned
  • GST Identification Number should be displayed
  • HSN Code for the product/ service needs to be mentioned
  • Taxable value after deducting discount should be displayed
  • The State GST, Central GST and Integrated GST should be shown seperately
  • GST for Supermarkets is different.

What Returns have to be filed under GST by Manufacturers?

  • 10th of every month, you will declare your sales in GSTR-1
  • Between 11th – 15th, Your purchase (inward supply) will get auto-populated and you are allowed to make corrections in GSTR-2A
  • On 20th, the auto-populated GSTR-3 will be available for filing and payment


What will happen to the balance of input tax credit pending currently?

You are allowed to carry forward the balance CENVAT credit (provided it is allowed as input under GST). To avail the credit, make sure the last filed VAT returns denotes the available credit.

I’m a tax expert with over 10 years of professional experience. I’ve gained practical insights on GST and other Taxes during my tenture as a Tax expert and GST Trainer in Reach Accountant.

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