GSTR 2B: Auto-drafted ITC Statement on GST Portal

Published On: Apr 21, 2023Last Updated: Nov 28, 20234.1 min read


Are you ready to take your knowledge of GST to the next level? Let’s talk about GSTR 2B! This auto-drafted Input Tax Credit (ITC) statement is like your very own personal assistant,. It provides you with an updated summary of all the inward supplies made by your suppliers. And that’s not all – it also gives you the details regarding the ITC available on these supplies! All this information is easily accessible on the GST portal every month. So, are you ready to dive into the world of GSTR 2B and take your tax filing skills to the next level? Let’s go!

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What does GSTR 2B mean?

The Department of Goods and Services Tax generates GSTR 2B form on a monthly basis for GST-registered businesses in India. This form summarizes all the invoices filed by the supplier for the purchases made by the business in a particular tax period. You should not confuse this form with GSTR 2A. There are many important differences between GSTR 2A and GSTR 2B. The primary purpose of GSTR 2B to assist businesses in reconciling their purchases with the information provided by their suppliers in the GSTR 1 form. Businesses can verify the accuracy of the data submitted by their suppliers. This in turn helps ensure their eligibility to claim input tax credit (ITC) on the purchases made.

The GSTR 2B form contains two types of data – the first is the auto-populated information. This is directly pulled from the GSTR 1 form filed by the supplier. This includes details such as the GSTIN of the supplier, invoice number, date, taxable value, tax rate, and amount of tax charged. The second type of data is the information that is derived by the Department of Goods and Services Tax based on the supplier’s GSTR 1 form. This includes details such as the HSN code of the goods or services purchased, the total amount of purchases made, and the amount of ITC that the business is eligible to claim.

What is the due date for GSTR 2B?

The due date for GSTR 2B is the 15th of every month following the end of the tax period. For example, the GSTR 2B for March 2022 will be available on the GST portal by April 15, 2022.

How to file GSTR 2B return?

GSTR 2B is an auto-drafted ITC statement, and therefore, there is no need for the taxpayer to generate a GST Challan or file a return for it. The GST portal makes the statement available on a monthly basis. Taxpayers can download it and use it to reconcile their ITC in GSTR-3B.

Why is GSTR 2B important?

GSTR 2B is an important document for registered taxpayers. By using the information provided in the form, businesses can identify any discrepancies or errors in the invoices filed by their suppliers. This can help them to avoid any penalties or fines that may be imposed by the GST authorities for non-compliance. Hence, it’s important to check your GSTR-2B.

Furthermore, GSTR 2B can provide businesses with a clear view of their GST liabilities and obligations. The system can help determine the amount of tax that taxpayers need to pay and identify the amount of Input Tax Credit (ITC) that can be claimed in a specific tax period. This information can be particularly useful for businesses that operate in multiple states. Its also very helpful for businesses that deal with a large volume of transactions.

How is GSTR 2B generated?

The Department of Goods and Services Tax collates the outward supply details filed by the suppliers in their GSTR-1 returns and the inward supply details filed by them in their GSTR-5 or GSTR-6 returns and generates GSTR 2B automatically. The taxpayer is provided with an auto-drafted ITC statement containing these details.


In conclusion, GSTR 2B is a valuable tool for GST-registered businesses in India. It can help them to ensure that they are receiving the correct amount of input tax credit and to reconcile their purchases with the information provided by their suppliers. By using this form, businesses can avoid penalties, maintain compliance, and gain a clear view of their GST liabilities and obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the taxpayer cannot edit GSTR 2B. That is because the suppliers’ filed outward and inward supply details generate an auto-drafted ITC statement.

Yes, it is mandatory to reconcile GSTR 2B. It helps taxpayers ensure that they claim the correct ITC while filing their returns.

If the supplier does not file their returns on time, it may delay the reflection of ITC on GSTR 2B for the taxpayer. Taxpayers should follow up with their suppliers to ensure that they file their returns on time. Since ITC reduces the tax liability of the taxpayer while filing GSTR 3B.

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