Octa GST Change Log

Version 10.9.1

Published on December 2, 2020

Fixed an issue in processing system certificate which may cause an issue while attempting to sign GSTR-9C.

Version 10.9

Published on November 16, 2020

# Introducing GSTR-9C

  • Simple and user-friendly presentation of GSTR-9C.
  • Subtle highlighing of the tables with data.
  • Facility to print GSTR-9C or convert to PDF.
  • Facility to import JSON file generated by GST Portal.
  • Generate JSON file to share with other users.
  • Inbuilt facility to digitally sign the JSON.

Version 10.8.2

Published on November 2, 2020

  • Fixed an issue in auto-calculation of credit note value in GSTR-9.

Version 10.8.1

Published on October 21, 2020

  • GSTR-2A JSON Import: Handled a case where old Windows Date/Time setting can cause the wrong interpretation of GSTR-1 filing date. This happens only if Windows operating system and Date/Time setting is old.

Version 10.8

Published on October 21, 2020

Enhancements in GSTR-9

  • Aligned the display of tax columns with GST Portal. Now Octa GST also shows IGST first and then CGST & SGST.
  • Considered the rows 4I, 4L, 5H, 5K, 11 as implicit negative values so that user doesn't have to input negative values for these rows.
  • Allowed the negative values in various rows as per technical specification.

Version 10.7

Published on October 17, 2020

Added the support of GSTR-2B

  • Add multiple GSTR-2B JSON files in one go
  • View invoices and credit/debit notes of multiple GSTINs and periods on one screen
  • Search GSTR-2B documents by invoice number, supplier name/GSTIN
  • Full support of amendment records
  • Export GSTR-2B data of multiple GSTINs & multiple period to single Excel file

Version 10.6.1

Published on October 13, 2020

  • Updated to support Cess amount in export invoices (with payment of tax) as per latest GSTR-1 JSON schema.

Version 10.6

Published on October 8, 2020

  • Updated the GSTR-1 export to excel facility to indicate original documents that have been amended.

Version 10.5.1

Published on October 6, 2020

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-2A reconciliation which caused the document comparison to fail in some cases.

Version 10.5

Published on October 5, 2020

  • GSTR-2A module updated to capture GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B filing information.
  • GSTR-2A module updated to capture autopopulated information of import of goods.
  • GSTR-3B module updated to show supplier filing information.

Version 10.4.2

Published on October 3, 2020

  • Update to handle the incorrect column name in GSTR-1 Excel file generated by Tally.
  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-9 calculation for credit/debit notes amendments.

Version 10.4.1

Published on September 16, 2020

  • Fixed an issue in generating clean-up JSON file when the downloaded file contains a credit/debit notes linked with invoices.

Version 10.4

Published on September 15, 2020

  • Updated as per latest GSTR-1 JSON schema.
  • Updated as per latest GSTR-2A JSON schema.

Version 10.3.2

Published on September 10, 2020

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-3B liability calculation in case of Export supply with multiple line items.

Version 10.3.1

Published on August 30, 2020

  • Fixed an issue in GSTR-4A reconciliation which caused crash when trying to edit purchase data.

Version 10.3

Published on August 23, 2020

GSTR-4A & Purchase Reconciliation

Introducing the support of reconciling purchase register with GSTR-4A for composition taxpayers.

Auto-Update Supplier Names

Introducing the facility to automatically pull supplier names for all GSTINs in GSTR-4A data.


  • Updated to use the supplier name from contacts master while generating GSTR-2A mismatch report for individual suppliers.
  • Improved the detection of GSTR-4A error JSON files.
  • Restriction on invoice date removed for amendment of export invoices as per latest GST Portal specification.

Version 10.2.1

Published on August 13, 2020

Fixed an issue in conversion of GSTR-4 ZIP/JSON file to Excel.

Version 10.2

Published on August 12, 2020

GSTR-4 Annual Return & CMP-08

Introducing the support of automatically generating annual GSTR-4 and CMP-08 based on sales and purchase transactions for composition taxpayers.

  • Facility to add transaction-wise or consolidated sales data
  • Facility to convert GSTR-4A data to Excel file which can be imported back into purchase data
  • Automatic generation of GSTR-4 tables based on sales/purchase data with easy to understand preview
  • Support of GSTR-4 annual return JSON generation
  • Support of viewing error file generated while uploading GSTR-4 return to GST Portal
  • Support of converting filed GSTR-4 annual return to Excel format. This file can be shared with clients or kept as future reference.
  • Support of generating CMP-08 (self-assessment of liability during the quarter)

Version 10.1

Published on August 10, 2020

Sales vs GSTR-1 Reconciliation

Introducing reconciliation and mismatch report for Sales vs GSTR-1 reconciliation. Octa GST provides a convenient section-wise overview of reconciliation with the facility of detailed side-by-side comparison of each invoice, credit/debit note and summary.

  • Section-wise overview for quick summary of reconciliation
  • Period-wise overview of all sections to quickly identify the periods with mismatch in data.
  • Side-by-side comparison of invoices, credit/debit notes along with mismatch status.
  • Side-by-side comparison of summary records (B2C sales summary and advances).
  • Details mismatch report containing summary and invoice-level reconciliation report.


Side-by-side Invoice Comparison:


  • UQC and quantity fields made optional for services HSN codes in GSTR-9 HSN summary.
  • RCM allowed in CBW (custom-bonded warehouses) invoices.
  • RCM allowed in invoices for SEZ with payment of tax.
  • Fixed an issue in supplier name search of GSTR-2A reconciliation summary.
  • Month range selection view improved.
  • Various small user interface improvements.

Version 10.0.3

Published on July 6, 2020

Fixed an issue in getting supplier/customer names which caused the automatic update to fail in certain cases.