Octa GST Change Log

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.

Version 10.0.1

Published on July 3, 2020

Included sales and purchase data to extract the GSTINs while getting contact information from Octa Cloud.

Version 10

Published on July 2, 2020

Octa Cloud integration for online GST APIs

Introducing integration with Octa Cloud to access online GST APIs. In this version, you can pull the name and other information of your customers & suppliers from Octa Cloud.


  • Added the facility to select a period range in sales and purchase filter.
  • Added the support of TCS amendments in GSTR-2A.

Version 9.9.2

Published on June 24, 2020

Fixed an issue in liability calculation of GSTR-3B. This issue caused incorrect tax calculation when there was an amendment of sales invoice and the same invoice number exists in GSTR-1 data of multiple financial years.

Version 9.9

Published on May 29, 2020


  • New Support of TDS and TCS data while viewing and exporting GSTR-2A data.
  • Added the facility to quickly select a financial year while exporting GSTR-2A data.
  • Improved the selection of period range while reconciling purchase data with GSTR-2A.

GSTR-1 & ANX-1

  • Added the facility to quickly select a financial year while exporting GSTR-1 data.

Sales Data

  • New Added the facility to export the sales data for any custom range of periods.
  • New Added the facility to delete sales data of multiple periods in one go.
  • Improved the find and filter mechanism for better usability.
  • Improved the import validation to avoid the error of importing data in wrong (future) return periods.

Purchase Data

  • New Added the facility to export the purchase data for any custom range of periods.
  • New Added the facility to delete purchase data of multiple periods in one go.
  • New Added the facility to delete purchase data of a particular supplier only.
  • New Octa GST will now show the reconciliation and ITC claim status while viewing the purchase document. This will prevent the accidental saving of data which can reset the reconciliation and ITC claim information.
  • Improved the find and filter mechanism for better usability.
  • Improved the import validation to avoid the error of importing data in wrong (future) return periods.

Version 9.8.1

Published on May 18, 2020

  • Added the support of Keywords column in ITC claim screen of GSTR-3B.

Version 9.8

Published on May 12, 2020

  • Added the support of Ladakh state in all returns and transactions.
  • Added the support of latest GSTN schema for GSTR-1.
  • Added the support of supplies under section 7 of IGST act.

Version 9.7.2

Published on February 15, 2020

GST Portal has made some changes in GSTR-9 JSON schema. These changes are still not properly implemented on the Portal. This Octa GST release handles the recent changes in GSTR-9 JSON schema to make it compatible when HSN summary is not added.

Version 9.7.1

Published on February 10, 2020

Fixed a special issue in GSTR-1 JSON file import which resulted in incorrect place of supply assigned to credit notes.

Version 9.7

Published on February 7, 2020

GSTR-2A & Purchase Reconciliation

  • Added more options in search/filter of invoice reconciliation screen.
  • Fine tuned the smart matching algorithm to even better invoice matching.
  • Updated to use consistent supplier name in all screens.


  • Update to display new support email address support@octa.in
  • All website links updated to show new website https://octa.in

Version 9.6

Published on December 21, 2019

GSTR-2A & Purchase Reconciliation

  • [New] Added the option to reconcile based on document date or return period.
  • [Fixed] Fixed a critical issue which could result in loss of manually linked invoices. This happens when invoices are manually linked with mismatches in data and new GSTR-2A file is added in Octa GST.

Version 9.5.2

Published on December 18, 2019

  • In GSTR-2A and purchase reconciliation, basic and smart linking was not working when changing the business GSTIN from inside the reconcoliation page. This issue affects only if there are multiple GSTINs in one business file.

Version 9.5.1

Published on December 17, 2019

GSTR-2A and Purchase Reconciliation

  • Added the facility to reconcile any period as specified by user. For example, now you can reconcile Apr-2019 to Sep-2019 period.
  • Updated to show the reconciliation based on return period as per books. Mismatch report has also been updated as per new design.


  • Added the facility to claim the ITC on purchase documents of current and earlier periods. This facility allows you to claim the ITC on those purchase invoices which has been reconciled in current period.
  • Improved the auto-calculation of ITC by generating the separate line items for each period.


  • Purchase data import process improved to allow duplicate invoice numbers when supplier is unregistered.
  • Fixed an issue in generating Excel reports when Excel or any other compatible application is not installed on target computer.
  • Updated to open the URLs in Google Chrome browser if installed on computer.
  • GST rate display is corrected in sales/purchase documents of new GST returns.
  • Support of business unit has been added in GSTR-1 and GSTR-2 Excel import.
  • Fixed a rare issue in printing the sales and purchase documents.
  • Minor reliability and functional improvements.

Version 9.4

Published on November 27, 2019

  • Updated various Excel export functionality to export credit notes values as negative values. This will help in easy summation of taxable and tax values.
  • Updated auto-calculation of GSTR-9 to exclude the usage of table 4D of GSTR-3B. Now Octa GST will not use it to compute table 7E and 7H of GSTR-9.
  • Fixed an issue in export of mismatch report which caused incorrect formatting of some columns in invoice details sheet.