UQC i.e. Unit Quantity Code under GST is a unique code for the measurement unit of a product. Eg: 50 Meters of cloth would be denoted by 50 MTR. The GST Portal accepts the codes from the UQC List only. Thus, you must identify the correct UQC for the goods or services supplied in your business.
When is Unit Quantity Code (UQC) used under GST?
1. HSN Summary – When GSTR-1 is filed, HSN Summary must be reported with the details of goods and services supplied during the return period. The UQC under GST must be declared in the HSN Summary.
2. Documents – The seller can use UQC while issuing a tax invoice, export invoice, credit note or debit note. Using the code from the UQC list would keep the records clear and consistent. However, businesses may use their own variations.
List of UQC (Unit Quantity Code) under GST
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Invalid UQC Code means that the Unit Quantity Code entered is incorrect. Thus, taxpayer should always select the correct code from the list of Unit Quantity Codes under GST defined by the GST Department. GST Portal does not accept codes other than UQC.
SQC i.e. Standard Unit Quantity Code is the unique code used to identify each good under Customs Act. While SQC is the defined list of codes under Customs GST, UQC is the defined list of codes under GST. For GST Compliances, taxpayer should use UQC from the list defined by the GST Department only.