The time to furnish your first GSTR-1 is fast approaching. In Form GSTR-1, and in the monthly returns to be furnished by a regular dealer, details of UQC are asked for. In this blog, let us understand what UQC in GST is and how to know your UQC.

UQC (Unit Quantity Code) in GST

UQC stands for Unit Quantity Code. The intent of using UQC in GST returns is to maintain a standardised terminology for units of measure. Every tax payer could be using different names for the same unit of measure and this makes it difficult for the Department to track or arrive at analyses. For example, one tax payer could be using Kgs as the unit of measure and another tax payer could be using Kilos as the unit of measure, to denote Kilograms.

Hence, UQC is being used by GSTN to maintain a standardised format for every unit of measure. The UQC format used by GSTN is as per the Customs Act.

List of UQC

Following is the UQC code list to be used while furnishing monthly returns. In case your unit of measure is not listed, you can use the UQC OTH for Others.

UQC DescriptionUQC DescriptionUQC Description
BAGBAGSGGRGREAT GROSSROLROLLS
BALBALEGMSGRAMSSETSETS
BDLBUNDLESGRSGROSSSQFSQUARE FEET
BKLBUCKLESGYDGROSS YARDSSQMSQUARE METERS
BOUBILLIONS OF UNITSKGSKILOGRAMSSQYSQUARE YARDS
BOXBOXKLRKILOLITRETBSTABLETS
BTLBOTTLESKMEKILOMETRETGMTEN GRAMS
BUNBUNCHESMLTMILLILITRETHDTHOUSANDS
CANCANSMTRMETERSTONTONNES
CBMCUBIC METERMTSMETRIC TONTUBTUBES
CCMCUBIC CENTIMETERNOSNUMBERSUGSUS GALLONS
CMSCENTIMETERPACPACKSUNTUNITS
CTNCARTONSPCSPIECESYDSYARDS
DOZDOZENPRSPAIRSOTHOTHERS
DRMDRUMQTLQUINTAL

Tax payers should ensure to report the correct UQC in monthly returns, as per the list given. For example, if a tax payer is using the unit of measure as Litres, the same is not listed in the UQC code list. Hence, the tax payer should report the details in the UQC KLR for Kilolitre.

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