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Details to be mentioned in GSTR-4 Return

Updated on: Apr 12th, 2023


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GSTR-4 is a return that’s filed by a composition dealer. Unlike a normal taxpayer who needs to furnish three monthly returns, a dealer opting for the composition scheme is required to furnish only one return, which is GSTR-4 once in a year by the 30th of April of the following financial year.

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31st March 2023
The CBIC has granted relief to composition taxpayers who had not filed their GSTR-4 returns for the periods July 2017 to March 2019 or for the financial years 2017-18 to 2021-22, provided they file their returns between 1st April 2023 and 30th June 2023. In this regard, the late fees in excess of Rs.500 per return (Rs.250 each under CGST and SGST) is waived. There will be no late fees if the return is a Nil return.

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GSTR-4 Format and Contents

The revised annual Form GSTR-4 is divided into nine sections:

Table 1-3: Basic Details

GSTINThe taxpayers GSTIN gets auto-populated at the time of filing return.
Name of the taxpayerThe legal name and trade name will get auto-populated at the time of filing return.
Aggregate turnover detailsThe aggregate turnover in the preceding financial year will get auto-populated. Also, the ARN and date of ARN will get auto-populated after filing.


GSTR-4 Table 1-3

Table 4: Inward supplies including supplies on which tax is to be paid on reverse charge

4A: Supplies from a registered supplier (other than reverse charge)A taxpayer is required to provide details of all supplies received from a registered supplier (includes both interstate and intrastate supplies) on which reverse charge mechanism is not applicable.
4B: Supplies from a registered supplier (attracting reverse charge)A taxpayer is required to provide details of all supplies received from a registered supplier (includes both interstate and intrastate supplies) on which reverse charge mechanism is applicable.
4C: Unregistered supplierA taxpayer is required to provide details of all supplies received from an unregistered supplier including both interstate and intrastate supplies.
4D: Import of servicesA taxpayer is required to provide details of all import services on which tax is payable due to applicability of reverse charge mechanism.


GSTR-4 Table 4

Table 5: Summary of self-assessed liability as per Form GST CMP-08

The details in this table will get auto-populated from Form GST CMP-08. Form GST CMP-08 is for making payment in every quarter of the year. This table will consolidate the payment details of all the CMP-08 filed during the year, i.e. payment made on outward supplies, inward supplies attracting reverse charge, tax paid and interest paid.


GSTR-4 Table 5

Table 6: Tax rate wise details of outward supplies/inward supplies attracting reverse charge during the year

A taxpayer is required to provide details of all outward supplies and inward supplies attracting reverse charge tax rate wise along with the total taxable value. The IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess amount will get auto-populated.


GSTR-4 Table 6

Table 7: TDS/TCS Credit received

Any TDS/TCS credit received from a supplier or e-commerce operator will be auto-populated in the table below. GSTIN of the deductor, gross invoice value and the amount of TDS deducted shall be mentioned here by the taxpayer.


GSTR-4 Table 7

Table 8: Tax, interest, late fee payable and paid

Tax amount payableThis will get auto-populated from Table 6 above.
Tax amount already paidThis will get auto-populated as per Form GST CMP-08
Balance tax payableThis is a difference of 1 and 2 above.
Interest payable and paidInterest payable on late filing of return and the interest actually paid should be mentioned here.
Late fee payable and paidLate fee payable on late payment of GST and the amount actually paid should be mentioned here.

Amounts paid under various tax heads should be separately mentioned like IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess.


GSTR-4 Table 8

Table 9: Refund Claimed From Electronic cash ledger

In case, excess taxes are paid, a refund can be claimed through this table. The refund amount should be divided into tax, interest, penalty, fee and others.


GSTR-4 Table 9


A taxpayer is required to authenticate that the details provided in the above tables are true and correct by signing the form.

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