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Edit GSTR-1 Return Before Filing on GST Portal

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A person registered under GST as a regular taxpayer is required to file returns every month.

If you have added (and saved) invoice details on the GST portal and want to edit, modify, add or delete details, you may download the GSTR-1 return file and bulk edit it. Once you have made the changes, upload it back on the GST portal. Alternatively, if you can finish modifications online on the GST portal itself.

Latest Update

29th August 2021
Company taxpayers can continue filing GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B using EVC or DSC up to 31st October 2021 via the CGST notification number 32/2021 dated 29th August 2021.

26th August 2021
From 1st September 2021, taxpayers will not be able to file GSTR-1 or use the IFF for August 2021 on the GST portal if they have pending GSTR-3B filings. It applies if GSTR-3B is pending for the past two months till July 2021 (monthly filer) or for the last quarter ending 30th June 2021 (quarterly filer) as per CGST Rule 59(6).

28th May 2021
The GST Council recommended in its 43rd meeting the following: 
(1) The monthly filing of GSTR-1 for May 2021 will be extended from 11th June 2021 to 26th June 2021.
(2) Filing of B2B sales invoices in IFF by QRMP taxpayers for May 2021 is extended from 13th June 2021 to 28th June 2021.
(3) Companies that are GST taxpayers have been given permission to authenticate returns using EVC instead of digital signature up to 31st August 2021.

(4) Late fee has been rationalised for future tax periods as follows:
(i) If the annual turnover in the previous financial year is up to Rs.1.5 crore then the late fee of a maximum of Rs.2,000 per return can only be charged (i.e Rs.1000 each for CGST and SGST).
(ii) If the turnover ranges between Rs.1.5 crore and Rs.5 crore then the maximum late fee of Rs.5,000 per return can only be charged (i.e Rs. 2500 each for CGST and SGST).
(iii) If the turnover is more than Rs.5 crore then a late fee of a maximum of Rs.10,000 (i.e Rs. 5000 per CGST and SGST) can be charged.

1st May 2021
(1) The due date to file GSTR-1 for April 2021 is extended from 11th May 2021 to 26th May 2021.
(2) The time limit to furnish B2B supplies on the IFF (optional facility), for April 2021 has been extended from 13th May to 28th May 2021.

9th January 2021
If a taxpayer with an annual aggregate turnover of Rs.5 crore does not opt into the QRMP scheme, he will be considered as a monthly filer of GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B from the January 2021 tax period onwards. Hence the due date for GSTR-1 shall be the 11th of next month and GSTR-3B shall be the 20th of next month.

Here is a step by step guide to change invoice details

Step 1 – Login on to the GST Portal   

Step 2 – Then, go to ‘Services’ > ‘Returns’ > ‘Returns Dashboard’.

Step 3 – Select the Month and Year from the drop-down.  

Step 4 – Click on ‘PREPARE OFFLINE’ under GSTR 1  

Step 5 – Go to ‘Download’ and click on ‘GENERATE FILE’. This request takes around 20 min.  

Step 6– Now, click on ‘Click Here’ to download link. A ZIP file will be downloaded.

Step 7 – Open the file using the GST offline tool by clicking on OPEN under Open Downloaded Return file from GST portal.

Step 8 – To make changes, click on ‘Edit Icon’ under Action column. To delete an invoice, select the check box on the left of the invoice and click on ‘Delete’. If the offline tool is very slow, try opening the browser on Firefox or Google Chrome by typing wp.d.cleartax.co:3010 on the address bar in the browser.

Step 9 – Once all the changes are made, click on ‘Update’. A success message will be displayed once the data is updated. The status of the details will either change to Modified (M) or Deleted (D)  

Step 10 – Generate JSON file by clicking on ‘View Summary’ > ‘Generate File’ > ‘Save’. If you are facing errors with JSON file please go through our article ‘GSTR1 JSON Errors and Resolutions’.  

Step 11 – Upload the JSON file on GST Portal by going to – ‘Prepare Offline’ > ‘Upload’ > ‘Choose File’.  

Step 12 – Finally, to make sure all the changes made are updated on website download the GSTR 1 file by the following Step 2 to Step 5

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