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GST Return – What is GST Return? Who Should File, Due Dates & Types of GST Returns

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All registered businesses have to file monthly, quarterly and/or annual GST Returns based on the type of business. All these GST filings online happen on the GST portal. In this article, we cover the following topics

  1. What is GST Return?
  2. Who should file GST Returns?
  3. Types of GST Returns
  4. Due Dates to file GST Returns
  5. Extensions of Due dates of GST Returns
  6. Late Fees for not Filing Return on Time

1. What is GST Return?

A return is a document containing details of income which a taxpayer is required to file with the tax administrative authorities. This is used by tax authorities to calculate tax liability.

Under GST, a registered dealer has to file GST returns that include:

  • Purchases
  • Sales
  • Output GST (On sales)
  • Input tax credit (GST paid on purchases)

To file GST returns or GST filing, GST compliant sales and purchase invoices are required. You can generate GST compliant invoices for free on ClearTax BillBook.

2. Who should file GST Returns?

In the GST regime, any regular business has to file two monthly returns and one annual return. This amounts to 26 returns in a year.

The number of GST filings vary for quarterly GSTR-1 filers. The number of GST filings online for them is 17 in a year.

There are separate returns required to be filed by special cases such as composition dealers whose number of GST filings is 5 in a year.

3. What are the different types of GST Returns?

Here is a list of all the returns to be filed as prescribed under the GST Law along with the due dates.

GST filings as per the CGST Act subject to changes by CBIC Notifications

 

Return Form

Description

Frequency

Due Date

GSTR-1

Details of outward supplies of taxable goods and/or services affected.

Monthly

11th* of the next month with effect from October 2018 until September 2020.

*Previously, the due date was 10th of the next month.

Quarterly 

(If opted)

End of the month succeeding the quarter.

GSTR-2

Suspended from September 2017 onwards

Details of inward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected claiming the input tax credit.

Monthly

15th of the next month.

 

GSTR-3

Suspended from September 2017 onwards

Monthly return on the basis of finalisation of details of outward supplies and inward supplies along with the payment of tax.

Monthly

20th of the next month.

 

GSTR-3B

Simple return in which summary of outward supplies along with input tax credit is declared and payment of tax is affected by the taxpayer.

Monthly

Staggered^ from the month of January 2020 onwards*

*Previously 20th of the next month for all taxpayers.

^20th of next month for taxpayers with an aggregate turnover in the previous financial year more than Rs 5 crore.

For the taxpayers with aggregate turnover equal to or below Rs 5 crore, 22nd of next month for taxpayers in category X states/UTs and 24th of next month for taxpayers in category X states/UTs 

  • Category X: Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana or Andhra Pradesh or the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
  • Category Y: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand or Odisha or the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh and New Delhi.

CMP-08

Statement-cum-challan to make a tax payment by a taxpayer registered under the composition scheme under section 10 of the CGST Act (supplier of goods) and CGST (Rate) notification no. 02/2019 dated 7th March 2020 (Supplier of services)

Quarterly

18th of the month succeeding the quarter.

GSTR-4

Return for a taxpayer registered under the composition scheme under section 10 of the CGST Act (supplier of goods) and CGST (Rate) notification no. 02/2019 dated 7th March 2020 (Supplier of services).

Annually

30th of the month succeeding a financial year.

GSTR-5

Return for a non-resident foreign taxable person.

Monthly

20th of the next month.

GSTR-6

Return for an input service distributor to distribute the eligible input tax credit to its branches.

Monthly

13th of the next month.

GSTR-7

Return for government authorities deducting tax at source (TDS).

Monthly

10th of the next month.

GSTR-8

Details of supplies effected through e-commerce operators and the amount of tax collected at source by them.

Monthly

10th of the next month.

GSTR-9

Annual return for a normal taxpayer.

Annually

31st December of next financial year.

GSTR-9A

Annual return to be filed by a taxpayer registered under the composition levy anytime during the year.

Annually

31st December of next financial year.

GSTR-9C

Certified reconciliation statement

Annually

31st December of next financial year.

GSTR-10

Final return to be filed by a taxpayer whose GST registration is cancelled.

Once, when GST registration is cancelled or surrendered.

Within three months of the date of cancellation or date of cancellation order, whichever is later.

GSTR-11

Details of inward supplies to be furnished by a person having UIN and claiming a refund

Monthly

28th of the month following the month for which statement is filed.

* Subject to changes by Notifications/ Orders
**Statement of self-assessed tax by composition dealers – same as the erstwhile form GSTR-4, which is now made an annual return with effect from FY 2019-2020 onwards.

Here is a video to understand who should file GST Return and why should it be filed –

 

 

4.Upcoming Due Dates to file GST Returns

The due dates for filing GST returns can be extended by issuing orders or notifications. Here, we have got for you the list of upcoming GST returns due dates you must not miss!

Below is the GST Calendar for Every Return:

GSTR-1

Quarterly Filing

(Annual turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can opt for quarterly filing)

 

Quarter

Due date

Last date to file without a late fee

Jan-Mar 2020

30th April 2020

17th July 2020

Apr-Jun 2020

31st July 2020

3rd August 2020

Jul-Sept 2020

31st October 2020

31st October 2020

Monthly Filing

(Annual turnover of more than Rs 1.5 crore must file monthly)

 

Month

Due Date

Last date to file without a late fee

January 2020

11th February 2020

11th February 2020

February 2020

11th March 2020

11th March 2020

March 2020

11th April 2020

10th July 2020

April 2020

11th May 2020

24th July 2020

May 2020

11th June 2020

28th July 2020

June 2020

11th July 2020

5th August 2020

July 2020

11th August 2020

11th August 2020

August 2020

11th September 2020

11th September 2020

September 2020

11th October 2020

11th October 2020

 

GSTR-2 and GSTR-3

The filing of these forms is currently suspended.

 

GSTR-3B

GSTR-3B is a monthly summary return to be filed by all taxpayers except those registered under the composition scheme.

For January 2020

 

Category of Taxpayer

Due Date*

Aggregate turnover exceeding Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year

20th February 2020

Aggregate turnover less than or equal to Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year

For category X states/UT:

22nd February 2020

For category Y states/UT:

24th February 2020

*Last date to file without a late fee

From February 2020 to July 2020

 

Category of Taxpayer

Period

Due Date

Last date to file without a late fee

Rate of Interest

Aggregate turnover exceeding Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year

February 2020

20th March 2020

24th June 2020*

Nil

(If tax is paid on or before 04th April 2020)

9% p.a.

(If tax is paid after 04th April 2020 till 24th June 2020 and return is filed by this deadline)

18% p.a. in the above staggered manner

(If tax is paid or return is filed after 24th June 2020)

March 2020

20th April 2020

24th June 2020*

Nil

(If the tax paid on or before 05th May 2020)

9% p.a.

(If tax is paid after 04th April 2020 till 24th June 2020 and return is filed by this deadline)

18% p.a. in the above staggered manner

(If tax is paid or return is filed after 24th June 2020)

April 2020

20th May 2020

24th June 2020*

Nil

(If the tax paid on or before 04th June 2020)

9% p.a.

(If tax is paid after 04th April 2020 till 24th June 2020 and return is filed by this deadline)

18% p.a. in the above staggered manner

(If tax is paid or return is filed after 24th June 2020)

May 2020

27th June 2020

27th June 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 27th June 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 27th June 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

June 2020

20th July 2020

20th July 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 20th July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 20th July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

July 2020

20th August 2020

20th August 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 20th August 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 20th August 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

Aggregate turnover up to Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year and registered in category X states/UTs

February 2020

22nd March 2020

30th June 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 30th June 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 30th June 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

March 2020

22nd April 2020

3rd July 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 3rd July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 3rd July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

April 2020

22nd May 2020

6th July 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 6th July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 6th July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

May 2020

12th July 2020

12th September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 6th July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 6th July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

June 2020

22nd July 2020

23rd September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 23rd September 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 23rd September 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

July 2020

22nd August 2020

27th September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 27th September 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 23rd September 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

Aggregate turnover up to Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year and registered in category Y states/UTs

February 2020

24th March 2020

30th June 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 30th June 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 30th June 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

March 2020

24th April 2020

5th July 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 5th July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 5th July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

April 2020

24th May 2020

9th July 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 9th July 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 9th July 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

May 2020

14th July 2020

15th September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 15th September 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 15th September 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

June 2020

24th July 2020

25th September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 25th September 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 25th September 2020 but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

July 2020

24th August 2020

29th September 2020^

Nil

(If return is filed before 29th September 2020)

9% p.a.

(If return is filed after 29th September but before 30th September 2020)

In the above staggered manner and 18% p.a from 1st October 2020 onwards upto the actual date of filing

(If return is filed after 30th September 2020)

*A late fee will apply from the due date until the actual date of filing subject to a maximum of Rs 500 per return (No late fee for Nil GSTR-3B), if filed after 24th June 2020 but before 30th Sept 2020.

^If filed afterwards but before 30th September 2020, the maximum late fee of Rs 500 per return shall be charged vide CGST notification number 57/2020 dated 30th June 2020. No late fee is charged for a Nil return.

From August 2020 and September 2020

 

Category of Taxpayer

Period

Due Date*

Aggregate turnover exceeding Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year

August 2020

20th September 2020

September 2020

20th October 2020

Aggregate turnover less than or equal to Rs 5 crore in the previous financial year

August 2020

For category X states/UT:

1st October 2020

For category Y states/UT:

3rd October 2020

September 2020

For category X states/UT:

22nd October 2020

For category Y states/UT:

24th October 2020

*Last date to file without a late fee

    Category X: Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana or Andhra Pradesh or the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

    Category Y: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand or Odisha or the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh and New Delhi.

     

    CMP-08

     

    0.

    Period (Quarterly)

    Due date*

    Jan-Mar 2020

    7th July 2020

    Apr-Jun 2020

    18th July 2020

    Jul-Sept 2020

    18th October 2020

    *Last date to file without a late fee and interest

     

    GSTR-4

    Due date to file GSTR-4 return for the FY 2019-20 is extended to 15th July 2020.

     

    GSTR-5

    Summary of outward taxable supplies and tax payable by the non-resident taxable persons:

     

    Period (Monthly)

    Due Date

    January 2020

    20th February 2020

    February 2020

    31st August 2020

    March 2020

    April 2020

    May 2020

    June 2020

    July 2020

    August 2020

    20th September 2020

    September 2020

    20th October 2020

     

    GSTR-5A

    Summary of outward taxable supplies and tax payable by Online Information and Database Access or Retrieval Services (OIDAR) provider:

     

    Period (Monthly)

    Due Date

    January 2020

    20th February 2020

    February 2020

    31st August 2020

    March 2020

    April 2020

    May 2020

    June 2020

    July 2020

    August 2020

    20th September 2020

    September 2020

    20th October 2020

     

    GSTR-6

    Details of Input Tax Credit (ITC) received and distributed by an Input Service Distributor (ISD):

     

    Period (Monthly)

    Due Date

    January 2020

      13th February 2020

    February 2020

    13th March 2020

    March 2020

    31st August 2020

    April 2020

    May 2020

    June 2020

    July 2020

    August 2020

    13th September 2020

    September 2020

    13th October 2020

     

    GSTR-7

    Summary of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) and deposited under GST laws:

     

    Period (Monthly)

    Due Date

    January 2020

    10th February 2020

    February 2020

    10th March 2020

    March 2020

    31st August 2020

    April 2020

    May 2020

    June 2020

    July 2020

    August 2020

    10th September 2020

    September 2020

    10th October 2020

     

    GSTR-8

    Summary of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) by e-commerce operators under GST laws:

     

    Period (Monthly)

    Due Date

    January 2020

    10th February 2020

    February 2020

    10th March 2020

    March 2020

    31st August 2020

    April 2020

    May 2020

    June 2020

    July 2020

    August 2020

    10th September 2020

    September 2020

    10th October 2020

     

    5. Previous year extensions of Due dates

    8th December 2018
     
    CBIC extends due date for GST filings such as GSTR-9, GSTR-9A and GSTR-9C from 31st December 2018 till 31st March 2019 for FY 2017-18.
     
    28th November 2018
     
    Due dates for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-3B and GSTR-4 have been extended in those places which were affected by cyclones Titli and Gaza:
     

    Sl. no.Return/FormExtended due dateTaxpayers eligible for extension
    1Form GSTR-3B for September 2018 and October 201830th November 2018Taxpayers whose principal place of business is in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
    2Form GSTR-3B for October 201820th December 2018Taxpayers whose principal place of business is in 11 districts of Tamil Nadu*
    3Form GSTR-1 for September 2018 and October 201830th November 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover more than Rs.1.5 crore and whose principal place of business is in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
    4Form GSTR-1 for October 201820th December 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover more than Rs. 1.5 crore and whose principal place of business is in the 11 districts of Tamil Nadu*
    5Form GSTR-1 for the quarter July 2018 to September 201830th November 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of up to Rs. 1.5 crore and whose principal place of business is in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
    6Form GSTR-4 for the quarter July 2018 to September 201830th November 2018Taxpayers registered under Composition scheme, whose principal place of business is in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
    7Form GSTR-7 for the month of October 201831st January 2019All taxpayers

     
    *Cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Puddukottai, Dindigul, Nagapatinam, Theni, Thanjavur, Sivagangai, Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Ramanathapuram.
     
     
    10th Sept 2018:

    1. Extension of Due date for GSTR-3B only for newly migrated taxpayers for months July 2017 to Nov 2018 till 31st December 2018. The due dates remain unchanged for the rest of the taxpayers.

    2. Extension of Due date for GSTR-1 in case of taxpayers with turnover above Rs 1.5 crores in previous FY or Current FY

    a. Regular taxpayers : for months from July 2017 to September 2018 extended till the 31st October 2018.

    b. Newly migrated taxpayers : for months from July 2017 to November 2018 extended till the 31st December 2018.

    3. Extension of Due date for GSTR-1 in case of taxpayers with turnover upto Rs 1.5 crores in previous FY or Current FY

    a. Regular taxpayers :

    Quarter New Due date
    July – September 2017 31st October 2018
    October – December 2017 31st October 2018
    January – March 2018 31st October 2018
    April – June 2018 31st October 2018
    July – September 2018 31st October 2018
    October – December 2018 31st January 2019
    January – March 2019 30th April 2019

    b. Newly migrated taxpayers : For all quarters from July 2017 to September 2018 extended till 31st December 2018.

    c. For flood-affected regions of Kodagu, Mahe and Kerala : Above table of dates remain the same except for quarter July 2018 to September 2018 extended till 15th November 2018.

    4. Due date of TRAN-1 and TRAN-2 is extended for certain taxpayers who could not complete filing due to tech glitch, to 31st March 2019 and 30th April 2019 respectively.

    4th Sep 2018 : 

    1. Taxpayers who filed GST CMP-04 for opting out of the composite scheme between 2nd March 2018 to 31st March 2018 can declare their ITC claim in Form GST ITC -01 till 3rd of October 2018.

    2. Time limit to file Form GST ITC-04 for the period from July 2017 to June 2018 has been extended till 30th September 2018.

    3. CBIC released formats of GSTR -9 & GSTR -9A.

    21st Aug 2018: Due date for filing GSTR – 3B for July 2018 has been extended to 24th August 2018.

    Due date for GSTR-6 to be filed by ISD Extended!

    Due date of GSTR-6 filing for the months from July 2017 to August 2018 is now 30th September 2018. (Notification dated 30th July 2018).

6. Late Fees for not Filing Return on Time

If GST Returns are not filed within time, you will be liable to pay interest and a late fee.

Interest is 18% per annum. It has to be calculated by the taxpayer on the amount of outstanding tax to be paid. The time period will be from the next day of filing to the date of payment.

Late fees is Rs. 100 per day per Act. So it is 100 under CGST & 100 under SGST. Total will be Rs. 200/day. Maximum is Rs. 5,000. There is no late fee on IGST.

Latest Update as on 31st Dec 2018!

Late fees waived off on GSTR-1, GSTR-4, GSTR-3B being filed for the period from July 2017 to September 2018 between 22nd Dec 2018 to 31st Mar 2019.

Reduced late fees of Rs 50 per day of delay(Rs 20 for NIL return) is applicable for those who filed the GSTR-3B beyond the due date stipulated for months July 2017 to September 2018 before 22nd December 2018

Update as on 7th March 2018!

  • CBEC withdraws the reduction in Late fees for only GSTR-5A charged for delay in return filing with effect from 7th March 2018.

This means that the late fees to be paid by taxpayers for late-filing of GSTR-5A now stands at a total of Rs. 200 per day of delay (Rs. 100 per day of delay for NIL return) subject to the maximum cap in the late fees at Rs. 5,000

As on 7th March 2018, the reduced late fees for other returns such as GSTR-1, GSTR-3B(October 2017 onwards), GSTR-4, GSTR-5 &  GSTR-6 continue to apply.

 

There are prescribed formats for each of the above of the returns. The forms may seem complex and difficult to understand. Do not worry, you can file your returns very easily using ClearTax GST Software. 

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  33. GSTR-9: An annual return to be filed once in a year by the registered taxpayers under GST. Here are some of the FAQ on filing GSTR-9. due date to file GSTR-9 has been extended. Find GSTR-9 new Due Date.
  34. All taxpayers registered under the composition scheme of GST are required to file their annual returns in the Form GSTR-9A. A user guide for filing GSTR-9A.
  35. A new section has been introduced in the CGST Act, which lays down the guidelines for claiming input tax credit under the new return filing system.
  36. There is no provision to amend GST returns yet. Learn about the common errors made while filing returns and how one can avoid them.
  37. Import sales invoices B2B, B2B (Large) and populate HSN summary for outward supplies in GSTR-1 from the e-way bill portal. This easy to use guide can help!
  38. GSTR-8 is a monthly return required to be filed by all e-commerce operators by the 10th. Here is a step-by-step guide to filing your return on GST Portal.
  39. Although GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C sounds similar there are huge differences between the two. Read to know more as we compare the two forms.
  40. GSTR 4A is a record of all invoices received by the composition dealers from the suppliers in a particular tax period. Read to know more about Form GSTR-4A.
  41. GSTR 2A for reconciliation can be downloaded from the GST portal in JSON and excel format. Know the steps to download GSTR 2A in excel format.
  42. GSTR-9C is to be filed where the taxpayer is subject to GST Audit for FY. Get to know about this reconciliation statement, certification & filing process
  43. GSTR-9A forms are released and must be filed by Composition dealers now extended till 30th June 2019. Know the rules and compliance around this.
  44. GSTR-5A must be filed monthly by 20th of next month by OIDAR service provider. Here are steps to be followed to file this GST returns on the Government portal.
  45. GSTR-5 must be filed monthly by 20th of next month by Non resident GST taxpayers. Here is step-by-step guide to file GSTR-5 on GST portal.
  46. Exclusive offerings for Flipkart sellers by ClearTax - Services provided are GSTIN Registration, Filing, Trademark, CA Assisted Tax Filings.
  47. The government mandates the filing of Information Returns under GST for certain class of persons. Information returns are not tax returns.
  48. Filing GSTR 5A is mandatory for the non-resident OIDAR service providers even if there is no business activity within 20th day of the succeeding month
  49. GST Return filers are getting an error called 'Checksum Validation: Failed' while filing their GSTR-3B and GSTR-4. Here are a few solutions that might work.
  50. Amendments can be made in each invoice and details at summary level also. Both type of amendments have there own limitations. Read this article to know more
  51. Learn to file GSTR-06 on the GST Portal. GSTR-06 is a monthly return to be filed by Input Service Distributor. Important return for distribution of credit.
  52. A dealer who wants to claim refund on export has to file the Table 6A of GSTR-1. Here is a guide on how to do file the Table 6A of GSTR-1 on GST portal
  53. GSTR-4 is an annual return to be filed by Composition dealers. This article contains in detail each section and the details to be provided in it.
  54. not possible to revise GSTR-3B once filed. But Government has now allowed to ‘Reset GSTR 3B’ after submission but before filing the return.
  55. GSTR 1 is a monthly or quarterly return to be filed by a regular taxpayer. This article is a detailed analysis of GST Form GSTR-1.
  56. All regular taxpayers have to file GSTR-3B every month. Here is a step-by-step guide for Tally users to generate the report and enter values in GST Portal.
  57. GSTR-3B is a monthly return required to be filed by all regular taxpayers till September 2020. Here is a step-by-step guide to filing your return on GST Portal.
  58. A step-by-step guide on filing GSTR-4 on GST Portal to help composition dealers in easy GST return filing.
  59. A dealer has to convert GSTR-2A JSON to Excel. This conversion is required for matching and reconciliation, an important step in GSTR 2 return filing.
  60. GSTR-2 is a return containing details of all inward supplies. Based on this return the Input Tax Credit that a taxpayer is eligible to avail is determined.
  61. GSTR-3A Notice sent by the tax authorities to defaulters who do not file their GST returns.
  62. To modify, add or delete details in invoices entered on GST Portal one can download and make changes GSTR 1 and upload it on the GST website. Here is how
  63. GSTR 2A is a return containing details of all the inward supplies, TDS and TCS. GSTR 2A is auto-populated based on the following -
  64. ClearTax has come across many queries and error messages received by taxpayers and compiled a few of filing GSTR 1 common errors.
  65. This article will help you understand whether a dealer with ZERO outward supplies is required to file GSTR 1 return and how to file a NIL GSTR 1 return.
  66. GSTR 2A is an automatic return generated for a taxpayer from his seller’s GSTR-1. It takes information of goods and/or services which have been purchased in a given month from the seller’s GSTR-1.
  67. GSTR-1A was a document containing changes made to sales invoices reported in GSTR-1 which was filed earlier. It has been suspended since 2017.
  68. GSTR 1 is a monthly GST return that contains details of all outward supplies. This is a step-by-step guide on how to file GSTR 1 on the GST Portal.
  69. Details to be mentioned in GSTR 3B Form are shared. Detail of the eligible ITC and tax liability under CGST, SGST and IGST is to be mentioned.
  70. Let us look at chapter 8 of CGST rules - Returns. This text is taken from http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/gst/cgst-rules-01july2017%20.pdf
  71. The GST Council has relaxed filing of GST Returns for 1st six months. Here's all you need to know about GSTR3B to be filed for these 6 months.
  72. Not every business is required to file all the returns and here we are elaborating on which all returns are required to be filed by different business assesses.
  73. A taxable person who opts for cancellation of GST registration has to file a final return under GST law in form GSTR-10 within three months. Read more here
  74. Every taxable person under GST law will be required to furnish an annual return in form GSTR-9 before 31st December of next financial year. Read more here
  75. Under GST, there are specific Rules for Return filing compliance by ecommerce operators and suppliers. Learn about the rules through easy examples here.
  76. E-Commerce Operators Registered under GST are Required to Collect Tax at Source and file GSTR-8 by 10th of next month. Read more here
  77. Every registered taxable person who is required to deduct tax at source under GST shall furnish a return in FORM GSTR-7 by 10th of next month. Read more here
  78. Every taxable person registered as an Input Service Distributor is required to furnish details of input credit distributed in form GSTR-6. Read more here
  79. Every person who has been issued a Unique Identity Number under GST shall furnish the details of supply in GSTR-11 by 28th of the next month. Read more here
  80. Every registered non-resident taxable person is required to furnish a return in GSTR-5 electronically through the GST Portal. Read here to know more
  81. A dealer registered under composition scheme of GST is required to furnish GSTR-4 by 18th of the month succeeding quarter. Read more to understand GSTR-4
  82. Every registered business is required to furnish details of Inward and Outward Supply and make payment of GST in monthly GSTR-3 Return. Read More
  83. According to revised model GST law, every registered taxable person is required to furnish details of Inward Supply for a tax period. Read More on GSTR-2
  84. According to Model GST law, every registered taxable person is required to submit “Details of Outward Supplies” in GSTR-1. This return is required to be filed within 10 days from the end of the tax period. Read More
  85. Tax returns and their due date for filing under the GST Law. Understand which all returns are applicable on your business and what are the filing timelines.