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GSTR-4 Return Filing: Due Date, Late Fees, Turnover Limit & Applicability

By AJ

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Updated on: Jun 21st, 2024

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2 min read

GSTR-4 is a return that must be filed by the taxpayers opting for Composition Scheme on an annual basis. Until the FY 2018-19, the return was filed every quarter which got replaced by CMP-08.

What is GSTR-4?

GSTR-4 is the annual GST Return that has to be filed by a composition dealer. Unlike a regular taxpayer who is required to furnish 2 monthly returns and an annual return (with certain exemptions), a dealer opting for the composition scheme is required to furnish one return every quarter in Form CMP-08 and Form GSTR 4 once a year by the 30th day of April, following the financial year.

GSTR-4 due date

GSTR 4 is required to be filed on an annual basis.

The due date for filing GSTR 4 is 30th of April following the relevant financial year. For example, the GSTR-4 for FY 2023-24 is due by 30th April 2024*. Until the FY 2018-19, the due date was 18th of the month following the end of the quarter.

Who should file GSTR-4?

A taxpayer opting for the composition scheme is required to file GSTR-4. So, there is no GSTR-4 turnover limit specified particularly to file GSTR-4. It also covers the special composition scheme notified for the service providers vide the CGST (Rate) notification number 2/2019 dated 7th March 2020 with effect from FY 2019-20.

How to revise GSTR-4?

GSTR 4 cannot be revised after filing on the GSTN Portal.

GSTR-4 late fees and penalty

As per the latest update, a late fee of Rs.50 per day is charged up to a maximum of Rs.2,000. Where the tax liability is nil, the maximum late fee is Rs.500. Previously, the late fee of Rs. 200 per day used to be levied if the GSTR-4 is not filed within the due date. The maximum late fee that could be charged did not exceed Rs. 5,000.

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DVSR Anjaneyulu, known by the name AJ, I've got a vast experience in accounting, finance, taxes and audit. I'm always keen to simplify laws for the readers and learn about the Indian finance ecosystem. I also love listening to music, travelling, and, most importantly, conversing with people to better understand the world.. Read more

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GSTR-4 is an annual GST return for composition scheme dealers. Due date is April 30th. Anyone opting for composition scheme should file GSTR-4; no turnover limit. GSTR-4 cannot be revised. Late fee is Rs.50 per day, max Rs.2,000.

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