Online GST Return Filing
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What is GST Return?
Every person registered under GST Act has to periodically furnish the details of sales, purchases and tax paid and collected theron by filing return with GST Authorities. Before filing any return payment of tax due is pre requisite otherwise such return will be invalid.
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` Procedure For GST Filing
Types of returns under GST
There are multiple returns under the GST regime. The most common used return will be GSTR 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9. GSTR 1, GSTR 2 & GSTR 3 will be submitted by all businesses on a monthly basis along with GSTR 9 on an annual basis. GSTR 4 is submitted by composition taxpayers on a quarterly basis.
|Return / Form||Details||Duration||Due date|
|GSTR-1||Details of outward supplies of goods and services||Monthly||11th of the next month|
|GSTR-3||Monthly return, in the case of finalization of details of outward supplies and inward supplies along with the payment of tax.||Monthly||20th of the next month|
|GSTR-3B||It is a simple return in which the summary of outward supplies along with Input Tax Credit is declared and payment of tax is affected by the taxpayer.||Monthly||20th of the next month|
|GSTR-4||For all the taxable person registered under the composition levy||Quarterly||18th of the next month after the quarter|
|GSTR-5||Returns for a non-resident foreign taxable person||Monthly||20th of the next month|
|GSTR-6||Returns for an input service distributor||Monthly||13th of the next month|
|GSTR-7||Returns for authorities deducting TDS||Monthly||10th of the next month|
|GSTR-8||Details of supplies effected through the e-commerce operator and the amount of tax collected||Monthly||10th of the next month|
|GSTR-9||Annual return for a normal taxpayer||Annually||31st December of the next financial year|
|GSTR-9A||Annual return of a taxpayer registered under the composition levy anytime during the year||Annually||31st December of the next financial year|
|GSTR-10||Final return||Only once, when GST registration is cancelled or surrendered||Within 3 months of the date of cancellation or the date of cancellation of 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 following month for which the statement is filed|
Documents Required for GST Returns
Frequently Asked Questions
Every entity registered under GST will have to file a GST Return. A nil return has to be filed even if no purchase sales activity has been carried out during the return period.
Depending upon the type of registration and trasactions different periods have been specified. Monthly Return has to be filed by Regular, Foreign Non Residents, ISD and Casual Tax Payers whereas compounding tax payers have to file quaterly returns.
If the return is not filed within the due date then the taxpayer is penalized with a late fee of Rs. 100 per day up to a maximum of Rs. 5000/-
No, the return forms are common for CGST, SGST, and IGST. A separate column is available for each of them in the same form and will be filled depending on Intra-state or Inter-state supply
A registered taxable person who files return beyond the prescribed date will have to pay late fees of rupees one hundred for every day of delay subject to a maximum of rupees five thousand.
GSTR-1 return will include details of the outward supplies or sales by the tax payer. This return form would capture the following information:
- Basic details like business name along with GSTIN, period for which the return is being filed etc.
- Details of invoices issued in the previous month and the corresponding taxes paid.
- Details of advances received against a supply which has to be made in future.
- Details of revision in relation to outward sales invoices pertaining to previous tax periods
GSTR-2 return will include details of the purchases by the tax payer. GSTR-2 is prefilled for a taxpayer based on the GSTR-1 filed by his supplier. You just have to validate this prefilled information and make modifications if required. GSTR-2 will include the following details:
- The details of purchases auto-populated by the department
- Invoices on which partial credit has been availed earlier has to be submitted in a separate table.
One can say that GSTR 3 is a combined version of GSTR 1 and GSTR 2. As in the case of GSTR-2, GSTR-3 is also prefilled for a taxpayer based on the GSTR-1 and GSTR-2. You just have to validate this prefilled information and make modifications if required.
GSTR-3 return will include the following details:
Information about Input Tax Credit ledger, Cash ledger, and Liability ledger
Details of payment of tax under various tax heads of CGST, SGST, and IGST
Taxpayer will have the option of claiming a refund of excess payment or to carry forward the credit.
A small taxpayer with a turnover of up to Rs. 75 Lakhs has the option to opt for the composition scheme. In such a case he would be required to pay taxes at a fixed rate depending on the type of his business (2% for manufacturers, 5% for restaurant service sector and 1% for other suppliers). Although no input tax credit facility would be available. A taxpayer opting for the composition scheme would be required to file a simplified quarterly return that is GSTR-4. He is required to provide only the following details:
The total value of consolidated supply made during the period of return
Details of payment of tax in the return
Declare invoice-level purchase information.
All the normal taxpayers would be required to submit annual return under GST. This is intended to provide complete visibility about the activities of the taxpayer.
It will be a detailed return and will capture details of all the income and expenditure of the taxpayer and will regroup them in accordance with the monthly returns.
A major advantage of this return will be that it will provide the opportunity to correct any short reporting of activities undertaken.
The due date for the return is 31st December following the end of the financial year for which it is filed. And the same has to be filed along with the audited copies of the Annual Accounts.
No, taxes due have to be paid before filing the return for that period otherwise the return will be invalid.
No. A registered taxpayer person can also get his return filed through a Tax Return Preparer, duly approved by the Central or the State tax administration.
No, the GST return cannot be revised. Any changes in details can however be made in the amendment section of the Return Form of next period.