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Who is required to File GST Return?

GST return must be filed by all person having GST registration. There are some other class of persons who need to be registered and therefore will have to file returns like

  • Interstate suppliers
  • TDS deductors
  • E-commerce operators
  • Suppliers supplying goods through E-commerce operators

 

How FairAccounting.com Help in Filing GST Return

“It is very easy to file GST return with FairAccounting.com. You can file GST return with the help of our experts by providing few details.

you can select any pack as per the size of your GST return. Once you select a suitable pack and make payment accordingly, you need to provide few detail related to your GST Return. Our team will contact you and will discuss your case and prepare your GST Return. Once GST Return is filed by our team you will get acknowledgement of the return filed.”

What are the type of GST Returns Filed

“In the table below, we have provided details of all the returns which are required to be filed under the GST Law. All these returns are required to be filed digitally online”.

Return Form Detail of Form Who is Required to file Due Date of Filling
GSTR-1 Details of outward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected Registered Taxable Supplier 10th of the next month
GSTR-2 Details of inward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected claiming input tax credit. Registered Taxable Recipient 15th of the next month
GSTR-3 Monthly return on the basis of finalization of details of outward supplies and inward supplies along with the payment of amount of tax. Registered Taxable Person 20th of the next month
GSTR-4 Quarterly return for compounding taxable person. Composition Supplier 18th of the month succeeding quarter
GSTR-5 Return for Non-Resident foreign taxable person Non-Resident Taxable Person 20th of the next month
GSTR-6 Return for Input Service Distributor Input Service Distributor 13th of the next month
GSTR-7 Return for authorities deducting tax at source. Tax Deductor 10th of the next month
GSTR-8 Details of supplies effected through e-commerce operator and the amount of tax collected E-commerce Operator/Tax Collector 10th of the next month
GSTR-9 Annual Return Registered Taxable Person 31st December of next financial year
GSTR-10 Final Return Taxable person whose registration has been surrendered or cancelled. 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 Person having UIN and claiming refund 28th of the month following the month for which statement is filed

Frequently Asked Questions

A GST Return, in the new Indirect-tax administration, is a statement of details pertaining to business activities undertaken by the taxable person within a prescribed tax period. A taxable person has a legal compulsion to declare his/her tax liability, furnish details about the taxes paid and file correct and complete return within the due date. Goods and Services Tax is a self-assessed destination-based tax structure. The submission and processing of return build an important link between taxpayers and tax administration.
Filing GST return is an important mechanism for under-mention reasons – Compliance verification program of tax administration, Providing necessary inputs for taking policy decisions, Management of audit and anti-tax-evasion programs of tax administration, Finalization of the tax liabilities of the taxpayer within the specified period, etc.
When a person becomes liable to register or gets voluntarily registered, then the person applies for the registration within the prescribed time-frame. After obtaining the GSTIN (15 Digit – Goods and Services Identification Number), the person becomes responsible to file GST returns as per the rule. Even the person who obtains the registration voluntarily under GST is also required to file Returns as per the GST Rule.
Section 40 under Chapter IX of the GST Act 2017 speaks about the provisions in regard to the filing of the first GST Return. According to this rule, every registered person who has made outward supplies in the period between the dates on which he became liable to registration till the date on which registration has been granted shall declare the same in the first return furnished by him/her after the grant of registration. There is no particular form for First Return. Howsoever, this is a purpose-specific section which stipulates that the details of the period as specified above shall be furnished in his/her first return (whatsoever may be the form of Return) which the taxpayer is going to furnish through a GST Software.
All GST registered regular suppliers are subjected to file GST Returns in FORM GSTR-1, GSTR-2, and GSTR-3 on monthly basis. But, to facilitate the ease of return filing for small and medium businesses with annual aggregate turnover not more than ₹ 1.5 Crore such taxpayers may opt to file returns in GSTR-1, GSTR-2, and GSTR-3 on a quarterly basis. There are some other returns as well which are required to be filed every month by specified taxpayers through GST Accounting Software. In case of extension in the due date of any of the above-mentioned returns, the taxpayers are supposed to file GSTR-3B every month along with the payment of tax. Practically, GSTR 1, 2, 3 and GSTR-3B are two parallel sets of GST Returns in respect of the same tax period. Currently, every regular taxpayer is required to file only GSTR-1 and GST-3B for the applicable tax period as GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 are not in practice.
Businesses with annual aggregate turnover are not more than ₹ 1.5 crores may file quarterly returns in GSTR-1 but they should pay taxes on a monthly basis by filing GSTR-3B.  GSTR-4 which is applicable for Composition Dealers was also required to be filed on a quarterly basis. But as of now, GSTR-4 require to be file annually where payment of tax shall be done on a quarterly basis by filing GST PMT-08 Any person holding Unique Identification Number (UIN) and claiming a refund is also required to furnish GSTR-11 on a quarterly basis.
No! There is no such return in GST structure which is required to be filed on a half-yearly basis.
Section 44 of the GST Act, 2017 states that every registered person is required to furnish an annual return for every Financial Year.
The Annual return, according to Sec. 44 of the GST Act, 2017, should be filed electronically  on or before the 31st December following the end of relevant Financial Year.
Yes! The following persons, as per section 44(1), are not required to furnish annual return: Input Service Distributors, Persons paying tax under section 51, Casual taxable persons, and Non-resident taxable persons.
No! Every registered person except as specified in section 44(1) needs to furnish an annual return for every Financial Year.
Every registered person except as specified in section 44(1) has to furnish an annual return for every Financial Year.
The form and manner in which the annual return should be furnished have been stipulated under Rule 80 of the GST Rules 2017.
According to Rule 8, FORM GSTR-9 is known as ‘Annual Return Form’.
Yes! Form GSTR-9 for the FY 2017-18 has been notified vide Notification No. 39/2018 – Central Tax dated 4th September 2018. And, this has been amended vide Notification No. 74/2018 – Central Tax dated 31st December 2018.
Yes! GSTR-9 has already been made available on the GST common portal on 6th March 2019 itself.
GSTR -9 should be submitted and filed through the GST common portal i.e. www.gst.gov.in  either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner.
Yes! The most common basic Annual return applicable to every registered regular taxable person is GSTR-9. Howsoever, there are two categories of persons who are required to furnish the annual return in lieu of GSTR-9: Composition Supplier: It must be noted that any composition supplier who pays tax under Sec. 10 should furnish his/her Annual return in FORM GSTR-9A. Electronic Commerce Operator: It must be noted that the all Electronic Commerce Operators who are required to Collect Tax at Source under Sec. 52 should furnish their Annual statement in FORM GSTR-9B.
Yes! GSTR-9C has been notified Vide Notification No. 49/2018 – Central Tax dated 13th September 2018. And, the same has been amended as well vide Notification No. 74/2018 – Central Tax dated 31st December 2018.
Following two are the important pre-conditions for filing of GSTR-9: The taxpayer should have active GSTIN during the relevant Financial Year as a normal/regular taxpayer even for a single day. The taxpayer has filed all applicable returns i.e. Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR-3B of the relevant Financial Year adequately before filing the Annual return.
Yes! Taxpayers can easily download the system computed values for Form GSTR-9 in PDF format. This helps taxpayers to use it as a reference while filing Form GSTR-9.
Once the status of Form GSTR-9 becomes ready to file and liabilities are calculated. Late fee payable and paid file gets enabled automatically for filing of Form GSTR-9 by the taxpayer.
No! Any taxpayer is not eligible to file Form GSTR-9 without making the payment of a late fee for Form GSTR-9 if it is filed after the due date.
Yes! Taxpayers can easily view/download the preview of Form GSTR-9 in PDF and Excel format just by clicking on ‘PREVIEW DRAFT GSTR-9 (PDF)’ or ‘PREVIEW DRAFT GSTR-9 (EXCEL)’ button right before filing Form GSTR-9 on the GST Portal.
Once Form GSTR-9 is submitted successfully: ARN is generated instantly. An SMS and an email are sent to the taxpayer on his/her registered mobile and e-mail id. Electronic Cash Ledger and Electronic Liability register part-I will get updated on successful set-off of liabilities (applicable in case of ‘Late fee’ only). GSTR-9 becomes available for view/download in PDF and Excel format. Option to fill GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) will be available which is applicable to the taxpayer having an aggregate turnover exceeding Rs 2 Crore.
No! Once the submission of GSTR-9 is done successfully, it cannot be revised at any cost.
Although there is a clear provision for a late fee of Rs.200/- per day on late filing of GSTR-9 along with the higher cap of 0.25% of turnover in the State/Union Territory has been provided, yet, levying penalty on the top of such higher cap may lead to contrary.