File GST Return : Know all about GST Return [Complete Guide]

File GST Return

1. What is a 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 includes:

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

To file GST return , GST compliant sales and purchase invoices are required. You can generate GST compliant invoices for free on CA In Delhi

2. Who has to file GST Returns?

In the GST regime, any regular business has to file three monthly returns and one annual return. This amounts to 37 returns in a year.
The beauty of the system is that one has to manually enter details of one monthly return – GSTR-1. The other two returns – GSTR 2 & 3 will get auto-populated by deriving information from GSTR-1 filed by you and your vendors.
There are separate returns required to be filed by special cases such as composition dealers.

3. What are the types of GST Returns?

3.1. Any regular business:

Return Form Particulars Interval Due Date
GSTR-1 Details of outward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected Monthly* 10th of the next month
GSTR-2 Details of inward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected claiming input tax credit. Monthly* 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. Monthly* 20th of the next month
GSTR-9 Annual Return Annually 31st December of next financial year
GSTR-3B Provisional return for the months of July to December 2017 Monthly 20th of the next month

3.2. A dealer opting for composition scheme :

A composition dealer will enjoy the benefits of lesser returns & compliance along with payment of taxes at nominal rates. A composition dealer will file only 2 returns:

Return Form Particulars Interval Due Date
GSTR-4 Return for compounding taxable person Quarterly 18th of the month succeeding quarter**
GSTR-9A Annual Return Monthly 31st December of next financial year

4. 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 tax payer on the amount of outstanding tax to be paid. Time period will be from the next day of filing (26th/ 29th Aug) to the date of payment.

Late fee 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.

5. Who Can Help Me To File GST Return

You can find a list of professional Chartered Accountants in Delhi at CA In Delhi‘s home page. You can choose from a list of available CA’s and get your GST return filed with ease. So don’t worry and navigate to home page and connect with chartered accountants to file GST return.

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