GST Return filing
GST Returns are a type of form that a taxpayer has to file. There are around 22 types of GST forms available.
Did you know that there are 22 types of GST returns prescribed under the GST Rules?
Out of them, only 11 GST returns are active, 3 suspended, and 8 view-only in nature. This article will provide more details for you.
Further, the frequency of filing some GST returns may differ among the GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B filers, if they opt into the Quarterly Return filing and Monthly Payment of taxes (QRMP) scheme.
Types of TAX Payers
There are 7 types of taxpayers:
- Regular Taxpayer
- Composition taxable persons
- TDS deductors
- Non-resident taxpayer
- Input Service Distributor
- Casual taxable persons
- E-commerce operators
Types of GST Returns
GSTR-1 contains the invoices and debit-credit notes raised on the sales transactions for a tax period. GSTR-1 is to be filed by all normal taxpayers who are registered under GST, including casual taxable persons.
The filing frequency of GSTR-1 is currently as follows:
- Monthly, by the 11th of every month If the business either has an annual aggregate turnover of more than Rs.5 crore or has not opted into the QRMP scheme.
- Quarterly, by the 13th of the month following every quarter If the business has opted into the QRMP scheme.
Simple returns in which a summary of the outward supplies along with the input tax credit that is declared and the payment of the tax is affected by the taxpayer.
The filing frequency of GSTR-3B is currently as follows
3. 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.
The filing frequency of CMP 08 is currently as follows
4. GSTR 4
Returns to be filed by the taxpayer that is registered under the composition scheme under Section 10 of the CGST Act
The filing frequency of GSTR-4 is currently as follows
5. GSTR 5
Returns to be filed by a Non-resident taxable person
The filing frequency of GSTR-5 is currently as follows
6. GSTR 6
To be filed by the input service distributor to distribute the eligible input tax credit
The filing frequency of GSTR-6 is currently as follows
7. GSTR 7
Is filed by the government authorities
The filing frequency of GSTR-7 is currently as follows
8. GSTR 8
Details of supplies that are affected through the e-commerce operators and the amount of tax that is collected at the source by them.
The filing frequency of GSTR-8 is currently as follows
9. GSTR 9
Annual return for a normal taxpayer.
The filing frequency of GSTR-9 is currently as follows
10. GSTR 9C
Certified reconciliation statement
The filing frequency of GSTR-9C is currently as follows
11. GSTR 10
Is filed by the taxpayer whose GST registration is canceled.
The filing frequency of GSTR-10 is currently as follows
- Once the GST registration is canceled or surrendered
12. GSTR 11
Details of the inward supplies are furnished by a person who has UIN and also claims a refund.
The filing frequency of GSTR-11 is currently as follows
What is the Penalty for late payment of GST Return Filing?
- In the case of nil GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B filing, the maximum late fee charged shall be capped at Rs.500 per return (i.e Rs. 250 each for CGST & SGST).
- In GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B other than nil filing, the maximum late fee is fixed based on the annual turnover slab
- Up to Rs.1.5 crore- late fee of maximum Rs. 2,000 per return can only be charged (i.e Rs.1000 each for CGST and SGST).
- Between Rs.1.5 crore and Rs.5 crore- a maximum late fee of Rs.5,000 per return can only be charged (i.e Rs. 2500 each for CGST and SGST).
- More than Rs.5 crore- late fee of maximum Rs.10,000 (i.e Rs. 5000 per CGST and SGST) can be charged
How to file GST Nil Return through SMS?
Yes, You Can File Nil GST Return Through SMS, Follow These Simple Steps
To activate the SMS facility for GST Return Filing first you should send an SMS to 14409 by typing 'NIL(space)R1(space)GSTIN(space)tax period in MMYYYY' from your registered mobile number. You will then receive a 6 digit verification code which is valid for 30 minutes.
You will then need to confirm Nil GSTR-1 with the verification code by sending an SMS in the form 'CNF (space) R1 (space) code'. This step must be completed within thirty minutes of receiving the verification code.
How to check GST Return Filing status?
After payment of tax, you will be directed to a page that has acknowledgment of payment, you will get an Application Reference Number (ARN) which is a unique number given to the applicant to check his/her GST Return Filing status. You can check the official website of the Government of India by logging in, then clicking on services, then going to returns, and clicking on the track return status.