GST Return Filing
GST Return Filing
Businesses that are registered under GST have to file the GST returns monthly, quarterly, and annually based on the business. Here it is necessary to provide the details of the sales or purchases of the goods and services along with the tax that is collected and paid. Implementation of a comprehensive Income Tax System like GST in India has ensured that taxpayer services such as registration, returns, and compliance are in range and perfectly aligned.
Request for GST Certificate
An individual taxpayer filing the GST returns has to file 4 forms for filing the GST returns such as the returns for the supplies, returns for the purchases made, monthly returns, and the annual returns.
GST return filing in India is mandatory for all the entities that have a valid GST registration irrespective of the business activity or the sales or the profitability during the period of filing the returns. Hence, even a dormant business that has a valid GST registration must file the GST returns.
GST return is a document that contains the details of all the income or the expenses that a taxpayer is required to file with the tax administrative authorities.
Who should file the GST returns?
GST Return filing in India is to be done by the following:
Types of GST Registration
|Details of the outward supplies of the taxable goods and or services
|Quarterly (If opted under 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.
|Statement cum challan to make a tax payment by a taxpayer registered under the composition scheme under Section 10 of the CGST Act.
|Returns to be filed by the taxpayer that is registered under the composition scheme under Section 10 of the CGST Act
|Returns to be filed by a Non-resident taxable person
|To be filed by the input service distributor to distribute the eligible input tax credit
|Is filed by the government authorities
|Details of supplies that are affected through the e-commerce operators and the amount of tax that is collected at the source by them.
|Annual return for a normal taxpayer
|Certified reconciliation statement
|Is filed by the taxpayer whose GST registration is canceled
|Once the GST registration is canceled or surrendered
|Details of the inward supplies are furnished by a person who has UIN and also claims a refund.
Due dates for filing the GST returns
What are the due dates for filing GST returns?
GSTR 1: The 11th of Subsequent of that month
GSTR 3B: The 20th of that subsequent month
CMP 08: 18th of the month succeeding the quarter of the specific fiscal year.
GSTR 4: 18th of the month succeeding the quarter.
GSTR 5: 20th of the subsequent month
GSTR 6: 13th of the subsequent month
GSTR 7: 10th of the subsequent month
GSTR 8: 10th of the subsequent month
GSTR 9: 31st December of the Fiscal year.
GSTR 10: Within 3 months of the date of cancellation or the date of cancellation order whichever is earlier.
GSTR 11: 28th of the month that is following the month for which the statement was filed.
GST Return Filing Process
Benefits of choosing IndiaFilings for the GST returns
Dedicated GST Advisor
A relationship manager with experience in the sector that you operate in will guide you through the process of GST registration and filings. They will help with specific tasks such as uploading invoices and also ensure that your filing is taken care of on time.
Reminder to file GST returns
Our platform ensures that you get timely reminders well in advance of the deadline beyond which penalty will be applicable. In addition to this, your GST advisor will also remind you periodically so that no deadlines are missed.
Monthly GST Status reports
Monthly reports detailing the status of GST return filing including GSTR- 3B and the way forward will be shared with the clients by the GST advisors.
GST returns by LEDGERS
GST returns are prepared by LEDGERS- the GST software so that it is error-free and filed on time without hassles.
GSTR- 1 and GSTR- 3B filing
GSTR-1 is a quarterly return that should be filed by every business. Turnover determines the due dates for GSTR- 1. Business with sales up to Rs. 1.5 Crore can file their quarterly returns.
Input Tax Credit Reconciliation
Businesses will be enabled to benefit from the input tax reconciliation mechanism provided by the government to achieve neutrality in the incidence of tax and ensure that such input tax element does not enter into the cost of production or cost of supply of goods and services.
Standard accounting and cloud records
All of your financial transactions and invoices will be recorded in LEDGERS by accountants so that the filing of all your returns including ITR, TDS, and GST is seamless and cost-effective.
What are the penalties, late fees, and interest rates?
If there are any offenses committed then a penalty has to be paid under GST
Late filing of the GST returns can attract a penalty called a late fee. And according to the Goods and Service Tax can attract a penalty which is Rs. 100 under CGST and Rs.100 under SGST that accounts for Rs.200 a day.
With the late fee, an interest of 18% has to be paid per annum. It is calculated on the tax to be paid.
In case if the taxpayer is not filing the GST returns then the subsequent returns cannot be filed. Hence, to avoid heavy fines and penalties it is better to file the GST returns on time as it will lead to a cascading effect.
For 21 offenses with no intention of fraud or tax evasion
An offender who is not paying taxes or is making short payments must pay a penalty of 10% of the amount of tax due subject to a minimum of Rs.10,000.
For 21 offenses with the intention of fraud or tax evasion
An offender is subject to a penalty amount of tax evasion or short deducted.
Even in case if there is no business the taxpayer is required to file the Nil GST returns.