What is GST Return?
Every person registered under the GST Act has to periodically furnish the details of sales and purchases along with tax collected and paid thereon, respectively, by filing online returns. Before filing the return, payment of tax due is compulsory otherwise such return will be invalid.
Steps for filing GST return:
GST return can be filed in different forms depending upon the nature of transaction and registration.Return Forms that are applicable for Normal Taxpayers and their due dates are:
- Monthly Details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 by the 10th of next month.
- Monthly Details of inward supplies in FORM GSTR-2 by the 15th of next month.
- Monthly Filing of Return along with payment of tax due in FORM GSTR-3 by the 20th of next month.
- Annual Filing of Return in FORM GSTR-9 by 31st December of next financial year.
Types of returns under GST
|GSTR – 1||Outward sales by Business||Registered Normal Taxpayer||Monthly||10th of next month|
|GSTR – 2||Purchases made by Business||Registered Normal Taxpayer||Monthly||15th of next month|
|GSTR – 3||GST Monthly return along with the payment of tax||Registered Normal Taxpayer||Monthly||20th of next month|
|GSTR – 4||GST Quarterly return for Composition Taxpayers||Composition Taxpayer||Quarterly||18th of month next quarter|
|GSTR – 5||Periodic GST return for Non-Resident Foreign Taxpayer||Non-Resident Foreign Taxpayer||Monthly||20th of next month|
|GSTR – 6||Return for Input Service Distributor (ISD)||Input Service Distributor||Monthly||13th of next month|
|GSTR – 7||GST Return for TDS||Tax Deductor||Monthly||10th of next month|
|GSTR – 8||GST Return for E-commerce Operator||E-commerce Operator (Tax Collector)||Monthly||10th of next month|
|GSTR – 9||GST Annual Return||Registered Normal Taxpayer||Annually||31st Dec of next financial year|