Each person registered under the GST Act is required to file online returns and furnish details of sales and purchases with tax paid thereon. Before filing the return, payment of tax payable is mandatory otherwise such returns 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 Tax payers 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.