How Do I File GST Returns?

The most common returns will be GSTR 1, 2 ,3, 4 & 9. All businesses need to submit GSTR 1, GSTR 2 & GSTR every month. GSTR 4 needs to be submitted every quarter and GSTR 9 is to be submitted on an online basis.

Below is a table of all the forms you would need to fill and file under the latest GST regime:

Form Type/Number What To File Who Should File Due Date
GSTR - 1 Outward Sales By Suppliers 10th of next month
GSTR - 2 Purchases made By Recipients 15th of next month
GSTR - 3 Monthly return of what went out and what came in (supplies) + payable tax amount By all businesses 20th of next month
GSTR - 4 Compound GST return By all businesses 18th of every quarter
GSTR - 5 GST returns By taxable non-residents 20th of next month
GSTR - 6 GST returns Input Service Distributor 16th of next month
GSTR - 7 GST returns TDS deductors 10th of next month
GSTR - 8 Supplies + taxes collected via e-commerce platform E-commerce operators/ tax collectors 10th of next month
GSTR - 9 Annual GST returns By all businesses 31st Dec of financial year

You can view model forms here. The forms will be available in the GST network (GSTN) and you will need to file them at the portal regularly.

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