Changes in GSTR – 3B filing

Changes have been made to the GSTR – 3B, a set of question are being asked to the taxpayer to select “Yer” or “No” based on that the relevant tables in GSTR – 3B will be populated. This is applicable for the taxpayers filing returns online.

The following are the questions asked


Please answer the following questions to enable us to show relevant sections

Indicates Mandatory Fields

A. Do you want to file Nil return?

Note:Nil return can be filed by you if you have not made any outward supply (commonly known as sale) AND have NOT received (commonly known as purchase) any goods/services AND do not have any tax liability.
B. Have you made any supply of goods/services (including nil rated, exempt and non-GST supplies) or received any supplies liable to reverse charge during this tax period? (Table 3.1) YesNO
C. Have you made any inter-state supplies to unregistered persons, composition taxable persons or UIN holders? (Table 3.2) YesNO
D. Do you have any claim/reversal of Input tax credit(ITC) on purchase of goods or receipt of services ? (Table 4) YesNO
E. Have you received any nil rated, exempt or non-GST supplies during this tax period? (Table 5) YesNO
F. Do you have any interest or late fee (including carry forward late-fee) liability? (Table 5.1) YesNO
G. Do you have any tax liability due to GST TRAN-1?(System-populated) (Table 6) YesNO

This is basically to ensure that the small time taxpayers do not get confused and make return filing simple. Also, the department wants to confirm from the taxpayers for the above questions and raise queries in future if required. Everyone one has to be careful while filing the returns.

The best suggest method is to have the Trail Balance ready on monthly and basis on that prepare the data for the GST returns, this will ensure that there will not be any mismatches between the GSTR – 3B data and the other monthly returns. This process will bring in a discipline to the taxpayers as well as to the professionals and assist in the filing of returns without any mistakes.

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