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GST Council allows Quarterly filing of GSTR-3B for less than 5cr Turnover

GST Council allows Quarterly filing of GSTR-3B for less than 5cr Turnover

The 42nd GST Council Meeting held today has decided to allow the quarterly filing GSTR-3B returns having less than five crores turnover. This facility will be available from January 1st, 2021. From Jan 2021, the number of returns for small taxpayers will be reduced from 24 to 8. However, since states require money every month, payments can be made through challan every month, even though returns can be filed every quarter. GSTR-2B has been provided to help Taxpayers calculate input tax credit; it will give taxpayers a complete idea of the ITC they are entitled to, said Finance Secretary.

Filing GSTR-3B is mandatory even for Nil returns. GSTR-3B is a monthly return. All regular taxpayers need to file this return till June 2018. Taxpayers can file their return on GST Portal. Taxpayers have to file this return by 20th of the subsequent month. As a further step towards reducing the compliance burden particularly on the small taxpayers having aggregate annual turnover < Rs. 5 cr., the Council’s earlier recommendation of allowing filing of returns on a quarterly basis with monthly payments by such taxpayers to be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2021. Such quarterly taxpayers would, for the first two months of the quarter, have an option to pay 35% of the net cash tax liability of the last quarter using an auto generated challan.

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