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GSTR 3 Return Filing


GSTR 3 Return Filing – Process for Filing on GST Portal

GSTR 3 return must be filed by all taxpayers registered under GST on or before the 20th of every month. Prior to filing GSTR 3 return, the taxpayer must file GSTR 1 return on the 10th and GSTR 2 return on the 15th. In this article, we look at the procedure for filing GST return on the GST portal in detail.

How to Prepare GSTR 3 Return

You can prepare GSTR 3 return online using LEDGERS GST Software. In case you need an offline edition to prepare GST returns, you can download the below-attached format, update sales information, purchase information and upload it to LEDGERS for automatic GSTR 3 return preparation.

GSTR 3 – Part A

GSTR 3 has two parts namely, GSTR 3 – Part A and GSTR 3 – Part B. The following information present in GSTR 3 Part A will be auto-completed based on GSTR 1 and GSTR 2 return filed by the taxpayer and all other GST-registered taxpayers. Hence, the taxpayer would only have to provide the information requested in GSTR 3 – Part B.

GSTR 3 Return Format
GSTR 3 Return Format

Tax Payable and Tax Paid

In this table, the taxpayer must provide information about the GST payable and amount of GST paid in cash during the previous month. In addition, if the taxpayer has any input tax credit claim for IGST or CGST and SGST or Cess, the same can be set off against the GST liability.

GSTR 3 Tax Payable and Tax Paid
GSTR 3 Tax Payable and Tax Paid

Interest and Late Fee

In the following table, details of interest and late fees payable by the taxpayer will be auto-populated. The taxpayer must provide details of interest on late fee payments made under the heads of IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess.

GSTR 3 Interest and Late Fee
GSTR 3 Interest and Late Fee

Refund Claimed from Electronic Cash Ledger

Taxpayers can apply for GST refund using GSTR 3 filing. In this table, the taxpayer can provide details of the refund claim under the heads of integrated tax, central tax, state tax and Cess. Further, the taxpayer must also provide details of the type of refund claim under the following heads:

  • Refund of excess tax
  • Refund of interest paid
  • Refund of the penalty paid
  • Refund of fee paid
  • Other refund
GSTR 3 Refund Application
GSTR 3 Refund Application

Click here to know the list of documents required for GST refund.

Debit Entries in Electronic Cash or Credit Ledger

In the following table, debit entries in electronic cash or electronic credit ledger for tax and interest payment is auto-populated after submission of GST return.

GSTR 3 Debit to Credit Ledger
GSTR 3 Debit to Credit Ledger

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