GSTR-3B Return – Online Filing Procedure
GSTR-3B Return – Online Filing Procedure
GSTR-3B return must be filed by all persons having GST registration up to 30th June 2018. GSTR-3B return is due on the 20th of each month. In the 27th GST Council Meeting, a decision is expected on the filing of GSTR 3B return. In this article, we look at GSTR-3B return filing in detail along with the procedure for filing online.
Import of E-way Bill Data
It is essential for taxpayers to validate the data of their transactions before proceeding with the process of filing returns, as it saves time and unnecessary data entry. To cater to this purpose, the GST portal has now been integrated with the E-way Bill Portal (EWB). The integration enables the users to import the B2B and B2C invoice sections and the HSN-wise-summary of outward supplies section. Using these details, the taxpayers may verify the data and complete the filing.
The feature has been introduced considering the major data gaps between self-declared liability in Form GSTR 1 and Form GSTR 3B. A similar rule also applies to Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed in GSTR 3B, as it could be compared with the credit available in Form GSTR 2A.
Data validation and comparison can be pursued through the following tabs of the portal:
- Liability other than export/reverse charge
- Liability due to reverse charge
- Liability due to export and SEZ supplies.
- ITC credit claimed and due
On a more precise note, the newly launched facility takes away the taxpayer’s need to make specifications connected with the e-way bill transactions specified in GSTR 3B as it allows the taxpayers to import data in Form GSTR 1 for all invoices for which the e-way bill has been generated. The particulars so imported would include the details of the supplier, receiver, invoice number, the date of invoice, the type and quantity of goods, HSN Code, etc. These details are then transferred to the GST portal and classed into three categories to be used in GSTR 1 – namely, Business to Business Supplies (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C) supplies (covering values of above Rs. 2.5 lakhs) and HSN (Harmonized System of Nomenclature Code for goods and services) wise consolidated supply data.
GSTR 3B Return Due Dates
GSTR 3B return is due on the 20th of each month, upto June 2018.
Entities who have not filed GSTR 3B return for July will have to pay a penalty of Rs.200 per day.
GSTR3B Filing Format
You can easily prepare GSTR 3B in the format to be filed on the GST Portal using LEDGERS GST Software. To prepare GSTR 3B, download the excel file, populate the invoice information and upload it to LEDGERS GST Software. Based on the invoices, GSTR 3B for the month of July and August will be prepared by the system automatically.
Who should file GSTR-3B return?
GSTR-3B return must be filed by all person registered under GST until the further orders from GSTN upto the month of June 2018.
What is the due date for filing GSTR-3B return?
GSTR-3B return is due on the 20th of each month.
What is the penalty for not filing GSTR-3B return?
The penalty for not filing GSTR 3B return is Rs.50 per day, in case the taxpayer had any transactions during the return filing period. The penalty would be Rs.20 for not filing NIL GST return.
What details must be provided in GSTR-3B return?
GSTR-3B is a simplified GST return, in which outward supplies and inward supplies are not matched. Hence, the taxpayer, while filing GSTR-3B return is required to furnish details of both outward supplies and inward supplies. The table below shows the details that must be submitted in GSTR-3B return.
3.1 Details of outward supplies and inward supplies liable to reverse charge
|Nature of Supplies|
Total Taxable Value
|(a) Outward taxable supplies (other than zero-rated, nil rated and exempted)|
|(b) Outward taxable supplies (zero-rated )|
|(c) Other outward supplies (Nil rated, exempted)|
|(d) Inward supplies (liable to reverse charge)|
|(e) Non-GST outward supplies|
Explanation: In the first table, details of both inward and outward supplies must be provided by the taxpayer. Also, all heads must be broken down into the categories of taxable value, IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess.
For example, if a taxpayer issued invoices worth Rs.1 lakhs in the month of July and collected Rs.18000 as IGST, then in row (a), total taxable value, Rs.1 lakh must be mentioned. The IGST of Rs.18000 collected must be mentioned in row (a) under the heading Integrated Tax.
Similarly, all zero-rated supplies must be mentioned in row (b), NIL rated outward supplies must be mentioned in row (c), inward supplies wherein the reverse charge is applicable must be mentioned in row (d) and Non-GST outward supplies must be mentioned in row(e).
3.2 Of the supplies shown in 3.1 (a) above, details of inter-State supplies made to unregistered persons, composition taxable persons and UIN holders
|Place of Supply (State/UT)||Total Taxable value||Amount of Integrated Tax|
|Supplies made to Unregistered Persons|
|Supplies made to Composition Taxable Persons|
|Supplies made to UIN holders|
Explanation: In the second table, details of supplies already listed in 3.1 (a) is further broken down. This table would be applicable only if the taxpayer made taxable supplies to unregistered persons, composition taxable persons or UIN holders.
For supplies made to unregistered persons, the total taxable value and amount of integrated tax collected must be provided for by place of supply or State. The same breakup must also be provided for supplies made to composition taxable persons and UIN holders. UIN is provided to embassies, consulates and UN bodies.
4. Eligible Input Tax Credit (ITC)
|(A) ITC Available (whether in full or part)|
|(1) Import of goods|
|(2) Import of services|
|(3) Inward supplies liable to reverse charge (other than 1 & 2 above)|
|(4) Inward supplies from ISD|
|(5) All other ITC|
|(B) ITC Reversed|
|(1) As per rules 42 & 43 of CGST Rules|
|(C) Net ITC Available (A) – (B)|
|(D) Ineligible ITC|
|(1) As per section 17(5)|
Explanation: In this table, the taxpayer must provide details of all eligible input tax credit. In part (A), the taxpayer should provide details of input tax credit available with the breakup of IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess. In addition, details of eligible input tax credit must be provided under the following heads:
- Import of goods
- Import of services
- Inward supplies liable to reverse charge (other than 1 & 2 above)
- Inward supplies from ISD
- All other Input tax credit available
Input Tax Credit Reversed: Rule 42 of the CGST rules pertain to the procedure for the determination of input tax credit on inputs or input services and input tax credit reversal. This section would be applicable for inputs being partly used for the purposes of business and partly for other purposes, or partly used for effecting taxable supplies including zero-rated supplies and partly for effecting exempt supplies.
Rule 43 of the CGST rules pertain to the manner of determination of input tax credit for capital goods. This section would be applicable for the taxpayer claiming input tax credit on capital goods, which are being partly used for the purposes of business and partly for other purposes, or partly used for effecting taxable supplies including zero-rated supplies and partly for effecting exempt supplies.
Net Input Tax Credit Available: By netting-off, the available input tax credit and input tax credit reversed, the taxpayer would arrive at net input tax credit available.
Ineligible Input Tax Credit: For certain items like transportation of goods, health club memberships, travel benefits extended to employees and food, the input tax credit cannot be claimed. All such ineligible input tax credit under Section 17(5) of the CGST Act and other notification must be listed.
5. Values of exempt, nil-rated and non-GST inward supplies
|Nature of Supplies|
|From a supplier under composition scheme, Exempt and Nil rated supply|
|Non GST supply|
Explanation: In this table, the value of inward supplies that are nil-rated or non-GST inward supplies received by the taxpayer must be mentioned.
6.1 Payment of tax
Paid in Cash
Explanation: In this table, details of GST paid by the taxpayer must be mentioned with the breakup of IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess. Since TDS and TCS provisions have not been implemented, column 7 need not be filled in. In column 3, 4 and 5, the taxpayer can set-off GST liability with the available input tax credit.
Since SGST input tax credit cannot be used for CGST payment, the cell is listed as NA. Similarly, CGST input tax credit cannot be used for SGST payment, and the cell is listed as NA.
6.2 TDS/TCS Credit
Explanation: In this table, details of TDS and TCS credit available with the taxpayer is listed. As mentioned above, since TDS or TCS provisions have not been implemented, this table need not be completed.
A sample GSTR-3B return is reproduced below for reference:
How to file GSTR-3B Return?
Staggered Return of GSTR-3B
As per the latest notification on 22nd January 2020, the Ministry of Finance has introduced the staggered manner of filing the returns through GSTR-3B. This decision was taken after the representation from the trade sector based on the difficulties faced by the industries.
Currently, the filing of GSTR-3B returns for every taxpayer is 20th of every month. As per the notification, the submission of GSTR-3B is split into 3 different categories, and 3 different deadlines are announced.
- If the turnover is above Rs.5 crores in the previous financial year, the last date of filing is 20th of every month without late fees
- If the turnover is less than Rs.5 crores in the previous financial year, it is divided into two categories,
- For the 15 states/UTs including Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the last date of filing GSTR-3B is 22nd of every month without late fees.
- For the 22 states/UTs including Jammu and Kashmir, Laddakh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha, the last date of filing GSTR-3B is 24th of every month without late fees.
The relevant notification can be accessed below:Staggered-Return