GST Returns : Types, Due Date, Forms and Salient Features [With Infographics]

GST Returns Filing Requirements For Regular Taxpayers [Infographics]

Info graphics showing GST Return Filing Requirements


GST Return: Type of Return, Due Date, and Forms

ReturnDue DateForm
Outward Supplies


10th of next month




Inward Supplies


15th of next month




Summary return for all taxable persons except specified herein under


20th of next month




Composition Person18th of next month following end of quarter


Periodic return by non-resident foreign taxpayerLast day of registrationGSTR-5
Input Service Distributor13th of next monthGSTR-6
Tax Deductor10th of next monthGSTR-7
Annual Return31st December following F.Y.GSTR-8
Final return3 months from date of cancellation or order of cancellation whichever is later (to include all transactions from last return to date of  cancellation)

Salient features related to returns

1) Compulsory electronic filing of returns.

2) The Board/Commissioner may, for valid and sufficient reasons, by notification, extend the time limit for furnishing such details.

3) Rectification of error/omission in respect of returns filed can be done before filing of return for the month of September following the year of which the details pertain or before furnishing of Annual return, whichever is earlier. Hence the existing time limit of revision of 30 days from the date of filing original return is extended to such extended period.

4) There will be separate tables for submitting details relating to import of Goods/Capital Goods from outside India and for the services received from outside India unlike the current system where only the value of imports are provided.

5) Upon preparation of GSTR-2, details of supplies shown by the relevant suppliers will be auto populated in assessee’s return. The assessee is required to verify, validate, modify or even delete – the details furnished by the suppliers.

6) Separate field to capture ITC on Capital goods to be availed on installment basis.

7) Auto-Population in this return from GSTR-1 will be done on or after 11th of the succeeding month. Addition or Deletion of the invoice by the taxpayer will be permitted between 12th and 15th of the succeeding month. Adjustments would be permitted on 16th and 17th of the succeeding month.

8) Late filing would be permitted on payment of late fees only. Hence late filing of return will not be possible without payment of fees.

9) A return furnished without payment of full tax due as per such return shall not be treated as a valid return for allowing input tax credit in respect of supplies made by such person.

10) Input tax credit is eligible only after filing a valid GST return.

11) Refund of interest on mismatch is receivable as interest by the recipient of goods if the supplier later on revises his return and reconciles the sales. However refund of interest cannot exceed the interest paid by the supplier of goods.

12) Annual return to be furnished by 31st December following the respective year.

13) Input Service distributor, deductor of tax, casual taxable person and Non-Resident taxable person are not required to furnish annual return.

14) Final return to be furnished by supplier within 3 months of cancellation of registration or receipt of cancellation order, whichever is later.

15) Late filing fees shall be Rs. 100 per day of delay (maximum INR 5000/-). For annual return, late filing fees shall be Rs. 100 per day of delay (maximum 0.25% of aggregate turnover)

16) The taxpayer can authorize any GST practitioner to file return on his behalf

FAQs on GST Return and Matching of Input Tax Credit

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