A lot of our users have asked us on how and when to file GSTR-1 tax returns for the months July, August, and September 2017. In this post, we answer some of these questions.
Question: What is the due date for filing GSTR-1 tax returns?
At any time, refer to our Due Dates page for up-to-date information. As of today (Dec 13, 2017)
At present, it is not possible to Submit or File your GSTR-1 Tax Returns. However, it is possible to upload your Invoices. We encourage you to upload Invoices and keep the GSTR-1 Returns ready for submission when the Government portal is ready.
New information updated on Dec 18, 2018 The Government portal is open for filing the GSTR-1 returns for the months of August through November.
Question: Who can file monthly returns and who can file quarterly returns?
Question: How can a taxpayer who has filed July return file July-September quarterly return?
Such tax payers can upload their Invoices for August and September alone in the Quarterly return.
Question: How can one file quarterly returns? Is this functionality available?
At present, the Government Portal does not have any provision to file Quarterly Returns. It is also not clear how the return will look.
For taxpayers who have filed their July 2017 GSTR-1 return, file another return for the month of September 2017 with details of August and September.
For taxpayers who have not filed their July 2017 GSTR-1 return, file the return for the month of September 2017 with details of July, August, and September.
The GSTR-1 return for the Oct-Dec 2017 Quarter will be the December 2017 return that includes Invoices for the months of October, November, and December 2017.
Question: What about the GSTR-2 Return?
The GSTR-2 Return is put on hold. We can expect more clarity after March 31, 2018.
Question: What is the take away from all of this?
Upload all your Invoices for the months of July to November as soon as possible. Submit and File the returns when the Government is ready.