This blog post is updated with the GST Council’s decision to extend the return due dates

The GST committee’s decision to allow the transitional credit towards discharging July month’s tax liabilities, and extension of due dates for payment of tax, and filing of GSTR-3B to 25th August, 2017. This has provided much needed relief to the business who are filing their first GST return. No doubt, the extension of last date for payment of tax and filing GSTR-3B is a welcome move, and it will give an additional 5 day-window period for those tax payers who could not make it in the last minute. With due dates being revised, extended, and so on, the businesses need to re-align the compliance activities inline with the changes. To help you prepare better and not miss any important dates, we are listing down the important GST return dates.

Types of different GST returns and their last date to file

GST Return Due Date GST Form GST Return Details
25th August,2017 Form GSTR-3B The Form GSTR-3B of July, 2017 needs to be filed by 25th August, 2017 along with the payment of tax. To know more, please read How to File Form GSTR-3B.
28th August,2017 Form GSTR-3B Business opting to avail Transition ITC to discharge July month’s tax liabilities needs to file Form GSTR-3B by 28th August, 2017. To know more about claiming Transitional Credit, Please read How to Claim Transitional ITC in GSTR- 3B.
28th August,2017 Form GSTR-Tran-1 Business availing Transitional ITC to discharge July tax liabilities need to file Form GST Tran-1 by 28th August, 2017. This needs to be submitted before filing Form GSTR-3B. To know more, read about How to Carry Forward Closing Balance of ITC from Earlier Regime to GST? And Taxes Eligible for ITC on Opening Stock of 1st July.
20th September,2017 Form GSTR-3B The Form GSTR-3B of August, 2017, needs to be filed by 20th September, 2017, along with the payment of tax. To know more, read about How to file form GSTR-3B .
10th October,2017 Form GSTR-1 The outward supplies made during July, 2017, need to be reported in Form GSTR-1. This needs to be filed from 1st to 10th October, 2017. To know more on how to file, read Guide to File GSTR-1 and How to File GST Return (Form GSTR-1) using Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.
18th October,2017 Form GSTR-4 The businesses who have opted for composition scheme have file the quarterly return in GSTR-4 by 18th October,2017
20th October,2017 Form GSTR-3B The Form GSTR-3B of September, 2017, needs to be filed by 20th October, 2017, along with the payment of tax. To know more, read about How to File Form GSTR-3B.
31st October,2017 Form GST Tran-1 The businesses who have not opted to claim transitional ITC in discharging July month’s tax liabilities, need to submit the Form GST Tran-1 by 31st October, 2017.
31st October,2017 Form GSTR-2 The final claim of ITC on July’s inward supplies needs to be submitted in Form GSTR-2 on GST portal 31st october,2017
10th November,2017 Form GSTR-3 The auto-populated Form GSTR-3 of July, 2017, needs to be submitted in GST portal by 10th November, 2017.

*The due dates of GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 for August, 2017 and subsequent months will be notified at a later date

Businesses need to closely track the above dates and ensure that relevant forms are filed within the due date. This is because the non-adherence in GST will have an impact on your credit rating. It is also recommended that businesses prepare and file the returns well before the due date to avoid last minute rush, and associated technical glitches.

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