Option for monthly GST return filing for turnover below 1.5Cr

Welcome. Today we are discussing a most recent change made by the GST with regards to GST return filing.

According to the latest update, the GSTN has now announced that taxpayers with turnover below 1.5 crore rupees can opt to file monthly returns.

The actual intimation from the GSTN is as follows:

Dear Taxpayer,

The taxpayers whose aggregate turnover during preceding financial year exceeded Rs. 1.5 Cr or the new registrants who estimate their turnover to exceed Rs. 1.5 Cr during current financial year, have to file return on monthly basis. Filing of GSTR-1 for the tax period of August, 2017 and onward is likely to commence soon. In the meantime, such taxpayers can upload the invoices for August, September, October 2017 to avoid last minute rush.

The taxpayers whose aggregate turnover during the preceding financial year remained upto Rs. 1.5 Cr or the new registrants who estimate their turnover to remain upto Rs. 1.5 Cr during current financial year, but who intends to file return on monthly basis, can also upload the invoices for the month of August, 2017.

All other taxpayers liable to file GSTR-1 shall upload the invoices and file GSTR-1 for the quarter ending September, 2017 after the option to file the same is available on the portal. The taxpayers eligible to file return on quarterly basis but have already filed the return for the month of July, 2017, shall have to upload the invoices of August and September jointly and have not to include the invoices of July month again.

The taxpayers who have not filed GSTR-1 for the month of July, are advised to file the same quickly as they will not be able to file GSTR-1 for remainder of quarter (August-September) till they have filed GSTR-1 of July.

Related: Changes in GST from the 23rd GST council meeting

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