A GST return is a document containing details of all income/sales and/or expense/purchase which a taxpayer (every GSTIN) is required to file with the tax administrative authorities. This is used by tax authorities to calculate net tax liability.
Under GST, a registered dealer has to file GST returns that broadly include:
To file GST returns or for GST filing, check out gst.unitedtraveladvisor.com website that allows import of data from various ERP systems such as Tally, Busy, custom excel, to name a few. Moreover, there is option to use desktop app for Tally users to directly upload data and filing.
In the GST regime, any regular business having more than Rs.5 crore as annual aggregate turnover has to file two monthly returns and one annual return. This amounts to 26 returns in a year.
The number of GSTR filings vary for quarterly GSTR-1 filers under QRMP scheme. The number of GSTR filings online for them is 9 in a year, including the GSTR-3B and annual return.
There are separate returns required to be filed by special cases such as composition dealers whose number of GSTR filings is 5 in a year.