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What is the Due Date for Filing the GST Returns?

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If you are a registered taxpayer, you have to file a GST return monthly, quarterly or yearly. These returns demonstrate all your business transactions clearly to the income tax department. That’s why you must remember the filing dates for GST returns. Here's all you need to know about GST returns.

The return type will depend upon annual business income. For instance, the GSTR-1 due date is 11th April for monthly tax payments.

These dates will vary for annual and quarterly payments. Continue reading this post to know the major GST return types, GST annual return due date extension, and more!

GSTR-1 Returns

Every registered taxpayer has to file the GST-1 return monthly or quarterly. The return summarises all the sales details of taxable supplies and goods.

For businesses with an annual turnover of over INR 5 crores, the last monthly payment date was 11th April 2023. Businesses with a turnover of up to INR 5 crore under the QRMP scheme can file this quarterly. The next due date is 13th July 2023.

GSTR-3B Returns

GSTR-3B is a returns summary of the various outward expenses, tax payments and input tax credits. Let's check out some crucial due dates -

  • 20th June 2023 - For companies earning more than INR 5 crores per year.
  • 20th May 2023 - For companies earning around INR 5 crores annually (not under the QRMP scheme)

Companies under the QRMP scheme have to file this return based on their category -

  • Category X states or UT - 22nd July 2023
  • Category Y states or UT - 24th July 2023

CMP-08 Returns

This is the quarterly return filing, the tax payment statement and the challan. It applies to businesses registered under Section 10 of the CGST Act Composition Scheme.

The quarterly payment date for the Apr-Jun 2023 period is 31st July 2023.

GSTR-4 Returns

The GSTR-4 returns apply to taxpayers under the Composition Scheme of CGST Act Section 10. They must submit the return filing once a year on 30th April for the previous financial year.

The last due date was 30th April 2023 for this return.

Note: Taxpayers who haven’t filed GST-4 between July 2017 and March 2019 have received a GST annual return due date extension. The new date is 1st April 2023 - 30th June 2023.

GSTR-5 Returns

These GST returns apply to non-resident taxable citizens who don't have a permanent business establishment in India. They may have arrived here for a short period for business operations but must file monthly returns.

This is a monthly payment; the next GST return due date is 13th May 2023.

GSTR-6 Returns

Every Input Service Distributor needs to file this return monthly. It comprises the details of documents issued for Input Tax Credit distribution and the manner of credit distribution. Further, it consists of information about the input tax credit received.

The next GST return due date falls on 13th May 2023.

GSTR-7 Returns

Another important GST return filing applies to every individual deducting TDS under GST. It contains information about the amount of TDS deducted, refund claimed, TDS paid and payable TDS liability.

The next monthly due date for the return is 10th May 2023.

GSTR-8 Returns

The GSTR-8 is towards E-Commerce business owners who deduct TCS under GST. It details the amount of TCS collected on the supplies sold through the platform.

The upcoming due date for this return is 10th May 2023.

GSTR-9 Returns

This is the annual GST return payment which every taxpayer has to file, irrespective of their annual income. It contains information about paid taxes, claimed refunds, inward supplies and outward supplies.

The next due date for this return is 31st December 2023.

Here's all you need to know about different types of GST returns.


To ensure you don’t forget any GST annual return due date, maintain a calendar or use apps on mobile devices. Keep an eye on the dates by visiting the official GST site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Is The Due Date For Filing GST Returns?

The due date for GST returns is monthly, yearly or quarterly, depending on the return type.

2. What Are The GST Returns To Be Filed?

If you have business transactions, you must file GST-1, GSTR-3B, GSTR-4 and GSTR-9 returns.


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