GST is Good and Service Tax which is imposed on most goods and services which are usually sold for the domestic purpose. It is imposed at every step of production. GST filing means creating a return document which comprises details of income so that GST tax authorities can compute the tax on the income of the business.GST returns include sales,purchases,GST on sales and GST on purchases,sales and purchase invoices.
You must first file for GSTR-1 (for sales made) by the 10th of each month. The buyer views (and rectifies, if any) the sales made by you in GSTR-2A. The buyer then favors the sale made by you and files for GSTR-2 by the 15th of each month. If any changes are made, you (the seller) can favor or repudiate the same in GSTR-1A. When both the seller and buyer favor of the forms, GSTR-3 is generated with the payment of taxes due by the 20th of each month. A GST return is a statement of financial activity by a taxable person for a prescribed epoch. This allows a taxable person to self-assess the tax they owe for specific epoch. In the GST norms, any usual business has to file three monthly returns and one annual return. GST should also be filed by entities that make no sales or purchases during a given epoch (year) in the form of nil-returns (meaning no returns). The best part in this system one has to manually enter details of one monthly return – GSTR-1. The other two returns – GSTR 2 & 3 will get auto-populated by deriving information from GSTR-1 filed by you and your vendors. Compounding taxpayers have to file returns quarterly which is for every three months and usual taxpayers such as, foreign non-residents, casual taxpayers and Input Service Providers (ISD) have to file returns monthly.