GST Return: Relief to traders, can file returns through SMS

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Taxpayers in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) can now file quarterly and monthly returns of GSTR-1 through SMS. For the convenience of traders, this new arrangement will start in July. With this, traders will not have to log in their accounts on the GST portal to file returns.

The central government has simplified the process of filing monthly and quarterly returns for GST taxpayers. This will also help small traders of the state to fill returns. In GST, taxpayers with less than five crore turnovers have to file returns quarterly and taxpayer traders with more than five crore turnovers have to file returns monthly GSTR-1.

Till now traders have to log in to the GST portal to file zero returns. In which the details have to be recorded according to the supply of goods. Traders are facing difficulties due to the long time taken in this process.

Additional Commissioner of Central GST Amit Gupta said that the taxpayers of merchants whose returns of GSTR-1 are zero, they can file their returns through SMS. For this, SMS will have to be written on 14409 number by writing GSTN number, duration of return. After this, the taxpayer trader who SMS will get a six-digit code with validity up to 30 minutes. With this, they can confirm filling their zero return details.

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