File NIL GST Returns in a hassle-free manner

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Goods and service tax (GST) was a landmark implementation in the taxing scenario of India. This landmark act was passed on 29thMarch 2017 and incorporated into the system on 1st of July, 2017. The act was passed after 17 years of planning, drawing, and speculations. GST system is already adopted in many countries. The benefits of GST are:

  • It eliminates the other tax mechanism and brings about a single system which brings simplicity.
  • In a country like India, it replaced several taxes like VAT, Cess tax, and Sales tax. These cascading taxation systems were added in every stage whereas GST is only levied at the point of consumption.

GST registration process:

GST registration was filed on a humungous scale which was never seen before. It became mandatory for every business enterprise in order to advance their business. This will go a long way to fight corruption in the country.

What is a NIL return?

After the registrations, the registerees are supposed to file their GST Returns on a specified date according to the return being filed. These range from GSTR-1 to GSTR-10. However, even if the enterprises haven’t done any business in a month, it is still compulsory for them to file NIL GST Return on the GST portal. Inability to comply with the rules would invoke an INR 100 penalty per day.


All GST registration number holders are required to file the returns on the 10th, 15th and 20th of a month. Inability to generate invoices during the same period would not revoke this rule and should be strictly adhered to. However, you must be wondering about how to file a NIL GST Return. The process is elaborated below.

  1. First, log in to the GST portal through any secure search engine.
  2. In the portal login to your account with your personal credential.
  3. In the pop-up window, you will be able to view a blue with return dashboard flashing inside it. Single left-click on that.
  4. You would be directed to GST Returns filing webpage.
  5. Choose the month of filing. This month of filing should be correct. There would be search option besides that, flashing in blue. Single left-click on it.
  6. You would be directed to a webpage displaying four boxes each with the following heading.
    • Details of outward supplies of goods and services.
    • Inward supply received by taxpayers.
    • Auto-drafted details.
    • Monthly return.
  1. Click on the monthly return option.
  2. Now a summary webpage pops up displaying the summaries as 3.1, 3.2, 4, 5, 5.1,6 and 7.
  3. Now you need to prepare your summary.
  4. Since your filing NILGST Returns summary, all the required fields would be zero.
  5. After that click on save GSTR3B. This would prompt another webpage.
  6. On that page, check all your entries and if correct click on save and preview GSTR3B.
  7. After saving, a window will popup. Click on confirm and submit.
  8. The final step requires you to digitally sign that the information entered by you is true. For this just tick the checkbox situated at the bottom of the page.
  9. Your return filing is complete.

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