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Revised GST Return Dates – The Full Calendar

Over the last few months, the GST Council has been deliberating on GST returns and how to make the experience of filing of GST returns less complicated, more seamless and hassle-free for the thousands of businesses across the country. The 22nd and 23rdCouncil meets were instrumental in introducing some measures which are bound to make things easier for the small business – and the most crucial of them is extension of the various GST return dates.

However, there is both a good side as well as a bad side to the situation. While the extension in timelines are surely a relief, the continuous extension of dates may also lead to substantial amount of confusion amongst the tax payers. It is important, that businesses – whether big or small – are aware of the various GST return filing dates, month on month, and adhere to the same to avoid any tax defaults and penalties.

Here’s presenting a calendar, which will give you a month wise view of impending GST return dates:

GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 Return Filing for July 2017 – March 2018

The GST return due dates for filing GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 will be decided by a committee of officers, as specified by the GST Council. However, filing of GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B has to be done as per the specified GST return filing dates. For the period of July 2017 to March 2018, filing of GSTR-1 will be allowed to be done without filing GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 for the previous months.