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Filing Returns

GSTR1

File your GST returns using the India GST application and save all the transactions to the Indian government portal. You can either use your transaction API or Avalara’s default data templates available in the .CSV format to upload your sales or purchase transactions for nil, non-GST, and exempt transaction types.

When required, amend your transactions. At the invoice-level, you can revise information such as invoice number, invoice date, customer GSTIN, taxable value, tax rate, supply type, and place of supply. For amendment transactions, the following supply types are supported along with the existing set of supported document types:

  • B2BA

  • B2CLA

  • B2CSA

  • CDNA

  • CDNURA

  • EXPWPA

  • EXPWOPA

  • DEXPA

  • SEZWPA

  • SEZWOPA

  • ATA

  • ATADJA

For your purchase transactions, you can combine supply and document types as follows: 

Document types

Supply types

  • Purchase tax invoice  
  • Purchase credit note  
  • Purchase debit note  
  • B2B 
  • B2BUR 
  • IMPS 
  • AT 
  • ATADJ 
  • EXEMPT 
  • NIL 
  • Non-GST 
  • Bill of entry  
  • IMPG

To file a GSTR1:

  1. Login to Avalara India GST Returns
  2. Click GSTR 1/2/3, located alongside the desired filing period.
  3. Under the My Data tab, click Upload CSV File, a pop-up appears on the screen.
  4. Click Upload Data File to upload your CSV file.
  5. Review the uploaded transactions on the My Data page.
  6. Click Save to GSTN.
  7. Verify if the status of the transaction on the My Data page is updated to Processing with GSTN.
  8. Click Track.
  9. Verify if the status of the transaction on the My Data page is updated to Saved to GSTN

CSV Preparation

  1. Under the My Data tab, click Upload CSV File.
  2. Click the Download Instructions link to download a self-help instruction sheet that will guide you through adding transactions to the template.
  3. Click Download Default Data CSV Template to download the default Avalara Data CSV template.

GSTR 3B

  1. Login to Avalara India GST Returns
  2. Click GSTR 3B, located alongside the desired filing period.
  3. Under the Prepare GSTR 3B tab, enter the following details:
    • Details of outward supplies and inward supplies liable to reverse charge.
    • Details of inter-State supplies made to unregistered persons, composition taxable persons, and UIN holders.
    • Eligible ITC.
    • Values of exempt, nil-rated, and non-GST inward supplies.
    • Interest and Fees payable.
  4. After entering the above details, click Save to TF-GST to save the details to the Avalara India GST Returns portal.
  5. Click Save to GSTN to save the details to the Government Portal.
  6. Under the Preview / Submit tab, click Preview GSTR 3B to review the details.
  7. To Set-off and File GSTR3B, please visit the government portal (https://www.gst.gov.in/).

GSTR 9

  1. Login to Avalara India GST Returns.
  2. Search for the required Company and Filing Period.
  3. Click the GSTR 9 button.
  4. Click the Pull Autocalculated Data button to pull the data.
  5. Open the drop-down menu to view the data and expand the tables.

    Note:
    • Values can be edited within Avalara India GST Returns.
    • Changed values will be highlighted in yellow.
    • HSN details are mandatory when saving the GSTR9.
    • Data can be saved to TFSGT as a draft instead of saving it to GSTN directly.
  6. Click the Save to TFGST button. Once all the data is verified with books of accounts, the data can be saved to GSTN.
  7. Click the Save to GSTN button.
    Note: A warning message will be displayed, Data pulled from GSTN will be updated with the modified values (highlighted in yellow). Original data will be lost after you save to GSTN. Confirm to Save data.
  8. Click Save Data. The transmission status will be updated with respect to the response received from GSTN.
  9. Click the Preview tab.
  10. Click the Preview GSTR9 link.
  11. Click the File tab.
  12. Check the check-box and click the File button.
  13. Avalara India GST Returns will redirect you to the GSTN website.

E-Way Bill Generation

  1. Login to Avalara India GST Returns.
  2. Click GSTR 1/2/3, located alongside the desired filing period.
  3. Click the Generate link alongside the invoice for which an e-Way Bill needs to be generated.
  4. Review the pre-populated details of the invoice, adding additional information as required:
    • Select Mode of Transport
    • Transporter ID (If Mode of Transport is Road)
    • Transporter Date
    • Approximate Distance
    • Vehicle Number (If Mode of transport is Road)
  5. Click Generate E-Way Bill.