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Filing Returns

Overview - Filing

Avalara TrustFile GST is currently supporting filing of below GST Returns:

  1. GSTR-1
  2. GSTR-3B
  3. GSTR-9

GST Returns can be filed by the customer only. Also, GSTR-2 has been suspended from Government.

GST returns could be filed by using the India GST application and all the transactions could be saved 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. 

Supported document types

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

Supply and document types

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

Purchase tax invoice/Purchase credit note/Purchase debit note

  • B2B 
  • B2BUR 
  • IMPS 
  • AT 
  • ATADJ 
  • EXEMPT 
  • NIL 
  • Non-GST 

Bill of entry 

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Filling GST Returns

Here are the steps to file GST Returns 

GSTR-1

  1. Login to Avalara TFGST
  2. On Returns Page, Select the Company and Filing period and click GSTR1/2/3
  3. Click Upload CSV File
  4. On popup click Upload Data File
  5. My Data Tab, review the invoices after uploading. Click Save GSTR1 to save invoices to Government portal
  6. Return Filing Tab, click Preview GSTR1 to check the preview of the data saved to Government portal details
  7. Check the Checkbox and Click Submit to submit the GSTR1 return. After submitting the return Check the Checkbox and Click File to file GSTR1 return

GSTR 3B

  1. Login to Avalara TFGST
  2. On Returns Page, Select the Company and Filing period and click GSTR3B
  3. Prepare GSTR-3B Tab, Enter below details:
    1. Details of outward supplies and inward supplies liable to reverse charge
    2. Details of inter-State supplies made to unregistered persons, composition taxable persons and UIN holders
    3. Eligible ITC
    4. Values of exempt, nil-rated and non-GST inward supplies
    5. Interest and Fees payable
  4. Click Save to TF-GST to save the details to TrustFile GST portal. And Click Save to GSTN to save the details to Government Portal
  5. Preview / Submit Tab, click Preview GSTR 3B to check the preview of the data saved to Government portal details
  6. Check the Checkbox and Click Submit to submit the GSTR3B return
  7. Set Off/ File Tab, Click GSTR3B SETOFF PULL to Set off GSTR3B liabilities
  8. After Setting Off the liabilities, check the checkbox and click File to file GSTR3B return
 

GSTR 9

  1. Login to Avalara TFGST
  2. On Returns Page, Select the Company and Filing period and click GSTR9
  3. Prepare GSTR-9 Tab, click Pull Autocalculated Data, to pull the data from Government portal (which will be displayed in the tables)
  4. Review the data in the tables by expanding tables
  5. Edit the data if required. Click Save to TF-GST to save the details to TrustFile GST portal. And Click Save to GSTN to save the details to Government Portal
  6. Preview Tab, click Preview GSTR9 to check the preview of the data saved to Government portal details. Click Download PDF to download the PDF of GSTR9 if required
  7. File Tab, check the checkbox and click File to file the GSTR9 return