07 Mar 2019Posted By: Mudit Handa

GSTR-9 is available on GST Portal Now

This is the first time to file the annual GST returns for the taxpayers having GST registration. However, a large number of taxpayers were still facing certain hindrances while their annual GST return filing procedure. They were facing difficulty due to some conceptual doubts regarding annual GST return filing.


The GST department had therefore extended the due date for filing FORM GSTR-9 from 31st December 2018 to 31st March 2019. This was further extended till 30th June 2019 at the 31st GST council meeting.

It is now being notified to all the taxpayers that the facility to file the Annual return under GST, i.e. FORM GSTR-9 has been enabled on the GST portal now.


#1. Where to find the GST Annual return facility on the GST portal?

As discussed above, the GST Annual return facility is now live on the common portal (GST portal).

  • Soon after login at the GST portal, one can easily see the “Annual Return” tab just below the “Return Dashboard” icon, as shown below-



  • The Annual Return tab can also be seen by clicking Services tab > Returns tab > the Annual Return tab.


#2. Why the due date for annual GST return filing has been extended?

In order to provide for sufficient period to all the taxpayers having GST registration to clarify all the doubts regarding the annual GST return filing procedure and to rule out all the technical faults, the GST authorities have postponed the deadline for filing GSTR-9.


#3. What does GSTR-9 include?

The annual return FORM GSTR-9 include all the details related to the supplies made by the traders having GST registration during the financial year under 3 heads-

  • CGST,
  • SGST and
  • IGST.

It basically comprises of the details provided in the monthly and quarterly GST return filing in Form GSTR-1 during the particular financial year.


#4. What are the precautions while filing GSTR-9?

Given below are the important points to remember while filing GSTR-9:

  • The Annual return Form GSTR-9 can’t be revised, once filed.
  • Nil GSTR-9 return can only be filed in the following cases-
  1. If any outward supply (sales) not made
  2. If any inward supplies (purchases) of goods & services not received
  3. If no GST liability incurred.
  4. If any Input Credit not claimed during the Financial Year.
  5. If any order creating a demand not received.
  6. If no GST refund has been claimed.


If you need any help on GST registration procedure, or GST return filing procedure feel free to contact our business advisor at 8881-069-069.

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