gst annual return Table of Contents Toggle gst annual returnGSTR-9 (Annual Return):Note: The GST (Goods and Services Tax) annual return in India is filed using the GSTR-9 form. Here are some key points related to the GST annual return: GSTR-9 (Annual Return): Filing Frequency: GSTR-9 is an annual return that needs to be filed by registered taxpayers under the GST regime. It is a comprehensive summary of the taxpayer’s outward and inward supplies during the financial year. Due Date: The due date for filing GSTR-9 is typically 31st December following the end of the financial year. Components of GSTR-9: GSTR-9 includes details such as turnover, tax paid, and input tax credit availed during the financial year. It consolidates the information provided in monthly or quarterly returns (GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B). Types of GSTR-9: There are different types of GSTR-9 based on the nature of the taxpayer: GSTR-9: For regular taxpayers GSTR-9A: For composition scheme taxpayers GSTR-9B: For e-commerce operators GSTR-9C: Reconciliation statement, to be filed along with the audit report Late Fees: Late filing of GSTR-9 may attract late fees, so it’s crucial to file the return by the due date. Reconciliation Statement (GSTR-9C): Taxpayers whose aggregate turnover exceeds a specified limit are also required to file a reconciliation statement in Form GSTR-9C, along with the audit report. Record-Keeping: Taxpayers are advised to maintain detailed records of their transactions to facilitate the accurate filing of GSTR-9. Note: Changes and Updates: The GST Council may make changes to the GST return filing process, including the due dates. Therefore, it’s important to check the official GST portal or notifications for the latest information. Consultation: For specific details related to your business and the filing of GSTR-9, it’s advisable to consult with a tax professional or refer to the official GST portal.