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Taxpayer Return Status

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Status of Returns Filed

Every Taxpayer needs to file returns to the Government on monthly and/or quarterly basis. The return to be filed also depends on the type of taxpayer. The key returns currently being filed by a Regular Taxpayer are

  1. GSTR 1 – Details of outward supplies (i.e. sales). Taxpayers having turnover below INR 1.5 cr have an option to go for quarterly filing. All other taxpayers, need to file on a monthly basis.
  2. GSTR 3B – Monthly summary of sales, input tax credit availed, tax liability and settlement.
  3. GSTR 4 – Quarterly return for taxpayers who have opted for composition scheme

The following information available for every return that is filed

Description Field Specification Example
ARN Number generated after filing Alphanumeric (Max length:25) AA010143556587A
Tax Period Selected by user String(MMYYYY) 032018
Mode of Filing String((OFFLINE/ONLINE)) ONLINE
Date of Filing String(DD-MM-YYYY) 08-02-2017
Return Type String GSTR1
Status of the Return filed String(10 Character) Filed
Is Return Valid/Invalid ? 1 Character Y/N

There could be other returns filed on need basis such for transferring transitional credit, job details etc. Other taxpayer types such as ISD, Casual Taxpayer, UIN holder have a different set of returns.

On passing the GSTIN, these details are available through the Taxpayer Return Status API.