GSTR-4: Return Filing, Format, Eligibility & Rules
1. What is GSTR-4?
GSTR-4 is a GST Return that has to be filed by a Composition Dealer. GSTR-4 is a quarterly return to be filed by Composition dealers.
2. When is GSTR-4 due?
GSTR 4 has to be filed on a quarterly basis.
The due date for filing GSTR 4 is 18th of the month after the end of the quarter.
|July-Sept 2018||18th Oct 2018|
|Oct-Dec 2018||18th Jan 2019*|
|Jan-Mar 2019||18th Apr 2019*|
* subject to change in the GST Return Filing.
3.Who should file GSTR-4?
A taxpayer opting for the Composition Scheme is required to file GSTR-4.
4. How to revise GSTR-4?
GSTR-4 cannot be revised after filing on the GSTN Portal. Any mistake in the return can be revised in the next month’s return only.
5.Late Fees and Penalty
A penalty of Rs. 200 per day is levied if the GSTR-4 is not filed.
The maximum penalty that can be charged is Rs. 5,000.
Also, if the GSTR-4 is not filed for a given quarter, then the taxpayer cannot file the next quarter’s return either.
As per Latest Notification No. 73/2017 – Central Tax late fees for GSTR-4 has been reduced to Rs. 50 per day of default. Also, the late fees for NIL return in GSTR-4 have been reduced to Rs. 20 per day of delay.