Circular No. ES/191/2020-21 10th June, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub : Government rolls out the facility of filing of NIL GST Return through SMS
In a Press Release dated 8th June, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Finance, the Government has allowed the facility of filing NIL GST monthly return in FORM GSTR-3B through SMS which has been made available on the GSTN portal with immediate effect.
The status of the returns so filed can be tracked on the GST Portal by logging in to GSTIN account and navigating to Services>Returns>Track Return Status. The procedure to file Nil returns by SMS is as follows: -
By allowing filing of NIL GST monthly return in FORM GSTR-3B through SMS would substantially improve ease of GST compliance for over 22 lakh registered taxpayers who had to otherwise log into their account on the common portal and then file their returns every month. Now, these taxpayers with NIL liability need not log on to the GST Portal and may file their NIL returns through a SMS.
Members may please make a note of the above.