How to File GSTR-3B – Nil Return – Step by Step Tutorial

Today I will show you How to File GSTR-3B NIL Return easily. I will show you step by step instructions by which you can file the GS return easily without any issues.

To file GST Return we will first go to GST services website

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Now we will go to our Return Dashboard, Here we will choose the Financial Year and Return Filing Period. For month of February I am going to file the GST. You will have to choose your own month and year.

how to file gstr-3b

After choosing February, website shows that “You have Opted for GSTR1 Quarterly Filing” which I choose when I got option last time when I filed the GST Return last month. And also my turnover is less than 1.5 Cr I can opt for Quarterly filing of GST.

i.e. I have to file GSTR1 once every quarter and GSTR3B every month before 20th.

So I have to e-file the GSTR3B for month of February before 20th March.

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You can also see as I have to file GSTR1 every quarter my GSTR1 option is grayed out.

You can check the dates when you have to file GSTR1,  GSTR3B or any other form easily on official GST website home page.

how to file gstr-3b

Now let’s continue on filing GST return, when you click on Prepare Online under “Monthly Return GSTR3B”. You will get a page which provides information which you have to take care while filing return. Just Click on OK.

how to file gstr-3b return

Now you will see information about your company and GSTIN number and few options to select.

As I am filing NIL return I will just select the “Option A” as “Yes” and rest of the options will grayed out. I have not done any sales therefore I am filing NIL return.

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Click on Next

how to file gstr-3b nil return

On next page Click the Check box and accept the terms. And before submitting Click on PREVIEW DRAFT GSTR3B to download it and read if everything is correct or not.

how to file gstr-3b

If you have checked if everything is fine in Draft Preview. You can select the Authorized Signatory from Drop Down

how to file gstr-3b

Now here you will get two options to file return either by DSC(Digital Signature Certificate) or by EVC meaning by e-verification i.e. Authorized signatory will receive the code on mobile which he has to put in next steps to file GST return which is much easier way to file GST return.

I have clicked on FILE GSTR-3B WITH EVC

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On next page you get information(Basically the late fee will be adjusted in next month’s filing, next month to fill the late fee we will submit the challan which we will discuss on next month GST return filing) to proceed. Click on Proceed.

how to file gstr-3b

On next page you will get warning which you have to accept by clicking on Proceed. The warning is because you cannot change anything once you submit and file your GST.

how to file gstr-3b

After Clicking on Proceed you will get OTP on mobile of Authorized Signatory which you have to put on next screen as shown and click on Verify.

how to file gstr-3b

Within 4-5 seconds you will see a popup with successful filing of GSTR-3B. Now click OK.

how to file gstr-3b

Now you can download the PDF copy of filed GSTR-3B

how to file gstr-3b NIL return

PDF copy will look like this as shown

how to file gstr-3b NIL return

Even you can verify it from Return Dashboard in which the Status will show as “Filed”.

how to file gstr-3b

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