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New Delhi: In a significant move in the direction of GST taxpayers’ facilitation, the Government has determined to offer the power of SMS submitting of NIL assertion in FORM GSTR-1 with impact from 1st week of July 2020.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) mentioned that the submitting of NIL assertion in FORM GSTR-1 additionally by SMS would considerably enhance ease of GST compliance for over 12 lakh registered taxpayers.

At current, these taxpayers need to log into their account on the frequent portal after which file their assertion of outward provides in FORM GSTR-1 each month or every quarter.

CBIC mentioned that now, these GST taxpayers with NIL outward provides wouldn’t want any extra to go online to the GST Portal and would be capable to file their NIL assertion in FORM GSTR-1through simply an SMS.

The standing affirmation of the filed assertion or return utility may be tracked by them on the GST Portal by logging in to their GSTIN account and navigating to Services>Returns>Track Return Status.

It could also be famous that the power to file NIL month-to-month GSTR-3B return by SMS has already been made out there since eighth June 2020. Taxpayers who’ve NIL FORM GSTR-3B return to file could avail the SMS facility.

CBIC mentioned that to provoke the SMS facility, the taxpayers who want to file Nil assertion of their FORM GSTR-1 are to ship SMS to 14409 as NIL<house>R1<house>GSTIN quantity<house>Tax interval (in MMYYYY).

For instance: NIL R1 09XXXXXXXXXXXZC 042020 (for month-to-month return of April 2020). After this, they’ll get a six digit code with validity as much as 30 minutes and may verify their Nil assertion submitting by sending: CNF R1<CODE> to 14409. By utilizing the same steps taxpayers can file their NIL return in FORM GSTR-3B additionally nonetheless they should use 3B as an alternative of R1 of their SMS to 14409. For extra details, one could go to ‘help’ at: