Simplifying Your GST Compliance

Welcome to Trisuka, your trusted partner in all your financial and accounting needs. As a leading CA firm, we understand the importance of complying with the ever-changing tax regulations. One of the essential compliance requirements under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is the filing of GSTR-3B. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide to GSTR-3B, including its definition, required documents, filing process, eligibility criteria, and the pros and cons associated with it. Additionally, we will address the five most commonly asked questions about GSTR-3B.



GSTR-3B is a monthly summary return that needs to be filed by registered taxpayers under the GST regime. It is a simplified form designed to capture the summary of outward supplies, input tax credit, and the tax liability of a business for a specific tax period. GSTR-3B acts as a temporary replacement for GSTR-3, which was originally intended to be the comprehensive monthly return.

To successfully file GSTR-3B, you will generally require the following documents:

  • Details of outward supplies, including invoices issued to registered taxpayers and unregistered taxpayers.
  • Inward supplies, including invoices received from registered suppliers.
  • Details of the eligible input tax credit.
  • Any adjustments or corrections made to previously filed GSTR-3B returns.
  • Log in to the GST portal using your registered credentials.
  • Select the “Returns” tab and navigate to “File Returns” to access the GSTR-3B form.
  • Fill in the necessary details of outward supplies, input tax credit, and tax liability for the tax period.
  • Verify the data entered and save it as a draft.
  • Once you have reviewed and confirmed the accuracy of the information, submit the GSTR-3B form.
  • After successful submission, a unique reference number (ARN) will be generated as confirmation of filing.

All registered taxpayers under the GST regime are generally required to file GSTR-3B. However, businesses that have opted for the Composition Scheme, Input Service Distributor (ISD), or Non-Resident Taxable Person (NRTP) are not required to file GSTR-3B.

  • Simplified return:
    GSTR-3B is a simplified summary return that reduces the compliance burden for businesses.
  • Easy calculation:
    GSTR-3B calculates the tax liability based on the information provided for the tax period, making it easier for businesses to determine their tax obligations.
  • Time-saving:
    The simplified format of GSTR-3B saves time compared to the detailed GSTR-3 form.
  • Limited details:
    GSTR-3B provides a summary of information and does not capture the detailed transaction-level data.
  • Reconciliation challenges:
    The absence of detailed data in GSTR-3B may lead to reconciliation issues with suppliers and recipients.
  • Potential errors:
    Inaccurate reporting or missing details in GSTR-3B can result in tax liabilities and reconciliation difficulties.


    1. What is the due date for filing GSTR-3B?
      The due date for filing GSTR-3B is usually the 20th of the following month.

    2. Are there any penalties for late or non-filing of GSTR-3B?
      Yes, there are penalties for late or non-filing of GSTR-3B. The late fee is Rs. 50 per day for each return, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5,000. Late or non-filing may also lead to legal consequences and restrictions on certain business activities.

    3. Can I make changes to my GSTR-3B after submission?
      No, you cannot make changes to GSTR-3B after submission. However, any corrections or adjustments can be made in the subsequent GSTR-3B return. It is crucial to ensure accuracy while filing to avoid the need for frequent amendments.

    4. Is it possible to revise GSTR-3B after filing?
      No, GSTR-3B cannot be revised after filing. However, any corrections or modifications can be made in the next period’s GSTR-3B return. It is important to carefully review the information before submission to avoid errors.

    5. How do I reconcile the data in my GSTR-3B with my supplier’s GSTR-2A?
      To reconcile the data in your GSTR-3B with your supplier’s GSTR-2A, you can compare the details of inward supplies mentioned in your GSTR-3B with the corresponding outward supplies in GSTR-2A. Any discrepancies should be resolved with your suppliers to ensure accurate reporting and seamless input tax credit reconciliation.

**Please note that while these answers provide a general understanding, it is always advisable to consult with professionals or legal experts for specific guidance to your unique circumstances.