How to file the GSTR 3B-Step by Step Procedure

How to file GSTR 3B – Step by Step Procedure

GSTR 3B is a basic summary return that will have to be filed for the months of July and August. This is the first Goods and Services Tax Return after the implementation of GST.  This return is only introduced to ease the businesses from filling lengthy forms like GSTR-1 and GSTR-2A. GSTR-3B is easy to file by mentioning the sales/ total earning/ tax applicable and filing return. This return form is only for 2 months and should be filed before 20th August 2017  for the month of July and 20th September 2017 for August 2017.

In this article, we are going to provide you the complete information about the procedure of filing the GSTR 3B. In this you can completely find out the step by step procedure of filing GSTR 3B. The steps are as under:

  1. Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Click on the “Login” and after login with their credentials.
  3. Then Click on the “Services” button and after that click on  Return”Option  and then click on “Return Dashboard”.
  4. The GST return filing page will be displayed on the screen at the official website of GST. Select the Financial Year & Return Filing Period (Month) for which you want to file the return from the drop-down list and click on the Search button.
  5. On the Return filing page; GSTR 1, GSTR 2 and GSTR 3 are present. In the GSTR 3B box, click the PREPARE ONLINE button.
  6. After clicking on GSTR 3B Box, / Prepare Online Button; the monthly return of GSTR 3B will be displayed.
  7. On that page you will see the number of  boxes on the screen.
  8. Choose the blocks/ Boxes of relevant field and fill the respective details in the correct manner one by one.
  9. Select on (Box No 3.1) i.e. outward and reverse charge inward supplies. Then Enter the total taxable value, Integrated Tax, Central Tax, State/UT Tax. In the case of other outward supplies (Nil Rated, exempted ) and Non-GST outward supplies, the total taxable value implies the total values of such supplies, excluding taxes. After that click on the submit/ confirm.
  10.  Click on the (Box no 3.2) i.e. Inter-State Supplies. For eg: From the place of supply drop down, select the place of supply (State/UT).Enter the total taxable value for each state in the “Total Taxable Value” field. After That In the “Amount of Integrated Tax” field, enter the amount of Integrated Tax. Please ensure that the integrated tax amount provided here does not exceed the integrated tax liability declared at (a) Box 3.1 Only integrated tax amount has to be declared. Please note that export details will not be entered here.
  11.  After this click on the Box 3.4 ,Enter the IGST, CGST, State/UT Tax and Cess values under respective ITC Cliamed/reversed/eligible heads. After this, Confirm  all the respective details.The taxpayer is requested to click on SAVE GSTR3B button at the bottom only to save the data in the GST system, if he wants to exit at this stage and come back later to complete the filing.
  12. Click on the box no 3.5 and Enter the Inter-state and Intra-state supplies under respective Nature of Supplies head. After that please Confirm the details. In this block you are requested to please update the complete information or Enter the IGST, State & UTGST taxes and late fees, if any. Once all details are added, click the SAVE GSTR3B button
  13. Scroll down the page and you will see the submit button and click the SUBMIT button to submit the GSTR3B.
  14. Click on the Block No 6 In this Credits get updated in the credit ledger and the updated balance is available and can be seen while hovering on the said headings of credit in the payment section. After this Click the CHECK BALANCE button to view the balance available for credit under Integrated Tax, Central Tax, State Tax and Cess. The functionality enables the taxpayers to check the balance before making the payment for the respective minor heads.
  15. Select on the Check box for the declaration of the form. Click the FILE GSTR-3B WITH DSC or FILE GSTR-3B WITH EVC button. And by this you are almost done with this return filing of GST.
  16. In the end you will be getting the warning button of “PROCEED”, You have to click that button. You will be getting the OTP. Enter the OTP sent on email and mobile number of the Authorized Signatory registered at the GST Portal and click the VALIDATE OTP button.
  17.  In the end you will receive the “Filing Successful” on the screen display.

These are the proper steps which will help you in filing the return of GST. If you receive any difficulty in filing the GST return, you can contact on the GST Customer care.



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  1. Sir,

    Please help me to file gstr3b . Iam a retailer in Homoeo Medicine

  2. Dear Sir/Ma’am
    I am a commission agent received commission of rs.163674 after deduction of tds @5%,plz guide how can i file my gstr3b.

  3. You have unsaved changes, Please click on SAVE GSTR3B below to save the data

    above message shows while filing gstr3b return….. & there is option below this is :SAVE GSTR3B” AS INACTIVE.

  4. Dear sir,
    I am facing a problem at the time of gst 3b filling about the cross utilisation of sgst due to decemal (Fraction)

    kindly tell me how it can be solve.
    I filled some value in decemal (Fraction).


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