The Goods and Service Tax Networks (GSTN) has now enabled the new feature on the GST portal wherein the taxpayers can now check their returns for the last 5 return periods. The Return Calendar will help every registered business and professionals to check the past 5 returns periods so as to avoid incurring any interest or late fees.
Steps to be followed to check the last 5 returns:-
a) Before starting with the steps the taxpayer must have an access to their GST account so formed.
b) The taxpayer has to open the GST common portal https://www.gst.gov.in/. Enter your valid credentials on the login page, then click on the Dashboard and you will be able to see the last 5 returns.
For example, if the registered taxpayer, Mr. X has been filing GSTR-1 or IFF and GSTR-3B and logged in on 26 April 2021 then on the Dashboard Return Filing Preference i.e. April to June 2021 will be displayed and the table will appear wherein the details of past 5 returns filed will be displayed i.e. November 2020, December 2020, January 2020, February 2020 and March 2020.
Advantages of New Feature
The Return Calendar will help every registered business and professionals to check the past 5 returns periods so as to avoid incurring any interest or late fees. The new feature will make it more convenient for the registered taxpayers to comply with the GST Return Structure and also the taxpayers will be able to keep track of their last 5 GST Returns.