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How to check GST Return Status?

If you are a taxpayer and unclear on how to check your GST return status, this is your one-stop guide to learn this very important step. You can keep an informed GST status check and tally your tax payments and GST return filing status.

So right after making a successful payment at the GST portal, the taxpayers are directed to a page containing the acknowledgement of the payment. This is where you get your ARN.

What is an ARN?

ARN is an Application Reference Number that is designated to every taxpayer who files their GST Returns. Any taxpayer can easily go for a GST return check through this ARN.

Here are the four different ways to check your GST return status –

1. Masters India Website

Masters India Website is a one-stop portal that helps you with any GST related query. Any taxpayer can check their, or any suppliers’ GST filing Status by simply entering their GSTIN and otherwise, that of their suppliers’. Knowledge of your suppliers’ GST return status could be really important and help you in your day-to-day compliance, as per your convenience.

To know your GST Returns Status at Masters India Portal, you need to follow these few easy steps mentioned below:

  • Open the Masters India Website: https://www.mastersindia.co/
  • Click on the GST Resources Tab > Check GST Return Status
  • Select the Year from the drop-down menu, for example gst return status 2020-21
  • Enter the GSTIN and click on Search.
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Check GST Return Status
Check GST Return Status

2. By Return Filing Period on the government portal

To do this, you, the taxpayer must have access to your GST account so formed, to check your GST return status. If yes, then follow the following steps, using the information on the return filing period and more:

  • Open the common portal at: https://www.gst.gov.in/
  • Enter your valid credentials at the login area.
  • Now maneuver the cursor and click on Service > then go to Returns > and find Track Return Status.
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  • Now you need to go to the Return Filing Period.
  • Now when a drop-down list appears, select the financial year in which the concerned return has been filed.
  • Press Enter on the Search button.
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3. How to Check the GST Return Status using an ARN

Any person who files a tax return or also referred to as the taxpayers, get assigned an ARN, that is the Application Reference Number, on the email ID or on the phone messages that they mention and consent to be contacted on, with the common GST portal. Here are the steps that can be used to determine the GST return status through your ARN:

  • Log on to the common portal at: https://www.gst.gov.in/
  • Enter your valid credentials on this login page
  • Maneuver your cursor over and click on Service > then select Returns > and go to Track Return Status
  • Write your ARN number in the specified ARN field.
  • Press Enter on the Search button.
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4. Determining the status of GST Return status using Status

  • Log on to the common portal at:https://www.gst.gov.in/
  • Enter your valid credentials on the login page.
  • Maneuver your cursor over and click on the Service > and go to Returns > and select the Track Return Status.
  • When you find a drop-down list, select the Status of Return.
  • Press enter on the Search button.
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Types of Return Application Status

There are several kinds of GST Return Application status checks which may rely on the specific actions of a taxpayer and they could be as follows:

  • When the return is due, but has not been filed yet, then it will show the status as “TO BE FILED.”
  • When the return has been validated but yet shows the filing status pending then the status would show “SUBMITTED BUT NOT FILLED”
  • When the return has been filed without any such pending status, then it shows the status as “FILED-VALID”.
  • When the return has been filed, but the tax is not paid or is less/shortly paid, then the status would show as “FILED-INVALID”.

Verifying and determining an e-Filed GST Return

A taxpayer can easily view and download the status of their GST Returns which would have been filed digitally or electronically by simply following procedure as described below:

  • Log on to the common portal at:https://www.gst.gov.in/
  • Here, enter your valid credentials at the login area.
  • Maneuver your cursor over and click on the Service > then go to Returns > and find the View e-Files Return option.
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  • Choose the Financial Year, Return Filing Period and Return Type from the drop-down menu.
  • If the taxpayers files the Return Quarterly, choose Quarter from the list.
  • If the taxpayers files the Return Monthly, choose Month from the list.
  • Now choose the specific Financial Year, the Return Filing Period and the Return Type that applies to you from the list of the drop-down menu.
  • If it is such a case that the taxpayer files a Quarterly return, choose Quarter from the list.
  • If the taxpayers files a Monthly return, choose Month from this list.
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  • Press enter on the Search button and you can view GST Return Status.
Check GST Return Status

Checking Previous GST Return Status

A taxpayer can conveniently view or check their previous GST Return status online, by following the above-mentioned hassle-free steps. However, we understand that it could be a little confusing and so we have laid down the steps in a very comprehensive way so that you do not get lost. Also, there may be certain cases when a particular GST Return status may only be available to be viewed in a summarized form, such as GSTR1 and GSTR2 respectively.