What is GSTR-9B?

GSTR-9B should be filed annually by the e-commerce operators who have earlier filed GSTR-8 during the financial year.

Who should file GSTR-9B?

Every e-commerce operator should mandatorily file GSTR-9B except –

  1. Input service distributors
  2. Non-resident taxable persons
  3. Casual taxable persons
  4. Tax payers using composition scheme(In this case, they need to file GSTR-9A)
  5. Persons paying TDS

GSTR-9B Filing Due Dates

GSTR-9B should be filed annually by the e-commerce operators on or before 31st December. For example – In case an e-commerce operator wants to file his or her annual return for FY 2018-19, operator should file the same on or before 31st December 2019. Date may be extended sometimes by the government.

Penalty for Late GSTR-9B Filing

Late filing of GSTR-9B leads to heavy fines & penalties. The late fee for filing GSTR-9B is Rs. 200 per day i.e. Rs.100 under CGST and Rs.100 under SGST. The maximum late fee per day for the taxpayer cannot exceed 0.25% of the business turnover in a state or a union territory.