How to File GSTR-1 Return Form via Gen GST Software?

What is GSTR-1?

As per the guidelines of the GST Council, every registered supplier is required to file GSTR 1 every month. The return contains details of all outward supplies made during the month. The taxpayer is required to file GSTR-1 is usually 10th of the following month.

GSTR1 Due Dates?

The GSTR-1 Return filing due dates depends on your turnover.

If turn over goes up to Rs.1.5 crore then file quarterly returns.

If turnover more than Rs.1.5 crores then need to file monthly return.

Here are the due dates for the GSTR1 Return until March 2018.

Revised Due Dates for GSTR-1 Turnover up to Rs 1.5 Crore

Period (Quarterly)

Due Dates

July – September, 2017 10th Jan 2018
October – December, 2017 15th Feb 2018
January – March, 2018 30th April 2018
April – June, 2018 31st July 2018*
July-Sept, 2018 30th Oct 2018*

If your turnover is more than Rs. 1.5 crore a return ought to be filed on monthly basis. This implies 4 returns must be filed for every month in July, August, September, and October.

GSTR 1 Due Dates Turnover More Than INR 1.5 Crore

Period (Quarterly)

Due Dates

July – November, 2017 10th Jan 2018
December, 2017 10th Feb 2018
January, 2018 10th March 2018
February, 2018 10th April 2018
March, 2018 10th May 2018
April, 2018 31st May 2018
May, 2018 10th June 2018
June, 2018 10th July 2018*
July, 2018 10th Aug 2018
Aug, 2018 10th Sep 2018
Sep, 2018 10th Oct 2018

If you are planning to file GSTR-1 for outward supplies using Gen GST software, here is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform the task effectively. Gen GST is a GST billing and e-Filing software that makes it easy to file GST returns from a computer desktop or mobile device.

Note: The guide has been designed for the desktop/web version of the software. The mobile software users may face a few changes in the procedure and options while filing their returns.

GSTR 1 Filing Video:

How to File GSTR-1 via Gen GST Software

GSTR-1 is the first of GST return forms. It will be filed monthly to provide the details of outward supplies for the given month. Follow the step-by-step process below to file GSTR-1 return using this software. The GSTR-1 format is as follows:

Step 1:

Open the Gen GST software, and click on GST Returns from the left side menu. A list of available GSTR Forms will open. Click on GSTR-1 to open the form. A new panel will open in the main window with options like Client, Dashboard, Fill Forms and so on. (See the image below)

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Step 2:

Click on the ‘Client’ tab from the top. Select the client name for whom you want to file the return and year and month from the dropdown lists.

Read Here: GSTR-3B: Steps by Step Return Filling Guide Using Gen GST Software

Step 3:

Click on ‘Receiver Details’ tab from the top. Select the receiver/recipient name from the list if already there. To add a new receiver, click on ‘Add’ button at the bottom.

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Import or add the details of the new recipient.

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Once added, the recipient name will appear in the list on the Receiver Details panel. Select the receiver name from there.

Step 4:

Click on the ‘Fill Forms’ tab from the top. A new panel will open in the main window with ‘All Invoices’ tab selected as default. In the main area, you can view the year-wise, month-wise, GSTN-wise and client-wise invoices with dates, client name and other details.

This page will be used to add the invoices for different business types. To add a B2B invoice, click on the B2B tab, and add the invoice details. Similarly, you can add invoices for B2C large and B2C small transaction types.

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Step 5:

Click on Cr/Dr Note (Reg) tab to add the registered credit and debit notes. Add the note details in the panel.

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Click on Cr/Dr Note (UnReg) to add the details of unregistered credit and debit notes.

Step 6:

Click on ‘Export’ tab to provide the details of the exports made by you during the month.

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Step 7:

Click on ‘Adv. Receipt’ tab and add the details of the advances received against a supply, if any.

Read Here: GSTR 4: How to File GSTR-4 with Gen GST Software (Desktop)

Step 8:

Click on ‘HSN/SAC Summary’ tab to add the details of the products and services along with their HSN/SAC codes.

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Step 9:

Click on ‘Nil Rated’ tab to furnish the details of the nil rated or GST exempt supplies made by you in the particular month.

Step 10:

Go back to ‘All Invoices’ tab to add/upload/see invoices of the transactions. You can also import invoices from billing, excel, GSTN utility, Tally and other popular programs. If you are importing invoice data from excel, it should be in a specific format, as given in the table on the page (column names and sequence).

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Step 11:

Click on ‘GSTR-1 Summary’ tab to see the summary of the details furnished by you. You can check here the details state wise and/or GSTIN wise.

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Step 12:

The SMS and E-mail tabs allow you to share the furnished details with your clients and other people via SMS or email.

Step 13:

Click on ‘e-File’ tab to file the return on the online portal. Click on generate button at the bottom to generate a local file of the return and for validation of data.

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Step 14:

Click on “View Error Report” button at the bottom to view the errors in the data entered by you. Upload the ZIP file generated in the last step and click on show button to check the errors. Correct the errors, if any, and exit.

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Step 15:

Click on the second option, i.e. “Validate GST No/ POS/ Inter and Intra” to validate the details on the GST portal. Upload the JSON file and click on Submit button.

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Verify your GSTN login details to validate and upload the data to the GST online portal.

Step 16:

Click on “Upload Return” button at the bottom to upload the final return on the portal.

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Feel free to ask your questions here to contact our support team for any query related to GSTR-1 filing through Gen GST software.


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