GST Return

File GST Nil Return Through SMS

In a significant move towards taxpayer facilitation, the Government recently allowed to file GST Nil Return Through SMS in FORM GSTR-3B.

In a significant move towards taxpayer facilitation, the government recently allowed the filing of the monthly NIL GST return on FORM GSTR-3B via SMS. The government says it would substantially improve the ease of GST compliance for more than 22 lakh registered taxpayers who would otherwise need to log into their account on the common portal and then file their returns every month. Now, these NIL-liable taxpayers do not need to log on to the GST Portal and can register their NIL returns via SMS.

Here is the step by step guide: –

The procedure to file Nil returns by SMS is as follows: –

Step 1:

Initiate Nil Filing: NIL<space>3B<space>GSTIN<space>Tax period


123456 is the CODE for Nil filing of GSTR3B for 09XXXXXXXXXXXZC for period 052020. Code validity 30 min.

Step 2:

Confirming Nil Filing: CNF <space>3B<space>Code

Ex. CNF 3B 123456

Your, 09XXXXXXXXXXXZC, GSTR3B for 052020 is filed successfully and acknowledged vide ARN is AA070219000384. Please use this ARN to track the status of your return.

Step 3: (In case of help)

Need help?

For Help, anytime: HELP<Space>3B

Ex. Help 3B

To file NIL return of GSTIN for Mar 2020: NIL 3B 07CQZCD1111I4Z7 032020 To confirm Nil filing: CNF 3B CODE More details

How to check the status of the returns filed?

The status of the returns filed can be tracked on the GST Portal by logging in to GSTIN account and navigating to Services>Returns>Track Return Status.

For this purpose, the functionality of filing NIL FORM GSTR-3B through SMS has been made available on the GSTN portal with immediate effect.

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