All you need to know about GSTR-3B Filing


Under this GST regime, it’s mandatory for every business to register them under GST. Currently including GSTR-3B companies have to file three other returns i.e. GSTR-1, GSTR-2, and GSTR-3.

But GSTR-3B is not mandatory for all there are some exceptional cases. Let’s find out who all can exempt GSTR-3B filing:

  • Business falls under the composite scheme
  • Persons who are not registered
  • Unique identification holders

Keynotes related to GSTR 3B :

  • GSTR-3B needs to on 20th of every month
  • If a business fails to file GSTR-3B then he has to pay 18% of tax as penalty charges
  • Its mandatory for all even if you are not registered under GST
  • GSTR-1 can be filed using same data filed in GSTR-3B
  • GSTR-3B needs file separately for each GST number
  • This filing can’t be revised, unlike other filings. GSTR-3B can be revised only through GSTR-1, GSTR-2 & GSTR-3 filings
  • GSTR-3B need to file every month up to June 2018
  • All taxes need to be paid before filing GSTR-3B
  • GSTR-3B is a summary of all other filings. So, in GSTR-3B input total sales figures, purchase amount, input tax credit amount & total payments.
  • GSTR-3B can’t be used to claim any refund
  • For migrated taxpayers, it’s necessary to provide all details mentioned in REG-26 to file GSTR-3B
  • GSTR-3B need to file on govt. GST portal i.e.

Now how to file GSTR-3B: Detail GSTR-3B filing process on Government portal:

  • First, visit GST portal
  • Then find RETURNS under SERVICES button

  • Then click on Returns DashBoard and fill the required period for return filing
  • Here you need to enter the Return Filing Period & Respective Year details to start the return filing process


  • Then click the SEARCH button
  • Now you will see various returns filing buttons. You need to select the GSTR 3B return filing box and click on PREPARE ONLINE

  • Then Click on OK button to proceed
  • This will redirect you to a page where you need give answers to a lot of questions to reach to the relevant section
  • Answer all questions and click on next to proceed
  • You will see the GSTR-3B page to provide inward supplies, outward supplies etc. details


  • Now you will see different tiles with different heads, click on the respective tile and fill up details



  • And you will see all details entered under respective heads
  • Then do a proper review and click on SAVE GSTR-3B
  • You can also preview the details submitted by you, click on PREVIEW DRAFT GSTR-3B  and verify all details
  • Then a PDF will pop up showing tax details
  • You will see cash & ITC available on the respective date. Now check if the available cash balance is enough to pay liabilities or not
  • If the available cash balance is less then you may create a challan for rest amount


  • Click on MAKE PAYMENT/POST CREDIT TO LEDGER button to pay off the liabilities or to claim credit in case of no liabilities.
  • Now you will see a message asking a  confirmation to credit claim & utilization
  • Click on YES button

  • Go to the bottom of the page and you will see a declaration message with a checkbox
  • Now click on PROCEED TO FILE button
  • Click on the box and select the authorized signatory
  • Bottom of that you will see two options one is FILE GSTR-3B WITH DSC and other one FILE GSTR-3B WITH EVC



  • Click on the appropriate button
  • You will receive a warning message asking whether to proceed with GSTR-3B filing or not
  • Click on PROCEED


  • Enter the OTP sent to the registered mobile number & email id of the authorized signatory



  • Now you will receive a confirmation message and the status of GSTR-3B return will change to FILED
  • You can also view the return details by clicking on VIEW GSTR-3B

GSTR-3B filing dates

For the month of July 2017 – 20th & 28th of August 2017

For the month of August 2017 – 20th September 2017

For the month of September 2017 – 20th October 2017

For the month of October 2017 – 20th November 2017

For the month of November 2017 – 20th December 2017

For the month of December 2017 – 20th January 2018

For the month of January 2018 – 20th February 2018

For the month of February 2018 – 20th March 2018

For the month of March 2018 – 20th April 2018

For the month of April 2018 – 20th May 2018

For the month of May 2018 – 20th June 2018

For the month of June 2018 – 20th July 2018

How to get GSTR-3B report from SlickAccount?

If you have an account with SlickAccount then the first login to your respective account.

Then select your company

On top of the page, you will GST Invoice button click on that

Then go to reports

Under reports click on the respective report be it GSTR-1, GSTR-2, GSTR-3 or GST-3B you want to download to file GST returns

You can download this report also can print it


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