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How to file NIL GSTR-3B via SMS during COVID-19?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

filing gst with smartphone sms.

The government made filing nil return easy to the taxpayers. Now they can file nil return from SMS without even log into the GST portal. This would benefit approximately 22 lakhs taxpayers to file nil return easily and save time as well.

For filing returns through SMS you should have

1) A valid GST numbers.

2) An Authorized signatory & Mobile number registered on GST portal

3) There should be no pending returns, liabilities, late fees or interest

4) You should not have made any supply of goods/services (including nil rated, exempt and non-GST supplies) or received any supply that attracts reverse-charge.

Step by step 3B nil return filing From phone SMS

· Send an SMS from your GST registered mobile number to 14409 in the following pattern: NIL (space) 3B (space) GSTIN (space) TAX PERIOD in the MMYYYY format

Example: NIL 3B 33XXTNXXXXXZD 052020 ( For May month)

· You will receive a 6-digit verification code from GSTN to your registered mobile number.

· Confirm your action by sending the verification code to 14409 as follows:

CNF (space) 3B (space) 6-DIGIT CODE

Example: CNF 3B 123456

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