New Delhi: GST taxpayers filing ‘NIL’ returns will be able to file final monthly/quarterly sales statement GSTR-1 through SMS from July 1st week. Also Read - GST Liable on IT Consulting Services to Firms Having Foreign Client

In a statement, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said the move would improve ease of GST compliance for over 12 lakh registered taxpayers. Also Read - Sitharaman Stresses on Role of Tax Admin For 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat'

At present, these taxpayers have to log into their account on the common portal and then file their statement of outward supplies in Form GSTR-1 every month or each quarter. Also Read - GST Collections in Q1 Drop by 41%, But June Revenues Jump 46% at Rs 90,917 Crore

Taxpayers willing to file GSTR-1 have to send SMS to 14409 to initiate the SMS facility.

“The status confirmation of the filed statement or return application can be tracked by them on the GST Portal by logging in to their GSTIN account and navigating to Services>Returns>Track Return Status,” the CBIC said.

The CBIC had earlier this month allowed the filing of ‘NIL’ GSTR-3B (summary sales return) through SMS. With this, businesses with nil or no entry in all the tables in form, GSTR-3B can file the return through SMS using the registered mobile number and the said return will be verified by one-time password (OTP) facility.