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 - National Education Bank, GST Relief: Here Is What Education Sector Expects From Budget 2022

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 - Capital Expenditure, Reduction in GST: 10 Things India’s Middle Class Expects From Budget 2022

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 - Enhancement In Basic Income Tax Exemption Limit Of Rs 2.5 Lakh Highly Awaited

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.