Filing Frequency And Due Dates For GSTR-7

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Filing your GSTR-7 accurately and on time is essential for ensuring compliance with tax regulations. Whether you are a business owner or a tax professional, understanding the timelines for filing this return is crucial. Stay tuned as we provide you with all the information you need to meet the deadlines and fulfil your GST responsibilities seamlessly. Let’s dive in and simplify your GSTR-7 filing process.

What does GSRT-7 encompass?

GSTR-7 encompasses information about TDS deductions, TDS payable, and more carried out by the deductor within a specific tax period. Deductees can conveniently retrieve this data in the auto-populated Form GSTR-2A through the common portal. The deductor deducts the TDS amount when making payments to suppliers or deductees. Furthermore, filing GSTR-7 holds significance as it enables deductees to assert input credits and apply the deducted TDS towards settling their outstanding tax obligation.

Prerequisite for filing GSTR-7

  • You must have GST registration as a taxpayer under the GST regime.
  • Possession of a valid 15-digit GSTIN is mandatory.
  • Your total business turnover should exceed Rs. 20 Lakhs.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive record of all transactions for which you are responsible for deducting and remitting taxes on behalf of your vendors is essential.

Steps Followed by the Taxpayer for Filing GSTR 7

  • Enter details into the worksheet for each table.
  • Create a JSON file for uploading purposes.
  • Upload the generated GSTR 7 JSON File on the GST Portal.
  • Preview Form GSTR-7 directly on the GST Portal.
  • Make the tax payment.
  • File Form GSTR-7 with a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) or Electronic Verification Code (EVC).
  • Review debit details or entries in the electronic cash ledger related to tax payments.

Details available in GSTR-7

TDS Details: 

GSTR-7 includes information about TDS deducted, refundable TDS claims, TDS payable, and TDS to be remitted.

Input Credit and Tax Payment: 

Deductees can claim input credit for the deducted TDS and use it to offset their output tax liability through GSTR-7.

Electronic Availability:

Upon filing, the details are electronically accessible in Part C of GSTR-2A.

Certificate Retrieval:

After the GSTR-7 filing, you can obtain the certificate for the deducted TDS.

Conditions for filing GSTR-7

  • The taxpayer is required to have GST registration with a unique 15-digit PAN-based GSTIN.
  • The business’s aggregate turnover should exceed 20 lakh rupees.
  • All transaction details related to tax deductions and tax payments on behalf of vendors must be provided.

Due Date for filing GST 

A taxpayer must submit their GSTR 7 for the current month by the 10th day of the following month. The GSTR-7 for September should be filed by 10 October.

A TDS certificate, GSTR 7A, must be issued within five days of transferring the tax payment to the government.

Procedure for filing GSTR-7

Step-1 Visit the GST portal online.

Step-2 Log in using your user ID and password.

Step-3 On the portal, navigate to Services > Returns > Returns Dashboard.

Step-4 In the ‘File Returns’ tab, select the financial year and the return filing period.

Step-5 Click on the ‘Search’ option.

Step-6 Choose the ‘Prepare Online’ option to complete and submit your GSTR 7 on the portal.

Step-7 The GSTR 7 return will be displayed on the screen, and you can complete the eight sections as previously mentioned.

Step-8 Preview your GSTR 7 online and review for any errors.

Step-9 Sign a certificate to confirm the accuracy of the entered information.

Step-10 Once you’ve verified the correctness, submit the GSTR 7 return online.

Also Read: Applicability and registration requirements for GSTR-7

What happens after filing GSTR-7?

  • Upon successfully filing Form GSTR-7 Return, an ARN (Application Reference Number) is generated.
  • An SMS and email notifications are sent to the applicant/TDS deductor on their registered mobile number and email address.
  • The information presented in Table 3 and Table 4 is transmitted to the counter-party’s deductee for them to take action (Accept/Reject).
  • The return will be accessible in the tax officer’s Dashboard for viewing.


GSTR-7 must be filed every month, with a deadline of the 10th day of the subsequent month. Taxpayers must file this return monthly, providing details of the TDS deducted during that particular month. Taxpayers must comply with this monthly filing obligation, as failure to do so may lead to penalties and accrual of interest charges. By adhering to the prescribed filing frequency and due dates, businesses can effectively comply with their TDS obligations and contribute to a transparent and efficient tax system. The introduction of GSTR-7 has streamlined the process of TDS under GST, making it easier for both deductors and deductees to maintain accurate records and fulfil their respective responsibilities. Businesses need to stay updated with any changes or notifications regarding filing frequency and due dates for GSTR-7 to avoid any non-compliance issues in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

  1. What is meant by GST Late Fees and interest rates?

The total penalty increases at an annual interest rate of 18%. An assessee bears this burden throughout the entire tax filing period. The fees and interest are calculated from the last due date to the filing date.

      2 . Where can a Deductor submit Form GSTR-7?

You can submit Form GSTR-7 by logging into the GST Portal and accessing the Returns Dashboard.

Follow this path: Services > Returns > Returns Dashboard.

      3. Can I file GSTR-7 offline?

Yes, you can file the GSTR 7 return through offline mode.

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