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A Step-by-Step Guide on Filing GSTR-1 for Amazon

Introduction

GSTR-1 is a monthly or quarterly return that summarizes all sales (outward supplies) of a taxpayer. It is a detailed form that requires taxpayers to provide a wide range of information about their GST liability.

It enables e-commerce sellers to report their outward supplies, including sales made through e-commerce platforms, and ensure compliance with GST regulations.

You can file GST return in tally prime using following three methods

1. Generate JSON file using TallyPrime and upload on the portal

In this method, You only have to record your GST transactions in TallyPrime, as usual, and the relevant details will be reflected seamlessly in the GSTR-1 report in TallyPrime. After that, you can export the details to a JSON file and upload it to the portal.

2. Generate JSON file using GST Offline Tool and upload on the portal

In this method, you have to export your GSTR-1 details from TallyPrime in the MS Excel or CSV format, and then import the file into the GST Offline Tool. Then you can export the details to a JSON file and upload it to the portal.

3. File GSTR-1 directly on the portal

In this method, you can easily copy the details from the GSTR-1 report in TallyPrime and paste it in the respective sections on the portal. Alternatively, you can also fill the details manually by referring to the values in TallyPrime.

Out of these three methods, first method is easiest to implement, so we will understand how file GSTR 1 using first method.

Follow these steps to file GSTR 1

Part One: Downloading and Configuring the Data

1. Go to the GST report.
2. Press ALT + E to export the GSTR1 or click on the export option in the top-left corner.
3. Click on the GST return option, and the export GSTR1 screen will appear.

4. Press F2 and enter the time period for which you want to file the GST return. You will then see transactions for all state GST registrations. If you want to file GSTR for a specific state GST, press F3 and select the particular state. You will then see transactions for that respective state.

5. Check all the transactions carefully before uploading the data. If you see any deleted transaction in the report, it means you have deleted that transaction from the books. It is mandatory to upload that deleted transaction prior to GST filing.

6. If the GST data is not visible in the report, press F12 to configure the report for GST data. A small window will appear, and in that window, set all fields to "Yes" as follows.


7. Press "X" to export the data or click on the export button at the bottom.
8. In the next window, specify the file location path and file format according to your needs.


9. Click on the send button to export the file.

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Part Two: Uploading Data on GST Portal

1.Log in to the GST portal and go to the return dashboard.
2.Select the financial year, quarter, and month, then click on the search button.

3. In the next window, click on the "prepare offline" option and upload the transaction file.

4. Upload the exported file, and if there are any errors in the file, they will be shown in the error report as below.

5. Once you have uploaded all the files, click on the "Back Files Returns" option located at the bottom right corner.
6. Once again, you will be redirected to the GST return dashboard. Select the year, quarter, and month, then click the search button.
7. Click on prepare online option.

8. Next, you will see the data in the following format. Click on the 'Generate summary' button that appears at the bottom right corner and then refresh it.

9. Click on the “Proceed to File Summary” button

10. In the next window, you will see a summary of the data as follows. Check carefully to ensure everything is correct.

11. Once you have ensured that the summary is correct, click on the 'File statement' option.

12. In the next window, you have to choose authorized signatory and complete the verification using DSC or EVC method" is grammatically correct.

13. Once you complete the verification process, your GSTR-1 filing process is successfully completed.

Conclusion

In conclusion, filing GSTR-1 for Amazon involves a detailed process that requires careful attention to ensure compliance with GST regulations. The step-by-step guide provided valuable insights into the three methods for filing GSTR-1 in TallyPrime, along with detailed instructions for downloading, configuring, and uploading the data on the GST portal. By following these steps, e-commerce sellers can accurately report their outward supplies, including sales made through e-commerce platforms, and fulfill their GST filing obligations. Additionally, the guide offers essential information sourced from various reputable platforms, providing a comprehensive understanding of the GSTR-1 filing process for Amazon sellers.

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