How can I track the status of my GST Return?

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Sakshi Shah

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When the taxpayer files the GST Return, the system generates an ARN i.e. Application Reference Number. The taxpayer can track the status of the return using the ARN. A taxpayer can also download all the e-filed GST Returns from his account on the GST Portal. This article talks about how a taxpayer can track his GST return filing status and what does each GST return status mean. Follow these steps to track GST return filing status on the GST portal:

  1. Visit GST Portal

    Log in to the account on GST Portal

  2. Navigate to Services

    Click on Returns > Track Return Status

  3. Select one of the following options to view the return status:

    1. ARN – Enter the ARN of the filed return
    2. Return Filing Period – Enter the filing period of the GST Return
    3. Status – Select the return status from the dropdown list to view the GST Return

  4. All the relevant details of the filed return are displayed –

    financial year, tax period, ARN, date of filing, mode of filing and status.Track GST Return Status_GST Portal

The types of status of the GST Return are:

Status Type Description
To be Filed Return due but not filed
Submitted but not Filed Return validated but pending to be filed
Filed-Valid Return filed
Filed-Invalid Return filed but tax not paid or short paid
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Can I check GST return status of other person?

Yes, you can check return status of any person. You just need to know his/her exact GSTIN. This data is public and can be accessed by anyone.

What is ARN number in GST?

Application Reference Number (ARN) is an acknowledgement issued by GSTN system portal to the taxpayers who have successfully submitted their application after completing the full process.

How can I track my refund application without logging the GST Portal?

Yes, you can track your refund application without logging into the GST Portal. Navigate Services > Refunds > Track Application Status > Enter ARN.

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