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Edit your preference for GST return filing (Change in GST return frequency)

How to check and change your GST Return frequency?

  • 1: Log in to your GST Dashboard
  • 2: Select Opt-in for quarterly return
  • 3: Select Financial Year
  • 4: View and Change GST return frequency


GST portal is providing taxpayers an option to edit their preference for GST returns filing like the change in GST return frequency from monthly to quarterly or quarterly to monthly. In order to change the GST return frequency from monthly to quarterly or vice-versa.

Edit Option to change the return frequency for the registered taxpayers who have selected quarterly return filing before the implementation of QRMP and have not filed GSTR-1 quarterly can now opt-in for quarterly filing of GST Return.

The QRMP – Quarterly returns with a monthly payment scheme is applicable from 1st January 2021 to all the registered taxpayers.

S.No.Registered TaxpayersBy-default GST system has assigned the return frequency
1Registered person having aggregate turnover of up to Rs. 1.5 crores who were furnishing Form GSTR-1 on monthly basisMonthly return
2Registered person having aggregate turnover of up to Rs. 1.5 crores who were furnishing Form GSTR-1 on quarterly basisQuarterly return
3Registered person having aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 1.5 crores and up to Rs. 5 crore in the preceding financial year.Quarterly return

Note: Those taxpayers who have not filed GSTR-3B for the month of October 2020 by 30th November 2020 were not migrated automatically by the GST system to the QRMP scheme.

GST Portal has by default assigned the return frequency under the QRMP scheme for the registered taxpayers based upon the Annual Average Turnover of the taxpayers relevant to the FY 2019-20 i.e. if the AATO (Annual average turnover) of the registered taxpayer is up to Rs. 5 crores and who has filed their GST Return i.e.  GSTR-3B return for the period October 2020 by 30th November 2020 were assigned automatically.

To know more about QRMP Scheme, IFF, PMT-06. Click here.

These by default GST return frequency is not permanent. Taxpayers can change the said GST return frequency any time between the eligible time frame as prescribed.

QuarterQRMP Scheme Opt-In/Opt-Out
April to June1st February to 30th April
July to September1st May to 31st July
October to December1st August to 31st October
January to March1st November to 31st January

The option once exercised by the registered taxpayers shall remain to continue until:

  • Taxpayer changes/ revise the return frequency; or
  • The AATO of the said person exceeds Rs. 5 crores.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to Edit your preference for GST return filing (Change in GST return frequency):-

Step 1

login in to the GST portal with your Unique ID and Password.
https://www.gst.gov.in/

Step 2:

Select “Opt-in for Quarterly return”

From the Dashboard, navigate to the services from the main menu and select “Opt-in for quarterly return”

opt in for quarterly return

Step 3:

Select the Financial Year
qrmp opt in for quarterly return change in gst return frequency

Select the Financial Year and click on the “Search” to proceed further.

Step 4:

View and change the GST return frequency based upon your AATO

frequency period for gst taxpayers

By default, the system will select the return period as applicable based on the annual average turnover of the taxpayer considering the period FY 2019-20.

GST system will show the relevant applicable return due dates for the respective months throughout the current year.

Due dates for GSTR-1/IFF will be displayed based on the selected GST return frequency.

If the taxpayer wants to change the GST return frequency, they can update the same by selecting the “Monthly” or “Quarterly” and Save the changes.

Based upon the GST Return frequency, the return due dates applicable to the applicant will be displayed.

GST registered taxpayer can only change the GST return frequency period during the eligible time frame as discussed earlier.

Once this time frame lapses, the taxpayer can change the return frequency period in their next available time frame.

Know more about:

GSTR-3A (Rule 68): Notice to return defaulter for not filing of GST return

GST cancellation order is not enough, filing of Final Return GSTR-10 is mandatory in nature

Application for revocation of Cancelled GST Registration

Margin Scheme under Goods and Services Tax

CA Devesh Thakur

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  1. Hi y mistake I have opted for Annual turnover exceeds 1.5 crore in the ‘edit ‘ option. my turnover is less than 1.5 crore. Can I change it now?

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