Rule 80 of CGST Rules 2017: Annual Return

Provisions under Rule 80 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Annual Return”, are as under:

CGST Rule 80: Annual Return (Chapter-VIII: Returns) (Refer Note 4)

(1) Every registered person other than an Input Service Distributor, a person paying tax under section 51 or section 52, a casual taxable person and a non-resident taxable person, shall furnish an annual return as specified under sub-section (1) of section 44 electronically in FORM GSTR 9 through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner:

Provided that a person paying tax under section 10 shall furnish the annual return in FORM GSTR 9A.

(2) Every electronic commerce operator required to collect tax at source under section 52 shall furnish annual statement referred to in sub-section (5) of the said section in FORM GSTR 9B.

(3) Every registered person other than those referred to in the proviso to sub-section (5) of section 35 whose aggregate turnover during a financial year exceeds two crore rupees shall get his accounts audited as specified under sub-section (5) of section 35 and he shall furnish a copy of audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, duly certified, in FORM GSTR 9C, electronically through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner. (Refer Note 1)

Provided that every registered person whose aggregate turnover during the financial year 2018-2019 exceeds five crore rupees shall get his accounts audited as specified under subsection (5) of section 35 and he shall furnish a copy of audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, duly certified, in FORM GSTR 9C for the financial year 2018-2019, electronically through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner. (Refer Note 2)

Provided that for the financial year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, every registered person whose aggregate turnover exceeds five crore rupees shall get his accounts audited as specified under sub-section (5) of section 35 and he shall furnish a copy of audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, duly certified, in FORM GSTR 9C for the said financial year, electronically through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner. (Refer Note 3)

(1) Every registered person, other than those referred to in the second proviso to section 44, an Input Service Distributor, a person paying tax under section 51 or section 52, a casual taxable person and a non-resident taxable person, shall furnish an annual return for every financial year as specified under section 44 electronically in FORM GSTR 9 on or before the thirty-first day of December following the end of such financial year through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner:

Provided that a person paying tax under section 10 shall furnish the annual return in FORM GSTR 9A.

(2) Every electronic commerce operator required to collect tax at source under section 52 shall furnish annual statement referred to in sub-section (5) of the said section in FORM GSTR 9B.

(3) Every registered person, other than those referred to in the second proviso to section 44, an Input Service Distributor, a person paying tax under section 51 or section 52, a casual taxable person and a nonresident taxable person, whose aggregate turnover during a financial year exceeds five crore rupees, shall also furnish a self-certified reconciliation statement as specified under section 44 in FORM GSTR 9C along with the annual return referred to in sub-rule (1), on or before the thirty-first day of December following the end of such financial year, electronically through the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner.

Amendments History:

1. The text ‘other than those referred to in the proviso to sub-section (5) of section 35’ inserted in sub-rule (3) w.e.f. 01/02/2019 vide CBIC Central Tax Notification 3/2019 dt. 29/01/2019: CGST (1st Amendment) Rules, 2019.

2. Proviso to sub-rule (3) inserted vide CBIC Central Tax Notification 16/2020 dt. 23/03/2020: CGST (3rd Amendment) Rules, 2020.

3. Proviso to sub-rule (3) substituted vide CBIC Central Tax Notification 79/2020 dt. 15/10/2020: CGST (12th Amendment) Rules, 2020.

4. CGST Rule 96 on ‘Annual Return’ substituted w.e.f. 01/08/2021 vide CBIC Central Tax Notification 30/2021 dt. 30/07/2021: CGST (6th Amendment) Rules, 2021.

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Note: The CGST Rules 2017 along with the prescribed Forms were initially notified vide Central Tax Notifications 3/2017 dt. 19/06/2017 (Rule 1 to 26), 10/2017 dt. 28/06/2017 (Rules 27 to 138) and 15/2017 dt. 01/07/2017 (Rules 139 to 162). These Rules/ Forms were subsequently amended by CBIC through various Notifications issued from time to time. Information on this page is a Rule-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.

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