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Provisions and Consequences of Proposed Prefilled GST Return


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is set to provide an ideal model for Prefilled GST returns, the most modern innovation that will dramatically diminish taxpayers’ insecurities. The emerging feature in this system facilitates access to a broad image of all transactions together with their invoices. As far as GST is concerned, Prefilled GST returns are expected this year, an upcoming solution for traditional e-filing to save both time and cost. This article will explore the important provisions and consequences of the proposed Prefilled GST return.

The Details in the Prefilled GST Return Form

The Prefilled GST return provides a detailed overview of all transactions conducted by the individual within the reporting period. It includes essential information such as transaction amounts, dates, and times. Moreover, it specifies details such as the supplier or customer’s GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number) and the HSN (Harmonized System of Nomenclature) code of the goods supplied or received.


The Prefilled GST return also encompasses the details of all E-invoices generated during the specified period. It includes information about each invoice, including the date and time of generation. The Prefilled GST return also mentions the GSTIN number and HSN code of the goods involved in the transaction.

Tax Liability:

The Prefilled GST return provides comprehensive information about the taxpayer’s tax liability. This data is derived from the transaction details and E-invoice information, ensuring accurate reporting.

Additional Information on the Prefilled GST Return:

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes introduces the Prefilled GST return as a cost-efficient tax filing method. To avoid mismatches in return, an E-verification process is available. Taxpayers can expect the implementation of Prefilled GST returns within this year, providing them with a time-saving alternative to the traditional filing process. By enabling quick GST return filing, this system allows businesses to focus on their core operations and improve their financial position.

Benefits of Prefilled GST Return

  • Reduced Time and Cost: Compared to the conventional E-filing method, Prefilled GST returns offer significant cost savings, with a reduction of up to 60%. This cost efficiency stems from eliminating manual data entry and streamlined processes.
  • Improved Accuracy: Prefilled GST returns boast exceptional accuracy. The information provided in return is prevalidated by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), minimizing errors and ensuring reliable reporting.
  • Increased Compliance: Prefilled GST returns improve compliance by facilitating automation and emancipating manual entry data as a process. Compliance-based errors, for instance, do not occur often, hence enabling taxpayers to use the tool to meet their requirements effectively.​


The introduction of Prefilled GST returns marks a paradigm shift in tax filing. This innovative approach saves significant time and cost, benefiting taxpayers and society. With its accurate data and increased compliance, the Prefilled GST return system is poised to expedite tax return filing and contribute to a more efficient business environment. Embrace this transformative concept and experience the advantages it brings to the world of taxation.


1. What are the benefits of a prefilled GST return?

Prefilled returns reduce manual entry errors, save time, and simplify the compliance process for taxpayers by auto-populating certain details.

2. What happens if I don’t modify the prefilled details?

If you don’t modify the prefilled details, the system will consider them as final and use them for the return filing process.

3. Are there any consequences for incorrect modification in a prefilled GST return?

Incorrect modifications may lead to penalties or legal consequences. It is crucial to ensure the accuracy of the modifications made.

4. How can I ensure the accuracy of prefilled details in my GST return?

Ensure that your periodic GST filings and other related documents are accurate and up-to-date to ensure the accuracy of prefilled details.

5. What if I find errors in the prefilled details after filing the return?

If errors are found after filing, you can rectify them in subsequent returns by providing the correct information in the relevant fields.

6. Will the prefilled GST return process impact the reconciliation process?

The prefilled GST return process aims to simplify reconciliation by providing accurate data. However, it is still important to accurately reconcile the prefilled details with your own records.

G.Durghasree B.A.B.L (Hons)

G Durghasree B.A.B.L (Hons) is a registered trademark attorney with extensive experience as an Advocate for a period of 8 years. She possesses expertise in trademark law, including trademark filing and trademark hearings. Additionally, she is skilled in contract drafting and reviewing, providing legal advice and opinions, particularly in the areas of Company Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), and Goods and Service Tax Law (GST). Her experience encompasses both litigation and non-litigation aspects of these laws.