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Important Note:

In GST Council meeting held on 22nd December it has been decided to bring one-time late fee waiver scheme. The scheme provides that late fees for late filing of GSTR-3B for the months of July 2017 to September 2018 will be waived if the return is filed between 22nd December 2018 to 31st March 2019. 

The wordings of notification are “Provided further that the amount of late fee payable under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived for the registered persons who failed to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of July, 2017 to September, 2018 by the due date but furnishes the said return between the period from 22nd December, 2018 to 31st March, 2019.”

The wording of the notification is clear and there is no chance of any confusion. The late fees should be payable by normal amount (Rs. 50 or Rs. 20 per day) if the return is filed on 1st April 2019 or thereafter. Late fees should also be payable for the whole time period from due date of filing to the date of actual filing. For example- The due date for filing September 2018 is 25th October 2018. If a person files return on 10th April 2019 then late fees should be payable from 26th October 2018 to 10th April 2019. 

But the GST portal is considering due date of all GSTR-3B from July 2017 to September 2018 as 31st March 2019. And therefore calculating late fees from 31st March 2019 onwards for all such returns. Late fees is calculated automatically by the GST system. So it arises a confusion among laymen as well as professionals.

This calculator is calculating late fees as per the due dates considering by the GST Portal. So you can calculate the late fees actually payable at time of filing GSTR-3B.

Late Fees Calculation

Late Fees for GSTR-3B

Late fees for GSTR-3B is Rs. 20 (Rs. 10 for CGST and Rs. 10 for SGST) per day for NIL returns and Rs. 50 (Rs. 25 for CGST and Rs. 25 for SGST) in other cases. A return in which there is no sales but has purchases is also considered as NIL return. Maximum amount of penalty will be Rs. 10,000 (Rs. 5,000 for CGST and Rs. 5,000 for SGST)f or every return.

Late fees for GSTR-3B for a month is required to be paid in the next month. You cannot file a month’s return before making payment of late fees of previous month.

Late Fees for GSTR-1

Late fees for GSTR-1 is Rs. 200 (Rs. 100 for CGST and Rs. 100 for SGST) per day. Currently government is not taking late fees related to GSTR-1. In this calculator we has not considered GSTR-1.

Late Fees for GSTR-9 and GSTR-9A

Late fees for GSTR-9 and GSTR-9A is Rs. 200 (Rs. 100 for CGST and Rs. 100 for SGST) per day up to a maximum of 0.50% (0.25% for CGST and 0.25% for SGST) of turnover.

Late Fees for GSTR-10

Late fees for GSTR-10 is Rs. 200 (Rs. 100 for CGST and Rs. 100 for SGST) per day. There is no maximum limit on amount of penalty. Late fees is to be paid to enable filing of your return.

Can GST late fees be waived off?

GST Late fees can be reduced in some specific conditions. Otherwise, it is payable before filing returns.

How to calculate late fees for GSTR-3B?

Late fees is payable at Rs. 50/day for the period of default. If there is no sale in a month then late fee at Rs. 20/day is payable.

Is late fees waived off for GSTR-1?

Late fees is waived off for GSTR-1 for period July 2017 to Nov 19 if it is filed between 19 Dec 2019 to 17th January 2020.

Is late fees waived off for GSTR-3B?

If you file GSTR-3B of July 2017 to Feb 2019 now then you has to pay late fees from 1st April 2019 only.

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  1. I have not filed GSTR3B from June 2019 till date. For April & May 2019 I have paid late fee. Also I filed NIL return for June 2019 yesterday and it shows ₹7200 late fee. if I pay now for the month of June 2019, will the penalty waiver applicable to me for July 2019 to till date Or should I pay Penalty for all the months.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You should file the next return on or after 01 July 2020 to take the benefit of the waiver scheme. You are required to pay 7200 as it is related to your last filed return.

  2. i have’ not filled GSTR4 For the last 9 quarters
    what i am do please reply sir beacouse waived late fee of only 3b, not a gstr4 so please reply

  3. Sir
    I haven’t filed GSTR3B from April 2019, as I as not able to continue the business, has the government waived the late fees penalty. Please give some clarification, as I want to avail this opportunity and further cancel my GST registration.
    Thank you

  4. I will not filed my GSTR1 & 3B from April’19, kindly help me,Late fees or Interest applicable or not if no tax liability for any months.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You can file the GSTR3B on or after 01 July 2020 to take the benefit of the waiver scheme. No penalty is available on NIL return for the period July 2017 to Jan 2020.

  5. I have not filed any return neither gstr 1 nor gstr 3b from April 2019 till date. What late fee is applicable to me, all my returns are nill.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You can file the GSTR3B on or after 01 July 2020 to take the benefit of the waiver scheme. No penalty is available on NIL return for the period July 2017 to Jan 2020.

  6. Godwin Jesudoss Edward

    I havent filed GSTR3B for the last 16 MONTHS, if I pay now will the penalty waiver applicable to me. Or should I wait till july 1st.

  7. I have applied for cancellations one year back on 2019 June, till today no steps taken against my application, as from the date I business I am filling nil return, asked tax officer about the issue, they say my ARN not showing to them, even after 1 year they can’t find resolution, can I stop gst filing so that they cancel my registration, and is there will be any chance for penalty, as even for there I won’t made any outward inward,
    Please help, no one helping me..

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      I suggest you to keep filing your NIL return to save any penalty later on. Also, you should apply for cancellation again if the option is active in your account. If you stop filing it may be possible they will cancel your GSTIN from the current date and ask you to file the pending returns.

  8. I have filed my Gstr3b of January 2020 on 25may2020 and the late fee of 4550 carried forward to next month.

    Is there any waiver allowed by the department ?
    Futher will be there any late fee levy while filing the gstr3b of februrary and march

    My TO for previous FY is less than 1.5Cr

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You have to pay this late fee at the time of filing your return. The due date for Feb to April return is 30 June 2020. If you file your return by this date then no late fee is applicable.

  9. I have printing press, 1 years 3 months late penalty

    Please help me how to calculate the total amount I gave to pay for 1 years 3 months

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You should file your return on or after 01st July 2020 in order to get the benefit of waiver scheme announced by the Government.

  10. Dhanjay Kr Ray

    If a senior citizen taken GST registration having medicine small shop maximum medicine stock worth 50000/.
    Senior citizen son have filed nill return only July2017 but after that no return filled by him.He want to close GST registration, but in Aug,2017 GSTR 3b late fees is showin CGST 5000/ & SGST 5000/,he didn’t know about filling return that it is compulsory to fill even nill return.Now Senior citizen is unable to pay late fees or any other fees.
    How he will cancell GST registration.Plz reply

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You do not have any option for this. Now you have to pay this late fee. You can take the benefit of the waiver scheme launched by GST. As per this new scheme, in case of NIL GSTR return, all the late fee has been waived from July 2017 to Jan 2020 if filed between 01 July 2020 to 30 Sep 2020 but you have to pay the late fee if it is showing for the last return.

  11. I have pending gst 3b filling from may 2018. I have sale in every month, but tax payable can be adjusted from input tax, not required to pay through challan is there any relief for penalty my gst number is cancelled I want to regulate it.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      Yes, the penalty is waived. If you are having NIL return the penalty is 0. In case you have any sales then the maximum penalty for GSTR3B is Rs 500 per return for the period of July 2017 to Jan 2020.

      • Dr if I file all returns on 19th June than 500 late fee or 10000 late fee which will be applicable

        • Rohit Pithisaria
          Rohit Pithisaria

          You should file your return on or after 01 July 2020 to take the benefit of the waiver scheme launched by Government.

  12. Is there any new waiver for gst late fee penalty for not filling last 2 years gst 3b return

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      Yes, the Government has waived the late fee from July 2017 to Jan 2020 if the return is filed 01st July 2020 to 30 Sep 2020.

  13. sir i have pending gst filings from apri l2019 to january-2020 gst 3b late fee

  14. i have pending gst filings from may 2018 till date.. for gstr-3 late fee is rs.20/- since nil returns. Is there any late for gstr-1?

  15. from last march 2019 to till now gsrtr 3b not return file …… please suggest how gstr 3b file without penalty

  16. Rajnish Kumar

    Sir, I have deposited the late fees for the period July 2017 to Jan 2019. Can I get it back.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      Is the amount is standing credit to Electronic cash ledger or have been adjusted with the late fee for the period July 2017 to Jan 2019?

  17. hello sir,

    we are not filed gstr-3b aug 18 to feb 2020 (in case of nil return ) how many amount pay to department .please calculate late fee .

  18. Sir, I have registered myselfas a regular taxpayer on gst on18th dec 2019,
    But i havent filed gstr 1 for quartred ending dec 19 till date. I have NIL returns
    Will there be any penalty? And If yes How much?

  19. gst registration done on 29/5/19 and i am filling the returns of quarterly basis. gstr-1 foir june & seotember quarter filled. where as gstr-3b quarterly return for june month not yet filled . My input credit is more than the out put credit. now how much i have to pay the interest and late fee.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Pithisaria

      You can calculate the penalty for non-filing of GSTR3B/GSTR1 using the calculator itself.

  20. Sir mane january 2019 ko GST number liya tha, meri koi sale purchase nahi hai, december 2019 mai gst cancel karwa diya tha muje 3B return ka kitna fine lagega please conform

  21. Hi Sir,

    I have not filed my return from December 2018 until now. Its all Nil return all these months. Can i go for closing my GST account without paying the Late fee which is amounting to 76K approx.

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Agarwal

      Yes, you can file for the cancellation but most of the time it will reject as the assessing officer ask to file all the previous overdue return.

    • Sir I have not filed return from Jan 2018.then my GST is cancelled on 4/11/2019 so I will submit all return (nill return)to nov.2019.how must I paid for late fees for all return.Also I reduced the late fees?

  22. Rohit Pithisaria

    I suggest you to check this book. May be it will help you – https://taxadda.com/e-book-on-gst-late-fee/

  23. Dear sir, I haven’t filed my returns from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020..Also I have punched 2-3 invoice every month from April 2019 – March 2020..What will be the penalty apart from tax amount

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Agarwal

      You can calculate it from the calculator. Please select the relevant field and you will get the penalty amount as on date on your screen.

  24. Rohitsinh Vala

    Dear Sir,

    can revocation filed after the expiry of 30 days form the date of cancellation of gst?

    • Rohit Pithisaria
      Rohit Agarwal

      No, you cannot file it online. However, you can apply to your local officer for revocation even after 30 days.

  25. Sir I have cancelled My gst Registration and was accepted and got a mail confirmation on successfull cancellation on 4/01/2018. After that I didnt file any final return.Prior to cancellation i have filed all return..Do I still need to pay final return and charges amounting to Rs 10000

  26. Sir, my gst late fee is coming around 26k for not filing gst return frm jan ‘19. Sir can I get any concession in the late fees frm GST department? I hav done no purchases or sales till date.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      You have to pay the late fee. No concession is available. Let us know if you are interested in GST return filing services.

  27. Hi sir,

    I have not filled any GST, as it was a NIL, so do i attract only a single penalty for GSTR-3B or for GSTR 1 or any other GST. I have not filled since sep19, very confused, please help

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      You have to pay a penalty for GSTR3B currently. However, penalty is applicable as well for late filing of GSTR1 but government is not collecting it right now. Let us know if you are interested in GST returns filing services.

  28. Can anyone tell how much penalty for late filing GSTR1 from april 2019 onward for nil return

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      GSTR1 late fee is Rs 200 per day but the Government is not collecting it right now.

    • Sir, i am not filling GSTR 1 from april 19 till now can I attract penalty for non filing of that?

      • Rohit Pithisaria
        Rohit Pithisaria

        Yes, you may have to pay the late fee for filing GSTR1. You can file GSTR1 without paying the late fee as Government is currently not asking to pay the late fee in advance before filing the return as we have in case of GSTR3B.

  29. is there any provision for waive off the late fees regarding GSTR 3B. Actually i had not filed GST Returns since March 2018. Now as per your calculator the Late fees is 76800/- as on 11/11/2019. My GST liability is very less than this penalty amount. Please suggest.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      You have to pay the late fee. Let us know if you are interested in GST return filing services.

  30. Hi Sir, Late is 25 per day and 10 per day in a case nil return. Pls confirm

  31. pavan ashok verma

    IF WE HAVE GST REFUND IN 2017-18 CAN WE CARRY FORWARD THAT REFUND IN NEXT YEAR

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Yes, you can carry forward the refund amount if you have not received it from the GST department.

  32. pavan ashok verma

    IS GST REFUND OF 2017-18 IS CARRY FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR IN TRADING

  33. Sir, i have filed gstr 10 for cancelled registration, without filing of gstr 3b for 8 months. Is it ok, or any problem in future.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Generally, the request for cancellation will get approved once you file all the pending GSTR3B and GSTR1.

      • Sir, How many days may take for approval of cancellation.

        • Rohit Pithisaria

          Generally, the cancellation application will get approved in 10-15 days but some times it takes more than that. We have a case where the cancellation request is pending from the last 6 months.

          • I have cancelled my Gst Licence on apr 2019 but not filed GSTR10, what will be the penalty i have to pay now?

          • Rohit Pithisaria
            Rohit Agarwal

            The maximum penalty for GSTR10 is Rs 10,000 which is calculated at a rate of Rs 200 per day for each day of default.

  34. Hi sir,
    My last GST Filed was a November 2018. I have not filed GST return till now. I have applied for cancellation on 27/08/2019. It is nil return and what will be my fees. I have not done a single business through that account.
    Kindly let me know how much fined I need to pay.
    Thank you

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Your late fee will be Rs 28260 as on 25 Oct 2019. It is increasing at a rate of Rs 200 per day. Please let us know if you want us to file your GST returns.

  35. mahesh sharma

    sir, I have not filed my GSTR 3B from june 2019 onwards which is nil. what will be the late fee and penalty.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Sir your late fee (as of 18 Oct 2019) will be Rs 3500. It is increasing at a rate of Rs 60 per day. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing our GST return services. Thanks!

  36. Sir I Have applied for gst cancellation on Aug 19…but for cancellation I have put Feb 2018 date..Since Jan 18 I have not filed my nil return…is there any way to deal with above situation and for minimize penalty amount

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      As per GST rules, your cancellation request will get cancelled. You have to apply for cancellation within 15 days from the closure of the business. Let us know if you want us to file your GST returns.

  37. Hello Sir! My Nil return is pending from the month of April. What will be the amount till date and what if I Do not want to pay the late fees amount?

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Your late fee is Rs 9,720.00 as on 25 Oct 2019. It is increasing at a rate of Rs 120 per day. GSTR3B can be filed once you pay the late fee. Also, late fee will be computed by GST portal automatic. Let us know if you want us to file your GST return.

  38. Sir,

    I did not filed the GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B from November 2018, monthly GST amount payable is approx. 10000/- ie (10,000 x 12 months till Oct 2019) whereas my ITC accumulated is more than the amount payable. what will be the interest for non-filing the GST

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Interest is payable on GST collected on sales irrespective of the ITC or balance in cash or credit ledger. The interest rate is 18% pa.

      • If you didn’t file GSTR3B but paid tax, late fee only need to be paid. Whereas even you didn’t remit tax to government account, interest will accrue at 18%.

        • Rohit Pithisaria

          Interest will be payable even you have balance in cash and credit ledger. You have to pay interest and late fee both for late filing of GSTR3B.

  39. DEAR SIR, IF MY RETURN IS NIL FROM OCT 18 TO TILL DATE AND ALSO NOT FILED 3B.
    THEN, CAN I CANCEL MY GST NO??

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      You have to first file all the pending returns and then the only cancellation will get accepted.

  40. Venkatesh Srinivasan

    Sir, I am a composition dealer with annual turn over of less than 500000, I did not file my GST for FY 2019 20 April To June by the due date of Aug 3 2019. I filed the same on October 15 2019..What will be my interest and late fee component? Since I have already filed it without the interest component how do I pay this now?

    Please also let me know where you are based and how much do you charge for filing all returns for composition dealers

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      The late fee will be payable at the time of filing next return and it will be calculated automatically. The interest will be payable @ 18% for the delay. You can pay such interest at the time of filing next return.
      We are based in Jaipur (Rajasthan). Our fee for filing the return is Rs 999 per quarter (in other words Rs 4000 a year). Let us know if you are interested.

      • Sir my registration of Gst got cancelled by GST department in feb 2018 and now I want to reapply can I do that. Or do I have to file all returns agaib

    • Dear sir I am not full gstr3b of sep19 and sep some invoice and one invoice jan 2020 so pls suggest how much panalty

  41. Sir i didnt file gst return s from August 2018 normal and from september nil returns what may the late fee for me and i have seen max late 5000 is that correct please suggest me

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Your late fee is Rs 52,780 as on 15 Oct 2019. Considering NIL return beginning from September 2018 till date. The maximum penalty per return is Rs 5000 under CGST and Rs 5000 under SGST/UTGST. This penalty is per return and you have 13 overdue return (Aug 2018 to Aug 2019) so the maximum penalty for this 13 return will be Rs 1,30,000. Let us know if you want to use for our service for GST return filing.

  42. Dear sir, I not yet started the company,but I had taken the GST.. from Jan 2018 to 10/10/2019 NIL return not filed.Till now I had not yet started the company. It happens due to mistake of my auditor. I am in a great stress ,please suggest me a solution…

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Under GST, filing of return (even in case of no sales or purchases) is mandatory. Your penalty for NIL return as on 10 Oct 2019 is Rs 72,560.00. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing our return filing service.

      • I am having another doubt sir..My loan is not yet sanctioned for open our company…Is gst applicable for this case??please clarify sir..Is there anyway to get excuse from this issue…All the discrepancy done,due to mistake of my auditor…Is there any way to file a complaint in GST authority..please guide sir…

      • Saazid Singha

        Hi, I want to avail of the services for lat e filing of GST ! I have not filed since Jan 2018

  43. pavan ashok verma

    i have not filed gstr 3b from Nov 18 so what will be my late fee & there is any chance of any late fee waived scheme comming

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      I do not hope for any wavier scheme to be launched in near future. Your late fee in case of NIL return will be Rs 31,140 as on 09 Oct 2019 which will keep increasing at a rate of Rs 200 per day. Let us know if you want to take our services for filing GST return.

  44. Hafizmohiuddin

    Hi sir,
    From the date I GST, January 2019 I have not filed GST return till now. It is nil return and wat will be my fees. I am closing business now. Is there any chance to levy cancellation fees as there is no transaction till now.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Your late fee will be Rs 19,560. You will be able to surrender the GSTIN once you file all the overdue returns. Let us know in case you are interested in taking our services for GST return filing and cancellation GSTIN. Thanks

  45. Hi sir,
    From the date I opened GST, SEP 2018 I have not filed GST return till now. It is nil return and wat will be my fees. I am closing business now. Is there any chance to levy cancellation fees as there is no transaction till now.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      I have replied to your query via email.

      • Hi Sir,

        I have to filed gst from dec-2018 to till date. Should I cancel gst registration fine look too high. Please confirm.

        • Rohit Pithisaria

          Your cancellation request will get accepted only when all the returns are upto date. So I suggest you to file all the returns and then request for cancellation. Let us know in case you have any help in filing returns and cancellation.

  46. Dear sir, from Jan 2018 to 04/10/2019 I have not filed get, penalty amount I don’t have. It happens due to misguide. Shall I cancel gst. My business with inter state monthly 30 to 50 thousand business. Please suggest. Any problem for me in the future for not filing get.

  47. I HAVE MANY NIL RETURN FOR DECEMBER 2018 MONTH. HOW CAN I CALCULATE TOTAL LATE FEE FOR MARCH 2019 AND THE MARCH RETURN IS NOT A NIL. IT IS DATA BASE.

    • Rohit Pithisaria

      Just select the month from which GST return is pending and then you can select whether the return for the respective month is NIL or not. You will then get the total amount for penalty.

  48. For the monthly filing of the GST returns are there any government fee .

    • Prateek Agarwal

      No, government doesn’t charges any fees for filing GST return.

    • Naveen Agarwal

      Hello Sir My nil return pending from January 2019.. please calculate my late fee

      • Rohit Pithisaria

        Your late fee will be Rs 19,400 till 05 Oct 2019. It is increasing at a rate of Rs 160 per day. We can help you with filing your GST return. Let us know in case you are interested. Thanks

      • I had not file GSTR 3B from july 2018 to till date. Sir, how much is the liability for late payment as my return is nil during complete period.

        • Rohit Pithisaria

          Your total penalty is Rs 50,800.00 as on 15 Oct 2019. The penalty is increasing at a rate of Rs 280 per day for 14 overdue return. Let us know if you are interested in our return filing service.

        • shailesh bhoyar

          sir if any chances to govt. can no due gst penalty

          • Rohit Pithisaria
            Rohit Agarwal

            There is no notification or advisory issued from the Government in this regards.

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