GST Return filing format Part 1
CA Sugandh Jain Parmar

Updated on January 25th, 2024

In the last article on GSTR 9  we'd explained "what is GSTR 9, applicability, late fees and requirements". In this blog we will see how GSTR 9 is organised in total 6 parts and each part having various tables.

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GSTR 9 consists of 6 parts and 19 tables as summarised below:


Part I: Basic details
Part I seeks to capture the basic details of the registered person which is important for disclosure requirements. Part 1 is split into 4 clauses as follows:

Financial Year: 
Financial year is the period for which the return is to be filed. It generally means period commencing from 1st April and ending on 31st March. However, for FY 17-18, financial year shall mean the period commencing on 1st July 2017 (date on which GST came into force) and ending on 31st March 2018.


GSTIN means the “Goods and Services tax Payer Identification Number” of the Registered Person. The same shall be auto updated by GSTN

3A and 3B.  Legal name and Trade name: Legal name means as recognised by statute whereas trade name is a name used by industry to identify their business signifying their reputation. Common errors like mismatch of legal name as per legal documents and as per GST registration certificate or non-disclosure of trade name on registration certificate may be noticed. Such errors can be rectified through amendment of core registration fields available on GSTN portal.

  • Part II: Outward Supplies (Liability)
    This part consists of details of outward supplies and advances received during the financial year for which annual return is to be filed.
  • Part III:  Input Tax Credit
    This part consists of details of all input tax credit availed, reversed, available as per GSTR 2A, ITC lapsed in the financial year for which annual return is filed.
  • Part IV: Tax paid
    It includes details of actual tax paid during the financial year.
  • Part V: Amendments made in current FY
    This part consists of details of transactions pertaining to the previous financial year but paid and reported in the current financial year
  • Part VI: Other Information
    This part requires disclosure of information with respect to demands, refunds, supplies received from composition taxpayers, deemed supply, etc. , HSN wise details.
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    CA Sugandh Jain Parmar

    About the author

    CA Sugandh Jain Parmar is a practicing Chartered Accountant with an experience of over 4 years.

    Having associated with one of the Big 4 audit firms in India for 2 years, she has knowledge on internal audit and internal financial controls.

    Currently, her domain specialization includes providing GST consultancy and advisory services.

    Her articles focus on balancing information and in-depth information on GST related topics.

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