Prior period Return filing processes on New Portal of Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Department

Feb 27, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The dealers file their returns under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 and the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 for the periods from April 15, 2016 on the new web portal of the Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Department (MGSTD) which is

Whereas the returns under the aforementioned Acts for the periods up to March 31, 2016 are filed by the dealers on the old web portal of the MGSTD. The facility of uploading of these returns on the new web portal was being developed by the MGSTD. The said facility has been developed and the returns for the periods up to March 31, 2016 under the Acts mentioned above are now required to be filed on the new web portal

In order to file returns on the new portal, it is mandatory for the dealers to create profile. However, the dealers who have already created their profile on the portal need not create such profile again. The creation of profile allows a dealer to avail various e-Services offered by the MGSTD. The dealers need to make use of the User manual to create the profile. The dealers are required to follow the return filing process as is available on the new web portal.

The Trade Circular gives the following:

·       Steps in preparation and filing of return

·       Downloading of return template

·       General instructions

·       Filing of information in the return template

·       Information in the excel return

·       Payment with return

·       Acknowledgment of return filing

[Trade Circular 9T of 2018]




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