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GSTR-1 Filing

File your GSTR1 with the government without leaving QuickBooks.

  1. Go to Reports and search for the GSTR-1: Summary of outward supplies
  2. In the Report period choose the date range for which you want the report to be displayed, select Run report, and then click File GSTR-1.
  3. A drawer will slide out from the right and the validation of your GSTR-1 transactions will start to ensure that all details are correct.
    (Please note that you must not navigate away from this page)
  4. If there are no sales during the month or a quarter, you will see a message that reads 'We couldn't find any sales for the selected period. You have to file a Nil GSTR-1 return when there are no sales during the month or quarter.'
  5. Once the validation is complete, you will be prompted to file using the Electronic Verification Code (EVC).
    (Please note: 
    1. Currently, we support GSTR-1 filing using EVC only.
    2. If you are using a DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) option, you can save the GSTR-1 from QuickBooks and file it through the GST portal)
  6. Once you click Continue, you will be taken to the next page and will be prompted to enter your business GSTIN and the GST portal username for the same.
  7. Once you fill these details in, you can click Get OTP to get a one-time password on your mobile number registered with the GST portal.
  8. Upon entering the OTP, click Verify OTP.
  9. Next, you will be directed to a page that will save all your transactions on the GST portal. This is to ensure that your GSTR-1 filing details are up to date.
    (Please note that this will override previously saved data)
  10. Click Save GSTR-1.
    (Please note that you must not navigate away from this page)
  11. Once done, you will receive a success notification. Click Continue.
  12. You will be prompted to review your GSTR-1 details. Once you are done checking, click File GSTR-1.
    (Please note that once you file the return, you’ll not be able to make any changes or upload new transactions for the specified tax period through QuickBooks or the GST portal)
  13. Next, you will be asked to enter your Business PAN number.
  14. Click Get OTP. This is the Electronic Verification Code mentioned in Step 5.
  15. Enter the OTP you receive on the number registered with the GST portal and click Continue.
  16. You will receive a success notification once your GSTR-1 is filed.
    1. Take a screenshot and save it for future reference.
    2. The Acknowledgement reference number is not saved in QuickBooks. However, you will be able to locate it on the GST portal.
  17. Click Close after you’re done.

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