The non-resident taxable persons, who are registered under GST are supposed to file GSTR-5. The taxpayers who occasionally make transactions associated with the supply of Goods and Services or both, whether as principal or agent or in any other capacity, but who do not have a fixed place of business or residence in India are called non-resident taxable persons. It is mandatory for the non-resident taxable persons to obtain a GST registration and file GST Returns on regular intervals.
What are the necessary details while filing GSTR-5?
While filing GSTR-5 the non-resident taxable persons are required to provide the following details: –
- The total tax liability of the taxpayer.
- Tax payable and paid by the taxpayer.
- Interest, late fee and any other amount payable and paid by the taxpayer.
- Refund claimed from electronic cash ledger.
- Inputs/ Capital goods received from Overseas that is the Import of goods.
- Amendment regarding the details furnished in any earlier return.
- Taxable outward supplies made to the registered persons including the UIN holders
- Taxable outward inter-State supplies to unregistered persons where the value of invoice is more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
- Taxable supplies (net of debit notes and credit notes) to unregistered persons.
- Amendments to taxable outward supply details furnished in returns that are file earlier.
- Amendments to taxable outward supplies to unregistered persons furnished in returns for the earlier tax periods.
How the non-resident taxpayers are registered under Section 27?
As per section 27 a non-resident taxpayer is given a short-term registration to carry out supplies for the set period in the registration application or within 90 days from the date of registration of such application, whichever ends earlier. The taxpayer registered under this section cannot carry out trade unless the application is issued to him/ her.
What are the due dates to file GSTR-5?
The GSTR-5 is a monthly return, that is filed by the taxpayer on the 20th of every month. This monthly return consists of the details of inward and outward supplies made by the taxpayer in the previous month. Moreover, the GST registration for the non-resident taxable person comes with an expiry date. Therefore, the taxpayer is required to file GST return 7 days prior to the expiry of the registration.
What is Penalty for late filing of GSTR-5?
The Penalty for late filing of GSTR-5 is Rs. 50 per day, for the taxpayers who have a tax liability. Apart from that, the penalty for the taxpayers with no tax liability is Rs. 20 per day.