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GSTR-4

GSTR-4 report includes the details of taxable outward supplies, and inward supplies under reverse charge, made by a GST composition dealer in a given period. With Tally.ERP 9, you can file GSTR-4 in three easy ways:

By generating JSON from Tally.ERP 9

By using the GST Offline tool

By filing your returns directly on the GST portal

Prerequisites for filing GSTR-4

Internet connectivity: This is required for uploading the JSON file, downloading the offline tool, and filing returns.

Microsoft Office: For exporting data to the offline tool, GSTN recommends MS Excel 2007 or later (if you are using the offline tool for filing returns).

Method 1: By generating JSON from Tally.ERP 9

You can quickly generate JSON from Tally.ERP 9 and upload it to the portal.

Generate GSTR-4 returns in the JSON format

1. Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Statutory Reports > GST > GSTR-4 .

2. F2: Period: Select the period fo0r which returns need to be filed.

3. Press Ctrl+E .

Note: If the company GSTIN/UIN is incorrect, you need to correct it to proceed with the export.

Select JSON (Data Interchange) as the Format .

Set Open Exported File to Yes .

4. Press Enter to export.

Upload the JSON file generated from Tally.ERP 9 to the portal for filing returns.

File GSTR-4 returns

1. Log in to the GST portal.

2. Click Services > Returns > Returns Dashboard .

3. Select the Return Filing Period , and click SEARCH .

4. Click GSTR4 .

5. Click PREPARE OFFLINE .

6. Click Choose File to import the JSON file generated from Tally.ERP 9 or the offline tool. Once your JSON file is uploaded successfully, you will be notified by a message.

7. Verify the uploaded details after the time specified in the GSTR screen.

8. Submit your returns and e-sign.

Method 2: By using the GST Offline Tool

You can export data to the offline tool provided by the department, generate JSON and upload the same to the portal.

Download the offline tool

1. Go to the GST portal .

2. Click Downloads > Offline Tools > GSTR 4 Offline Tool .

3. A .zip file containing the GSTR_4_Offline_Utility will be downloaded.

4. Extract the file GSTR_4_Offline_Utility_v3.0.xls from the .zip file and copy it to the location where Tally.ERP 9 is installed.

To export GSTR-4 returns to the offline tool

1. Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Statutory Reports > GST > GSTR-4 .

Note: Ensure to use a fresh offline tool each time before exporting the GSTR-4 data.

2. F2: Period - Select the period for which returns need to be filed.

3. Press Ctrl+E .

Note: If the company GSTIN/UIN is incorrect, you need to correct it to proceed with the export.

4. Select Excel (Spreadsheet) as the Format . If the template GSTR_4_Offline_Utility_v3.0.xls is not available in the Export Location , the message appears as shown:

Download the GSTR4 Offline Tool from the GST portal and copy it in the Export Location of Tally.ERP 9.

5. Press Enter to export the data.

The offline tool opens with the data updated in the relevant fields.

6. In the offline tool click Validate Sheet to view the status of each sheet.

7. In the Home tab:

o Click Get Summary .

o Click Generate JSON File to upload .

o On successful validation, the message appears as shown:

8. Save the file in the required location.

9. Upload this JSON file on the GST portal.

For more details on the information captured in each column of the offline tool, click here .

Method 3: By filing your returns directly on the GST portal

When your data volume is very low, you can directly file the returns on the portal.

File returns directly on the portal

1. Log in to the GST portal.

2. Select the Return Filing Period , and click SEARCH .

3. Click GSTR4 .

4. Click PREPARE ONLINE .

5. Open each GSTR-4 table, copy the data exported from Tally.ERP 9 to GSTR-4 offline tool, and fill the tables.

6. Submit your returns and e-sign.