According to a press release, the facility of filing NIL statement on the GST portal will remain available to the taxpayers. As per GSTN statistics, a total of 17.11 lakh taxpayers have opted for the Composition Scheme, out of which about 20% (3.5 lakh) taxpayers who file NIL statement, would be benefitted with this facility.
How to file Nil Form GST CMP-08 through SMS
· Send SMS NIL
· After sending the SMS, the taxpayer will receive a six-digit verification code through SMS. Send SMS again on the same number 14409 with Verification Code to confirm filing of Nil Form CMP-08. For Example: If Verification Code received here is 324961, it should be sent as CNF
· After successful validation of Verification Code, GST Portal will send back Application Reference Number (ARN) to the same mobile number and on registered e-mail ID of the taxpayer to intimate successful Nil filing of Form GST CMP-08.
· Subsequent to the successful filing of Nil Form CMP-08, through SMS, the status of Form CMP-08 is changed to ‘Filed’ on GST Portal. The taxpayer can visit the portal and check it.
· It may be noted that if the sequence of the message is incomplete or incorrect or not according to the format, filing will be unsuccessful. Hence, taxpayers are advised to file NIL CMP-08 or any other NIL return through SMS in the prescribed format only.
The facility to file NIL GSTR-3B (Monthly summary return filed by normal taxpayers) and NIL GSTR-1, (Monthly or quarterly statement filed by normal taxpayers to disclose their outward supplies along with their tax liability) has already been provided to the taxpayers. With the extension of this facility to the Composition Taxpayers, now over 35 lakhs taxpayers can file NIL return/statements through SMS.