GSTR-3B in TallyPrime: Explained in 3 Easy Parts

While TallyPrime has the capability to generate a GSTR-3B draft, it’s important to understand that the final filing process must be completed on the official GST portal.

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of generating GSTR-3B in TallyPrime and the subsequent steps:

Part 1: Generating the GSTR-3B Draft in TallyPrime

1. GST Reports:

Access the GSTR-3B report by following this navigation: Gateway of Tally > Display > Statutory Reports > GST Reports > GSTR-3B

2. Select Return Period:

Choose the correct year, month, or quarter for which you need to file the return.

3. Exporting the Draft:

  • Click Alt + E (for Export) or use the Export button.
  • Select GST Returns as the export option.

4. Export Settings:

  • Return Period: Ensure it matches the period you selected.
  • Company: Select the correct GST registered company for filing.
  • Export format: Choose JSON (Data Interchange).
  • Export Separate Files for Each Section: Choose No to export a single consolidated draft.
  • Export Document Summary: Select Yes for additional information.
  • Folder Path: Specify the location where you want to save the file.
  • Export: Click Export or press Enter. TallyPrime will generate a JSON file containing your GSTR-3B draft details.

Part 2: Filing GSTR-3B on the GST Portal

  1. Log in: Access the GST portal ( using your login credentials.
  2. Navigate to Returns Dashboard: Go to Dashboard > RETURN DASHBOARD.
  3. Locate GSTR-3B Section: Under the ‘Monthly Return GSTR-3B section, click **PREPARE ONLINE ** or PREPARE OFFLINE.
    • PREPARE ONLINE: Manually enter your details directly on the portal.
    • PREPARE OFFLINE: Lets you upload the JSON file generated from TallyPrime.
  4. Upload JSON File: Select the Upload option and choose the JSON file created by TallyPrime.
  5. Verify and Submit:
    • Thoroughly review the details that have been imported from TallyPrime.
    • Confirm your input tax credit and other details.
    • Make necessary adjustments, if any.
    • Finally, proceed with the filing and payment process as instructed on the GST portal.

Important Reminders:

1. Review and Verification:

Always double-check your GSTR-3B draft in TallyPrime before exporting and finalize your return on the GST portal.

2. Filing Deadlines:

Adhere to the GST filing deadlines to avoid penalties.

3. Official Portal:

The final GSTR-3B submission and payment must be completed on the GST portal.

4. Professional Support:

Consult an accountant for complex scenarios or tax-related questions.

Additional Notes for Generating GSTR-3B in TallyPrime:

  • TallyPrime aims to simplify your GSTR-3B data preparation, enabling export in the required format for uploading to the GST portal.
  • Familiarity with the GST portal’s filing steps is also crucial.

Let me know if you have questions about any specific steps in the process!


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