GST portal has done lot of advancement in last few months like:
1. Increasing capacity of website.
2. Introducing GSTR 2B for GST credit.
3. Calculating whether total turnover is above Rs. 5 crore or not etc.
Now GST website has started preparing auto drafted GSTR 3B from the month of October 2020 wherein it will show taxable value from GSTR 1 and ITC from GSTR 2B.
Although this is being told as auto drafted or system generated GSTR 3B but this is just a PDF which is being created by GST portal for the tax payer one cannot click on system generated GSTR 3B and file return. The taxpayer will have to himself fill details in GSTR 3B.
This is just for the reference of tax payer.
Further if you look at the below mentioned image you will see that this facility is still not available for taxpayers opting to file GSTR 1 on quarterly frequency. However practically you can still download system generated GSTR 3B but you won’t be able to find taxable value of outward supply as GSTR 1 is still not filed.
In short this system won’t file return for you it will just guide you with what data is available with the department as far as ITC is concerned.
Further if you wish to file a Nil return you will see that a message will pop up as can be seen in first image like summary status “no”, in that case don’t worry just file Nil return. This is just a normal warning and nothing else.
Do let us know whether you have used this system generated GSTR 3B and did you find it useful.