Being the last month for the financial year, March is a significant month from the point of view of the tax compliance and other statutory due dates for ROC filing, GST return filings and Income tax filing falling in the month of March 2021. Tax Compliance and Statutory Compliance calendar is helpful for every registered business and professional to be ready for compliance well in advance.

Here, we have prepared a Compliance Calendar in three parts, Compliance Calendar for GST due dates of March 2021, Compliance Calendar for Income Tax Return due dates for the month of March, 2021 and ROC Compliance Calendar for the month of March, 2021.

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Due Dates are crucial for each and every taxpayer including businesses in India for the purpose of filing the GST returns, IT returns and mandatory ROC forms under the respective laws to avoid paying any interest or late fee.

Important due dates for the GST Returns in the Month of March 2021

Due date Form to be filed Period Who should file?
10.03.2021 GSTR 7 February 2021 GSTR 7 is a return to be filed by the persons who is required to deduct TDS (Tax deducted at source) under GST
10.03.2021 GSTR 8 February 2021 GSTR-8 is a return to be filed by the e-commerce operators who are required to deduct TCS (Tax collected at source) under GST.
11.03.2021 GSTR 1 February 2021 Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 1.50 Crores or opted to file Monthly Return
13.03.2021 GSTR 6 February 2021 Input Service Distributors
20.03.2021 GSTR 5 & 5A February 2021 Non-Resident Taxpayers and ODIAR services provider
20.03.2021 GSTR 3B February 2021 The due date for GSTR-3B having an Annual Turnover of more than 5 Crores
31.03.2021 CMP-08 October to December 2020 Due date for opting for composition scheme for the year 2021-22

Important due dates for the Income Tax Compliance / PF / ESI in the Month of March 2021

07.03.2021 Challan No. ITNS-281 February 2021 Payment of TDS/TCS deducted /collected in February 2021.
15.03.2021 TCS Return Quarterly Advance Tax payment for the quarter of Jan to March 2021
15.03.2021 Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) (PF) February 2021 E-payment of Provident Fund
15.03.2021 ESI Challan February 2021 ESI payment
31.03.2021 Form 26Q Quarterly Extended due date to file TDS return for AY 2020-21(Extended due date)
31.03.2021 Form- 1 to 7 FY 2019-20 Filing ITR for AY 2020-2021 with penalty for both audit and non audit cases.
31.03.2021  –  – Payment of Tax under Vivad se Vishwas act, 2020
31.03.2021  Form 1 to 7 FY 2019-20 Last date to revise ITR for the financial year 2019-20
31.03.2021  –  – Last date to link Aadhar with PAN

The Month of March 2021 is full of statutory due dates for various compliances under Goods and Service Act, Income Tax Act, Companies Act and LLP Act. Filing the above mentioned forms on or before the due dates will save the Taxpayers from hefty penalties.

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  1. Aakash Goel says:

    Isnt GSTR7 filing section kept in abeyance till date? If yes, then why is it listed above? If no, then when was it enabled, as 22nd GST Council meeting on 6th October 2017 kept the provisions on hold.

  2. Adv Sukrut Deo Tax Consultant says:

    You missed the IFF date under QRMP scheme under GST of 13 March 2021 for uploading Invoices of Sales / Supplies and 25 th March for Payment under QRMP Scheme ( Quarterly Return Monthly Payment )

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