The drafts of new forms for filing Goods and Services Tax return will be put in public domain by early next week for stakeholder consultation, a revenue official said today.
GST Commissioner Upender Gupta said in the new return filing system 'nil' filers, who don't have purchase or supplies in a quarter, can file returns by just sending an SMS.
The new return forms will give option to taxpayers to make amendments till September next year.
The GST Council, chaired by the Union Finance Minister, had last week cleared the new return filing form. It would replace the current GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B forms.
The revenue department plans to put in place the new return filing system by January 1, 2019.