GSTR 9 Annual Return: Turnover Limit For FY 2020-21

For GSTR 9 (Annual Return), the major concern among the taxpayers is that “what is the turnover limit for GSTR 9 for FY 2020-21”. All doubts of the taxpayer regarding the applicability of the annual return for FY 2020-21 will be clear in this post.

What is the Turnover Limit for GSTR 9 for FY 2020-21?

Under GST, an annual return needs to be submitted for each financial year in GSTR 9 form, according to the turnover of the taxpayers.

Turnover Limit for GSTR 9 for FY 2020-21: The turnover limit for an annual return of GST (GSTR 9) for FY 2020-21 is Rs. 2 Crore.

The below chart will clear all your doubts regarding the turnover limit for GST annual return.

Aggregate TurnoverAnnual Return (GSTR 9)
Turnover less than Rs. 2 CroreOptional
Turnover more than Rs. 2 Crore and less than Rs. 5 CroreMandatory
Turnover of more than Rs. 5 CroreMandatory

Note- Here turnover word will be read as Aggregate Turnover. For this, you can read- “Aggregate Turnover In GST- How to Calculate Threshold Limit for GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C

Non-applicability of GSTR 9- Annual Return

The following persons are not required to file GST Annual Return (GSTR 9).

  • Casual Taxable Person.
  • Tax Deductor.
  • Tax Collector.
  • Input Service Distributors.
  • Non-Resident Taxable Person.
  • Person supplying OIDAR service from a place outside India.
  • Foreign airlines are not required to submit form GSTR -9C.


The GST return is applicable when total turnover on the PAN India basis exceeds Rs. 2 crores for FY 2020-21. However, GST Return will be file GSTIN wise. For Example, Newtaxroute has units in Delhi having a turnover of Rs. 50 Lakh, in Uttar Pradesh Rs. 1 Crore, and in Gujrat Rs. 2 Crore. The turnover is, therefore is Rs. 3.5 Crore. Therefore GST Annual Return filing is applicable to all its units.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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