Now small taxpayer can file return through SMS One in five GST payer will get away without having to file monthly or quarterly returns from April 2020. Instead of filling up the form online, all that, those with 'Nil' return, will have to do, is to send an SMS to a specified number and confirm it using a one-time password. The move is a part of the overall exercise to simplify compliance, as many of nil return filers, who account for nearly 23% of 1.2 Cr. GST base , had registered under GST for being eligible for contracts from government and other agencies but do not undertake any business. Once the new returns kick in from April 2020, over 70% of those registered for GST can make do with quarterly filing of returns as their turnover is less than the specified level of Rs 5 crore. Only 7% of the taxpayers with annual turnover of over Rs 5 crore will have to file monthly returns. More than 51% of the taxpayers can use the SMS-based compliance tool or opt for Sahaj, the form meant for those entities with B2C transactions and have an annual turnover of less than Rs. 5 Cr. The central government has given big relief to small traders. Goods and Services Tax (GST) assesses will be able to file GST Returns by sending only SMS (SMS) from their phones from April 1, 2020. The only condition to take advantage of this facility is that their turnover must be NIL. Apart from this, small traders will have to file returns once in three months from the Sahaj (SAHAJ) and SUGAM form. GST Network CEO Prakash Kumar said that the GST number is (taken) and due to the obligation to file returns, they have to file NIL returns. A special category has been made in the new system for them. Such taxpayers will be able to submit their returns only by sending SMS from their registered mobile number.