Last date for GST Enrollment at GST Portal (www.gst.gov.in) extended upto 30 Apr. 2017: Enrollments open for existing registered assessees (upto 31 Jan. 2016) under VAT, Service Tax, Excise; Applicants can now use Mobile Application (Android App); Also check status of Enrollment/ Registration
The Government has launched new GST portal/ website (www.gst.gov.in) exclusively for GST. Existing Taxpayers of VAT, Service Tax, Central Excise, etc. (registered upto 31 Jan. 2016) have been advised to enroll at GST portal at the earliest. However GST enrollment of subsequent registrants (i.e. cases registered from 1 Feb. 2016 onwards) has not yet started.
The GST portal has advised for enrollment of users, i.e. updation of profile information and uploading of certain documents, for smooth transition to GST. Provisional ID and Password for enrollment shall be provided by the respective VAT/ Tax Office to the dealer/ taxpayer in advance, in line with the enrollment schedule of respective states, e.g. DVAT Communicates Provisional User ID and Password for Migration to GST.
Steps for Existing taxpayers registered under Excise, Service Tax and State Tax Laws such as VAT, Entry Tax, Luxury Tax and Entertainment Tax, those who received SMS/ E-Mail with Provisional ID and Password, to enrol with the GST Common Portal using Provisional ID and Password:
It may be noted that User enrollment at GST Portal should not be construed as completion of GST Registration in itself. This exercise is for updation and validation of data of existing taxpayers registered with various tax authorities for use at GST Network (GSTN) post implementation of GST.
Mobile Application (Android App) – ‘GST Enrollment’
The GST Network (GSTN) has launched an Android App (Mobile Application) named as GST Enrollment. The Taxpayers may complete GST enrollment process and provide Provisional ID and Password token while submitting the application. Please refer the FAQs and Manual for details relating to use of Mobile App for the purpose.
Revised Plan of GST User Enrollment (State-wise) at GST Portal
The last date or deadline for enrollment with GST portal for dealers (registered upto 31 Jan. 2016) is now extended upto 30 Apr. 2017 for all taxpayers registered under VAT, Service Tax, Excise or any combination thereof. Now taxpayers can check status of their application for GST enrollment/ registration, even using Mobile Application (Android App). Further, enrollment process has not yet opened for subsequent registrants (i.e. those registered from 1 Feb. 2016 onwards).
Revised Schedule of the users enrollment/ activation at GST Portal for various states:
|State||Start Date||End Date|
|Daman and Diu||14-Nov-16||30-Apr-17|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||14-Nov-16||30-Apr-17|
|Jammu and Kashmir||16-Dec-16||30-Apr-17|
|Enrolment of Taxpayers who are registered under Central Excise Act but not registered under State VAT||7-Jan-17||30-Apr-17|
|Enrollment of Taxpayers who are registered under Service Tax Act but not registered under State VAT||25-Jan-17||30-Apr-17|
|New registration under VAT/ Service Tax/ Central Excise after January 2016||Not Yet Started||Not Yet Started|
Tutorials for using GST Portal
It may be noted that revised deadline/ last date for enrollment with GST portal for dealers registered under VAT (all states), Excise, Service Tax or any combination is now extended upto 30 Apr. 2017.
Users can also refer the following tutorials for accessing and utilising services of the GST protal including for enrollment of users:
Check GST Enrollment/ Registration Status
Now GST portal is equipped with sharing information on status of GST Enrollment/ Registration of Taxpayers those who have submitted requisite information in due course, as under
Free NSDL’s eSign during Enrollment at GST Portal
CBEC has advised on 31 Mar. 2017 that all Central Excise and Service Tax taxpayers migrating to GST can use NDSL’s eSign services, apart from CDAC eSign, which will become functional from 4 Apr. 2017 for submission of Form 20 on GST portal after activation of provisional ID. It may be noted that NSDL’s eSign is free to use during enrollment till 30 April 2017.
ICAI Presentations on GST Migration
Indirect Tax Committee of the ICAI has come out with certain presentations on GST migration/ enrollment process, to facilitate the taxpayers, as under:
All India GST Helpline
For any query/ clarification/ support/ help/ guidance, relating to GST enrollment, etc. the users may please contact the GST Portal’s official helplines, as under:
GST Help Desk Number: 0124-4688999
GST Email Support: email@example.com