Migration to GST Stopped; Taxpayers who have not Activated Provisional ID can now seek Fresh Registration: GSTN
GSTN has updated on Twitter (dt. 22 Jan. 2018) that the Taxpayers those who have not yet activated their Provisional ID issued by their tax department, will not be able to migrate to GST using the same. Now they are required to take fresh registration under GST.
Further, GSTN has updated on 10 Feb. 2018 at GST Portal that After closure of migration facility, the “Search by GSTIN/UIN” utility should be used for searching either newly registered or fully migrated taxpayers.
The period for migration of taxpayers from VAT, Service Tax and Central Excise, by filling up Form GST REG-26, got over on 31st Dec 2017 (6 months after operation of GST). The said facility is thus withdrawn on GST Portal. Those who have not activated their Provisional ID, issued by their tax department. will not be able to migrate to GST and will have to take fresh registration now.