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www.gst.gov.in – Know all about the Government GST Portal

www.gst.gov.in is the Government’s GST website, also called the GST Portal/ GSTN, which facilitates GST registration, GST Return filing, and many other services relevant to a taxpayer registered under GST.

Contents on the gst.gov.in Homepage

The home page of the GST portal contains the following : 

1. Services 

 The services section contains GST registration link. A person whose turnover exceeds Rs 20 lakh is required to register under GST. Refer to our article having step by step guide on ‘How to register for GST online’. You can apply for GST Registration and Track your application status on the GST portal. The service tab also has other user services like GST Challan Creation, Locate GST Practitioner, etc.  Track your Refund Application Status using the ARN number.

2. Act and Rules

CGST Act and Rules, SGST Act and Rules and all other acts and rules relevant to GST are available for download on GST Portal. Also, the Latest notifications & Circulars around GST can be accessed.

3. Download

This link is for GST offline software – The government has both online and offline methods to file GST Returns. The download link for Governments GST offline utility is provided on the website. Following are the offline tools available: gst.gov.in  

4. Search Taxpayer

You can search taxpayer using GSTIN to verify the details of the taxpayer. This feature is available on the home page and also after logging in. Also, search for a composition dealer who has Opted In or Opted out of the scheme by entering either the GSTIN or the State from which he is registered.

5. Help 

The help section contains many how-to guides. User-manuals, Videos and FAQ’s have been made available to the user to resolve any doubt in return filing process, GST registration, etc.

6. News | Updates | Events

On scrolling down you can see all news like the change in due dates and change in processes are updated in this section. Updates on rates are also posted here.

Latest Update!

Due Dates Extended

Due date of GSTR-6 for July 2017 to June 2018 is now 31st July 2018. GSTR-3B for April 2018 was extended to 22nd May 2018.

TRAN-1 facility opened till 30th April 2018 for selected taxpayers

Only selected taxpayers who tried filing but could not complete the TRAN-1 procedure of filing (original or revised) on or before the due date 27th Dec 2017 Due to IT glitch, can get this window of TRAN-1 filing & the corresponding month GSTR-3B can also be filed before 31st May 2018.

TRAN-2 filing date extended

TRAN-02 form filing date extended to 30th June 2018 by notification dated 28th March 2018.

Attention GST registered taxpayers! 31st March 2018 is deadline to opt into Composition for FY 2018-19

For: Any GST registered taxpayer who want to opt for the Composition scheme for FY 2018-19; 31st March 2018 is the deadline to file the intimation in Form GST CMP-02 to opt into composition scheme for the FY 2018-19. Follow our Step-by-step Guide to file CMP-02 Also, furnish statement in form ITC-03 within 60 days of commencement of the FY 2018-19 to declare the ITC claim that has to be reversed on inputs/capital goods in stock, in semi-finished or in finished goods.
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7. Important Dates

This contains due dates for GST returns – The GST portal also displays the due dates for GST returns on the home page. This is to help new users to be updated about the due dates of return filing. July 2018 calendar    

8. Notification & Circulars

Any communication from the government like the extension of due dates and clarification on certain rules are made through notifications and circulars. These are available on governments GST website www.gst.gov.in    

Services provided on the GST Portal (website) once logged in

A registered user can log in to www.gst.gov.in Once a user logs in these are the services available to a user. Click on the service to see the detailed guide.
  1. Application for Registration for Normal Taxpayer, ISD, Casual Dealer
  2. Application for GST Practitioner
  3. Opting for Composition Scheme (GST CMP-02)
  4. Stock intimation for Composition Dealers (GST CMP-03)
  5. Opting out of Composition Scheme (GST CMP-04)
  6. Filing GST Returns
  7. Payment of GST
  8. Filing Table 6A of GSTR-1 (Export Refund)
  9. Claim Refund of excess GST paid (RFD-01)
  10. Transition Forms (TRAN-1, TRAN-2, TRAN-3)
  11. Viewing E-Ledgers
  12. Furnish Letter of Undertaking(LUT) (RFD-11)
Other than the above changing core and non-core fields, browsing notices received, filing ITC Forms, Engage/ Disengage GST Practitioner are some of the other services provided by the GST Portal/ GSTN.

How to register on www.gst.gov.in?

Every person is required to register for GST when the turnover exceeds Rs 20 lakh. This is required to be done on GST portal. It is very easy to register on gst.gov.in. It is a simple 11 Step process to register on Government GST portal.

How can ClearTax help you?

ClearTax provides the following services to make your entire GST learning and GST Return Filing easier : 1. ClearTax HSN Code and Rate Finder – Search for GST rate on a product and the HSN or SAC code by just typing in the name of the product in the HSN Code and Rate Finder. 2. GST Act – Our GST Act page has a search bar. You can search for topics in the act without the need to go through all the pages. 3. ClearTax GST Guide – Search for topics on GST Guide page to understand GST in depth and have good application knowledge of GST. 4. ClearTax GST Software – File GST Returns using ClearTax GST Software. It is quick and easy. 5. ClearTax EWayBill Software – Generate and manage E-Way bills seamlessly using the ClearTax EWayBill Software.

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