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GST Enrollment : Process for Goods and Services Tax Enrollment

Updated on: Jul 6th, 2021

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The common portal for GST ENROLLMENT is already live and the schedule for various states is already over, except for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. So, first things first, this enrollment has initially been planned for the registered dealers under state VAT law only. For service providers and excise dealers not registered with state VAT, this window will be open from 9th January 2017. 

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What this means is, the dealer registered under the VAT law of these states will receive a provisional ID and password to login to this portal and complete the enrollment process within such timeline. Here we bring to you a quick step-by-step guide to get your business enrolled under the new GST regime, provided you have received the provisional ID and temporary password from state VAT authorities.

Step 1: Visit the common portal
This might be your first interaction with the portal, you can read our article for easy navigation and understanding of this GST portal.

Step 2: Login using Provisional ID provided by VAT authorities
Now that you are aware of this portal, next is to make use of the provisional ID and password shared by the state authorities. These details will be used to login into the GST portal. Once you login you will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on your registered email ID and mobile number, authenticate your identity via these OTPs and get into the system.

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Step 3: Enter new username, password and security question
Once you get into the system, you’ll be asked to submit a new username and a password. Fill-up this information and additional security questions to complete the user creation process.      

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Once all these steps are completed, login for the first time into the system. Upon successful login, you’ll be exposed to the user dashboard along with a welcome note.  

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Here you can find various tabs which will help you in understanding the system requirement to run this portal and will also answer any query that you may have. You can also change your password at regular intervals to keep your business information safe and secure.  

Step 4: Register your Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
Now since you have understood the functionality of the portal, it’s time to get into business and start furnishing your business information. Please note that so far you have only logged into the system and you are yet to complete your enrollment into GST. But before you do that, you need to register your digital signature on the portal, refer screenshots below for the procedure.

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The information contained in your digital signature is further validated against your PAN card and if found correct, your digital signature gets registered with the portal. In case you don’t have a digital signature, get one by clicking here

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Step 5: Fill up the enrollment form, submit documents and validate through digital signature
Now that you are done with all the prerequisites, all you need to do for your enrollment is to fill information tab by tab, some of the basic information such as your name, PAN etc are auto populated.

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Once you have filled in all the information, submitted the soft copy of document proofs and validated the information through your registered digital signature, you’ll be issued a unique Application Reference Number (ARN) and the status of your Provisional ID will be changed to “Migrated”. This status will automatically turn into “Active” on the appointed day, which is the day from which GST will be applicable.

Pre-requisite Documents/Information Required

  • Provisional ID received from State/ Central Authorities
  • Password received from the State/ Central Authorities
  • Valid E-mail Address
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Bank Account Number
  • Bank IFSC

Documents

S.No.DocumentsFile Size FormatMaximum Allowable Size
1.Proof of Constitution of Business
  • In case of Partnership Firm: Partnership Deed of Partnership Firm (PDF and JPEG format in maximum size of 1 MB)
  • In case of Others: Registration Certificate of the Business Entity
PDF or JPEG1 MB
2.Photograph of Promoters/ Partners/ Karta of HUFJPEG100 KB
3.Proof of Appointment of Authorized SignatoryPDF or JPEG1 MB
4.Photograph of Authorized SignatoryJPEG100 KB
5.Opening page of Bank Passbook/ Statement containing Bank Account Number of < Account Number>, Address of Branch, Address of Account holder and few transaction detailsPDF and JPEG1 MB

Please Note: Electronically signing the Enrolment Application using DSC is mandatory for enrolment by Companies, Foreign Companies, Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs) and Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLPs). For other taxpayers, electronically signing using DSC is optional. Have more queries, reach us for any assistance on your GST enrollment process.

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The GST Enrollment process for VAT registered dealers in select states is underway. A step-by-step guide includes visiting the common portal, logging in with provisional ID, setting up a new username and password, registering a digital signature, filling the enrollment form, submitting documents, and getting an Application Reference Number. Prerequisite documents include IDs, passwords, emails, mobile numbers, bank details, and business documents.

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