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Is GST Enrollment Over?

Updated on: Jul 13th, 2021


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Note: The GST enrollment window has been reopened again from June 25th for all businesses who missed the earlier date.

After an extensive campaign for enrollment of existing taxpayers registered under VAT or Service Tax, the government has finally shut down the enrollment process for the time being. Enrollment for businesses registered under VAT and Services Tax started from 8th November 2016. Since then 6 million businesses have filled in their details along with a digital signature certificate on GST common portal.

Enrollment Deadline

The government’s intention behind this enrollment drive was to ensure a smooth transition for both businesses and the GSTN – the IT infrastructure bearer for GST rollout in India. Though the number of businesses enrolled under GST is huge, many businesses have failed to meet the deadline and are scared of What Next?

What if You Missed the GST Enrollment Deadline?

We all have witnessed the recent steps taken by the government regarding economic reform and overall growth. In a recent interview, Revenue Secretary Mr. Hasmukh Adhia had clearly conveyed that government has already given enough time for preparation for GST and the onus is on businesses to take it seriously. Nevertheless, everyone understands the relevance of GST reform and businesses are ready for registration despite missing the recent GST enrollment deadline.

The government has put on common portal a notice that says: “ The enrollment window will reopen at a later date for taxpayers who could not enroll themselves as well as for those who enrolled but did not sign the enrollment form. Keep watching this space for further announcement.”

What this means is that as a business you do not need to get into a panic if you have missed the GST enrollment deadline for April. The GSTN will once again open this window for enrollment of existing businesses as well as the businesses which are registered under Services Tax or Value Added Tax during May and June.

What Next?

As a next step, you must keep all your documents handy which are required for GST enrollment. Once the authorities reopen enrollment again, we will notify our users about the same. A list of these documents is provided below along with size and format for upload:

  • 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


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
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 Enrollment Application using DSC is mandatory for enrollment by Companies, Foreign Companies, Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs) and Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLPs). For other taxpayers, electronically signing using DSC is optional. At clearTax we have always strived for simplifying compliance for our users and we will continue to do so for Goods and Services Tax. 

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The GST enrollment window has been reopened for businesses that missed the earlier date. Over 6 million businesses have signed up. The government has closed enrollment for now. Businesses failing to meet the deadline need not panic. They can enroll when the window reopens. Necessary documentation includes proof of constitution, photographs of key personnel, proof of appointment, and bank details.

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