How to shift to the GST framework online

Posted by: Girija Gadre on Jul 03, 2017, 06.30 AM IST

Those who have been registered under service tax are required to move to the GST framework and get their registration process completed under GST. This process can be carried out online provided all the required documents are in place.

Service tax login
Go to aces.gov.in to log in to your service tax portal with the registered id and password. Click on the option to obtain provisional ID for GSTN. The provisional ID and password will be displayed. Note the id and password to carry out further process.

GSTN login
Next the user should go to gst.gov.in and click on New User Login. Terms and conditions will be displayed. Click on "I Agree" button and "Continue" tab to proceed. A list of documents with max MB size of each is displayed on the screen.

Documents
Scanned documents in the prescribed file size with respect to the entity and its directors/authorized signatories should be ready for uploading. The following documents are required for a private limited company.

* Incorporation certificate and constitution documents
* PAN
* Board resolution for signatories
* Bank statement
* Declaration to comply with GST norms
* PAN and ID proof of directors
* Address proof of registered office.

Registration process
Upon entering provisional ID and password, and carrying out OTP verification, the user must enter unique username and password. Security question and answers should be submitted. Next, the user needs to enter the new user name and password which will take the user to the GST dashboard.

Business information
Business related information such as name, PAN, constitution and service tax registration details need to be entered and pdf of constitution document must be uploaded. Details of directors, signatories, place of business should be added and documents uploaded. Further, the required HSN code relating to the nature of service should be selected and bank details entered.

Points to note
* A person with multiple business verticals is required to have multiple registrations under GSTN for each business.

* PAN is mandatory for GST registration.

(The content on this page is courtesy Centre for Investment Education and Learning (CIEL). Contributions by Girija Gadre, Arti Bhargava and Labdhi Mehta.) This article appeared in Economic Times dated Jul 03, 2017, 06.30 AM IST