GST Registration: Goods and Service Enrollment Procedure at www.gst.gov.in

Goods and Service Tax Registration

GST registration is now already getting due for the existing tax payers. Hence, we update here all information regarding the GST enrollment procedure. The assent for GST is given by the president Pranab Mukherjee in September 2016. As on now, the registration is now open for the existing taxpayers. This post shows you how to register for GST online. The states will declare the deadlines to get registered for the new taxation. Goa has already declared the deadline of 30th November 2016 for the registration under goods and service tax. While in Gujarat, the last date for registration is 30th November, many states have extended the last date till December 2016 as well January 2017. Also you can see more information on Gujarat commercial tax from our website.

Goods and services tax is proposed by the Ministry of Finance to merge most of the current taxes into a single mechanism of taxation. It will be a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, consumption, and sale of goods and services. The newly introduced tax will be implemented all across India with effect from 1st of April 2017. The tax will be levied at each stage of the purchase and sale of goods and services. The taxation will be based on the input tax credit and considered to be a milestone reform by the government.


GST registration

Who Needs GST Registration

All the existing taxpayers would require GST registration on an immediate basis. An existing taxpayer means all the entities which are already carrying registered under any of the below Act:

  1. Central excise
  2. Service tax
  3. VAT
  4. Entry tax
  5. Luxury tax
  6. Entertainment tax

If you are already registered under any of the above, you need to get GST registration in your state.

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Due Dates of GST Registration Enrollment Schedule

The schedule of the goods and service tax enrollment drive for the different states vary. Find below the specified dates for the states. If you have already missed the due date, the window will still be open until 31st of January 2017.

States Start Date End Date
Puducherry, Sikkim 08/11/2016 23/11/2016
Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh 14/11/2016 30/11/2016
Gujarat 15/11/2016 30/11/2016
Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram 30/11/2016 15/12/2016
Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan 16/12/2016 31/12/2016
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh 01/01/2017 15/01/2017
Enrolment of Taxpayers who are registered under Central Excise Act/ Service Tax Act but not registered under State VAT 01/01/2017 31/01/2017
Delta All Registrants (All Groups) 01/02/2017 20/03/2017

Taxpayers can also download the enrollment schedule in pdf format from the official website of GST.

GST Tax

How to Do GST Registration Online

The enrollment is completely paperless online procedure. A separate GST portal is launched for this purpose. The same official website gst.gov.in will be used for other tax payments, and return filing. Here is a step-by-step procedure for GST registration:

  1. Access the official website of goods and service tax.
  2. For the first time login, use the username and password you use in commercial tax portal of your state. It is provided by State VAT authorities. If you do not have it, contact the state commercial tax authorities of your circle.

For all your subsequent login after online enrollment, you will be creating new username and password. This will be created when you are enrolling with the GST system portal. You may use user id and password of your choice.

  1. Make sure that you mention proper email address and mobile number while enrolling. It will be used by the GST authorities for future communication.

While enrolling you will need to provide certain details and documents. The requirements are listed separately below.

Required Information and Documents for GST Registration

Before you start your GST registration enrollment, keep ready following with you.

Information for goods and service tax enrollment

  1. Provisional ID received from state or central authorities. (the one you use for VAT)
  2. Password received from the state or central commercial tax authorities.
  3. Valid email address and valid mobile number
  4. Bank account number
  5. IFSC documents
  6. Proof of business in PDF or JPEG format. The maximum file size should be 1 MB. (can be partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, registration certificate of the business entity
  7. Photograph of the promoters or partners of karta in the case of HUF
  8. Proof of appointment and photograph of the authorized signatories
  9. Opening page of the bank passbook or a statement which shows bank account number. It should also contain bank name, branch name, address, and few transaction details.
  10. All the documents uploaded should be in pdf or jpeg form with maximum size of 1 MB.

What is ARN: How to Check ARN Status

Once you complete the online enrollment, the system will generate application reference number (ARN). It is a unique number allotted to all the applicants who have enrolled for goods and service tax with digital signature or e-sign. Do preserve the ARN carefully. It will be used for the future references. You can check status of your ARN at the official GST portal from you have enrolled.

In case if you do not receive ARN, an e-mail will be sent to you in this regard within few minutes. For more information, we suggest taxpayers to refer gst.gov.in. If you have not registered, start GST registration online to avoid further delay and inconveniences. The provisional GST registration certificate will be available on the portal on your dashboard. The final registration certificate will be provided to you after approximate time of 6 months. The documents submitted by you will be verified on the appointed date before the issuance of the final certificate.

104 thoughts on “GST Registration: Goods and Service Enrollment Procedure at www.gst.gov.in

  1. As a Management Consultant, I pay Service Tax. I have a Service Tax Registration Number for the same. I do not fall under VAT. I am located in Maharashtra where the last date for fresh registration under GST is the 30th November 2016.

    Is it necessary for me to take a fresh Registration Number under GST before 30th November 2016?

    1. In your case registration will be start from 01.02.2017 and will go up to 20.03.2017

      1. Hi, Vinay
        the above date you said is for Taxpayers who are registered under Central Excise Act/ Service Tax Act but not registered under State VAT????
        Kindly Reply.

    2. Dear Sir

      Im Proprietor under VAT live in Karnataka , i enter all the detail asked in VAT for GST Migration but still i did not get user id and password and the last date for uploading is 15th jan 2017. Since i did not get user Id and password i will not be able to register in GST before 15 jan 2017. Could somebody advice me what to do.

      1. You didn’t get Provisional ID bcoz of miss match of pan card no.. so visit Vat site by your user id. Then on left side go to Others>amendent>Inspection. then check pan details.

  2. I M LEAVING IN MAHARASHTRA AND I MISSED THE DUE DATE FOR GST RESGISTRATION BUT I STILL WANT TO REGISTER FOR GST SO WHATS THE SOLUTION PLZEASE GUIDE ME SO THAT I CAN REGISTER FOR GST ITS MY HUMBLE REQUEST PLEASE GUIDE ME HOW TO REGISTER NOW

  3. Hello Sir

    I am a Proprietor and registered under service tax where last date to enroll for gst is 30.11.2016 but in previous faq someone has asked you to get enroll for gst where last date is passed over and you had suggested to get him enrolled by 31.01.2017.
    as i started to get my self enrolled it is asking for username provisional id but i am not registered under vat then which user id i would use and from where i got that.
    kindly assist me regarding this issue so that i can get myself enrolled for gst.

  4. I am registered under VAT and residing in West Bengal.
    I won’t be able to register by 15-12-2016.
    What shall I do?

    1. Dear Preeti need not worry if the 15-12-2016 deadline is not met. Registration window at gst portal shall remain open till 31.01.2017. So you still have time till 31.01.207.

  5. I. M a vat dealer n main gst me enroll nai ho paya. I m from BIHAR. What should I do.

  6. I m service provider so I have service tax registration number but my portal of aces did not show provisional I’d so where I got it and how to register with gst

  7. I RANOJ SAHU (DIRECTOR) ROURKELA,ODISHA )WITH DUE RESPECTFULLY INFORM YOU THAT IN GSTIN I COMPLETE THE ALL FORMALITY BUT WE NOT GET ARN KINDLY INFORM US HOW TO GET ARN NO
    THANKS

  8. wheather disital signature is required for proprietoship Business.

    WHEATHER ADHAR NUMBER IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SIGN( LAST PAGE OF GST REGISTRATION APPLICATION.

    VIEW Certificate Sign

    pl.clarify & send an E.mail

    1. No need of DSC.

      e-signature is enough.

      currently there’s a problem with e-sign.

      u can submit now and later sign it with e-sign as and when it becomes available or as soon as the problem of e-sign is solved by gst portal.

  9. . M a vat dealer n main gst me enroll nai ho paya. I m from Chattisgarh. What should I do

  10. Not recieved gst registration n password as not written in list on campaign. In Sodal Saipur road a few days ago a compaign organised but my firm password n registration id not recieved by them as also written in their register on dt 19/12/16 n also in excise n taxation office I asked but reply was that they have not recieved yet our password n registration I’d my firm name TANISH METAL INDUSTRIES TIN NO.03642920890 Jalandhar (PB)my cell no.9417399200

  11. WHAT IS THE LAST DATE OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION AND FINAL REGISTRATION UNDER GST ACT FOR MAHARASHTRA STATE ?

  12. I do not want to continue my business now. So it is necessary to register on GST Portal. or what i do to close my vat registration. Or can i kept vat registration without GST registration, will there be any problem in future if i will not register on GST.

    1. Dear Hemant,
      You need to get migrated to GST from VAT and then you can cease your business.

      CA Saurabh Goyal

  13. UMESH R I AM LEAVING IN KARNATAKA AND I MISSED THE DUE DATE FOR GST RESGISTRATION BUT I STILL WANT TO REGISTER FOR GST SO WHATS THE SOLUTION PLZEASE GUIDE ME SO THAT I CAN REGISTER FOR GST ITS MY HUMBLE REQUEST PLEASE GUIDE ME HOW TO REGISTER NOW

    Reply

  14. Our firm register in haryana under haryana value added tax & CST act but our annual turnover is less than for Rs.5 Lakh.. Its necessary to us for enroll with the WCT or Not ??

  15. GST bill has not been passed yet then how can State Govt compel for registration now itself ??

  16. Dear Eva,
    State govt. is not compelling anyone to migrate to GST from existing system, it is our business responsibility to migrate our business to GST for claiming input tax credit on stock in hand. Those who will not migrate will suffer loss.

    Thanks
    CA Saurabh Goyal

  17. I wanted to start a new business, basically online selling on amazon and flipkart. They are asking for CST/TAN number to register as seller.

    But i think now as GST is coming, should i directly apply for GST and when it will be started and how long it will take to get GST number ?

    1. Dear Ketul,

      You must start your e-commerce business now and shall not wait for GST if you look it as business opportunity, you should take VAT/CST no. under an existing regime and start your business as an e-commerce entrepreneur. whenever GST will come you will get migrated into it by simply complying with few formalities.

      Thanks
      CA Saurabh Goyal

  18. RENT AGREEMENT REQD FOR GST REGISTRATION AND BANK DETAILS OF ALL THE PARTNERS OR ONLY FIRM
    PLEASE INFORM

    1. Dear S.P Gupta

      1. As a proof of principal place of business you require scanned copy of rent/lease agreement if business premises is rented.

      2. Scanned copy of bank statement of firm for bank details.

      Thanks
      CA Saurabh Goyal

  19. I live in chattisgarh raigarh, earlier my firm was partenership firm so gst provional id came with that pan card, but now i have converted my firm in proprietor ship so whether new provisional id will b geberated according to my new pan cadlrd and if so where did i get that? My amendmend happen in dec 17 2016.

  20. I am starting a pharmacy in rural part of Bangalore, do I need to register for VAT or GST.

    1. As of now you have to register for VAT later on you have to register for GST

  21. I am from Bangalore and are registered with Service Tax as well as VAT. Was trying to enroll with the provisional id and password couple of times, but it says system under maintenance or provisional id not valid. Can some one let me know the reason and how do I go ahead

  22. I am working in a Logistis Pvt Ltd., Co.(service oriented ).in Statutory Dept, Now the time for reg under GST, How we register under GST?, where I can receive provision ID? in which portal we will use for register.

    Our sister concern engaging both VAT & Service, Hnece our sister concern received Provisional ID from VAT autority. Can we use one provision ID for VAT & Service Tax,

    Please suggest immediately.
    Thks&Rgds
    D.Vijaya

    1. Dear Vijay.D

      When you login with your existing login details on VAT website you will get your provisional id and password. Use this to login on GST Website and create userid and password of your choice and proceed further as per requirement of website.

      You cannot use the id and password of your sister concern as your company’s legal identity is seperate from that of sister concern.

      Thanks
      CA Saurabh Goyal

    1. Dear Amrutha,

      You can simply write down a letter of authorisation from proprietor authorising the person to comply/receive all communications with tax authorities on his behalf. After authorising the person he/she will become primary authorised signatory.

      Signature of both the parties is required on the above said letter, take its scanned copy and attach it.

      Thanks
      CA Saurabh Goyal

  23. there is a column of constitution of the business and there is s menu to select as registration certificate
    so please let clear my confusion that registration certificate what?
    is it trade license or vat registration certificate???

  24. We have common TIN No. of our Unit-1 & Unit-2, we get registration in Sate VAT common Provisional ID & Password.

    We have Separate Excise registration & Service Tax registration.

    Now we get GST Provisional ID& password for Unit-1 & not for Unit-2.

    Then how we register our Unit-2 – in GST without Provisional ID& password.

    Please guide.

  25. we geting problem from server or internet unable log in to gst alredy regd dealer submited all th e document , at the time of vat registration reequired under gst act why we are going to submit again only we are going to give a concent to the department yes are no why we are going to increase our clerckal work

  26. My company is registered for VAT and we’re trying to get the provisional id for GST. I went to mahavat.gov.in and followed the manual provided on the site. When I reached to Step 5 and continued with “click for return filing”, I’m not getting a flash message as mentioned in Step 6. Tried with chrome as well as internet explorer. Checked the pop up blocker too to see if it was disabled, Kindly help.

  27. we are provide various services like Works contract & Readymix concrete in various division like Tirunelveli, chennai, tuticorin and also TIN was registered in three states. kindly advice GST registration in single registration or multi registration like state and division wise.

  28. Iam a small dealer Under vat and iam purchaseing and selling in karnataka only and our turnover is less than 20 Lakhs in a year is it nessary to take GST Please reply

  29. sole proprietor only existing vat dealer have DSC is mandatory or not
    He can use e-sign with dsc.

    Please explain briefly.

    Thank you sir.

  30. GST registration is necessary for ToT payers, we are paying 1% tax on turn over. but GST tax starts from 5% what we do. weather we pay 5 % tax after registration of GST ?. ( Our company turnover is below 5 lakes per annal.

  31. SIR/MADAM,IS GETTING NEW USERNAME & PASSWORD FROM GST PORTAL IS SUFFICIENT OR SHOULD WE COMPLETE ENTIRE PROCESS OF UPLOADING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN DUE DATE PRESCRIBED?

  32. Please confirm on below:
    Due date for enrollment for GST of VAT dealers is extended for telangana state?

    Thanks in advance.

  33. I have provisional i.d but unable to proceed further. Till what date we can comply data uploading.

  34. In GST registration form the 5th column is goods and service, the goods mentioned only excise tariff other than excise tariff ( only vat charged bills ) how to fill form in goods and service. without fill the above not submitted to the dept?

  35. Sir,
    we are the society, having VAT and SERVICE TAX registration. The income tax department has changed our PAN NUMBER, but, we have not change in VAT.
    How to get new PAN CARD NUMBER in the place of OLD Pan Number, in the Provisional ID / Registration Number and change of the Employer particulars ?
    Will the changes made before migration to GST or after migration, KIndly advice met

  36. WHAT IS DUE DATE FOR REGISTRATION OF G.S.T. FOR MAHARASHTRA

  37. what is the document to be uploaded for proof of authentication signatory and authentication signatory?

  38. advertisement agency concern voyagers service tax registration no abwpc1664kst001 gst registration due date ?? i dont known, please inform to me , from which portal gst registration

  39. As a Management Consultant, I pay Service Tax. I have a Service Tax Registration Number for the same. I do not fall under VAT. I am located in gujarat what is the last date for fresh registration under GST

  40. To
    The Excise & Taxation Commissioner,
    Himachal Pradesh,
    Shimla.
    Sub: Enrolement under G.S.T.
    Sir,
    In continuation of our earlier representation regarding the difficulty in getting the enrolement into GSTN ,the issues still remain unresolved It is resubmitted that:
    1.In r/o TIN 02020100277 ,for Enn Emm Ess Trading Co. , legal name has been amended as per the PAN by the A.A. many days earlier. But there is still amassage that “ get legal name updated.”
    2. in respect of TIN No. 02020201516 of Ashapuri Arogyadham, The Provisional password and the provisional ID has been received but the massage on logging in is coming as “Username/Password is not valid or activated. Kindly ensure that Enrolment process for your State is started at GST portal. Refer State specific Enrolment Schedule available at the portal.”
    3.Tin 02020200751 for Pernod Recard , the legal name was got corrected from the A.A. but the massage still is coming as” Kindly get your Legal Name updated according to the name present in your PAN and according to your business type as soon as possible in order to obtain your provisional id and password for GST.Those who have already updated , kindly wait your provisional ids and passwords would be displayed soon.”
    4. In r/o LV Global,Tin 02020300390, Provisional password and ID has been received but while logging in the massage is displayed as” Username/Password is not valid or activated. Kindly ensure that Enrolment process for your State is started at GST portal. Refer State specific Enrolment Schedule available at the portal.”
    5.. .In r/o TIN 02040400329 for Global devices( a Unit of Anchor India Ltd.) it is submitted that the PAN is in the name of Anchor India Ltd. whereas the name here in H.P. is Global devices( a Unit of Anchor India Ltd.). Pl. resolve the issue so that the enrollment in GST portal is done.
    6.. In r/o Zeon Life Sciences there are four TIN as under:
    a. 02040201078 for Healthcare Division. b. 02040200956 for Natural Division. c. 02040200839 for Health & wellness Division
    d. 02040200839 for Biosys Division.
    The PAN is in the name of ZEON LIFESCIENCES LTD ,(AAACH0860L).
    Kindly resolve these issues to enable us to enroll under GST.
    Thanking you.
    Pathak Gupta & Associates,
    Tax consultants,
    H.N.17, Housing Board colony,Phase I, Saproon, Solan

  41. How do I submit my GST application if I am getting validation error of PAN mismatch?

  42. Username/Password is not valid or activated. Kindly ensure that Enrolment process for your State is started at GST portal. Refer State specific Enrolment Schedule available at the portal.
    wat to do in this case ?

  43. There are various Govt Departments , which does not have PAN no. suppose PWD or Irrigation . How will PWD or Irrigiation Dept .will get itself registered under gst

  44. i m a service tax payer & want to register under GST, but while filling the information under the form of registration, there are require to fill Commissionerate code, Division code, Range Code, How can i found all types of code according to my jurisdiction, i.e. Pitampura New Delhi…?????

    Kindly tell promptly_Thanks in Advance.

  45. DEAR SIR
    I FINISHED THE WORK BUT ANR NUMBER WILL NOT RECEIVED HOW CAN I GET THIS

  46. Dear sir
    I am muralidhar m.r. from T.Narasipur Mysore DT.Karnataka.
    Today I got gst portal migration message successfully, but now I identified that postal address is T.Narasipur.but in vat office notified that Nanjangud.
    And also one mistake in filing of in pan card spelling of grand father name Makam Nanjunda setty to Makam Manjunda seity
    Now what can I do to change this two corrrction
    Pease give me ur suggestion and oblize me sir

  47. Hello sir,I am Muralidhar M R .From T.Narasipur Mysore dist Karnataka.
    Yesterday I have Recived GST portal Migration ARN No.successfully.

    My correct postal addrss is

    M.R. Muralidhar
    Murali Provision Stores
    Market Road.
    *T.Narasipur.*
    By over site in vat application
    *Nanjangud* is written in place of T.Narasipur. *
    And another mistake
    In my pan card my grand father name is Makam Nanjunda setty, but in my gst application data filling I have written as *Makam Manjunda shrety*,how can this be changed?
    How to correct these two mistakes, give suggeston and kindly oblige.

  48. i have fill up the the GST registration forms on line but i cannot upload the form and shown erros message

  49. SIR,
    I HAVE TAKEN TOT REGISTRATION LAST YEAR AND RUNNING BUSSINESS OF GIFTS AND NOVELTIES
    I AM NOT GETTING MY PROVISONAL NO ,NOW DEADLINE IS 20TH MARCH IS TOT HAS TO BE MIGRATED TO GST IF SO PLEASE CONFIRM

  50. I AM NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT APPLICATION AS THERE IS
    A MESSAGE WHILE SUBMITTING THAT THE “PAN IS MISMATCH” THOUGH IT IS
    CORRECT. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO PROCEED.

  51. Hellow Sir,

    I have entered all the details in registration of GST.
    But im unable to Register and update the Digital Signature.

  52. What is last date of completion of all procedures for service tax no. holders as well as tin no. holders

  53. I have entered all the details in registration of GST.
    But unable to Register and one error will come – Please select Service Provider.
    It means what? How can i Rester

    1. I think you haven’t selected the service tax code in the Goods & Services Page

  54. We are Proprietorship firm for Job Consultancy base in Haryana, We pay Service Tax. WeI have a Service Tax Registration Number also for the same. I do not fall under VAT. I am located in Haryana State.

    Please reply us that, We need the GST / Not need the GST.

  55. I AM NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT APPLICATION AS THERE IS
    A MESSAGE WHILE SUBMITTING THAT THE “PAN IS MISMATCH” THOUGH IT IS
    CORRECT. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO PROCEED.

  56. Sub : REQUEST FOR ISSUE OF GSTN PROVISIONAL USERNAME ID AND PASSWORD

    Ref : Our VAT Registration No.18760016411; Our CST Registration No. 18779922565

    Dear Sir,
    We are a registered Dealer under the provisions of Assam VAT Act, 2003.
    We had applied on 02.03.2017 for a Provisional Username ID and Password towards enrollment / registration under the provisions of the GST Act – which has not yet been generated from the system – resulting in our ability to proceed further towards enrollment / registration.
    As per the advertisement issued by your Department – the last date for the enrollment process is 15th March 2017.
    Due to system error at your end, we are unable to generate the Provisional Username and Password, as such, we humbly request your goodself to kindly suggest the procedure to be adopted by us.
    Our PAN number, email address and mobile number are given below:-
    Our PAN number, email address and mobile number are given below:-
    PAN number : AABFE6096R ; e-mail ID : everassam1@gmail.com ; Contact Number : 097066 11678.
    Thanking you and looking forward to your kind intervention in the matter.

    Yours faithfully,
    For ELMECH TRADERS,
    P.D. Burman

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