GST Challan Payment : Process to pay GST online

The online GST payment system involves filing GST return, creating challan and finally payment of GST by the taxpayer. A taxpayer under GST can make payment of tax, interest, penalty, fees and other payments by creating a challan on the GST Portal i.e. gst.gov.in

Steps to make online payment of GST challan:

  1. Go to GST Portal

    Click on Services > Payments > Create Challan

  2. Enter GSTIN or other applicable ID, enter captcha code and click on Proceed

    Note: Other applicable ID
    i. UIN i.e. Unique Identification Number – in case of UN bodies, embassies, government offices or other notified persons
    ii. TRPID i.e. Tax Return Preparer Identification Number – in case of Tax Return Preparers
    iii. TMPID i.e. Temporary Identification Number – in case of an unregistered dealer having a temporary ID 

  3. The Challan view is displayed

    Enter the amount of tax, interest, penalty, fees and other payments under the respective heads i.e. CGST, IGST, SGST and Cess. Also, we can view the total amount at the bottom of the challan.

  4. Select the Payment Mode

    Select from E-Payment, Over the Counter or NEFT/RTGS

A. E-Payment

  • Select E-Payment and then click on Generate Challan
  • OTP Authentication – Enter the OTP sent on the registered mobile number and then click on Proceed
  • The challan is ready. Click on Download to save the challan
  • Select Net Banking, select the name of your bank and then click on Make Payment. It will redirect you to the payment page of the bank where you can complete the payment process.
  • On successful payment, it will redirect you to the GST portal. Further, the payment summary with the transaction status and payment receipt can be seen.

B. Over the Counter (OTC)

  • Select the name of your bank, select the type of instrument i.e. cash, cheque or demand draft and then click on Generate Challan
  • OTP Authentication – Enter the OTP sent on the registered mobile number and then click on Proceed
  • The challan is now ready. To save the challan, click on Download
  • Make the payment using cash, cheque or demand draft before the challan expires
  • Once the bank confirms, the payment status would be updated on the GST Portal

C. NEFT / RTGS

  • Select the name of bank then click on Generate Challan
  • OTP Authentication – Enter the OTP sent on the registered mobile number and click on Proceed
  • The challan is now ready. Click on Download to save the challan
  • Make the payment through cheque or account debit facility
  • Once the bank processes the payment, you will receive a UTR number on your registered mobile and email
  • Go to challan history, click on CPIN and enter the UTR to link it with the RTGS
  • Once the bank confirms, the payment status would be updated on the GST Portal. Also, the E-Cash Ledger is updated with the payment amount

FAQs

What is ARN number in GST?

Application Reference Number (ARN) is an acknowledgement issued by GSTN system portal to the taxpayers who have successfully submitted their application after completing the full process.

Can I make a GST payment through a physical challan?

No, physicals challans will not be accepted for the payment of GST. Payments can be made only through the challans generated in gst.gov.in

Can GST Challan be cancelled?

Yes, you can cancel a OTC Challan which is not paid from the Challan History. Navigate to Services > Payments > Challan History to cancel such OTC Challan.

Can excess GST paid by mistake be refunded?

Yes. Excess GST paid by mistake will be refunded. Log in to the GST website, go to services and submit your refund application.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarshitShah

    GST refund claims must be filed within 2 years from the relevant date. If the claim is in order, the refund has to be sanctioned within a period of 60 days from the date of receipt of the claim.

    If a refund is not approved within the stated period of 60 days, interest at the rate notified must be paid in conformity with section 56 of the CGST/SGST Act.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey,

    Which form should be filed to claim a refund? And can I file for a refund offline?

  3. Hey @SonalYadav

    You can file for a refund both online and offline. A taxpayer can file for a refund by filing Form RFD-01/ RFD-01A. RFD-01 is an application for the online processing of refund under GST. It is to be e-filed on the GST portal. Whereas, RFD - 01A is the application form for refund form under GST for manual processing.

    Hope this helps!