File application for Pending GST Clarification

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A taxpayer can apply for GST Registration on the GST Portal. Once the taxpayer applies for registration, the GST Department approves or rejects the application within 7 working days. Sometimes, the GST officer requires additional details and documents. In such a case, the status of GST Registration changes to “Pending for Clarification”. The GST officer would send an email and ask the taxpayer to submit clarification and additional documents for the GST Registration application.

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GST Status – Pending For Clarification

In cases where the tax officials are not satisfied with the application or the documents submitted for the GST Registration, a notice is issued to the taxpayers. The status of the application in such cases changes to “Pending for Clarification“. In such a case, the taxpayer should file an application to solve pending for clarification of GST Registration on the GST Portal.

Following are a few reasons for which such clarification is required to be submitted:

Gst Registration Pending for clarification

The clarifications must be provided electronically or by uploading necessary documents. Further, the taxpayer has to respond within 7 days from the date of receipt of such an intimation. Taxpayers can log in to the GST Portal using their valid credentials. New Applicants can log in to the portal using their Temporary Reference Number (TRN).

Steps to file Clarification Application for GST Registration

In Case of New GST Registration

Follow the below given steps in order to file clarification:

  1. Go to GST Portal

    Login to the GST Portal

  2. Navigate to New Registration

    Go to Services > Registration > New Registration

  3. Enter TRN

    Click on the option Temporary Reference Number (TRN) and enter TRN generated . Enter the Captcha Code. Click on Proceed.GST Registration - User Credentials Page

  4. OTP Verification

    Move to the OTP Verification page. You will receive an OTP on the registered e-mail address or mobile number. Enter the OTP.
    The OTP is valid for 10 minutes. Click on ProceedGST Registration - OTP Verification Page

  5. File Clarification

    Taxpayer can then file the clarification by entering required details

In Case of Existing GST Registration

  1. Visit the Login Page of the GST Portal and log in using valid credentials.
  2. Go to Services > Registration > Application for Filing Clarifications
  3. Enter the Reference number of Notice or the Application Reference Number (ARN) in the respective field.
GST Portal - Application for Filing Clarification

In Case of New GST Registration

  1. Under the “Modification in the Registration Application” field, select the “Yes” option.
  2. Click on the “Proceed” option.
GST Portal - Modification in Application Registration Field
  1. Hence, the original application is available in the editable mode. Edit the necessary details in the application form.
  2. Also, upload the additional documents wherever required.
GST Portal - Application Form for Clarification
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In Case of Existing GST Registration

GST Portal - Existing GST Registration
  1. Under the option for Filing Clarification, select the option “No”
  2. Enter your response under the respective field.
  3. Enter the necessary information supporting the clarification application.
  4. Upload the necessary supporting documents.
GST Portal - Application for Filing Clarification Page (1)
  1. Click on the Verification checkbox.
  2. Select the “Name of Authorized Signatory” from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter “Place” from where you are filing your application.
  4. Finally, you can submit the application by using either the DSC or the EVC option.
GST Portal - Application for Filing Clarification Page (2)

In Case of DSC

  1. Proceed forward with the DSC option.
  2. Select the desired signature required for the application.
  3. Finally, click on the “Sign” option.

In Case of EVC

  1. Proceed with the EVC option.
  2. The applicant receives an OTP on the registered e-mail address and mobile number. Enter the OTP in the respective field.
  3. Finally, click on the “Validate OTP” button.

Hence, after the process is complete, a success message appears on the screen. The taxpayer shall also receive a message of confirmation. The e-mail is also sent to the authorized signatory.

GST Portal - Message of Confirmation of Application Submission
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FAQs

Why is GST application rejected?

Application for GST Registration is rejected only if required data are not filled correctly or adequate proof of identity, address of premises, and pan card no is not matching.

Can we apply GST after rejection?

The applicant must reply in FORM GST REG-04 within 7 days. However, if the officer is not satisfied with the reply, he can reject the application. Furthermore, he shall pass an order in FORM GST REG -05. However, if the proper officer does not take any more action then it is assumed to be changed.

What does “pending for clarification” status mean in GST?

In cases where the tax officials are not satisfied with the application or the documents submitted for the GST Registration, a notice is issued to the taxpayers. The status of the application in such cases is changed to “Pending for Clarification.” Taxpayers have to provide clarifications on receiving the notice.

How to resolve “pending for clarification” status in GST?

After a taxpayer receives “pending for clarification” status in GST, the taxpayer has to log in to the GST portal. Taxpayers can log in to the GST Portal using their valid credentials. New Applicants can log in to the portal using their Temporary Reference Number (TRN). To resolve the status taxpayers have to provide additional details and documents as asked by the tax officer.

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