www.gst.gov.in: All about the GST Portal

GST Portal i.e. www.gst.gov.in is the GST website of the government of India. On the GST Portal you can register for GST, file GST Returns, view input tax credit, apply for refunds, apply for cancellation, search GSTIN etc.

GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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Using GST Portal before logging into an account

Home Page

GST Number Search: Verify GST Number or GSTIN online
Enter GST number or GSTIN (GST Identification Number) and verify GST details online. GST Number or GSTIN is a unqiue 15 digit number allotted after GST Registration.
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GST Number Search: Verify GST Number or GSTIN online
Enter GST number or GSTIN (GST Identification Number) and verify GST details online. GST Number or GSTIN is a unqiue 15 digit number allotted after GST Registration.
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Services

GST Law

Here you can access the Act, Rule, Amendment, Notifications etc relating to GST Law issued by Central and/or State Government from the websites of Centre and State respectively through the links provided

Downloads

  • Offline Tools – Download the offline tools to file GST Return
  • Proposed Return Documents – Return formats of new GST Return

Search Taxpayer

  • Search by GSTIN/UIN – option to search a taxpayer using GSTIN or UIN
  • Search by PAN – option to search a taxpayer using PAN
  • Search Composition Taxpayer – option to search a taxpayer who has opted in or opted out of composition scheme. It can be searched using GSTIN/UIN or State

Help

  • System Requirements – for using GST Portal, for using DSC, for installing web socket installer
  • User Manuals, Videos and FAQs – content in form of training kits, quick videos, user manuals and FAQs to explain the GST Law and GST Compliances
  • GST Media – connects to the Youtube channel of GSTN i.e. Goods and Services Tax Network
  • Site Map – site map of the entire GST Portal
  • Grievance Redressal Portal – taxpayer can raise a complaint regarding problems faced by them while working on the GST Portal

E-Way Bill System

Information page regarding the e-way bill system under GST. Use of e-way bill, modes of generating e-way bill, contents of e-way bill, validity of e-way bill. It also provides links to visit the E-Way Bill Portal and related content.

New Return Trial

  • New Return Prototype – prototype of offline tool to file new GST Returns to allow taxpayers to learn about the new return and get feedback on it
  • Offline Tools for New Return – link to download the offline utility to file New GST Returns and instructions to use the same
  • Top Suggestions and Feedback – displays a list of top contributors who have given good suggestions and feedback

FAQs

What services are provided on GST portal?

Once the user is logged into www.gst.gov.in following are the services available to the user:

1. Application for Registration for Normal Taxpayer, ISD, Casual Dealer
2. Application for GST Practitioner
3. Opting for Composition Scheme (GST CMP-02)
4. Stock intimation for Composition Dealers (GST CMP-03)
5. Opting out of Composition Scheme (GST CMP-04)
6. Filing GST Returns
7. Payment of GST
8. Filing Table 6A of GSTR-1 (Export Refund)
9. Claim Refund of excess GST paid (RFD-01)
10. Transition Forms (TRAN-1, TRAN-2, TRAN-3)
11. Viewing E-Ledgers
12. Furnish Letter of Undertaking(LUT) (RFD-11)

Apart from the above-mentioned services, browsing notices received, filing ITC forms, and engage/disengage GST practitioner are some of the other services provided by the GST Portal/GSTN.

What are the system requirements to install the emSigner application?

A user needs the emSigner software to sign online documents on the GST Portal.
The pre-requisites for installing the emSigner are provided as below:
1. Windows 32 / 64 bit OS
2. Java 1.6 JRE 1.6.0_38+, Java 1.7, Java 1.8
3. Windows: Admin access to install the emSigner component
4. Any one of the following ports should be free- 1585, 2095, 2568, 2868, 4587

How can I recover my GST ID and password without email?

Follow these steps to recover GST ID:
1. Login to GST Portal and log in
2. Click on Forgot Username at the bottom of the page
3. Submit your GST Registration Number (GSTIN) or any Provisional ID or UIN. Click on Generate OTP
4. Enter the OTP received
5. You shall receive your User ID in your e-mail

How do I find the GST number of a company by its name?

It’s not possible to find GSTIN using the name of the taxpayer/business. It can be mainly done by either searching through GSTIN or UIN of the business or by entering the PAN of the taxpayer/business.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @Joe_Fernandes

    To understand the steps for logging in to the GST portal, please refer to this article.

    The password the user has created while logging in for the first time is valid for 120 days.