• GST will be applicable in India on the appointed date viz. 1st April, 2017

  • Before this date all the registered assesses with State/Centre need to enroll at the GSTN portal

  • To begin with, only State VAT assesses will be required to provide details to the GSTN portal for migration to GST

  • Other assesses (Service Tax/Excise) will be issued Provisional ID at a later date

  • Once the Taxpayer provide their details there will be no need to provide the details again

  • State-wise Schedule for enrolment:

Region Migration Date End Date
North: Covering Delhi, UP, UK, Punjab,

HP, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh &

Jammu Kashmir
16th December, 2016 31st December, 2016
West: Covering Gujarat, Maharashtra,

Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar

Haveli, Chattisgarh
14th November, 2016

29th November, 2016
East: Covering West Bengal, Bihar, MP,

Orissa, Jharkhand, NE States
30th November, 2016

15th December, 2016
South: Covering TN, Kerala, Telangana,

AP, Karnataka
1st January, 2017

15th January, 2017
Others; Covering Puducherry & Sikkim
8th November, 2016

23rd November, 2016

  • Steps for Enrolment:

1. Have you received an email/SMS from VAT department for migration to GST? If not, contact the VAT dept.

2. In the Email/SMS, you will find a Provisional ID and Password

3. One Provisional ID will be for all Taxes merging into GST

4. Visit www.gst.gov.in on the appointed date for your state

5. Use the Provisional ID and password (as above) to create your Username and Password for accessing the GST portal

6. Before you create the Username and Password, you need to have a Valid Email & Mobile Number

7. You will be sent one OTP on Email and another OTP on Mobile number

8. You will be required to enter these OTPs at the time of creation of Username and Password

9. Login using new Username and Password

10. Fill in the Enrolment Application and provide business details.

11. Attach the specified mandatory documents

12. Verify the auto populated fields from the State VAT system

13. Register the DSC of the primary authorised representative

14. Sign the Enrolment application using DSC

15. Submit the Application

16. Upon submission, system will verify the correctness of the details

17. If details are satisfactory, ARN (Application reference number) will be generated

18. Provisional ID status will change to “Migrated”

20. On 1st April the above Status will become Active and a Provisional Registration certificate will be issued.

21. Within 6 months, the Final RC will be issued to those who have E-signed the completed Enrolment Application and the same is verified by the proper officer

22. Don’t share the above credentials with anyone

However, the window will be open till 31st January, 2017 for those who miss the chance


Content Courtesy:

CA Hitesh Arora, Taxguru.in

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