8th April 2017
The Goods and Service Tax popularly known as GST will become mandatory for businessmen from April 1st this year. But existing tax payers might need to start paying GST from now onwards. These tax payers need to enroll themselves under GST database online.
A tax payer already registered with the authorities and paying taxes like Central Excise, Service Tax, Vat and Luxury Taxes should register himself on the online GST database at the earliest without fail. Enrollment entails furnishing of necessary details as sought by the authorities.
Each state has different last date for GST enrolment. In fact, many states declared last dates on November or December last year, but not all states have declared their last dates as yet. So, it’s necessary to ascertain the correct last date of GST enrolment of your state. They are modified from time to time. A tax payer needs to stay watchful about it.
Step-by-step Procedure for GST enrolment by existing VAT/ Tax payers
Furnish your Business Organization Proof
Submit Necessary Information
Once you enter all necessary details, recheck for errors. If everything is okay submit the form and get your acknowledgement number. Save that for future correspondence.
If you have not got provisional ID and password then please contact your concerned authorities and get the same now. Authorized signatures need to be put at all relevant papers as demanded by the GST authority. A copy of authorization should be uploaded wherever needed.
Based on your prefilled data following information will be already available to the authority;
It is recommended to all tax payers to pay GST taxes on time and stay away from any further legal scrutiny. GST filing is almost necessary for all traders after a certain exemption limit. Timely enrolment will help you stand on the safer side. So, take GST very seriously from this April. A slight carelessness from your side could cost you lots.
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