If you’re required to comply with GST regulations, then you will need a GST portal using a login ID and password to access the site. Introduced on July 1, 2017, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaced the previous system of multiple indirect taxes such as excise duty, service tax, and value-added tax (VAT) levied on the supply of goods and services in India.
The GST portal is a one-stop platform for a variety of GST-related services. Here’s a brief list of some of them available -
Getting a GST portal login ID is a mandatory prerequisite to be able to benefit from the various services the site offers. You can do this by following these simple steps:-
(If you already have a Temporary Reference Number (TRN), then choose this option)
Once your application is processed and details verified, your GST Identification Number (GSTIN) will be shared with you along with a GST portal login ID and password.
Now that you have your GST portal login ID and password, you can easily access the portal and the services it offers. Since this is the first time you will be logging in, you will need to follow these steps:-
Thereafter, and for those who have already completed these steps earlier, you can visit the GST portal login page by simply entering your username and password.
Upon successfully logging in to such portals, you will be taken to your account dashboard, which displays will summarise summary of all your GST-related transactions, returns filed, and other profile details. You can also access all the other GST-related services applicable to your business through the home page.
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The GST portal offers a host of services such as new registration, cancelling existing registration, creating e-invoices and e-challans, filing GST returns, claiming refunds, tracking application and payment status, downloading forms, checking circulars, lodging grievances, contacting a GST practitioner, and reaching out to the GST support team.
TRN is a 15-digit Temporary Reference Number generated when you apply for a GST portal login ID. The TRN is then used to re-login to the GST portal to complete the application process. Once completed, a temporary username and password will be shared with you via email that you can reset. Thereafter, you can use your set GST portal login ID and password to access the portal.