Major Changes in GST Portal

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For providing better user experience and new features are being added on the GST portal from time to time by the GSTN. Some of the important feature added on the GSTN portal are listed below

  1. Same Jurisdictional Authority in case of an applicant files a new application where it is canceled previously.

Applicants who are applying for registration again, in the previous cases where their registration is canceled by the applicant himself or suo-moto, the new GST registration application filed will be assigned to the same jurisdictional officer who has canceled it.

2. Aadhar Authentication enabled on SPICe -AGILE Form on MCA Portal.

As part of ease of doing business, SPICe -AGILE Form is introduced where multiple registrations can be obtained in a single form by the MCA for the newly established companies. Now Aadhar Authentication is also enabled on the SPICe -AGILE Form.

3. RESET button enabled on GST Portal for Form GSTR-1/ IFF (Invoice Furnishing Facility.

Normal taxpayers, irrespective of their filing profile (quarterly or monthly), have now been provided with a RESET button on the GST Portal, in Form GSTR-1/IFF. This will enable them to delete the entire saved data for the specific return period but not yet submitted or filed their Form GSTR-1/IFF.

4. Reporting and payment of taxes in GSTR-5A

Now taxpayers registered under OIDAR Category can declare and pay interest and other amounts in GSTR-5A.

5. Filing of the refund application by the exporter of services for exports with payment of taxes on account of foreign exchange fluctuations.

The system earlier validated the refund amount claimed by the exporter of services (with payment of tax) against the proceeds realized (against exports, as submitted by the claimant in the Form of FIRC). If the value realized in the BRC/FIRC column was less than the refund amount claimed, such taxpayers could not file their refund application on GST Portal. This validation has now been removed, and the taxpayer will be able to file a refund application now in such cases (As the value realized in BRC/FIRC may fluctuate due to foreign exchange fluctuations, and net realization may be less than the refund amount).

6. Enabling Audit Functionalities on GST portal

Now taxpayers can view and see the department’s notices and reports related to audit under the tab “Additional Notices and Orders.”

Taxpayers can reply to the notices

Taxpayers can apply for an adjournment of or for extension of the audit date to the jurisdictional officer or Audit officer.

The taxpayer can accept/reject/pay the liabilities, discrepancy-wise, as outlined in the Notice for Discrepancies or Addl. Notice for Discrepancies (if any) or in Audit Report (Form GST ADT-02).

7. Changes in Search Tax Payer functionality

In the search taxpayer functionality, now the users can see the status of the Aadhar Authentication or e-KYC status of the searched GSTIN


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