GST registration portal is going to open from June 1 for fifteen days for the taxpayers who haven’t enrolled in the earlier registration. The government is giving a chance to the people once again to enroll for the Goods and Services Tax.
In earlier, only 61 lakh taxpayers out of 84 lakh enrolled in the GST with the deadline of March 31st which was further extended to April 30th. Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia in a meeting with GSTN and CBEC and Infosys made the decision to reopen the GST enrolment window.
The first leg registration was closed on April 30 and who haven’t registered can use this opportunity. The process started back in November 2016 with the aim to enroll 84 lakh VAT; Service Tax assesses to the GSTN to enable migration.
An official statement said, ““As on April 30, 2017, when Phase-1 of enrolment was closed, 60.5 lakh taxpayers out of 84 lakh had enrolled. The enrolment window will be re-opened for 15 days from 1st June, 2017 to give another opportunity to taxpayers to enroll.”
24,668 tax officials out of 62,937 involved in training on the application software on live system and the remaining officials will be trained by June 15.
The training will be on Registration, Returns and Payment Modules development by GSTN, adding pilot the GSTN system software from May 2 to May 16. Under this pilot, 3,200 taxpayers from each state and UT will be picked to test the three modules.
Stakeholders involved in the GST system from banks to RBI to taxpayers to accounting authorities participated to rehearsal for the real rollout. The Pilot’s feedback will be used for further development of the GST software.
Vanaja N Sarna, Chairperson Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), B N Sharma, Additional Secretary Revenue, Navin Kumar, Chairman GSTN and other senior officials attended the meeting