GST or Goods and Services Tax, which the government plans to implement from July 1, 2017, is likely to benefit the entire country by widening the tax net and by providing seamless credit of input tax. However, for the successful implementation of GST across the country all existing Central Excise and Service Tax assesses need to migrate to GST by doing their enrolment on the GST portal. Those who have a turnover of more than Rs 20 lakh (Rs 10 lakh for North East states) in a financial year need to do their enrolment under GST. Those who do inter-state supply or sell products through e-commerce sites must mandatorily register for GST. No threshold limit is applicable to these tax payers.
Here is a guide on how to register for GST:
1) All eligible assesses have been provided with a provisional ID and password by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, which they need to log on to the GST common Portal where they would be required to fill and submit Form 20 along with necessary supporting documents. Log on to ACES portal using the existing ACES User ID and Password.
2) Either follow the link to obtain the Provisional ID and Password OR navigate using the Menu.
3) Make a note of the Provisional ID and password that is provided. In case a provisional ID is not provided, please refer the Next Step section. In case of further doubt please contact the CBEC Helpdesk at either 1800-1200-232 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have obtained the Provisional ID and Password, log on to the GST Common Portal using this ID and Password. The GST Common Portal has made available a manual on how to fill the Form-20. It is available on www.gst.gov.in.