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GST Registration Status: How to Track GST Status?

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Accordingly, when a taxpayer makes an application for GST registration electronically on the portal, the tax officer verifies the details and approves the registration application within 7 to 10 days.

Since it takes time for the tax officer to verify registration application details, a unique number is given to the taxpayer so that he can track his GST registration status of his application. This unique number is known as Application Reference Number (ARN).

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Track GST Registration Status

A taxpayer can track application status in the following three ways:

(i) Without Logging to GST Portal

  • Access the gst.gov.in. The home page of the GST portal gets displayed.
  • Click the ‘Services’ tab and then the ‘Registration’ tab under services. Consequently, the following options under registration get displayed: (i) New registration, (ii) Application for filing clarifications and (iii) Track Application Status. Out of the above, choose the ‘Track Application Status’.
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  • Track Application Status page gets displayed with the following two options:

(i) ARN

  • Choose ARN and enter ARN in the ‘ARN’ field and captcha text in ‘Type the characters you see in the image below’ field.
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  • Click ‘Search’. On clicking ‘Search’ the application status gets displayed.
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(ii) SRN

  • SRN stands for Service Request Number. This number gets generated after a taxpayer submits registration application on the MCA portal. Thus, you can track your application status by choosing SRN option.
  • After selecting SRN, fill the SRN in the ‘SRN’ field and captcha text in ‘Type the characters you see in the image below’ field.
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  • Click ‘Search’. On clicking ‘Search’ the application status gets displayed.
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(ii) Logging to GST Portal

  • Log into the GST portal using credentials such as username and password.
  • Then click ’Services’ tab. Under the ‘Services’ option select ‘Registration’ and then choose ‘Track Application Status’ from the dropdown list under the ‘Registration’ option.
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  • Track application status page gets displayed with the following options:

(i) ARN

  • Select ‘ARN’ option and then enter ARN in the ‘ARN’ field. After doing so click ‘Search’ button.
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  • Application status gets displayed along with other details like submission date, assigned to, form number and form description.
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(ii) SRN

  • Select ‘SRN’ option and then enter SRN in the SARN’ field. After doing so click ‘Search’ button.
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  • Application status gets displayed along with other details like status of SRN.
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(iii) Submission Period

  • Select ‘Submission Period’ option. Then choose the ‘from’ and the ‘to’ dates from the calendar in the ‘submission period’ field.
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  • After filling the ‘date’, click the ‘search’ button. Doing so the application status gets displayed along with details like ARN, its status, phone number, form description and assigned to.
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(iii) Using TRN

  • Access the gst.gov.in. The home page of the GST portal gets displayed.
  • Click the ‘Services’ tab and then the ‘Registration’ tab under services. Consequently, the following options under registration get displayed: (i) New registration, (ii) Application for filing clarifications and (iii) Track Application Status. Out of the above, choose the ‘New Registration.
  • The new registration page gets displayed with the following two options: (i) New Registration (ii) Temporary Reference Number (TRN). Choose TRN option and enter the TRN in the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) field. After doing this, click the ‘Proceed’ button.
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  • On clicking ‘Proceed’ button, ‘Verify OTP Page’ gets displayed. Enter the OTP you received on your mobile number and email address in the mobile/email OTP field. After doing this, click the ‘Proceed’ button.
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  • On clicking the ‘Proceed’ button, ‘My Saved Application’ page gets displayed. Thus, you can check the status of your registration application under the ‘Status’ column.
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Types of GST Registration Status

As mentioned above, there are different stages involved in the procedure for making an application for GST registration on the portal. Depending upon the stage of the GST registration application you are at, you will get the application status.

Therefore, if you have an understanding of what these statuses mean, it will be easy for you to track the status of your GST application.

  • ARN Generated

In order to file GST registration application, a taxpayer has to fill two parts of form GST REG-01 that is Part A and Part B. Once the taxpayer fills details in part A of GST REG-01, a Temporary Reference Number (TRN) is generated.

This number is used to fill part B of form GST REG-01. Once the taxpayer fills all the details in part B, an acknowledgement receipt in form GST REG-2 is sent to the taxpayer making such an application along with Application Reference Number (ARN).

In other words, ARN generated shows the status of TRN once the taxpayer submits the registration application.

  • Pending for Processing

This means that your registration application has been filed successfully. However, it needs to be verified by the tax officer.

  • Provisional

This means that the GST registration application has not been filed by the taxpayer. However, the provisional ID is generated.

You must remember that a new taxpayer has to first enroll on the GST portal using provisional ID and password provided by the state tax authority.

Once the enrollment is done the taxpayer is given GSTIN on provisional basis.

  • Pending for Verification

This status means that the GST registration application has been filed successfully. However, the application has not been verified or validated by the tax authorities and is under the process of verification. Once the verification process is completed, this status is updated.

  • Validation Against Error

This status indicates that the PAN details entered by the taxpayer do not match with the one in the CBDT database. Once the taxpayer fills in the details according to the PAN registered with CBDT and resubmits the form, this status gets updated.

  • Migrated

Migrated status means that the application has been successfully migrated under GST and no further changes can be made to the application now. Thus, as a consequence to the successful filing of GST application, a provisional registration certificate is granted to the taxpayer in form GST REG-25 containing Provisional GSTIN.

  • Cancelled

This status means that the existing GST registration is cancelled. Consequently, the provisional ID also stands cancelled.

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Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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