How to Track GST Registration Application Status

How to Track GST Registration Application Status

How to Track GST Registration Application Status: If you apply for GST registration, it usually takes about seven working days for the provisional GSTIN to be allotted and ten days to obtain the final GSTIN with the GST registration certificate. From submitting the GST registration application, the status can be checked on the GST portal.

This article will discuss how you can track the status of the GST registration application and clear your doubts in the FAQ section.

How to Track GST Application Status without Logging In

On submitting the registration application, you are given an Application Reference Number (ARN). You can track the GST registration status of your application by tracking this ARN. To check the status of the GST Application without logging into the GST Portal, follow the below steps:

  • Step 1: Open the URL https://www.gst.gov.in/. The Goods and Services Tax website is displayed.
  • Step 2: Click on Services then Registration, followed by the Track Application Status command.
  • Step 3:  In the ARN field, enter the ARN received on your email address when submitting the registration application.
  • Step 4: Identify and type the characters displayed in the image below the ARN field and enter the captcha text.
  • Step 5: Click on the Search button.
  • Step 6: Finally, the application status is displayed.

How to Track GST Application Status after Logging In

On submission of the application, you are given a unique Application Reference Number (ARN). By tracking the ARN, you can track the status of your application. To check the status of your GST Application after logging into the GST Portal, follow the below steps –

Step 1: Open the URL https://www.gst.gov.in/. The Goods and Services Tax website is displayed.

Step 2: Open and log in to the GST Portal with valid credentials.

Step 3: Click the Services then Registration, followed by the Track Application Status command.

Case I: For ARN

  1. Enter the ARN received on your email address when submitting the registration application in the ARN field.
  2. Click on the Search button.
  3. The application status is then displayed.

Case II: Submission Period

  1. Select the Submission Period of the application using the calendar given on the website.
  2. Click on the Search button.
  3. The application status is then displayed.

How to Track GST Application Status using TRN Login

After logging into the GST Portal using Temporary Reference Number (TRN), follow the below steps to track the status of the GST Application after logging into GST Portal –

  • Step 1: Open the URL https://www.gst.gov.in/. The Goods and Services Tax website is displayed.
  • Step 2: Click the Register Now link.
  • Step 3: Select the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) option.
  • Step 4: In the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) field, enter the TRN received.
  • Step 5: Click the Proceed button.
  • Step 6: In the Mobile / Email OTP field, enter the OTP received on your mobile number or email address. Remember, the OTP is valid only for the next 10 minutes.
  • Step 7: Click the PROCEED button.
  • Step 8: The My Saved Application page is then displayed. You can now then check the status of your GST Application under the Status column.

Note:

  1. The same OTP is sent to the mobile number and email address.
  2. If the OTP is invalid, try again by clicking the Click here option to resend the OTP link. The OTP on the registered mobile number or email ID will now be sent again. Enter the newly received OTP again.

Status Description as Shown During Online Tracking of GST Registration Application Status

  1. Draft: When the Application Form is saved in the GST Portal but not yet submitted.
  2. Active: On the generation of the TRN, the Status of TRN becomes Active or Status of GSTIN on approval of the application.
  3. Inactive: Status of the Provisional GSTIN in case of Casual Dealer or Non-Resident Taxable Person on the rejection of the application or post expiry of the validity period, which is 90 days.
  4. Expired: Status of TRN on the expiry of 15 days and application form has not been submitted at the GST Portal.
  5. ARN Generated: The status of TRN on the GST portal after submitting the application form.
  6. Provisional: The status of GSTIN, when create challan is initiated (in case of a casual taxable person) till the registration form is approved further.
  7. Pending for Validation: Time from submitting the application form until ARN is generated at the GST Portal.
  8. Pending for Processing: The application form has been successfully filed at the GST Portal.
  9. Pending for Clarification: A tax office has issued a notice seeking clarification.
  10. Pending for Order: The applicant resubmitted the application form with the response/clarifications answering the notice.
  11. Validation Error: If the validation fails after submitting the application form until the ARN is generated.
  12. Approved: When the tax official approves the Registration Application.
  13. Rejected: When the tax official rejects the Registration Application.

FAQ’s on GST Registration

Question 1.
Who is required to file a GST Registration?

Answer:
GST registration is mandatory in most states for businesses having a total annual turnover of more than Rs.20 lakhs per annum.

Besides the aggregate turnover criteria, businesses involved in import or export, interstate supply, e-commerce and other such conditions must obtain GST registration mandatorily irrespective of annual aggregate turnover.

Question 2.
What is the GST Registration validity?

Answer:
GST registration for regular taxpayers is valid until it is surrendered or cancelled and does not have an expiry date.

Only the GST registration for non-resident taxable persons and casual taxable persons are valid until the date as mentioned on the GST registration certificate.

Question 3.
After how many days does the TRN expire after its generation, or does it expire after the last login?

Answer:
The TRN gets expired 15 days after it is generated and is not dependent on when the applicant has logged in for the last time.

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