Latest Features Available to Taxpayers on the Official GST Portal

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"My Profile" has an Address and Contacts feature.

The GSTN has added a new feature called “Address and Contacts” within the “My Profile” section of the GST Portal as part of an update. To give users complete information, this new tab includes a list of all promoters and authorized signatures. Users can quickly access email addresses, physical addresses, and mobile numbers with this single screen.

Easy Verification with the New GSTN E-Invoice Verifier App

The innovative E-Invoice Verifier app makes the process of confirming electronic invoices quick and easy. The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) created this user-friendly tool that provides quick and precise verification of e-invoices and associated information. The E-Invoice Verifier app guarantees a flawless experience for users with its primary features, which include QR code verification, an easy-to-use interface, extensive coverage across all Integrated Reporting and Payment System (IRP) portals, and a non-login-based system.

Verification of GSTN Reference Number (RFN) for Offline Notices

Soon, taxpayers will be able to use an automatically generated Reference Number (RFN) to validate system-produced documents, such as orders and notifications, on the GST website. Furthermore, for communication delivered to taxpayers in the offline format, a new functionality has been implemented that allows State GST tax authorities to generate an RFN that the taxpayer can validate.

This feature will operate both prior to and after logging in. Taxpayers can verify the RFN of an offline correspondence from the State GST authority by navigating to Services > User Services > check RFN and inputting the RFN. Documents issued by Central GST authority may be used with the CBIC Document Identification Number (DIN) function.

Form GST CMP-08 is now authenticated by STAK.

The Single Use Time-Based Authentication Key (STAK) will be used as a new authentication method for filing Form GST CMP-08; the present authentication modes for filing on the site are DSC and EVC. The “GST Secure OTP” app would need to be installed on the assessees’ Android handsets. It allows assessees who are not corporations or limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to generate a token on their mobile device and use it to file Form GST CMP-08 on the GST web portal.

After filing the GST return within a scheme, the non-filers are eligible to amnesty under Section 62, which is also known as a withdrawal of the ASMT 13 order.

In the event that a return in Form GSTR-3B is filed after 30 days from the date of the order that created the demand under Section 62, the demand will not be immediately canceled.

The government would have provided relief to these assessees, or those who failed to provide their GSTR 3B returns within 30 days of the demand’s creation date, if they had filed Form GSTR 3B and settled their outstanding tax obligations by June 30, 2023, even though the 30-day period had already passed. The demand made against non-filers would be nullified and there is no requirement for preferring appeal in these cases.

Extension of the Application Period for Suo Moto Cancellation of the GSTIN Revocation

Assessees may now claim the amnesty plan on the portal between April 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023, as the government has declared. Assessees who canceled their Suo Moto between July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2022, may submit an application for the cancellation and revocation of their registration, regardless of whether they would have submitted a revocation application or not.

Validation of Bank Accounts is a New Feature

With great pleasure, the GSTN notifies you that a bank account validation capability has been added to the GST System. In order to guarantee that taxpayers’ bank account information is accurate, this new feature was included. You may find out if your bank account has been validated by visiting the Bank Account Status page located in the Dashboard My Profile part of the FO portal. You will receive information regarding the status of your bank account on your registered phone number and email as soon as the procedure of verifying your stated bank account is complete.

A Novel Way to Use Cash Ledger Amount

Through a transfer using the GST PMT-09 form, which is already available on the GST website, the Goods & Services Tax Network (GSTN) has enabled money from one GSTIN’s cash ledger (a firm with the same PAN) to be used by another GSTIN. One relevant provision is found in Regulation 87(14) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (the “CGST Rules”).

As specified in subsections (4) or, if applicable, subsection (5) of section 25, a registered person on the common portal may transfer any tax, interest, penalty, or other amounts that are available in the electronic cash ledger under the Act to the electronic cash ledger for central tax or integrated tax of a distinguishable individual.

But, if the registered person has any outstanding liabilities in his electronic liability record, no such transfer shall be allowed.

User Interface for GST REG-01 Form Auto-Filling

The most recent innovation from the GSTN has improved the efficiency of the Registration application’s user interface (UI). For a more efficient procedure, the user interface for the address fields in the GST REG-01 Registration Application has been changed. Numerous additions and modifications are also included, such as the address pinhead integration with the map tile and the address input field’s automated filing. One of the macro-level address with the PIN codes has been the address fields automatically filling in.

Additionally, the address field has been segregated for a better Latitude/Longitude of the address type of auto-population, and users can auto-fill the address with suggestion-based data.

User Interface for GST REG-01 Form Auto-Filling

The most recent innovation from the GSTN has improved the efficiency of the Registration application’s user interface (UI). For a more efficient procedure, the user interface for the address fields in the GST REG-01 Registration Application has been changed. Numerous additions and modifications are also included, such as the address pinhead integration with the map tile and the address input field’s automated filing. One of the macro-level address with the PIN codes has been the address fields automatically filling in.

Additionally, the address field has been segregated for a better Latitude/Longitude of the address type of auto-population, and users can auto-fill the address with suggestion-based data.

Application for Withdrawal of GST Registration Cancellation

The option to withdraw an application for the cancellation of GST registration has been made available by the GSTN to individuals who may have mistakenly registered for GST and now need to do so. After accessing the common portal, the taxpayer should proceed to Services > User Services → View My Submissions. After selecting the “Withdraw” option next to the registration cancelation application, he must confirm.

GSTIN's New Taxpayer Detail Search Feature

The government recently updated the GST portal and included the best feature yet—the ability to search for taxpayers by name, ID number, or details—to make it easier for professionals and taxpayers to navigate the system. The most recent version of the GST portal now has a search tab that allows users to bring up the necessary taxpayer search and its details with the assistance of the GSTN.

GSTN New Feature for Stopping to File GSTR 1

Clause (a) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 59 of the CGST Rules, 2017 modifications was indicated in the central tax notification no. 35/2021. It states that the words from the previous two months will be replaced on January 1, 2022. Should the taxpayers fail to file GSTR 3B for the most recent month, the utility will prevent them from filing GSTR 1. Soon, the utility will be operational on the GSTN portal, requiring taxpayers to file GSTR 1 and 3B.

 

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A New Tool to View the Previous Five GST Returns

The Goods and Service Tax Networks (GSTN) have added a new feature to the GST portal that allows assessees to view their returns for the previous five return periods. By checking the previous five return periods, this return calendar will help all enrolled businesses and professionals avoid any interest or late fines.

Two New Features Are Added by GSTN to GSTR-3B

In an effort to improve user friendliness, the Goods & Service Tax Network (GSTN) has recently introduced two new features to the interface. The GSTR-3B monthly statements are now automatically generated for the taxpayers on the platform.

The website now offers “Communication between Taxpayers” as another feature. Go into your GSTN account, locate the option under services > user services, and use that to access this feature. By facilitating smooth peer-to-peer communication, this feature seeks to improve scalability, security, and user experience.

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