Facility for registration of IRP/RPs made available on the GST Portal 27/05/2020

  1. The Insolvency Resolution Professionals/ Resolution Professionals (IRPs/RPs), appointed to undertake corporate insolvency resolution proceedings for Corporate Debtors, can apply for new registration on GST Portal, on behalf of the Corporate Debtors, in each of the States or Union Territories, on the PAN and CIN of the Corporate Debtor, where the corporate debtor was registered earlier, in terms of Notification No. 11/2020-CT, dated 21st March, 2020 and as amended vide Notification No. 39/2020-CT, dated 5th May, 2020. The IRP / RP are required to obtain a new registration within thirty days of their appointment as IRP/RP or by 30th June, 2020, whichever is later, except in cases where the corporate debtors have filed Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR-3B, for all the tax periods prior to the appointment of IRP/RP.
  2. They should select the Reason for Registration as “Corporate Debtor undergoing the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process with IRP/RP” from the drop down menu.
  3. The date of commencement of business for IRP/RPs will be the date of their appointment. Their compliance liabilities will also come into effect from the date of their appointment.
  4. The person appointed as IRP/RP shall be the Primary Authorized Signatory for the newly registered Company.
  5. In the Principal Place of business/ Additional place of business, the details as specified in original registration of the Corporate Debtors, is required to be entered.
  6. The new registration application shall be submitted electronically on GST Portal under DSC of the IRP/RP
  7. The new registration by IRP/RP will be required only once. In case of a change in IRP/RP, after initial appointment, it would be deemed to be change of authorized signatory and not an appointment of a distinct person requiring a fresh registration.
  8. In cases where the RP is not the same as IRP, or in cases where a different IRP/RP is appointed midway during the insolvency process, the change in the GST system may be carried out by a non- core amendment in the registration form.
  9. The change in Primary Authorized Signatory details on the portal can be done either by the authorised signatory of the Company or by the concerned jurisdictional officer (if the previous authorized signatory does not share the credentials with his successor) on request of IRP/RP.

Alert to Taxpayers on fake messages on GST Refund 03/05/2020

Attention Taxpayers!
Safeguard yourself from fake messages on GST Refunds
It has been observed that some fraudulent messages are being circulated on WhatsApp, Email and SMS, claiming to process GST refund. It clearly shows that some miscreants have started to take undue advantage of Covid-19 crisis, by sending out fake messages with phishing links. One such link takes to a portal claimed to have been developed by GSTN. The same is fake and Government has notified only www.gst.gov.in as the common portal, under the GST Laws.

Through such links, the taxpayers are asked to fill important information such as- Personal details, Address, Refund Details and KYC Verification, which may not just cause financial losses to the taxpayer but also enable such unscrupulous elements to steal their personal data for mala fide intentions.

Please be informed that GST refunds can be claimed through GST portal www.gst.gov.in only. Any other source, portal with similar interface, message claiming to process GST refunds are fraudulent. Please also note that GST Network does not ask personal information, refund details and KYC verification through email, WhatsApp or SMS or through any other website.

Taxpayers are advised to remain cautious against such messages and use GST portal www.gst.gov.in for refund application or any other GST related activity.

Do’s and Don’ts regarding Refund applications

Do’s Don’ts
Use only GST portal www.gst.gov.in for claiming refunds Do not reply to any message claiming to process GST refunds
For any information on claiming GST refund, checking status of the refund application read
Do not open any link or attachment in the message
Remember that GST Network never call detailed personal information and refund details on email, WhatsApp or SMS Never fill any personal detail and other information on any platform other than GST portal for claiming refunds
Stay updated with News & Update section of www.gst.gov.in for any official and authorized information Do not call at the number mentioned in the message
In case of any query of confusion, please call GST helpdesk 1800-103-4786. Do not trust information from any source other than the GST portal which uses similar portal names and interface

Tracking GST Refund Application Status on the GST Portal and PFMS portal 28/03/2020

1. The functionality to track the status of refund application has been available on the GST portal. By utilising this functionality, the taxpayers can know the stage at which the refund application is pending with the tax-officer/ taxpayer.

2. A tax officer can issue payment order only after Public Financial Management System (PFMS) has validated the bank account mentioned in the refund application (RFD-01). Similarly, final disbursement of refund amount sanctioned by the tax officer happens only after (PFMS) has validated the bank account mentioned in the payment order (RFD-05). Thus, validation of bank account takes place at two stages. However, the exact detailed status of bank account validation is not available on the GST Portal.

3. The Public Financial Management System (PFMS) of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) has made available a central portal to track the status of bank account validation and disbursal of refund amount. By visiting the PFMS portal athttps://pfms.nic.in/static/NewLayoutCommonContent.aspx?RequestPagename=Static/GSTN_Tracker.aspx the taxpayer can track the status of bank account validation.

4. This advisory is being issued for the benefit of the taxpayers in order to make them aware of the ways in which they can track the status of their refund applications on both the Portals.

5. To download the detailed advisory, clickhere

Forms available on GST Portal for Taxpayers and Tax Officials 13/03/2020

Government has issued various forms for GST related compliances to be made by taxpayers and for taking actions on them by tax officials. Various forms issued for registration, filing returns or refunds etc. have been made available on the GST Portal.

To know about the details of GST Forms, made available for taxpayers and tax officials, on GST Portal < Click Here >

To download all notified forms, < Click Here >

To download all MOV forms, < Click here >