GST FAQs Answered: How to Migrate to GST

GST migration, GST transition

Post the roll out of GST on 1st of July, the immediate action organisations need to take is migration to the GSTN network. In this blog, we run through the process of GST migration in a step wise format.

 

GST Migration: How can an organisation plan and execute?

 

Existing tax payers who are required to migrate to the GST Network. This migration process can be broken down into two phases;

 

Phase 1 – Registration

Phase 2 – Technology implementation and process adjustments

 

Registration

The registration process is split into two steps again.

 

Step 1: Creating of Provisional ID and Password

 

  1. Log into the Automation of Central Excise and Service Tax using existing user id
  2. Access the provision ID and password information from the special link provided

CBEC

Or

 

You can obtain the details from the Menu using the image given below as the guide

CBEC

  1. Make a note of the ID and Password given here

 

Step 2: GSTN Registration

  1. Using the Provisional ID and Password, you need to register at https://www.gst.gov.in/ to obtain your unique username and password.
  2. After this access is obtained, the tax payer needs to upload the supporting documents
  3. This upload has to then be verified by the authorized signatory based on the nature of the business
  4. The verification will give a tax payer access to an Application Reference Number
  5. Once the ARN is available along with the provisional certificate issued, the tax payer can migrate and is provided with the GSTIN

 

This completes the registration process.

 

Documents Required for Step 2:

  • Proof of Constitution of Business depending upon nature of business.
  • Passport Photos and Details of Promoter/ Partner/ Director/ Karta
  • Proof of Appointment of Authorized Signatory and Photo
  • Address Proof of Principal Place of business and additional places if any
  • Details of Bank Accounts with statements or at least first page of statement
  • Details of Goods and Services Supplied

 

Technology implementation and process adjustments

At this stage, the tax payer needs to ready to his systems to ensure that he is prepared to complete GST migration by making the first return filing and data transfer in the stipulated time. The check list to follow is given below;

  1. Have you chosen you GSP (GST Suvidha Provider)?
  2. Have you chosen your ASP (Application Service Provider)?
  3. Have you tested the integration of your ASP (Application Service Provider) with your IT systems and the GSP (GST Suvidha Provider) you have selected?
  4. Have adjusted your invoice formats to match the format recommended by GSTN?
  5. Have you adjusted your IT systems to generate data in the format with all the data fields required by the invoice format set by the GSTN?

 

If you haven’t yet chosen your GST Suvidha Provider, here is a checklist article that will help you make an informed decision! And here are 6 reasons why Vayana GSP could be right choice for you to make.

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