GST Login - Step by Step Guide for GST Login on Portal including Registration

GST (Goods and Service Tax) is the landmark tax revamp in India and is going to go live from June 2017. Once live, GST will replace Central excise duty, Service tax, State VAT, Central Sales Tax, Purchase Tax and Luxury tax. Some people have rightly said that it will change the way India does business.

Even though GST will be live in June 2017, GST portal is already up and you can login and register your business on the portal. This article provide step by step guide on how to login and register on GST portal.

GST Login

GST portal is now live at To login into GST portal, there are two main options:

  • New User Login - If you are new user, you will need to first get registered
  • Existing User login - If you have already done registration, you can login

GST Login - Existing User

If you have registered already at GST portal, you can login by providing your userName and password.

If you forgot your username, you need to provide your provisional ID and it will send you an OTP on your registered mobile number to allow you to see your username.

If you forgot your password, you need to give your username and you will be able to reset after confirming the OTP received at your registered mobile number.

GST Login Registration - New User

Currently to register under GST, you need to be already registered under one of the schemes that are going to be replaced with GST - e.g., state VAT tax, service tax, Central excise tax etc. Typical GST login registration involves following steps:

  1. Obtain Provisional ID and Password -- First you need to obtain provisional id and password from your existing registration - e.g., state VAT authority, service tax authority etc. Most of these authority allow you to obtain the ID and password from their online website. If not, you need to physically pick up your provisional ID and password from their office.

  2. Register Online at GST Portal -- Once you have provisional ID and password, you can register online at GST Portal with that

3 Update your Business information and Upload Documents -- As part of registraiton process, you need to provide details and upload documents.

In detail --- Once you have provisional ID and passwrd, you need to go to for new user registeration. Here you follow:

  1. Enter the Username (Provisional ID) and Password
  2. Enter Mobile Number and Email Address of the authorized signatory of the business entity
  3. Enter OTP sent on Mobile Number and Email Address provided by you
  4. Create Username and Password for subsequent logins
  5. Enter information and upload scanned documents as mentioned

Please note that you don't need to complete the registration process in one go. GST portal allows you to save your application called 'application for enrollment of existing taxpayer' and you can resume filling up the information.

To complete the registration you need to digitally sign the application. For this purpose, you can register your existing DSC (Digital signature) on GST portal.

Validation error in gst registration

Most common validation error while doing gst registration is due to PAN mismatch which is covered below.

Pan Mismatch in Gst Registration (PANs are not matched with CBDT database)

While doing GST registration, some people are facing problem with PAN mismatch. This typically occurs when the name provided while registring with Service tax or VAT earlier was different from the one in PAN. So the CBDT database has different name from the PAN. Government has already taken care of some simple errors like:

  • Spaces in name
  • First name, middle name, last name problems by 'Concatenation of First name, Middle Name & Lastname' before verifying against cbdt

But it can not automate fix for all errors. If you face this error, you will have to contact your neareast CBDT office to first correct the name and then try for gst registration agains.

GST Registration Schedule - OLd

Type Start Date End Date
Enrolment of Taxpayers who are registered under Central Excise Act but not registered under State VAT 07-01-2017 not yet
Enrolment of Taxpayers who are registered under Service Tax Act but not registered under State VAT 14-01-2017 not yet
New registration under VAT/Service Tax/Central Excise after January 2016 01-02-2017 not yet

If you are registered under state VAT, then you need to follow following schedule:

State Start Date End Date
Puducherry, Sikkim 08-11-2016 not yet
Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh 14-11-2016 not yet
Gujarat 15-11-2016 not yet
Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Assam 30-11-2016 not yet
Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur 30-11-2016 not yet
Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan 16-12-2016 not yet
Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh 01-01-2017 not yet
Tamil Nadu 04-01-2017 not yet
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