What is exactly www.gst.gov.in?

The Government GST website: www.gst.gov.in is widely known as the GST Portal/ GSTN portal that facilitates many kinds of services for taxpayers right from obtaining GST registration, traversing through GST Return filing, application for refunds, and applying for cancellation of GST registration.

The tax administration by a strong backing of technology is the importance of the GST regime. This means the taxpayers will no longer be required to visit the tax departments in person for assessments and submit applications or returns. Although, facilitation centers are available across India. But the GST website allows all communications to be done on it including responding to applications, rejecting or approving the applications or intimating notices by the department as well as responding to the same by taxpayers.

Who is expected to register for GST?

In the GST Regime, businesses whose turnover more than Rs. 40 lakhs and Rs 10 lakhs for North East and hill states register as a normal taxable person. This method of registration is called GST registration. For some businesses, registration under GST is mandatory. There are more processes related to GST like Gst return filling and many other registrations.

What are the contents available on gst.gov.in Homepage?

There are basically two contents available on gst.gov.in homepage:

    1. Before Login
    2. After Login

Following is the layout of the GST Portal’s homepage:


  1. Before Login  

There at the top of the homepage, you will find 8 options on the menu bar. We are discussing each options one-by-one below:

  • Services 


The option of “Services” contains the links of GST registration. Any business whose turnover is above Rs. 40 lakhs is required to register under GST. You can go through our article for having information “How to register for GST with legalRaasta“. Further, you can apply for GST registration online and also “Track Application status of GST” on the GST portal. This service tab also has other services like GST Challan Creation, Locate GST Practitioner, Track your refund Application Status using the ARN number.

  • GST Law

It contains the CGST Act and Rules, SGST Act and Rules and all other acts and rules relevant to GST are available for download on GST Portal. In addition, the latest notifications, amendments & Circulars around GST can be accessed under the GST law tab.

  • Download

Actually, the government has both online and offline methods to file GST Returns. So, this link is for GST Offline tools. The download tab provides the offline utility of the GST forms and returns as follows:


  • Search Taxpayer

It is one of the features available on the home page and also logging in. There you can search taxpayer GSTIN or PAN for the verification of the details of the taxpayer or GSTINs registered under the PAN. It is also helpful in the search for a composition dealer who has opted In or Opted out of the scheme by entering either the GSTIN or the State from which he is registered.

  • Help 

It is the section under which questions related to how-to-do guides, system requirements for various GST processes, User-manuals, Videos and FAQ’s have been made available to the user to resolve any doubt in return filing process, GST registration, etc.

  • E-way bill system

It is there to guide you to the e-way bill portal. FAQS and user manual are also there on the e-way bill portal.

  • News | Updates | Events

When you scroll down, you will see all GST News like the changes in due dates and changes in processes are updated in this section. All the updates on rates are posted here. You can check here to know any of the news regarding GST. 


  • Important Dates

Here, all the important dates mean upcoming GST Returns deadlines are notified for the users are mentioned. If any changes occur, that can be easily seen here.


Given below is the compliance calendar for January 2019:


      2. After Login

Following are the contents in the homepage of the GST portal after you log in:

  • Dashboard

The dashboard is the first option in the menu-bar at the top of the home page after log in. Its significance is that you can access your profile, notice (s), order (s) in one click on this dashboard page. Besides, the taxpayer can file returns or create tax payment challan from this screen.


  • Services

Of course, apart from the services offered before login, the GST Portal provides you with a long list of services once you logging.

a.) Under the registration tab, you will additionally get the following:


b.) Under the Ledgers tab, you can access to the given options:


c.)  Under the returns tab, you can find the following options :


d.)  Under the payment tab, you will explore these :


e.)  Even after login, you have access to the following list of services:


f.) Last but not least, under the refunds tab, you will have the below options to choose:


Services provided on GST Portal -gst.gov.in login

A registered user can log in to www.gst.gov.in. Once a user logs into these are the services available to a user. Click on the service to see the detailed guide.

  1. Application for Registration for Normal Taxpayer, ISD, Casual Dealer
  2. Application for GST Practitioner
  3. Opting for Composition Scheme (GST CMP-02)
  4. Stock intimation for Composition Dealers (GST CMP-03)
  5. Opting out of Composition Scheme (GST CMP-04)
  6. GST ReturnsFiling 
  7.  GST Payment
  8. Filing Table 6A of GSTR-1 (Export Refund)
  9. Claim Refund of excess GST paid (RFD-01)
  10. Transition Forms (TRAN-1, TRAN-2, TRAN-3)
  11. Viewing E-Ledgers
  12. Furnish Letter of Undertaking(LUT) (RFD-11)

Other than the above changing core and non-core fields, browsing notices accepted, filing ITC Forms, Engageor Disengage GST Practitioner are some of the other services given by the GST Portal/ GSTN.

How can LegalRaasta help you?

LegalRaasta gives the following services to make your whole GST learning and GST Return Filing more comfortable :

1. HSN Code and Rate Finder – Explore for the GST rate on a product and the HSN code by just mentioning in the name of the product in the HSN Code and Rate Finder.

2. ClearTax GST Guide – Explore for topics on the GST Guide page to learn GST in-depth and have great application experience of GST.

3. GST Software – File GST Returns applying Legalraasta GST Software. It is very easy to access.

4. EWayBill Blogs–  One can easily see all the e-way bill guidance, rules, and regulations and then go for.

LegalRaasta GST Service Benefits:

  • Upload the return data direct to your GST login.
  • Comprehend your tax liability before filing your return.
  • You can now register your GST returns on the NIC portal straight by Legalraasta reducing many steps.

How to register on www.gst.gov.in?

It is mandatory to register for GST when the turnover exceeds Rs.40 lakh. The registration process will become ten times easier and smooth if you get it done through LegalRaasta. Here are the methods “How to get GST registration with the help of LegalRaasta? Our experts will guide you in the best possible way to file GST return and GST consultation. You can also apply for buying GST software. So, Hurry up! Give us a call at 8750008585 and feel free to send your query on E-mail: contact@legalraasta.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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