The GST Law is expected to be implemented by 1st July 2017. The GTSN – the technology wing of GST is working relentlessly and undertaking the testing of the software on a regular basis. The Government, for once, seems to be far ahead of the industry with its planning and cautious measures to implement GST at the earliest.

The revenue departments are also taking measures for public awareness to see that service providers transit smoothly into GST. The enrollment of tax payers registered under Service Tax had begun from 25.01.2017 but the rate of enrollment under GST, as recorded, is minimal compared to number of existing registrants under Service Tax. CBEC has made available GST MIGRATION SEVA KENDRAS in its field offices and MOBILE VANS with scanners/ computers to assist taxpayers in Migration process.

A simple PPT prepared by CBEC which is step by step guide for Migration process is also available at “GST: Approach for selection of Registrations for issuance of Provisional IDs“. A GST enrollment process is also available at How Central Excise / Service Tax Assessees can Migrate to GST.  A Video Tutorial guiding GST Migration is available at http://tutorial.gst.gov.in/video/. Further, a mobile app named “CBEC GST ” has been launched to enhance awareness about GST and Migration procedure. For migration and further details, you may visit https://www.gst.gov.in/.

Accordingly, we request each of our members in their capacity as Accountants, CFOs, consultants, internal / statutory auditors to share this mail with them. Further to encourage their employers/ clients/ acquaintances to complete the process of migration to GST as soon as possible. The information is required for final registration would then be carried out at ease by the assessees. Those professionals who need to transit could also complete their own registrations.

In case of any difficulty we request you to follow the procedure for GST enrollment and get back with your grievances at idtc@icai.in We would immediately take them up with the authorities who are very proactively helping in this regard.

Source- Email from Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI

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