“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet” – Bobby Unser

So going by the above quote we have opportunity coming in the form of GST and I know you all are well prepared for GST. GST Also brings a concept of GST Practitioner for those who intend to appear before the GST Authority for any matter. The following article discusses the eligibility criteria, relevant forms, procedure etc.


Following are the eligibility criteria to apply for GST Practitioner:

a.     i. The person is a citizen of India.

ii. The person is of a sound mind.

iii. The person is not adjudicated as insolvent.

iv. The person has not been convicted by a competent court for an offence with imprisonment not less than two years

And satisfies any of the following conditions,

b. He is retired officer of Group-B Gazetted officer of any state VAT Department or CBEC or department of Revenue, or

c. A Graduate or Post graduate of commerce, Law, Banking, Business administration, Business Management from any Indian University established by law.

d. Person who has cleared any degree (as mentioned in “c”) examination of foreign university as recongnized by Indian university

e. Chartered Accountant Or Cost and Management Accountant Or Company Secretary

♦ Procedure to get Registered

Step : 1 – Make application in GST PCT-1

Step : 2 – Authorized officer shall after making enquiry about the eligibility, issue the certificate in GST PCT – 2

Online list of GST Practitioner

A list of goods and services tax practitioner enrolled shall be maintained on the Common Portal in FORM GST PCT -5

Online Authority by Registered person

Any registered person may, at his option, authorize a goods and services tax practitioner on the Common Portal in FORM GST PCT -6 or, at any time, withdraw such authorization in FORM GST PCT -7 and the goods and services tax practitioner so authorized shall be allowed to undertake such tasks as indicated in FORM GST PCT -6 during the period of authorization.

Statement furnished by the Tax Practitioner

Where a statement required to be furnished by a registered person has been furnished by the goods and services tax practitioner authorized by him, a confirmation shall be sought from the registered person over email or SMS and the statement furnished by the goods and services tax practitioner shall be made available to the registered person.

Activities on behalf of registered person

A goods and services tax practitioner can undertake any or all of the following activities on behalf of a registered person, if so authorised by the registered person to:

(a) Furnish details of outward and inward supplies;

(b) Furnish monthly, quarterly, annual or final return;

(c) Make deposit for credit into the electronic cash ledger;

(d) File a claim for refund; and

(e) File an application for amendment or cancellation of registration.

Condition for appearance

No person shall be eligible to attend before any authority, as a goods and services tax practitioner, in connection with any proceedings under the Act on behalf of any registered person or un-registered person unless his name has been entered in the list maintained in Form GST PCT-5.

Found Guilty

If any goods and services tax practitioner is found guilty of misconduct in connection with any proceedings under the Act, the authorised officer may, by order, in FORM GST PCT – 3  direct that he shall henceforth be disqualified under section 48, after giving him a notice to show cause in FORM GST PCT – 4 against such disqualification and after giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

Such person can file appeal to the Commissioner against such order for within 30 days.

Disclaimer: The above article is based on the understanding of the author of the revised rules published on 31st March 2017. Any Suggestion in this regard is highly appreciated. You can provide your suggestion on camayur2@gmail.com/ 85300 89839.

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22 responses to “Registration as GST Practitioner”

  1. Bibhu Bhusan Maharaj says:

    I am completed B.Com in Banking & Insurance & PGDM in Finance, Am i eligible to take registration for the Practitioner.

    Kindly confirm us the last date of the registration.

  2. Hanuman Shankarlal Khandelwal says:

    what is last date for registration of GST Practitioner application

  3. HEMANT SHARMA says:

    I am a B.COM degrees holder.and I have 15 year experience in accounting and tax matter.can I apply for GST Practitioner

  4. Keenjal says:

    How should i get register myself as gst practitioner as no details are available regarding where to fill the form ?
    Whether online or physically if online then what is the link?
    Please gudie

  5. Binoy says:

    I am a bsc degrees holder.and I have 10 year experience in accounting and tax matter.can I apply for gst partinoner.

  6. Rohit says:

    From where the get practitioner will trained

  7. Mahender Singh says:

    what is last date for registration of GST Practitioner application

  8. Athivignesh S says:

    I am an MBA (Financial Management) Graduate Can I Apply for GST Practitioner..??


    I am retired Income tax officer. I have registered as Income tax practitioner (ITP). My qualification is M.Com, DTLP. Now i want to register for GST practitioner.

  10. Karibasappa K.R says:


  11. Mayur Thakkar says:

    The very commonly asked question is about where to register.

    Please wait till GST is implemented. Entire procedure is online. you will be able to file GST PCT 1 online only.

  12. komal says:

    Where to fill application for gst practitioner course.
    Whether online or manually to respective officer.
    No information available.
    Kindly guide if have any information.

    • jagannath gharge says:

      Please let me know how can I get myself registered for GST Practitioner. – and How we enroll for GST on Site?

  13. CA. K.K.CHADHA says:

    For registration as a practitioner in GST. forms not available GST PCT-1
    I intend to register . Pl advise Thanks for this article.

    CA K.K.CHADHA M 8171053284 at Dehradun

  14. mohit nathani says:

    What is the regestera tion dates for online applications for regestera as a GST practicener

  15. Madan kishore Gupta says:

    Please let me know how can I get myself registered for GST Practitioner.

  16. R Seetharaman says:

    You have to apply again for GST Practitioner.

  17. kamal kumar says:

    Very good article for information I am also registered Practitioner in J&K

  18. Prashant says:

    Very nice and informative article .

    when the registration for GSTP will start ?

    How we enroll for GST on Site?

    Kindly clarify.


  19. RAJESH NAGAR says:

    i have already register as a tax practitioner in MP Commercial Office. so i want again apply for GST Practitioner.

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