Office of the
Additional Commissioner of sales Tax,
3rd Flr., Vikrikar Bhavan,
No. JCST/Mahavikas/GST Enrollment/2017-18/B-324
Trade Circular No. 21 T of 2017
Mumbai, Dt. 23/06/2017
Subject: Reopening of GST Portal for Migration of existing taxpayers and New Registration under GST Act and availability of GST Registration and Migration services through Aaple Sarkar’s Service Centers
The activity of GST data migration and distribution of Provisional Ids and Access Token is in progress since 14th November 2016. This activity has been carried out by Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (MSTD) in stage-wise manner in 5 phases. The window for GST Migration is closed on GST Portal from 15-06-2017 mid-night.
A. Re-opening of GST Portal:
It has been communicated by GSTN that, from 25th June 2017, GST Portal will reopen for following services:
a. Migration of existing taxpayers
b. Registration of new taxpayers under GST
c. TDS registration
d. TCS registration
e. Registration of OIDBAR
The existing taxpayers have 3 months’ time to submit the documents and information on GST Portal. Secondly, as announced by Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India, trade can operate with the Provisional ID which is nothing but the GST Identification Number or GSTIN. Similarly, the new taxpayers under GST have 30 days to apply for registration. Thus the trade has sufficient time to get this activity done. So, trade is requested not to be panic and not to rush to the GST portal from day-1.
B. GST Registration and Migration services through Aaple Sarkar’s Service Centers
In order to provide online service facilities of Government to taxpayers, Government of Maharashtra has given directions to M/s. Mahaonline Limited to activate the Aaple Sarkar’s Service
Centers for GST migration and filing of new Registration application under GST Act. These service centers will be made operational shortly for GST Migration of existing taxpayers and Registration of new taxpayers under GST Act.
This circular is clarificatory in nature and cannot be made use of for legal interpretation of provisions of Law. If any member of trade has any doubt, he may refer the matter to this Office for further clarifications.
L. K. Giri
Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax,