written by khatabook | December 12, 2019

GST Tracking: Track Your Application Status Online

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GST tax system is IT enabled, and you can perform and comply with various GST-related functions online. You can file the application for registration online. After submitting the online application, you can also check the GST application status and GST registration status at the GST portal through ARN tracking. ARN or Application Reference Number is the number that is automatically generated when you submit the online application for GST registration. You can use this number to check GST status until you receive the GST certification and the GSTIN

Goods and Service Tax is the new and improved taxation system introduced by the government of India for better implementation and collection of indirect taxes. GST tracking is also one such facility that can help you to track GST status online with only a few clicks. You can check whether the application is approved or rejected. The online ARN status check helps in saving your crucial time as you can conveniently check and comply with any pending formalities or clarifications needed for registration. Check ARN status to timely know about any discrepancy or deficiency in your application and correct it to eliminate any further delay in your registration process.

Did you know? Assam was the first state to implement GST in India.

Also Read: Role of GST Software in Your Business - Explained

Steps for Tracking GST Registration

You can complete the GST registration process online at www.gst.gov.in. All the businesses whose turnover exceeds the threshold limit as per the GST laws have to get registered under the GST Act compulsorily. 

You can track GST application status with the help of ARN received by you on the registered mobile number. You can track the status of GST registration or application in the following ways:

1. Application submitted through GST portal online

If you are a new user and have filed the application for a new registration on the GST portal and have received the ARN on your registered mobile, follow these steps:

  • Visit the government site for GST or the GST portal at www.gst.gov.in
  • The home page of the portal is displayed
  • Select the services tab and choose 'Track Application Status.'
  • From the drop-down list, select the Registration option
  • Select the ARN option if you have filed the application through the GST portal 
  • Enter the ARN received by you after submitting the online application for GST registration on your e-mail id and mobile number 
  • You can see the detailed status of your registration application.
  • Here you can see whether your application is under the process of verification or is approved or rejected.

2. Application submitted through MCA portal 

You can also submit the application for registration on the MCA portal. In this case, you receive a Service Request Number (SRN) on your registered email id and mobile after applying. You can use the SRN to track GST application status by following these steps:

  • Visit the government site for GST or the GST portal at www.gst.gov.in
  • The home page of the portal is displayed
  • Select the services tab and choose 'Track Application Status.'
  • From the drop-down list, select the Registration option
  • Select the SRN option if you have filed the application through the GST portal 
  • Enter the SRN received by you after submitting the online application for GST registration on your e-mail id and mobile number 
  • You can see the detailed status of your registration application.
  • Here you can see whether your application is under the process of verification or is approved or rejected.

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Difference Between Saved Application and Submitted Application in GST Portal

There are two parts to the GST registration application. When you enter the details in Part A and receive a 15-digit TRN on your registered mobile number and email id, the status of the application is shown as drafts. This draft of partly filled details before final submission is the saved application. You can view the saved application using the Temporary Reference Number (TRN).

Whereas submitted applications are those applications that have been filled with complete details by you on the portal. The procedure of filing the online application for registration has been completed from your end. ARN tracking is used for tracking the status of submitted applications.

Temporary Reference Number (TRN)

It is a 15-digit number that is generated when you fill in the details in Part A of the GST registration application. You receive TRN on the registered email id and mobile number. You can enter the TRN to login and, complete the further registration process and fill out the details in Part B of the application. Follow these steps:

  • Go to the GST portal and click on the 'Services.'
  • Now select registration and then choose New Registration
  • Choose the 'Temporary Reference Number (TRN) option
  • Enter the TRN received on your registered mobile number and email id and the captcha code displayed on the screen; click Proceed
  • Now enter the OTP sent to your email id/mobile no. for verification
  • On successful verification, a new screen will appear showing 'My saved application' and 'Track application status

If you have filled only Part A of your application and Part B is pending, you can complete your application shown under 'My saved application,' and if you have already submitted your application and have received an ARN, you can check the GST application status under 'Track application status.

Types of Status for New Registration Application:

1. Pending for processing - The portal shows this status when you and ARN successfully submit the application is received, but the verification of your application by the tax officer or authority is pending.

2. Site verification assigned - When your site verification by the officer is pending.

3. Site verification completed - When the verification of your business site is completed, and the verification officer has submitted the report to the tax officer.

4. Pending for clarification - When a notice is issued to you by the tax officer seeking some clarifications regarding your application.

5. Clarification filed - When you file the clarification, and the order of the tax officer is pending.

6. Clarification not filed - Pending for order - This status is displayed when you do not submit the clarifications asked by the tax office within the given number of days, and the order of the tax officer is pending.

7. Approved - If the tax officer accepts your application and the registration id and password is sent to your email id, the status of your application is approved.

8. Rejected - When the tax officer rejects your registration application due to some deficiencies or discrepancies in the application.

9. Withdrawn - If you withdraw the application for registration.

Application for GST Registration on the MCA portal

You can apply through the SPICe-AGILE application form on the MCA portal. This facility is available for companies, and the companies can register as a Normal Tax Payer or a Composition Tax Payer through the MCA SPICe-AGILE form. While applying for the registration or incorporation of the new company on the MCA website, you can also apply for the GST registration certificate by filling in all the details in the SPICe-AGILE form.

When you file the GST registration application through the MCA SPICe-AGILE facility, you receive a Service Request Number (SRN) on successful application submission. You can use this number to track GST application status.

SRN Status Types

1. Pending with MCA: Application submitted on MCA website but not sent to the GST portal.

2. TRN generated: Pending with GST portal: When the information with the MCA website is sent to the GST portal, and the TRN is generated and shared with you.

3. Pending for processing by GST portal: Application submitted on GST portal and ARN sent to your email id/mobile no.

4. Approved: GST registration application approved, and the GSTIN shared with you on your email and mobile no.

5. Rejected: When the tax officer rejects the GST application for registration.

Also Read: All You Need to Know About Advance Ruling under GST from AAR

Conclusion:

If you own a business with a turnover exceeding the threshold limit, you should apply for the certificate of registration under the GST Act. The government has enabled all GST-related formalities through online modes. You can track GST application status online to keep yourself updated on the status of your application. With the ARN tracking, you can immediately take the required actions to complete your registration process. The online GST status checks have eliminated the need to physically visit the offices to know your application status, submit documents, provide clarifications, etc. You can conveniently and quickly perform the GST-related formalities through the GST portal.
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FAQs

Q: What is SRN?

Ans:

SRN or Service Request Number is the unique number that is generated when you submit a GST application on the MCA portal. You can use SRN to track GST registration status.

Q: How to track GST status using TRN?

Ans:

Go to the government website of GST> Go to Registration>New Registration>Choose TRN>Enter the TRN and captcha code>Prcoeed to track GST application.

Q: Can I apply for GST registration through the MCA website?

Ans:

Yes, you can apply and track the GST application of your company through the MCA website.

Q: What is ARN tracking?

Ans:

ARN tracking or GST tracking is the tracking of your GST application status on the GST portal using the ARN received by you on your registered mobile number and email id.

Q: How can I track GST registration status?

Ans:

You can track the GST registration status with the GST ARN on the GST portal at www.gst.gov.in.

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