GST Portal Update: New functionalities deployed on the GST Portal

Module wise new functionalities deployed on the GST Portal for taxpayers – January 2022.

GST Portal Update – Various new functionalities are implemented on the GST Portal, from time to time, for stakeholders. In the month of January 2022, the following changes are made:

1. Registration Module:

  • i. Aadhar authentication made mandatory for filing of the Revocation application.
  • ii. Submission of Aadhar enrolment ID for e- KYC verification for existing and new registrations.
  • iii. Triggering of alerts to Returns Module in case of change in status/ category of taxpayer.
  • iv. Filing of revocation application even after 30 calendar days (but within 90 calendar days).

2. Return:

  • i. Change in filling frequency of ITC-04 (turnover > 5 crores – half-yearly filling, otherwise annually)
  • ii. Enhancements in Search HSN functionality.
  • iii. Blocking filing of the statement of outward supplies in Form GSTR1 in case of non-filing of returns. In Form GSTR-3B for the preceding tax period.

3. Refund:

  • i. Few basic changes in Track Application Status such as showing information about tax period, GSTIN, etc.
  • ii. Aadhar authentication made mandatory for refund.

4. Payment:

Removal of names of merged Banks from GST Portal.

5. Front End:

  • i. Press release section has relocated from ‘Home’ page to ‘Help and Taxpayer Facilities’.
  • ii. Upgrade of digital signature utility – emsigner from ver 2.6 to ver 2.8.

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