GST Status

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive indirect tax system in India. To operate under this, businesses and individuals need to register for GST. The registration process involves submitting an application and receiving an Application Reference Number (ARN).

This unique number allows you to track the progress of your application and determine your GST ARN status. On this page, I will provide you with information on how to check your GST status.

Check GST Registration Status

There are two primary ways to check your GST registration status, using your ARN:

Before Logging into the GST Portal

GST Portal
  • Step 3: A new window opens, from it click on registration from the drop down menu.
Track GST Applicationn Status Page
  • Step 4: Enter your ARN received upon submitting your application.
Track GST Status Page
  • Step 5: The portal will display the status of your application – whether it's pending, approved, or rejected.

After Logging into the GST Portal

  • Step 1: Login and access the GST portal with your login credentials.
GST Login Page
Track Application Status Page On GST Portal
  • Step 3: You can search for your application by entering the ARN or selecting the date range when you submitted the application.
  • Step 4: The portal will display the status of your application, along with other relevant details.

What is the Application Reference Number (ARN)?

When you apply for GST registration through the online portal, a unique 15-digit code called the Application Reference Number (ARN) is generated.

Think of it as a tracking number for your application, allowing you to monitor its progress throughout the verification and approval process.

Why is ARN Important?

ARN serves several key purposes:

  • Tracking Progress: ARN enables you to check the current status of your GST registration application. This helps you understand whether your application is under review, pending verification, or has been approved or rejected.
  • Amendments and Corrections: If any errors or discrepancies are found in your application, the GST Network (GSTN) may request corrections. You'll need your ARN to access and modify your application details.
  • Transparency and Accountability: ARN ensures transparency in the GST registration process. It allows businesses and individuals to track their applications and hold the tax authorities accountable for timely processing.

Understanding GST Registration Status

GST Registration Status Description
Provisional Your application has been submitted but not yet processed. A provisional ID may have been issued.
Pending for Verification Your application is being reviewed and verified by the GSTN.
Validation Against Error There are errors in your application that need to be corrected before it can be processed further.
Migrated Your application for migration from an earlier tax regime to GST has been successful.
Canceled Your application has been rejected due to incorrect or incomplete information. You can reapply after rectifying the errors.
Approved Your application has been approved, and you have been assigned a unique GSTIN.

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