The GST common portal known as GSTN - gst.gov.in, facilities in GST registration, GST Return Filing and other services relevant to taxpayer registered under GST.
The primary services offered by the common portal are
1) Registration - where any person willing to register under GST can use this service.
2) Payments - Typically used for creating Challans and tracking payments
3) User Services - where users can search HSN/SAC code, grievance redressal, locate GSP and so on.
4) Refund - Where the refund status can be tracked.
Services offered to a registered GST tax payer
Once a user logs in these are the services available to a user. Click on the service to see the detailed guide.
1) Application for Registration for Normal Taxpayer, ISD, Casual Dealer
2) Application for GST Practitioner
3) Opting for Composition Scheme (GST CMP-02)
4) Stock intimation for Composition Dealers (GST CMP-03)
5) Opting out of Composition Scheme (GST CMP-04)
6) Filing GST Returns
7) Payment of GST
9) Claim Refund of excess GST paid (RFD-01)
10) Transition Forms (TRAN-1, TRAN-2, TRAN-3)
11) Viewing E-Ledgers
12) Other than the above changing core and non-core fields, browsing notices received, filing ITC Forms, Engage/ Disengage GST Practitioner are some of the other services provided by the GST Portal/ GSTN.
Apart from the above, the common portal has a help section where anyone can access relevant useful information anything and everything related to GST. The highlight of the help section is the library of useful videos and manuals on GST including training kits, etc.
The GST common portal also has an access to E-Way Bill System. However, they are not the development agency for the same. E-Way Bill system has been developed by National Informatics Centre, India. To know more about E-Way Bills please check this article.