New Registration and Amendment of Address for existing GST Registration requires Geo Location on GST Portal: GSTN–TAXSCAN

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By Abdullah Karuthedakam – On March 2, 2022 2:39 pm

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The Goods and Services Tax Network ( GSTN ) has enabled the new feature ‘Geo-location’ for filling Address of new registration and amendment of address for existing registration.

According to GST Act and Rules, In case of any changes to the address of principal place of business or any additional place of business, GST FORM REG-14 can be filed. For changes to address, proof of address for the new location must be provided in the GST registration amendment application. All changes to address recorded in the GST portal must be updated within 15 days of change. On making an application for change of GST address, the GST office would approve the change within 15 days. The date of amendment on approval by the Officer would he the date of occurrence of the event warranting the amendment.

On receiving a GST amendment application, the concerned officer is required to approve the application after due verification within 15 working days from the date of receipt of application. On approval, the amendment shall take effect from the date of occurrence of the event warranting amendment.

If the application for GST amendment is either not warranted or the documents furnished therewith are incomplete or incorrect, then the concerned officer can serve a notice requiring the taxpayer to submit additional information or clarification within 15 days. On receiving the notice, the taxpayer is required to submit clarification or additional information within 7 days. If the information submitted by the taxpayer is acceptable, the officer can approve the application for GST amendment. If the information is not acceptable, then the GST officer can reject the application for amendment.

However, if a GST officer fails to take action within 15 working days of submission of amendment application or within 7 working days of receipt of clarification or additional information in response to a notice, then the certificate of registration shall stand amended to the extent applied for and the amended certificate would be made available to the registered person on the Common Portal.

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