Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is a nonprofit non-government company.
It will provide shared IT infrastructure and service to both central and state governments including tax payers and other stakeholders. The Frontend services of registration, Returns and payments to all taxpayers will be provided by GSTN.
It will be the interface between the government and the taxpayers.
The GST portal shall be accessible over Internet (by Taxpayers and their CAs/Tax Advocates etc.) and Intranet by Tax Officials etc.
Services will be rendered by GSTN
GSTN will render the following services through the Common GST Portal:
a) Registration (including existing taxpayer master migration and issue of PAN based registration number);
b) Payment management including payment gateways and integration with banking systems;
c) Return filing and processing;
d) Taxpayer management, including account management, notifications, information, and status tracking;
e) Tax authority account and ledger Management;
f) Computation of settlement (including IGST settlement) between the Centre and States; Clearing house for IGST;
g) Processing and reconciliation of GST on import and integration with EDI systems of Customs;
h) MIS including need based information and business intelligence;
i) Maintenance of interfaces between the Common GST Portal and tax administration systems;
j) Provide training to stakeholders;
k) Provide Analytics and Business Intelligence to tax authorities; and
l) Carry out research, study best practices and provide training to the stakeholders.
Role of GSTN in registration
The application for Registration will be made Online on GST Portal. Some of the key data like PAN, Business Constitution, Aadhaar, CIN/DIN etc. (as applicable) will be validated online against respective agency i.e. CBDT, UID, MCA etc, thereby ensuring minimum documentation.
The application data, supporting scanned documents shall be sent by GSTN to states/ Centre which in turn shall send the query, if any, approval or rejection intimation and digitally signed registration to GSTN for eventual download by the taxpayer.
Role of Infosys in GSTN
GSTN has engaged M/S Infosys as a single Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the design, development, deployment of GST system, including all application software, tools and Infrastructure and operate & maintain the same for a period of 5 years from Go-Live.