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GST Portal Facilitates Dropping of Proceedings for Suspensions of GST Registration

The GST portal has added a new feature that allows users to cancel registration suspension requests and have those requests reversed, which is a huge relief for taxpayers. The GST Tech (@Infosys GSTN) recently tweeted that taxpayers can now start the process to cancel their GST registration.

After receiving the Show Cause Notice (SCN) sent by the GST system, Taxpayers who have unfiled returns may use this functionality to file those returns. Prior to the implementation of this functionality, even though taxpayers filed their pending returns and did not reply to the SCN, their registration remained suspended. Now that the pending returns have been filed, such Taxpayers have the option to start Drop Proceedings on their own.

Therefore, if Taxpayers have submitted all outstanding returns but their registration status is still suspended, they may initiate Drop Proceeding to end the suspension with a single click. 

The facility is accessible to taxpayers by: 

  1. Logging into the GST portal, 
  2. Going to Services > User Services > View Notices and Orders 
  3. Select “Initiate Drop Proceeding.”

The action would be a considerable one that will decrease court cases. As a result of the taxpayers’ resentment over the GST department’s action of suspending their registration, numerous writ petitions have recently been filed before the High Courts. However, the statutory remedy was unavailable because the GST Tribunal has not yet been established.


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