A report presented by The Economic Times showed over 12 lakh fresh business applications for GST (Goods and Service Tax) as of July 2017. Out of which, 2 lakh applications were still pending at that point in time.
The launch of GST, on one hand, eliminated the need to pay and know about multiple forms of taxes while on the other hand offered individuals with easy GST payment and checking procedure.
Goods and Services Tax is a tax imposed on most services and goods available in the country. Customers who purchase the product or opt to avail the services have to pay GST which is then remitted to the government by concerned businesses.
Now, these businesses have income tax liabilities which they need to meet by making payments within the due date as specified by the government.
Individuals have multiple options for GST payment, such as –
- Electronic cash ledger.
- GST portal.
- Authorized financial companies.
However, if the amount exceeds Rs.10,000, then the taxpayer has to make online payments. Making such an extensive amount of payments online comes along with potential risks.
There can be instances when the taxpayer has attempted to make timely payments but failed and still had to pay a penalty. Therefore, checking the status of GST payment online is essential for businesses and individuals who are entitled to pay taxes.
Once taxpayers learn how to make GST payment online and make a payment, they can check their payment status later by following the below-mentioned steps –
- Individuals firstly need to browse to the official GST portal as the first step. It is to note that they must have made online payments through this portal only to be able to check the status.
- Next, they have to tap on the ‘Service’ tab and choose ‘Payment’ option from the drop-down list.
- They then need to select ‘Track Payment Status’ from the page that will redirect them to the required page.
- Taxpayers then need to enter the 15 digit GSTIN (GST Identification Number allotted to every registered taxpayer). In addition to this, they have to mandatorily provide CPIN (Common Portal Identification Number that is generated before making GST payment) before hitting the ‘Track Status’ button lying on the same page.
Now, individuals will be able to see the status of the GST payment made by them depending upon the payment success or failure.
These are a few options that taxpayers might see on screen –
- Paid – In case an individual has attempted and made successful payment in the GST payment process, they will see the payment status as ‘Paid’. For this option, taxpayers can even view and download the receipt of payment made.
- Not paid – This option is shown when the payment challan has been generated but the payment hasn’t been done yet. In this case, individuals can see a ‘Not Paid’ message.
- The payment failed – When individuals attempt to make a payment but because of various reasons it isn’t successful, the message displayed will be ‘Failed’. In this case, a taxpayer can view the challan and make payments again.
GST simplifies tax calculation and there are more ways in which GST impacts a business. For example, it affects the pricing of services and products, which in turn, affects the profit involved, concessions, etc.
Businesses that have sole dependence on finances through a business loan should ensure that they make timely GST payment so that they are not charged with a penalty or other extra charges. Such loans availed by borrowers can help them meet various business-related financial demands.
Non-banking financial companies like Bajaj Finserv offer such loans with tenors up to 60 months along with easy eligibility criteria.
Subsequently, taxpayers have to first do GST registration so that they can make timely payments. They can also track their payment status through the portal.