GST Suvidha Provider: Why do you need services of GSP?

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  • Last Updated on 5 June, 2021

GST Suvidha Providers (‘GSP’) are special entities authorized to develop a platform to enable the taxpayer to do the compliances under GST law. 

GSPs are envisaged to provide innovative and convenient methods to taxpayers and other stakeholders to interact with the GST Network (GSTN), like registration of an entity, uploading of the invoice, filing of returns, so on and so forth. GSPs can also be the Application Service provider (GST Return Filing Software) or can allow the third parties software companies to use its GSP platform and resources to interact with GSTN. 

GSTN will only receive the returns filed by a taxpayer using the services of any of the authorized GSPs.

Why do you need the service of GSP?

Timely and accurate compliances of GST law will require a high level of synchronization between the taxpayer and the GSTN.

GSP shall provide: 

    • Connection to the taxpayers to file the returns on GSTN
    • Assistance in maintaining their individual business ledgers and assisting them in reconciliation the inputs of inward and outward supplies.

Moreover, GSPs can also make available Application Software that provides the taxpayers and other stakeholders various innovative and convenient methods of interacting with the GST Systems, from registration to uploading invoice details, to filing of returns.

GSTN does not allow any taxpayer to interact with it directly except through services of any of the authorized GSP. Therefore, it will be required for every taxpayer to use the services of GSP even if the taxpayer intends to use third-party application software as without GSP, no application software can interact with GST Systems. 

Author Bio: CA Vishal Raheja is a writer and editor for the GST Research and Development Department of Taxmann. He is also alumni of Shree Ram College of Commerce and a qualified UGC-NET

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