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How to Get Geocoded Address in GST?

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In the realm of modern taxation, precision and accuracy are paramount. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department acknowledges the significance of precise address details for taxpayers. This is why geolocation has become mandatory for registering a new GST account or adding a new location to an existing one. Geocoding in GST enhances accuracy and simplifies the process of updating business addresses.

Get Geocoding GST for Existing Taxpayers

If you are an existing GST taxpayer seeking to geocode your address, follow these systematic steps:

Step 1: Log in to the GST Portal using your user ID and password. Once logged in, eligible taxpayers will encounter a displayed message.

Step 2: Click the ‘Continue’ button or navigate Services > Registration > Geocoding principal place of business.

Step 3: A page will unfold, presenting all the details of your principal place of business per your registration information.

Accepting a Geocoded Address

If the geocoded address details are accurate, proceed with these steps:

Step 1: Click on the ‘Accept geocoded address’ button.

Step 2: The accepted address will appear beneath the map, with all pertinent fields automatically populated and locked.

Step 3: Check the verification box, select the name of the authorized signatory from the dropdown list, and input the application location.

Step 4: Click ‘Submit with DSC’ or ‘Submit with EVC’ based on applicability.

Step 5: For DSC, select the certificate, sign, and proceed. Alternatively, for EVC, enter the OTP sent to your registered email and mobile number.

Step 6: Upon successful verification, a confirmation message will emerge, accompanied by notifications through email and SMS.

Updating a Geocoded Address

Should the geocoded address not display correctly or require modifications, follow these steps:

Step 1: After clicking ‘Update geocoded address,’ the existing principal place of business details will be visible as per your registration, along with a map above them.

Step 2: Adjust the map pin to the accurate location and click ‘Confirm’ to finalize the change. Fields will auto-fill based on this selection.

Alternatively, you can type the address in the “Locate your address” field and select from the provided options. The map and location will be updated accordingly.

Step 3: The remaining fields will populate automatically based on map selection. Any unfilled fields should be completed. You can also use the ‘Reset address’ option to alter the address completely.

Step 4: Moving the map pointer outside India will prompt an error message.

Step 5: Verify the box, select the authorized signatory’s name from the dropdown, and enter the filing location.

Step 6: Choose ‘Submit with DSC’ or ‘Submit with EVC’ as per eligibility. Alternatively, opt for the ‘Remind me later’ option if needed.

Step 7: For DSC, select the certificate and sign; for EVC, enter the OTP from your registered email and phone.

Step 8: Upon completion, a screen confirmation, alongside email and SMS notifications, will attest to the update.

Conclusion

In the dynamic taxation landscape, adherence to accuracy and compliance is non-negotiable. Integrating geocoded addresses in the GST registration process streamlines operations and enhances precision. This comprehensive guide has illuminated the steps required to geocode your address for existing taxpayers and those needing updates. Businesses can effectively reflect their locations by ensuring geocoding compliance while contributing to a seamless GST ecosystem.

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