How to Check GST Surrender Application Status?

  • Setindiabiz Team
  • May 28, 2024
How to Check GST Surrender Application Status

Surrendering GST through an online application is quite convenient. However, sometimes the application may get stuck in the process and remain pending for a long time. The only way to know its current status is by checking its progress on the GST website, until a cancellation order is finally issued. Wondering how to do so? Learn the detailed process in this blog.

A taxpayer can surrender a GST number if it is no longer needed, to avoid the unnecessary burden of paying taxes and filing GST returns. The request for surrender is filed in an online application that can be tracked in real time. Its current status can be checked on the GST website itself. To confirm the cancellation, the taxpayer can also download the Certificate of Cancelation from the GST website.

Reasons for Surrender of GST Number

Surrendering GST Number is an online process for which the taxpayer has to file an application to the tax authorities. The reasons for doing so are stated in the application itself and the taxpayer only has to choose the right option. Here are the available options for the taxpayer to choose from:
  1. Change in the constitution of business leading to a change in PAN. 
  2. Ceased to be liable to pay tax
  3. Closure of Business 
  4. Transfer of Business due to Merger, Demerger, Amalgamation 
  5. Death of Sole Proprietor

How to Check GST Surrender Status?

Checking the status of GST surrender application is necessary as having an active GST makes the taxpayer liable for paying taxes and filing GST returns. It is only when the application gets approved by the Department that the taxpayer can stop meeting these obligations legitimately. The status of the application helps the taxpayer know his tax liabilities in real time so that adverse consequences like penalties and additional charges can be avoided. To check the status of the GST surrender application, the taxpayer must complete the following steps:
  1. Go to the GST Website and login with a valid user ID and password.
  2. Once you’re on the homepage, go to the “services” tab, and choose “Track Application Status”. 
  3. Enter the ARN or Application Reference Number and proceed with “Search”. 
  4. The application’s current status will be displayed on the screen. 
  5. Click on the link below to send the current status on the registered email and mobile number.

What If my GST Cancellation Status Has Not Been Updated Yet?

If your GST cancellation status has not been updated yet, contact the GST helpline numbers or send a query to the official GST helpline ID. Wait for a response on your registered email or contact number. If you still do not receive a confirmation, visit the nearest GST office and consult the authorised officer.

How to Download GST Surrender Certificate?

GST Surrender Certificate is issued in GST REG 19 form after the application for GST surrender gets approved by the Department. The certificate can be downloaded from the GST website itself. For this, the taxpayer can visit and sign in to the site. Then, go to the services tab and select “View / Download Certificate” from the dropdown. All certificates pending for download will be displayed on the screen. Select and click on the download icon adjacent to the GST Surrender Certificate. Details mentioned in the certificate include date of cancellation and any amount paid/payable, if any.

Many think that filing a GST Surrender application is the end of the GST number surrender process. However, that’s not true. Checking the status of GST surrender application is also important to understand its progression with the Department. The status may be approved, rejected, or pending based on the Department’s workload. However, if it has not changed for a long time, you can contact the GST helpline number to raise a query.



Q1: When Should I file the GST Surrender Application?

GST surrender application is filed when a registered taxpayer is closing the supply of goods and services or reforming his business into a new entity through processes like mergers, acquisitions, and conversions.

Q2: What Should I do if my GST Surrender Application is pending with the Department for a long time?

GST Surrender application status shows pending if the department has delayed the processing of the application. This could be for several reasons like excessive workload, incomplete information, unverifiable application and so on. The applicant can call the helpline number or raise a query with the Department on email.

Q3: How can I be Sure that my GST has been surrendered?

You can check the current status of the application or download the Cancellation Certificate from the GST website.

Q4: Can I surrender my GST if I have tax dues?

No, you can surrender the GST only if all your tax dues are clear and you have filed all your GST return on time.

Q5: What are the charges of GST number surrender?

No government charges are applicable for GST number surrender. Only the professional charges of the service provider have to be paid.

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