Misuse of PAN: 6 Steps to register a complaint

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Misuse of Pan Number in GST registration is happening many times cause some fraud person is trying to use a pan number of another one for GST registration. That’s why functionality is introduced for complaints about misuse of Pan Number in GST registration on the GST Portal.

With the help of this Functionality, a person can check the misuses, control the frauds. And can help officers in inquiry and cancellation of such registration. Once a complaint is registered, it will be sent to the concerned jurisdictional authority. And where the registration is claimed to be fraudulently taken, for necessary inquiry and suitable action.

How to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration online?

As per the heading, you can use these simple 6 steps to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration as given below:

1 Visit to the Common GST Portal

This functionality is given at the GST Common Portal so you have to visit first the Common GST Portal or gst.gov.in. To find out whether any GSTIN is issued on a particular PAN or not, under Search taxpayer > Search by PAN.

How to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration online?

2 Check your Pan is misused or not

The System displays details of the GST registration available on that PAN. In case, no registration is available on that PAN then the message is shown as “No records found”. And if any person aggrieved of having his PAN misused, may directly or through an authorized representative, register a complaint at GST Portal. He may search the GSTIN based on PAN and the registrations which are not taken by him may be selected and reported to the jurisdictional officer.

How to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration online?

3 If misuse of Pan Found then Report

Through the GST Portal new functionality, You can report just by clicking of “Report” button following Pop-up is displayed. In the case of Individual PAN (Where the 4th letter in PAN is “P”) Legal Name as per PAN will be auto-populated. While registering the complaint, the complainant has to provide the e-mail and Mobile Number for validation. And the other information like D.O.B. and Address, etc. mandatorily. For the GSTIN registered under the category, other than Proprietor, complainants have to enter their personal details. Which would be followed by Aadhaar Authentication.

How to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration online?

4 Request submit and generation of ARN Number

After entering the required details, You are to submit the request and after submission, ARN will be generated. In case multiple GSTNs are selected for such complaints, ARN for each GSTIN shall be generated separately. And will be assigned to their respective jurisdictional officers on their dashboard for further necessary action. The ARNs are shown to the complainants on registering complaints on the user’s screen.

How to register a complaint about misuse of Pan Number in GST Registration online?

5 Complaint Registered

The complaints so registered, shall be made available to the competent authorities at their dashboard under – “Application for Reporting Fake GSTIN’s for further necessary action. The officers shall have a new Role of “PAN Vigilance officer” in the Back Office for this purpose.

6 Tracking status by ARN

The Complainant can further track the status of the application through track ARN at GST Portal pre-login.

What is the meaning of Pan misuse?

Pan misuse refers to the situation where one person is using the PAN Number of another one (who is not aware of it) for their benefit and for GST Registration fraudulently.

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