Will existing taxpayers under Central Excise or Service Tax or State VAT have to apply for fresh registration under GST?
No, the existing taxpayers whose PAN have been validated from CBDT database will not be required to apply afresh. They will be issued provisional GSTIN by GST portal, which will be valid for six months for providing relevant data as per GST registration form. On completion of data filing provisional registration will get converted into regular Registration. Further notification giving timelines will be issued by respective tax authorities.