A new and simpler portal for the incoming Goods and Services Tax regime went live today that will enable easy filing of returns and tax payments.

GSTIN, a provisional identification number will be generated for the assesses who have moved to the new portal.  New registrations under GST will start from April 2017.

Businesses that currently have to file separate returns for array of indirect taxes like excise duty, service tax and VAT, will file a single monthly return and pay tax online through various payment cards, including credit and debit  cards.