MISMATCH DURING PAN VALIDATION – VALIDATION ERROR (VAT to GST Migration)

After GST Application submission, we got an email saying”MISMATCH DURING PAN VALIDATION WITH CBDT DATABASE”. When we checked up the “Know your jurisdiction” PAN database in Income Tax website, we found that First name of applicant was not entered.Only Surname was given in PAN database.Since first name is mandatory for GST Registration, the application is showing validation error after submission because of mismatch in first name of applicant.

Since Updating PAN Details with CBDT takes time , kindly advise us  an alternative solution on how to complete the registration.

Asked on July 31, 2017 in Tax.
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This is due to Name (Surname, Middle Name and Last Name) mismatch between what you entered in GST portal and Income Tax portal.

Step 1
1. Go to Income Tax e-filing portal.
https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/UserLogin/LoginHome.html
2. Go to Know your jurisdiction in Services menu
3. Type your PAN Number and get Surname, Middle and Last Name and make note exact spelling of these names

Step 2
Go to GST portal
1. Remove your entered name
2. Add new with exact names as per the Income tax portal
3. Save and Submit

Answered on July 31, 2017.
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PAN Mismatch Error Solution

Problem 1: Mismatch in name as per VAT-TIN/Service Tax-TIB and that in CBDT

Solution provided by GSTN on GST portal:  Making the Name as per PAN editable in the application for proprietors, where details of Authorized signatories were auto-populated to correct any differences between Name as per VAT and Name as per PAN

Problem 2: Mismatch of names where middle name is not there (in such cases one space was being added when name data was downloaded from CBDT database.)

Solution provided by GSTN on GST portal:  Removing all spaces from name as per PAN validation to avoid appearance of spaces in PAN because of missing middle name

Problem 3: Mismatch arising out of First Name, Last Name and Middle Name as given in VAT/Service Tax TIN with that in PAN

Solution provided by GSTN on GST portal: Concatenation of First name, Middle Name & Lastname of taxpayers and sending single string request to CBDT in order to avoid failure due to name mismatch arising out of Fname, Lname & Mname

Problem 4: Mismatch arising when PAN in enrolment application was left blank due to nonavailability of CBDT service at the time of data fetching for activation (after submission of application using DSC/eSign).

Solution provided by GSTN on GST portal: Enabling fetching name as per PAN at the run time, should the name as per PAN in enrolment application was left blank due to non-availability of CBDT service at the time of activation.

Answered on July 31, 2017.
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