How to link GST with IEC?

Linking GST with IEC is an important step which will help exporters track all payments in the GST account. In this blog, learn more about the process to link IEC with GST.
How to link GST with IEC
Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Import Export Code (IEC) are two important documents or licenses that every business owner who intends to export from India needs to obtain. It is also mandatory for all small, medium or large business owners to link their GST with IEC on the ICEGATE website to avail benefits and schemes.

What is the need to link IEC with GST?

Once GST is linked with IEC, all payments that are made to that particular GST account will be reflected, thus, simplifying the process of keeping a track of any returns over finances, etc. This is helpful when applying for income tax returns.

Step-by-step guide to link GST with IEC

Below is the process to link GST with IEC on the ICEGATE website1:
1. Visit the official website of ICEGATE.
2. Select ICE GSTIN integration.
3. Once the page loads, enter the GSTIN number.
4. Provide captcha code and click on submit.
5. Enter ICEGATE ID.
6. Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number and click submit.

Amazon Global Selling: Expert support to obtain IEC and export from India

Starting an export business in India requires various documents including Authorized Dealer (AD) Code, Importer of Record and GST Letter of Undertaking (LUT). Amazon Global Selling guides exporters to obtain the necessary export documents by connecting them to respective experts. Whether it is registration, shipping or tax, different licenses are required depending on the product category being exported, destination country and origin country – India.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check my GST status on ICEGATE?
On the ICEGATE website, click on ICE GSTIN integration. Enter the GSTIN number, captcha code and click ‘submit’.
Is it mandatory to link IEC with GST?
Linking IEC with GST is not a mandatory process for those who are registered under GST2.
Can we apply for IEC code without a GST number?
Those who do not have a GST number can apply for IEC code with a PAN number. The application needs to be made to DGFT and the applicant’s PAN will be authorized as IEC.
Published on February 13, 2023.

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