In this post, we will see about Application Suvidha Provider or ASP under GST.

We will cover the following topics in this post:

What is Application Suvidha Provider (ASP)?

A taxpayer can file their GST taxes with the support of ASP partners or existing software. Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) can develop an end-to-end solution for corporates, consultants, and taxpayers. Through Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) the taxpayer can manage the sale or purchase of goods and services and GST filing.

In Application Suvidha Provider (ASP), organizations share data of sales and purchases of Goods and Services. Then it will prepare the GST Returns and file the returns through GST Suvidha Provider (GSP).

5 Major roles of Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) under GST

Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) plays a vital role in filing returns and saves the user’s time. It collects all taxpayer’s data and then converts it into tax returns.

The 5 major roles of Application Suvidha Provider or ASP under GST are:

  1. Data Protection & Privacy: Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) handles most of the sensitive data of an organization. An ASP also needs information about purchases for filing the returns.
  2. Verification of data: The details you submitted should be true and authentic. Any misleading details can lead to incorrect returns and tax liabilities.
  3. Data Archiving & Retrieval: Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) will store data 8 years beyond the date of filing of the annual returns for the year.
  4. Audit Features: Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) will maintain all information from uploading data till the creating returns. However, cross-check the audit features that are available as a part of the ASP Platform.
  5. Application and Process: Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) will provide full control of the filing return process. Filing accurate returns is essential because raising disputes in case of inconsistency is the responsibility of the filer. Not filing the dispute at a particular time can impact your net tax liability.

Difference between Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) and GST Suvidha Provider (GSP)

Now let us see some major differences between ASP and GSP.

GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) Application Suvidha Provider (ASP)
Used to file GST returns Used to file their returns
Third-party application Third-party application
Can charge the taxpayers Can charge the taxpayers
Use digital platform Have user interfaces via various modes (desktop, mobile, or other interfaces)
Save time and money Save time and money
Promote digital India and reduces paperwork Promote digital India and reduces paperwork
Can use without any taxation knowledge Can use without any taxation knowledge
Better performance Better performance than GSP


They only need to fill in all details, and it will automatically calculate returns and submit them to the GST portal.

Benefits for using an Application Suvidha Provider (ASP) who is also a GSP

  • End-to-end integration with any ERP system/ accounting software to automatically fetch data.
  • Improved and faster performance compared to any other ASP who is not a GSP.
  • GSTN integration allows smooth data flow between the application and the GST portal, and it also avoids any third-party application.
  • A single-time login to access different locations (GSTIN).
  • Better data security and has GSTN approval.

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