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GST registration is mandatory for all entities involved in the buying or selling or providing of services in India. IndiaFilings offers an easy process for obtaining GST Registration from Rs.2899/-

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GST Registration - Eligibility, Process and Expert Help

GST is the biggest tax reform in India, tremendously improving ease of doing business and increasing the taxpayer base in India by bringing in millions of small businesses in India. By abolishing and subsuming multiple taxes into a single system, tax complexities would be reduced while tax base is increased substantially. Under the new GST regime, all entities involved in buying or selling goods or providing services or both are required to obtain GST registration. Entities without GST registration would not be allowed to collect GST from a customer or claim input tax credit of GST paid or could be penalised. Further, GST registration is mandatory once an entity crosses the minimum threshold turnover of starts a new business that is expected to cross the prescribed turnover.

As per the GST Council, entities in special category states with an annual turnover of Rs.10 lakhs and above would be required to obtain GST registration. All other entities in rest of India would be required to obtain GST registration if annual turnover exceeds Rs.20 lakhs. There are also various other criteria's, that could make an entity liable for obtaining GST registration - irrespective of annual sales turnover (Criteria for GST registration is provided below). Entities required to obtain GST registration as per regulations must file for GST registration within 30 days from the date on which the entity became liable for obtaining GST registration.

IndiaFilings is the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like GST registration, GST return filing, private limited company registration, trademark filing and more. IndiaFilings can help you obtain GST registration in India and maintain GST compliance through a proprietary GST accounting software. The average time taken to obtain GST registration is about 5 - 10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on GST registration and GST return filing by scheduling an appointment with an IndiaFilings Advisor.

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Turnover Criteria

Entities involved in supplying of goods or services with an annual aggregate turnover of more than Rs.20 lakhs in most States are required to obtain GST registration mandatorily. In special category states, the aggregate turnover criteria has been reduced to Rs.10 lakhs.

In addition to the turnover criteria, there are various other conditions that could mandate GST registration. Use the tool below to find if GST registration is required for your business.


Inter-State Supply

If an entity undertakes inter-state supply of goods and/or services, then GST registration must be obtained mandatorily, irrespective of aggregate annual turnover. For example, if a business in Maharashtra supplies goods to a business in Tamil Nadu, then GST registration is required.

E-Commerce Sellers

Entities involved in the supply of goods or services through e-commerce platforms are mandatorily required to obtain GST registration, irrespective of aggregate annual turnover. Hence, sellers on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal would have to register under GST mandatorily.

Existing Taxpayers

All entities having service tax or VAT or central excise registration must be registered under GST mandatorily. Existing taxpayers have been provided with Provisional ID and password for completion of GST migration formalities and generation of GSTIN by the respective tax departments.

Casual Taxable Persons

A casual taxable person is someone who occasionally undertakes supply of goods or services having no fixed place of business. An example of a casual taxable person can be a fireworks shops setup during Diwali festival time, selling fireworks or a temporary food stall.

PAN Card of the Business or Applicant

GSTIN is linked to the PAN of the business. Hence, PAN is required to obtain GST registration certificate.

Identity and Address Proof of Promoters

Identity proof and address proof documents like PAN, passport, driving license, aadhaar card or voters identity card must be submitted for all the promoters.

Business Registration Document

Proof of business registration like incorporation certificate or partnership deed or registration certificate must be submitted for all types of registred entities.

Address Proof for Place of Business

Documents like rental agreement or sale deed along with copies of electricity bill or latest property tax receipt or municipal khata copy must be submitted for the address mentioned in the GST registration application.

Bank Account Proof

Scanned copy of the first page of bank passbook showing a few transaction and address of the business must be submitted for the bank account mentioned in the registration application.

Documents Required for GST Registration

Digital Signature

Class 2 or class 3 digital signature is required for the authorised signatory to sign and submit the GST registration application. In case of proprietorship, there is no requirement for digital signature.

What is the time limit for taking registration under GST?
Any entity liable to be registered under GST should apply for GST registration within 30 days from the date on which the entity becomes liable to obtain GST registration. Casual taxable persons and non-resident taxable persons are required to obtain GST registration prior to commencing activity.
Can a business operate across India with one GST registration?
No. An entity operating in multiple states will have to get registered separately for each of the States from where taxable supply of goods or services is made.
Can entities with VAT or service tax apply for new GST registration?
Procedure has been provided in the GST portal for migration of existing service tax or VAT or central excise to GST registration. Entities registered under old tax laws must complete GST migration mandatorily to obtain GSTIN.
Can I register for GST voluntararily?
Yes. Any entity wishing to claim input tax credit can registered voluntarily, even if not liable to be registered. After registration, voluntarily registered entities will also have to comply with regulations as applicable to a normal taxable person.
Is PAN mandatory for obtaining GST Registration?
Yes. PAN is mandatory for normal taxpayers and casual taxable persons to be registerd under GST. However, PAN is not mandatory for a non-resident taxable person for obtaining registration.
What is the validity of GST registration certificate?
Once GST registration is granted, the registration is valid until its surrendered or cancelled or suspended. Only GST registration for non-resident taxable person and casual taxable person have a validity period.
Can a person without GST registration collect GST?
No, a person without GST registration cannot collect GST from customers or claim input tax credit of GST paid.
How long does it take to obtain GST registration?
After submission of GST registration application with all the required documents, GSTIN is alloted within 7 working days.
What is aggregate turnover?
Aggregate turnover is the aggregate value of all taxable supplies, exempt supplies, export of goods or services or both and inter-State supplies of a person having same PAN. Aggregate turnover does not include CGST, SGST, IGST and GST cess.
How to get GST registration certificate?
GST registration certificate is provided by the Government only in soft-copy format. Once GSTIN is allotted, GST registration certificate can be downloaded from the GST Portal at anytime by the taxpayer.
From which state the taxable person should obtain registration?
Businesses or entities supplying goods or services must register for GST from every State from where taxable supply of goods or services or both is made.
Who is primary authorized signatory?
Primary authorized signatory is the person who is primarily responsible to perform action on the GST System Portal on behalf of the taxpayer. It can be the promoter of the business or any person nominated by the promoters of the business.
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    GST migration for entities with existing VAT or service tax registration. Inclusive of government fee and service tax.


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    New GST registration for entities that do not have VAT or service tax registration. Inclusive of government fee and service tax.


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    One Class 2 Digital Signature and GST registration for entities that do not have VAT or service tax registration. Inclusive of government fee and service tax.

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