As long as your turnover is less than or not equal to Rs. 20 Lac you are exempted from GST.
If your business/shop is registered in Northeast states, the turnover cannot exceed (or be equal to) Rs.10 Lac.
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The Goods and Services Tax, right from its implementation on the 1st of July, 2017, has been the talk of a Nation striving towards fulfilled development.
In simple terms, GST is an indirect tax system that is levied upon the supply of goods and services in the country.
The taxpayer shall process the GST Registration application through IndiaFilings platform, GST Common Portal, or through a GST Facilitation Centre.
To begin the GST Registration process, the applicant must provide his/her PAN, mobile number, email address, and also the state of registration.
After providing the information online, the Common Portal validates the PAN of the applicant from the database maintained by the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Further, an OTP is sent to the mobile number and email address mentioned in the registration form along with a temporary reference number.
Using the temporary reference number, the applicant must then complete Part-B of the FORM GST REG-01 along with that is duly signed application and documents.
The application form can be submitted electronically through the GST Common Platform or through a GST Facilitation Centre.
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The following is the checklist of documents required for obtaining GST registration:
|Proof of Constitution of Business (Any One)||Certificate of Incorporation|
|Passport size photo of the applicant||Passport size photo of Promoter/Partner|
|Photo of the Authorized Signatory||Photo|
|Proof of Appointment of Authorized Signatory (Any One)||Letter of Authorization|
|Copy of Resolution passed by BoD/ Managing Committee and Acceptance letter|
|Proof of Principal Place of business (Any One)||Electricity Bill|
|Legal ownership document|
|Municipal Khata Copy|
|Property Tax Receipt|
|Proof of Details of Bank Accounts (Any One)||The first page of Pass Book|
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The types of GST registration varies depending on the kind of business undertaken and the supply location of goods or services.
This category applies to taxpayers operating a business in India. Taxpayers registering under the normal scheme do not require a deposit and are also provided with unlimited validity date.
Any taxpayer establishing a stall or a seasonal shop has to register under the casual taxable person scheme. To register as a casual taxable person, the taxpayer shall pay a deposit equal to the amount of GST liability. The registration remains active for a period of 3 months.
An entity should enrol under the GST composition scheme to register as a composition taxpayer. Any taxpayer whose turnover is less than rs. 1.5 Crore can avail this facility. Entities enrolled under this scheme can pay a flat GST rate. However, they will not be allowed to claim input tax credit.
GST registration is mandatory for both business and not-for-profit entities that supply taxable goods or services in India.
The period for applying for GST registration is within 30 days of becoming liable to obtain GST registration.
The individual shall obtain GST registration when the entity crosses the threshold aggregate turnover, initiates business involved in inter-state supplies or involved in e-commerce transactions.
A GST registration obtained in India can be cancelled by the registered person or by an officer or by the legal heirs, in case of death of a person registered under GST.
An Officer under GST can either on his own accord or an application filed by the registered person or by legal heirs of the registered person, in case of death of such person, can cancel a GST registration.
However, a person who obtained GST registration voluntarily cannot apply for GST Registration cancellation before the expiry of a one year from the effective date of registration.
As per Section 29 of the CGST Act, the taxpayer can initiate apply for the cancelled GST registration under the following circumstances:
The following types of persons or entities shall obtain GST registration irrespective of turnover:
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The GST penalty for not filing GST returns is Rs.100 per day of delay until the failure continues, but not exceeding Rs.5000.
After the levy of penalty, if any entity having GST registration continuously fails to file GST returns, the GST registration would be cancelled and all the amount due would become payable, as assessed by a GST Officer.
Due to the technical issues and frequent amendment of GST clauses, the CBIC has reduced the penalty amount as follows:
Note: The maximum late fees cannot exceed Rs.5,000.
Access the GST Portal -> https://www.gst.gov.in/ -> Services -> Registration -> New Registration option.
The new GST registration page is displayed. Select the New Registration option. If the GST registration application remains uncompleted, the applicant shall continue filling the application using TRN number.
On submission of the above information, the OTP Verification page is displayed. OTP will be valid only for 10 minutes. Hence, enter the two separate OTP sent to validate the email and mobile number.
On successfully completing OTP verification, a TRN will be generated. TRN will now be used to complete and submit the GST registration application.
Upon receiving TRN, the applicant shall begin the GST registration procedure. In the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) field on the GST Portal, enter the TRN generated and enter the captcha text as shown on the screen. Complete the OTP verification on mobile and email.
Click on the icon marked in red to start the GST registration process.
Various information must be submitted for obtaining GST registration. In the first tab, business details must be submitted.
In the next tab, provide promoters and directors information. In case of proprietorship, the proprietors’ information must be submitted. Details of up to 10 Promoters or Partners can be submitted in a GST registration application.
The following details must be submitted for the promoters:
In case the applicant provides Aadhaar, the applicant can use Aadhaar e-sign for filing GST returns instead of a digital signature.
An authorized signatory is a person nominated by the promoters of the company. The nominated person shall hold responsibility for filing GST returns of the company.
Further, the person shall also maintain the necessary compliance of the company. The authorized signatory will have full access to the GST Portal.
In this section, the applicant shall provide the details of the principal place of business.
The Principal Place of Business acts as the primary location within the State where the taxpayer operates the business.
It generally addresses the books of accounts and records. Hence, in the case of a company or LLP, the principal place of business shall be the registered office.
For the principal place of business enter the following:
If the principal place of business located in SEZ or the applicant acts as SEZ developer, necessary documents/certificates issued by Government of India are required to be uploaded by choosing ‘Others’ value in Nature of possession of premises drop-down and upload the document.
In this section, upload documents to provide proof of ownership or occupancy of the property as follows:
Upon having an additional place of business, enter details of the property in this tab.
For instance, if the applicant is a seller on Flipkart or other e-commerce portal and uses the seller’s warehouse, that location can be added as an additional place of business.
In this section, the taxpayer must provide details of the top 5 goods and services supplied by the applicant. For goods supplied, provide the HSN code and for services, provide SAC code.
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In this section, enter the number of bank accounts held by the applicant. If there are 5 accounts, enter 5.
Then provide details of the bank account like account number, IFSC code and type of account.
Finally, upload a copy of the bank statement or passbook in the place provided.
In this step, verify the details submitted in the application before submission.
Once verification is complete, select the verification checkbox. In the Name of Authorized Signatory drop-down list, select the name of the authorized signatory.
Enter the place where the form is filled. Finally, digitally sign the application using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)/ E-Signature or EVC.
Digitally signing using DSC is mandatory in case of LLP and Companies.
On signing the application, the success message is displayed.
The acknowledgement shall be received in the registered e-mail address and mobile phone number.
Application Reference Number (ARN) receipt is sent to the e-mail address and mobile phone number.
Using the GST ARN Number, the status of the application can be tracked.
Since the implementation of GST, IndiaFilings has helped thousands of business obtain GST registration and become compliant under GST.
In the process of serving our clients, we have received various questions with regards to GST registration.
The proposed taxes are of the center and state.
These include excise duty, SAD, CVD, Service Tax, surcharges, and cesses, VAT, luxury tax, entry tax, entertainment tax, and a few more.
States and union territories come under SGST whereas CGST, as well as IGST, is administered by the center.
Yes, it is a compulsory registration for all businesses in India who are e-commerce sellers, have an annual turnover of more than Rs. 40 Lakhs and/or make sales outside their home state.
Most of the documents are only to be 100 KB. However, just a few can go up to 2 MB.
Exact details for the same will be mentioned on the website too while you are going about the process.
If in case you opt for our services, a consultant/ representative will better guide you.
Yes, but only if your business turnover crosses the threshold.
A taxpayer can apply and obtain GST registration within 30 days as required by law to obtain GST registration here.
You can check the criteria for GST Registration here.
Yes. PAN is mandatory for obtaining GST registration. In the case of Proprietorship, the individual may use the PAN of the Proprietor.
In case of LLP or Company or Trust or other types of legal entity, PAN must first be obtained for the entity making the GST registration application.
However, PAN is not mandatory for GST registration for foreigners and foreign companies.
For non-resident taxable persons, GSTIN with a fixed expiry date will be provided based on the other documents provided to prove existence.
GST registration does not have an expiry date. Hence, a GST registration will be valid until its cancelled, surrendered or suspended.
Only GST registration for non-resident taxable persons and casual taxable person have a validity period as fixed by the Authorities while issuing the GST registration certificate.
No, only persons registered under GST should collect GST from the customers.
A person not registered under GST cannot collect GST nor claim the input tax credit on GST paid.
After the GST registration is approved, the applicants can download a copy of the GST Registration Certificate from the GST common portal.
The Government has increased the GST turnover limit and has announced that small businesses with an annual sales turnover of upto Rs.40 lakhs will be exempt from having to obtain GST registration. The same will also be increased to Rs.20 lakhs for special category states.
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