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Time Limit for GST Registration

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Time Limit for GST Registration

GST registration is mandatory for both business and not-for-profit entities that supply taxable goods or services in India. The criteria for GST registration varies depending on the State of GST registration (Rs.20 lakhs in most state and Rs.10 lakhs in the Special Category States). In addition to the turnover criteria, a business shall also obtain GST registration if it undertakes inter-state supply or e-commerce or registered under VAT, Service Tax or Central Excise. In this article, let us look at the time limit for obtaining GST registration.

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Time Limit for GST Registration

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.

Casual Taxable Person

In case of registration as a casual taxable person, the time frame for obtaining GST registration would be 5 days prior to starting the business. Casual taxable persons are entities that are involved in setting up temporary shops or persons doing business without a fixed place. Example of a casual taxable person under GST would be fireworks shop or a stall set up in a tradeshow.

Casual taxable persons do not have any aggregate turnover threshold and must be registered under GST mandatorily.

Non-Resident Taxable Person

In case of registration as a non-resident taxable person, the time limit for obtaining GST registration is 5 days prior to commencing business in India. Non-resident taxable persons are persons or entities abroad that are supplying goods or services to persons or entities resident in India.

Non-resident taxable persons do not have any aggregate turnover threshold and must be registered under GST mandatorily.

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Existing Tax Payers

The time limit for existing taxpayers having VAT or service tax or excise registration was 1st July 2017. Hence, any person registered under the old Act must have migrated to GST before 1st July 2017.

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