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Service tax registration is mandatory for all service providers having taxable turnover of more than 9 lakhs in a financial year. IndiaFilings offers online service tax registration from Rs.4899/-

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Service Tax Registration

Service Tax Registration is a tax registration required for businesses providing services in India. Service tax registration is an indirect tax wherein the service provider pays the tax and recovers the same from the recipient of the taxable service. At present, Service Tax is levied at 12.3% on the value of the taxable service. This includes Education Cess @ 2% on the service tax amount, and Secondary and Higher Education Cess @ 1% on the service tax amount.

Service Tax registration is mandatory for every person or business in India that has provided a taxable service of value exceeding Rs.9 lakhs, in the previous financial year. Service Tax Registration is required for identification of the assesse, deposit service tax, file service tax returns and undertake various processes required under the Finance Act, 1994. Failure to obtain service tax registration would attract penalty in terms of section 77 of the Finance Act, 1994.

Reasons to Register a Service Tax

Small Scale Service Providers

Small scale service providers who provide taxable services of less than Rs.10 lakhs in a year is wholly exempted from service tax and service tax registration.

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Service Tax Payments

Service Tax Payments must be deposited in designated banks quarterly in case of Proprietary Firms or Partnership Firms and monthly in the case of Companies, Trusts, Societies, etc.,

Service Tax Registration

Service tax registration must be obtained by any person who provided a taxable service of value exceeding Rs.9 lakhs, in the previous financial year. Failure to obtain service tax registration can result in penalty.

NO Service Tax on Exports

For services exported from India, service tax is not applicable. Therefore, exporters of service are not required to pay service tax. However, it is advisable for service exporters to obtain service tax registration.

Service Tax Return Filing

Service Tax Return Form ST-3 must be filed twice in a year. Return for half year ending 30th September and 31st March are required to be filed by 25th October and 25th April, respectively.

Identity and Address Proof

Identity and address proof will be required for all directors and shareholders of the company to be incorporated. In case of Indian nationals, PAN is mandatory. For foreign nationals, apostilled or notarised copy of passport must be submitted mandatorily. All documents submitted must be valid. Residence proof documents like bank statement or electricity bill must be less than 2 months old.

Registered Office Proof

All companies must have a registered office in India. To prove access to the registered office, a recent copy of the electricity bill or property tax receipt or water bill must be submitted. Along with the utility bill, rental agreement or sale deed and a letter from the landlord with his/her consent to use the office as a registered office of a company must be submitted.

Documents Required for Proprietorship Registration
How many people are required to start a Proprietorship?
Only one person is required to start a Proprietorship and a Proprietorship can have only one promoter.
What are the requirements to be a Proprietor?
The Proprietor must be an Indian citizen and a Resident of India. Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin can only invest in a Proprietorship with prior approval of the Government of India.
What are the documents required to start a Proprietorship?
PAN Card for the Proprietor along with identity and address proof is sufficient to start a Proprietorship and obtain other registration, as applicable or required.
What is the capital required to start a Proprietorship?
There is no limit on the minimum capital for starting a Proprietorship. Therefore, a Proprietorship can be started with any amount of minimum capital.
How will IndiaFilings help me start a Proprietorship?
An IndiaFilings Associate will understand your business requirements and help you start a Proprietorship by obtaining the relevant registrations. IndiaFilings will help obtain the necessary registrations to help the Proprietor open a bank account in the name of the business, thereby proving an identity for the business.
How to open a bank account for a Proprietorship?
To open a bank account for a Proprietorship, Reserve Bank of India mandates that the proprietor provide two forms of registration for the Proprietorship along with the PAN Card, identity proof and address proof of the Proprietor. The two forms of registration can be any two of the following: service tax registration, MSME registration, VAT/TIN/CST registration, shop & establishment Act registration, Professional license, Chartered Accountant certificate or others as provided in the RBI Know Your Customer norms.
Will my Proprietorship firm have a separate legal identity?
No, the Proprietorship firm and the Proprietor are one and the same. The PAN Card of the Proprietor will be the PAN Card of the Proprietorship business.Therefore, there will be no separate legal identity for the business. The assets and liabilities of the Proprietorship business and the Proprietor will also be one and the same.
Will my Proprietorship firm have a Certificate or Registration?
Proprietorship firms do not have a Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Registration. The identity and legitimacy of a Proprietorship firm is established by registering with the relevant or applicable Government authorities.
How to register the name of a Proprietorship?
There is no registry or regulation for the registering the name of a Proprietorship. Therefore, proprietorship firms can adopt any name that do not infringe on registered trademarks. Since there are no registry or regulation for registering the name of a Proprietorship, the only way to ensure exclusive use of the business name is to obtain a trademark registration of the business name.
How can I transfer my Proprietorship?
A business operated by proprietorship firm cannot be transferred to another person, unlike a Limited Liability Partnership or a Private Limited Company. Only the assets in the Proprietorship can be transferred to another person through sale. Intangible assets like Government approvals, registrations, etc., cannot be transferred to another person.
Can other people invest in a Proprietorship?
Proprietorship firms are business entity that are owned, managed and controlled by one person. So Proprietorship firms cannot issue shares or have investors.
What are the annual compliance requirements for a Proprietorship?
Proprietorship will have to file their annual tax return with the Income Tax Department. Other tax filings like service tax filing or VAT/CST filign may be necessary from time to time, based on the business activity performed. However, annual report or accounts need not be filed with the Ministry or Corporate Affairs, which is required for Limited Liability Partnerships and Companies.
Is audit required for a Proprietorship?
It is not necessary for Proprietorships to prepare audited financial statements each year. However, a tax audit may be necessary based on turnover and other criterion.
Can I later convert my Proprietorship into a Company or LLP?
Yes, there are procedures for converting your Proprietorship business into a Company or a LLP at a later date. However, the procedures to convert a proprietorship business into a Company or LLP are cumbersome, expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, it is wise for many entrepreneurs to consider and start a LLP or Company instead of a Proprietorship.
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Application Preparation

An IndiaFilings Tax Expert will prepare your Service Application and obtain your signature in the format along with the necessary supporting documents.

Application Processing

Once the application is prepared, IndiaFilings will obtain ST1 Registration and submit the hardcopy Application with supporting documents to the concerned Tax Department.

Service Tax Registration

Once the Service Tax Application and the attached supporting documents are verified, the Tax Department will allot Service Tax Regisration (ST2) for your business.


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