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VAT registration or TIN number is mandatory for all entities involved in the sale of goods and products. VAT regulations are unique to each State. IndiaFilings offers VAT registration from Rs.7899/-

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VAT Registration

Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration is a tax registration required for businesses trading or manufacturing goods in India. VAT Registration replaced Sales Tax in India and is synonymous with CST Registration and TIN Registration. VAT is a multi-stage tax with the provision to allow 'Input tax credit (ITC)' on tax at an earlier stage, which can be appropriated against the VAT liability on subsequent sale. Therefore, VAT is ultimately borne by the consumer.

VAT is collected and governed by the State Government, so each State Government in India has distinct rules applicable for their State based on the type of good manufactured or sold. Hence, it is important for any business involved in the manufacturing or trading of goods to check the VAT rates applicable for the goods they sell in their state and comply with the relevant regulation. VAT Registration is mandatory in most states for traders or manufacturers having a turnover of more than Rs.5 lakhs per year (Rs.10 lakhs in some states). Therefore, manufactures or traders must be aware of the relevant state VAT regulation and obtain registration if required. When registered for VAT, the manufacturer or trader is allotted a unique 11 digit number which will serve as the VAT Number / TIN Number / CST Number for the business.

Reasons to Register a VAT

Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax levied on the sales of goods in India. Manufactures and traders should obtain VAT Registration, if they have annual sales of more than Rs. 5 lakhs (Rs. 10 lakhs in some states).

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State Level Tax

VAT is determined and collected by the State Governments. Therefore, each State has a different VAT Regulation based on the type of goods sold. Therefore, it is best for businesses to be aware of the State's VAT Regulation applicable to them.

End Consumer bears VAT

All purchasers of goods in India must pay VAT. However, at each stage, the person purchasing the goods is allowed to set-off the VAT paid against the VAT liability on subsequent sale. Thereby making the end consumer pay the VAT.

VAT Due Dates

VAT Payments must be deposited in designated banks quarterly in case of Proprietary Firms, LLPs or Partnership Firms and monthly in the case of other type of business entities like Companies. VAT Returns must be filed monthly on the 20th.

VAT / TIN / CST are the Same

VAT / TIN / CST utilize the same unique 11 digit number. Therefore, VAT / TIN / CST are the same and obtaining VAT Registration from the State authorities will suffice as the TIN or CST Registration also.

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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How we help with VAT/TIN/CST Registration

IndiaFilings.com can obtain VAT/TIN/CST/Sales Tax Registration in 14 to 20 days, subject to Government processing time.

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VAT Application

Based on the State in which you propose to conduct the business, IndiaFilings can help you understand the process, prepare the application and apply for VAT Registraiton.

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Once the application is prepared and submitted in the required format, Officials from the Tax Department will process the application and verify the particulars presented in the application.

VAT Registration

Once the processing is completed, the Tax Department will issue a VAT Registration for your business in the form of a 11 digit unique number, which will serve as the VAT/TIN/CST Identity for your business.


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