GST Registration - Goods & Service Tax Registration Online
How Does GST Registration Work For You?
Any business offering sale of goods with annual turn over of 40 lacs or service with annual
turn over of 20 lacs would require the registration for GST and have a valid GST Number.
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GST Registration Online - An Overview
GST is the product of the biggest tax reform in India which has tremendously improved ease of doing business and increasing the taxpayer base in India by including millions of small businesses. Tax complexities would be reduced due to the abolishing and subsuming of multiple taxes into a single, simple system.
The new GST regime mandates that all entities involved in buying or selling goods or providing services or both are required to register and obtain GSTIN. Registration is mandatory once the entity crosses a minimum threshold turnover or when an individual starts a new business that is expected to cross the prescribed turnover.
Businesses are required to register for GST if they fall into one of the following criteria.
Any service provider who provides a service value of more than Rs. 20 Lakhs aggregate in a year is required to obtain GST registration. In the special category states, this limit is Rs. 10 lakhs. Any entity engaged in the exclusive supply of goods whose aggregate turnover crosses Rs.40 lakhs is required to obtain GST registration.
An entity shall register for GST if they supply goods inter state, i.e., from one state to another irrespective of their aggregate turnover. Inter state service providers need to obtain GST registration only if their annual turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakhs. (In special category states, this limit is Rs. 10 lakhs).
Any individual supplying goods or services through an e-commerce platform shall apply for GST registration. The individual shall register irrespective of the turnover. Hence, sellers on Flipkart, Amazon and other e-commerce platforms must obtain registration to commence activity.
Casual taxable persons
Any individual undertaking supply of goods, services seasonally or intermittently through a temporary stall or shop must apply for GST. The individual shall apply irrespective of the annual aggregate turnover.
Any entity can obtain GST registration voluntarily. Earlier, any entity who obtained GST voluntarily could not surrender the registration for up to a year. However, after revisions, voluntary GST registration can be surrendered by the applicant at any time.
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.
Non-resident taxable person
The category applies to individuals located outside of India. The taxpayers should supply goods or services to residents in India. The registration remains active for a period of 3 years.
Casual taxable person
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 the input tax credit.
Documents Required for GST registration
PAN card of the business
GST registration is linked to the PAN of the business. Hence, PAN must be obtained for the legal entity before applying for GST Registration.
Identity proof along with photographs
PAN, passport, driving license, aadhar card or voter’s identity card can be submitted as identity proof. Photographs of the promoters/ proprietors also need to be submitted.
Address proof of promoter
Documents like passport, driving license, aadhaar card, voters identity card and ration card can be submitted as address proof.
Business registration document
Proof of business registration must be submitted for all types of entities. There is no requirement of submitting this document for a proprietorship as the proprietor and the entity are essentially considered the same. In the case of a partnership firm, the partnership deed must be submitted. In the case of LLP or Company, the incorporation certificate from MCA must be submitted. The other types of entities like society, trust, club, government department or body of individuals must provide the registration certificate.
Business location proof
Address proof must be provided for all places of businesses mentioned in the GST registration application. The following documents are acceptable as address proof for GST registration.
- Own property- Any document in support of the ownership of the premises like the latest property tax receipt or the municipal khata copy or copy of the electricity bill.
- Rented or leased property- A copy of a valid rental agreement with any document in support of the ownership of the premises of the lessor like the latest property tax receipt or the municipal khata copy or copy of the electricity bill. If the rental agreement or lease deed is not available, then an affidavit to that effect along with any document in support of the possession of the premises like copy of electricity bill is acceptable.
- SEZ premises- If the principal place of business is located in an SEZ or the applicant is an SEZ developer, necessary documents/certificates issued by the government of India are required to be uploaded.
- All other cases- A copy of the consent letter of the owner of the premises with any document in support of the ownership of the premises of the consenter like the municipal khata copy or the electricity bill copy. The same documents can be uploaded for shared property as well.
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