GST Registration

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Introduction

In any tax system, registration is the most fundamental requirement for identification of taxpayers ensuring tax compliance in the economy. Registration of any business entity under the GST Law implies obtaining a unique number from the concerned tax authorities for the purpose of collecting tax on behalf of the government and to avail Input tax credit for the taxes on his inward supplies. Without registration, a person can neither collect tax from his customers nor claim any input tax credit of tax paid by him.

The process by which a taxpayer gets registered under Goods and Service Tax (GST) is GST registration. Once the registration process has been completed, the Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) is provided. The 15-digit GSTIN is provided by the Central Government and helps to determine whether a business is liable to pay GST.

Process of GST registration

1. Visit the Government GST Portal www.gst.gov.in and look for ‘Registration Now’ under the ‘Taxpayers’ tab.

2. Select ‘New Registration’, fill PAN No., Mobile No., E-mail ID and State in Part-A of Form GST REG-01 of GST Registration.

3. You will receive a temporary reference number (TRN) on your Mobile and via E-mail after OTP verification.

4. Visit the GST portal again and click on ‘Register’ under the ‘Taxpayers’ menu.

5. Select ‘Temporary Reference Number’ (TRN) and enter the TRN and the captcha details and then ‘Proceed’.

6. You will receive an OTP on your email ID and registered mobile number. Enter the OTP on the next page and click on ‘Proceed’.

7. The status of your application will be available on the next page. On the right side, there will be an Edit icon, click on it.

8. You will then need to fill Part-B of Form GST REG-01. To be duly signed (by DSC or EVC) and upload the required documents specified according to the business type.

9. An acknowledgment will be generated in Form GST REG-02.

10. In case any information is pending from your side. It will be sought from you by intimating you in Form GST REG-03. For this, you may be required to visit the department and clarify or produce the documents within 7 working days in Form GST REG-04.

11. The office may also reject your application if they find any errors. You will be informed about this in Form GST REG-05.

12. Finally, a certificate of registration in Finally, a certificate of registration will be issued to you by the department after verification and approval in Form GST REG-06

GST Registration Via Authentication of Aadhaar

New businesses can secure their GST registration with the help of the Aadhaar. The process is simple and quick. The new process came into effect from 21 August 2020. The procedure to opt for Aadhaar authentication is mentioned below:

  1. When you apply for GST registration, you will be provided with an option to choose Aadhaar authentication.
  2. Select ‘YES’. The authentication link will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number.
  3. Click on the authentication link.
  4. Enter the Aadhaar number and select ‘Validate’.
  5. Once the details have been matched, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.
  6. Enter the OTP to complete the process. You will get the new GST registration within three working days.

Who is exempt from GST Registration?

The below-mentioned individuals and entities are exempt from GST registration:

  1. Businesses that manufacture supplies that comes under reverse charge.
  2. Activities that do not come under the supply of goods or services. Examples of such activities are the sale of a building or land, funeral services, and services provided by an employee.
  3. Businesses that make non-GST/ non-taxable supplies. Examples are aviation turbine fuel, electricity, natural gas, high-speed diesel, and petrol.
  4. Businesses that make exempt/ nil-rated supplies.
  5. Businesses that fall under the threshold exemption limit.
  6. Agriculturists.

GST REGISTRATION

For Businesses & Professionals
699
/Month
  • GST Enrolment
  • Filing of application for registration
  • Follow up till GST identification number is secured

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FAQs

Yes, GST registration can be done online at Nil charges.

No, a bank account is not mandatory at the time of GST registration.

Each category of business require documents according to its category. However, the basic documents required in each case are: ID-proof, Address proof, business registration proof, bank details, passport sized photographs, etc.

In order to get the GST number, you need to apply for GST registration by visiting the GST portal i.e., www.gst.gov.in. To start the process, you will need to have a valid email address, mobile number and a PAN for the business.

Yes, you are required to obtain GST registration once your turnover exceeds the specified threshold limits. Click here to check out the latest threshold limits for GST registration.

Yes, you can surrender the GST number. However, you can do so only after one year from the date of registration

A supplier of goods, with an annual turnover of Rs. 40 lakh (Rs. 20 lakhs for special category States), must apply for GST registration. There are certain cases where the taxable person is liable to pay GST even though his turnover has not crossed this limit. Those providing services must get GST registration, once their turnover crosses Rs.20 lakhs and in case of Special Category States at Rs 10 lakhs.

A person must apply for GST registration within 30 days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration. The process, rules, and conditions of the GST application must follow the Registration Rules laid by the GST Council.

A Casual taxable person and a Non-Resident taxable person must get their GST registration, at least 5 days before the commencement of business.

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