GST Registration


Service Info:

  • Short Name :   GST Registration
  • Category :   GST
  • Subcategory :   GST Registration
  • Amount :  ₹1999.00
Description :

GST Registration of a business with the tax authorities implies obtaining a unique, 15-digit Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) from the GST authorities so that all the operations of and the data relating to the business can be collected and correlated.

Service Description:


GST (Goods and Services Tax) registration is a formal process where businesses and individuals register with the government to collect and pay GST on their sales and services. 

Why GST Registration is Important?

  1. Legal Requirement: GST registration is mandatory for businesses whose turnover exceeds a specified threshold, as defined by the tax authorities. Failure to register can lead to penalties and legal consequences.

  2. Input Tax Credit: Registered businesses can claim input tax credits, which allows them to offset the GST paid on inputs and services against the GST collected on sales. This reduces the overall tax liability.

  3. Compliance: GST registration ensures that businesses adhere to tax regulations, promoting transparency and accountability in the taxation system.

Who Needs to Register For GST?

Casual taxpayer: Anyone involved in buying and selling products and services with an annual turnover of over INR 20 lakhs (the amount may vary from INR 10 lakh to 40 lakhs depending on supply in the state/UT).

Inter-state Suppliers: Anyone undertaking inter-state supply of products and services has to register for GST with no threshold limits.

Non-resident taxpayer: Any non-resident taxpayer who supplies goods and services to the recipients in India has to register for GST irrespective of the turnover.

E-commerce operator: Anyone supplying digital goods or services, including a digital product over a digital network, has to register for GST. All eCommerce operators are required to register for GST.

Eligibility Criteria For GST Registration:

Below given are the eligibility criteria for GST Registration:

  • Within GST, you will not be collecting tax on sales, but on supply. Therefore, stock transfer, freebies, and even discounts will attract GST. If your current combined supply is over ? 25 lakh, you are eligible for Online GST Registration (if your business operates exclusively in the North-Eastern states, ? 10 lakh).
  • If you already have a VAT Registration, Service Tax Registration or are registered under any of the laws that are to be subsumed by GST, you will be granted provisional registration. Once you are granted provisional registration, you must apply for GST Registration within six months.
  • If you are supplying non-taxable products or are in the export business, you need to apply for GST Registration. This will even apply to those in the software business, the export of which was previously untaxed.
  • If you are supplying goods or services to another state, you need to apply for GST regardless of turnover.

Documents Required for GST Registration:

Different sets of documents are required to file for GST registration. It depends on the business type and nature of products and services provided by the entity. Some commonly required documents for GST registration are:

  • PAN card of Owner/Partner
  • PAN card of the registered business
  •  Identification/Aadhar card of owners
  •  Passport size photos
  •  Bank account details (cancelled cheque or passbook)
  •  Address proof of the registered office

Steps for GST Registration

Collect Required Documents: Gather essential documents such as PAN (Permanent Account Number) or TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number), proof of address, bank account details, and business incorporation documents.

Visit the GST Portal: Access your country's GST portal or official website to initiate the registration process.

Create an Account: Register as a new user on the portal if you don't already have an account.

Fill the Application Form: Complete the GST registration application form with accurate details, including business information, authorized signatory details, and bank account information.

          Upload Documents: Upload the necessary documents as per the portal's guidelines.

          Verification: The tax authorities will review your application and may seek clarification or additional information if required.

          Issuance of GSTIN: Once your application is approved, you will receive a unique GST Identification Number (GSTIN). This number is essential for all GST-related transactions.

          Filing GST Returns: After registration, businesses must regularly file GST returns, detailing their sales, purchases, and tax liabilities.

          Benefits of GST Registration

          1. Legitimacy: GST registration lends credibility to your business and builds trust with customers and suppliers.

          2. Input Tax Credit: Claiming input tax credits reduces the overall tax burden and can improve your business's profitability.

          3. Legal Compliance: Avoid penalties and legal issues by complying with GST regulations.

          4. Interstate Transactions: GST registration is necessary for businesses engaged in interstate trade.

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