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Updated on 4 Apr 2020    9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

GST Registration Online in India

GST stands for “Goods & Services Tax”. It is a tax levied on sales and purchase of goods & services. It is a tax levied on almost all the businesses in India. It is a single tax comprising of sales tax, service tax, excise duty etc.

Any individual or business whose turnover exceeds Rs.40 lakh has to mandatorily apply for GST registration. It is very important to obtain registration under GST unless it will be considered as an offence under GST & you may have to incur heavy fines & penalties. Any individual or company needs to pay GST if –

  1. Your annual sales turnover exceeds Rs.40 Lakhs
  2. You are making sales outside the state.

It is recommended for you to go for GST registration even if your sales are less than Rs.40 Lakh otherwise -

  1. You will not be able sell outside your state
  2. You will not be able to claim the input tax credit of GST paid on purchase of goods & services.

GST registration mainly takes 2 to 6 working days to complete the entire registration process.

GST Registration

New GST Limit for Sale of Goods

Kindly find the below new GST limits w.e.f 1st April 2019 for sales of goods –

Category Turnover Applicability
For Normal Category States Exceeds Rs.40 lakh From 1st April 2019
For Special Category States Exceeds Rs.20 lakh From 1st April 2019

GST Limit for Service Providers

There has been no change in threshold limits for Service Providers. Kindly find below the GST limits for service providers –

Category Turnover Applicability
For Normal Category States Exceeds Rs.20 lakh -
For Special Category States Exceeds Rs.10 lakh -

States who opted for the New GST Limit

Normal Category States who opted for a new limit of Rs.40 lakh Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Normal Category States who choose status quo Kerala and Telangana
Special Category States who opted for new limit of Rs.20 lakh Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand

In which Circumstances GST Registration is Mandatory?

  • Turnover Criteria - All individual & businesses whose turnover exceeds Rs.40 lakh has to mandatorily apply for GST registration.
  • Causal Taxpayer - In case you are supplying goods or services in events/exhibitions and not have a permanent place of doing business, you should go for online GST registration before starting a business. In such cases, dealer needs to pay GST on the basis of an estimated turnover of 90 days. The validity of causal GST Registration is 90 days.
  • NRI Taxpayer - Any NRI individual, who does not have a place of doing business in India and wishes to start a new business, he must apply for GST Registration before starting business operations in India. The validity of Casual GST registration is 90 days.
  • Agents of Supplier & Input Service Distributor - All supplier agents and Input service distributors who want benefit of input tax credit must go for GST registration.
  • Reverse Charge - Businesses who needs to pay taxes under the reverse charge mechanism also need to go for GST registration.
  • E-Commerce Portal - Every e-commerce portal (such as Amazon or Flipkart) under which multiple vendor’s selling their products should be GST registered.

Why i need GST Registration?

GST registration not only helps you in getting your business recognized as legally registered but also opens number of opportunities for your business. Some of the benefits of GST registration are as follows -

  • Become More Competitive - You will be more competitive in comparison to other unregistered competitors as you are carrying a unique registration number.
  • Expand Your Business Online - You cannot sell products or services on e-commerce platforms without a valid GST registration number. If case you are planning to sell your products on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Shopify or through your own website, you must need a valid GSTIN.
  • Claiminput Tax Credit - Only Registered GST holders can claim input tax credit of GST paid on purchase of goods & services and save the cost.
  • Sell Goods & Services All Over India Without Any Restriction - Without GSTIN, you cannot trade from one state to another state. It is only possible when you will register your business under GST.
  • Apply Government Tenders - You need a valid GSTIN in order to apply for government tenders. In case you don’t have a valid GSTIN, you may miss a good business opportunity.
  • Open Current Bank Account - Specifically in case of sole proprietorship, Banks & Financial Institutions does not open a current bank account in the name of business unless you are having a valid government proof in the name of your business. GST registration certificate can help you in opening a new current bank account.
  • Dealing with MNCs - Generally, MNC’s does not feel comfortable in dealing with small business entities until they carry valid tax registration proof.

What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

Who requires GST Registration?

The GST registration is PAN based and it is specific to the state. The supplier has to register himself in every state or union Territory from where he or she is supplying goods. Registration for GST is must, if he or she fulfills any of the following conditions:

  • A business having the annual aggregate turnover of more than Rs.40 Lakh from all over India. (For north-eastern states, it is Rs.20 Lakhs)
  • Supplying online information, database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to an individual in India, other than a registered taxable individual.
  • Supplier agent
  • E-commerce operator or aggregators who sell goods & services under his own brand name.
  • Making sales to other states
  • Having branches in many states or many business verticals in one state
  • If presently registered under one of the earlier tax regimes such as service tax laws, excise laws, VAT laws irrespective of the threshold limit
  • In case your supplier is not registered under GST, you have to pay tax under reverse charge
  • Needs to deduct tax at source or an input service provider

Advantages of GST Registration

He is authorized to collect taxes from his customers and pass on the credit of the same to the tax department.

He can claim input tax credit of taxes paid to his suppliers and can use the same for paying the due taxes.

At the national level, there is a consistent flow of input tax credit from suppliers to recipients.

Process of GST Registration

The first step is to visit the official portal of GST and search for “Registration” tab.

In the second step, you need to input Mobile number, PAN Number, E-mail ID, and State in Part A of form GST REG-01 of GST registration.

After the OTP verification, you will get a TRN (Temporary Reference Number) on your mobile and e-mail.

In the next step, you need to fill Part B of form GST REG-01 signed by DSC or EVC. After that, you have to upload the necessary documents as per the business type.

In the next step, an acknowledgement number will be generated in form GST REG-02.

In case of any detail requested from you and intimated to you in form GST REG-03. You may need to go to the concerned department to clarify it or show the documents within one week in form GST REG-04.

Your application may be rejected by the office if it contains any kind of errors. You will be informed about this in form GST REG-05.

After the verification and approval, registration certificate will be issued to you by the department in form GST Reg-06.

Documents required for GST Registration

The following documents are required for GST Registration:

Aadhar card of partners/directors/owners.

PAN card of partners/directors/owners

MOA/AOA or partnership deed.

Telephone/Electricity Bill, rent agreement or letter of consent (NOC)

Bank statement/Cancelled cheque

Letter of authorization for signatory

GSTIN Number Format

GSTIN is a 15 digit unique identification number assigned to every individual or business who is registered under GST. Every number has its significance and are stated below -

  • The first two digits represent the “State code”.
  • The next ten digits will denote the “PAN of the person or entity involved in the business”.
  • The thirteenth digit represents “entity number of the PAN holder” in a state.
  • The fourteenth digit represents “Z” by default.
  • The last digit represents “Check code”. In some cases, the last digit can be an alphabet as well.

How FinacBooks help in GST Registration?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience in helping individuals, companies and Partnership firms to obtain GST registration at a least possible price. We will guide you through the entire process of GST registration to get GSTIN Number. To avail the best deals on GST registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

GST Registration FAQ’S

GSTIN is a unique good and services tax identification number which is assigned to all businesses under GST.
As per sub section (3) of section 25, a person can voluntarily registered under GST.

Cancellation of GST Registration certificate is possible and it can be cancelled in two situations –

  • When the taxable person voluntarily cancels his or her GST registration
  • When the officer uses his power and cancels the registration certificate of the taxable person due to the following reasons –
    • If the taxable person is not doing business from his or her notified registered place
    • If the taxable person issues tax invoice without making the supply of goods or services.

The taxable person has to apply on the official GST portal within 30 days. He has to declare some important information in the application such as stock held on a particular date, amount of dues, credit reversal and information about payment made towards discharge of liabilities. If the concerned officer is satisfied with the application, the officer will cancel the same within 30 days.

A taxable person can make amendments in particular information such as e-mail id, phone number etc. on his own on the official portal. In case of changes in the legal name of the business or change in the state name or addition of a new business place, he has to apply to the concerned GST department for changes within 15 days.

It is the total value of taxable supplies and inter-state supplies (It does not include inward supplies on which tax is payable on basis of reverse charge) and exempt supplies.

No, there is no concept of single central GST registration. Every PAN holder should have one GST per state. Therefore, any person who is having branches of a business in different states needs to apply for a separate GST registration number for each branch even if he or she is holding a single PAN.
A non-resident person is a person living abroad but doing business in any state of India. He must have a GST registration number to do business in a particular state.
Before making any supply, they have to apply for registration at least 5 days in advance. The registration certificate is issued and valid for a period of 90 days which can be extended. Further, registration is granted or extended only when the person will deposit the estimated tax liability.
ISD means input service distributor. ISD is like a head office that received the tax invoices of input service and distributes the credit of tax paid by them to the units proportionately. The ISD registration is different from the normal registration.

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