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Who needs registration under GST in India?

Registration under gst is mandatory in specific cases. Here is the summary:

Based on turnover- Businesses whose turnover exceeds Rs. 40 lakhs, 20 lakhs for service providers. For special category states, the limit is 20 lakh and 10 lakh respectively.

Businesses registered under the Pre-GST law (i.e., Excise, VAT, Service Tax etc.)

Agents of a supplier & Input service distributor have to register under GST in order to claim input tax credit.

Those paying tax under the reverse charge mechanism

Every e-commerce aggregator and person who supplies via e-commerce aggregator

Those who supplies online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person

In case of events/exhibition where you do not have a permanent place of doing business, you shall be registered as a casual taxpayer. It is valid for 90 days.

* Interstate supply of Goods makes GST registration mandatory.
* NRI Individuals/ representatives of NRI for business in India
* Aggregator supplying their services under their brand name

GST Registration Process in India

Online GST registration can be applied with help of professional service providers, However if you want to self-apply here are the steps you need to carefully follow for online GST registration:

Visit the Government GST Portal and go to Registration Tab.

* Fill Part-A of Form GST REG-01 which will ask for PAN No, Mobile No, E-mail ID and State

* After OTP confirmation, you will receive a temporary reference number via mobile phone and email.

* Next, you need to complete Part B of Form GST REG-01. Upload a document that is officially signed (by DSC or EVC) and designated.

* After completing the above steps, you will receive a confirmation form (GST REG-02).

* A registration certificate ( Form GST REG-06) will be issued the department after verification

* There is a possibility of rejection of your application (Form GST REG-05)

Documents required for registration under GST online

For new GST registration you need to keep ready the below documents.

Single owner/ Proprietorship
* PAN Card and address proof of proprietor

LLP / Partnership Firm
* PAN Card of LLP
* LLP or Partnership Agreement
* Partners’ identity and address proof

Private Limited Company
* Certificate of Incorporation
* PAN Card of Company
* Articles of Association, AOA
* Memorandum of Association, MOA
* Resolution to authorize applicant director
* Identity and address proof of directors
* Digital Signature

Note: Businesses registering under GST can opt for Aadhaar authentication, in absence of which registration would be granted only after physical verification of the place of business.


Compliances after GST Registration

Once you receive a GST certificate, you should comply with gst rules such as return filings and audits. GST return should be filed by every GST registered business irrespective of level of transactions, that means even if your turnover is zero , you need to do nil gst filing. Based on category of taxpayer you should file a specified return on specified dates. You need to have gst compliant invoice of purchase and sale for gst return filing online.

Penalty for not registering under GST

If a new gst registration is mandatory in your case and you fail to register, you shall face this penalty:

10% of total tax amount due but it is subject to a minimum of Rs.10,000.

The penalty will be 100% of the tax amount if the offender has intentionally evaded paying taxes

Frequently asked questions

What is input tax credit in GST?

You pay gst on the purchase of a service or product. On selling your product or service, you collect the gst. If you are registered under gst you can adjust the taxes paid on purchase with the amount of tax on sales .This process is called utilization of input tax credit in gst.

Conditions to avail of Input Tax Credit:
1. The said goods or services or both are used or intended to be used in the course or in the furtherance of his business
2. He is in possession of tax invoice/ debit note / tax-paying document issued by a supplier registered under gst
3. He has received the said goods or services or both subject to job-work facilities and restrictions relating to input tax credit
4. The supplier has uploaded the relevant invoice on the online GST portal
5. The supplier has paid the said amount of tax (as charged in the invoice) to the Government.
6. Claimant of input tax credit has furnished GSTR 2

When should any business go for multiple GST registrations?

If a business is operating from more than one state, then a separate GST registration is required for each state. Your Income tax consultants can also help you have clarity over having multiple gst registration and compliances.

What are the GST Tax Rates?

In order to see the tax rates for all the products here: Click Here to See

What is Composition scheme under gst and who can opt
for a composition scheme?

Small businesses that have an annual turnover less than Rs. 1.5 crore ( Rs. 75 Lakhs for North East States of India) can opt for a Composition scheme.

Note: Before 1st April 2019 threshold was 1 Crore.

Originating Dealers Pay A Nominal Tax Rate Based On The Type Of Business:

* Originating dealers are required to submit only one quarterly return (instead of the three monthly returns normally filed by taxpayers).
* Those who have opted for composition schemes cannot issue taxable invoices, i.e., collect tax from customers and are required to pay the tax from their own pocket.
* Those who have opted for the Composition Scheme cannot claim any Input Tax credit.

Composition scheme is not applicable to:
* Service providers
* Inter-state sellers
* E-commerce sellers
* Supplier of non-taxable goods
* Manufacturer of Notified Goods

This scheme is a good option for all small businesses that want compliance and tax rate reduction under GST.
Sales of all companies registered on the same PAN should be taken into account when calculating sales.

What is the tax rate in the composition scheme of gst?

Manufacturers 1%, Restaurants not serving alcohol-5% other service providers 6%. To be sure of the rate you can go for options like CA near me and take advice from professionals.

Who is not eligible to apply for the Composition Scheme?

Below categories cannot apply for composition scheme
* Service providers,
* Inter-state suppliers,
* E-commerce businesses,
* Supplier of non-taxable goods,
* Manufacturer of Notified Goods,
* All the suppliers of services except those providing restaurant that are not serving alcohol
* Suppliers of – ice cream, pan masala or tobacco (and its substitutes),
* Casual Taxable Person,
* Non-resident Taxable Person,
* Supplier of exempted goods or services.

How to cancel gst registration?

You can cancel your GST registration if GST does not apply to you or you are closing your business or profession. Or there is some other reason. You can visit Government GS portal and simply follow steps of cancellation. You need to submit the reason. If a guest finds it valid, your cancellation shall be accepted.

How to download / get gst registration certificate?

To download the GST registration certificate, your GST login credential should be ready. Once, you have logged in to your GST Portal account , follow the steps below:

Login into your account on GST.GOV.IN , Click on the Services –> User Services –>View/ Download Certificate. Click the [Download] button on the screen to download the certificate.

How to surrender gst registration?

Step 1: Login into your account on GST.GOV.IN
Step 2 : Go to Services >> Registration >> Application for Cancellation of Registration.
Step 3: Write the address which is for future communication purpose or you can select option of same as above address and then go to Cancellation Details tab.
Step 4: Select the reason for cancellation and date of cancellation. Bottom of this page shows the date for which you have already filed a return.
Step 5: Move to the verification tab and verify using the option of either EVC or Digital signature and your ARN will be generated.

How to check GST registration status in India?

In the GST Portal of Government https://services.gst.gov.in/ . Select ‘Services’ > 'Registration' > 'Track Application Status'. Enter the ARN which you received when you submitted GST Registration Application, Also enter the Captcha code and click on SEARCH.

How to GST Registration online or do registration under GST?

Visit the Government GST Portal and go to Registration Tab.
· Fill Part-A of Form GST REG-01 which will ask for PAN No., Mobile No., E-mail ID and State
* After confirming the OTP, you will receive a temporary reference number via mobile phone and email.
* Next you will have to fill Part-B of Form GST REG-01. To be duly signed (by DSC or EVC) and upload the documents specified.
· You will get an acknowledgment in Form GST REG-02.
· A registration certificate will be issued to you by the gst department after verification and approval in form of GST REG-06

how to activate cancelled GST registration?

You can get your cancelled GST registration revoked only when the registration has been cancelled by the GST authorized officer.

Go to GST Portal of Government https://services.gst.gov.in/ , go to application for revocation of cancelled registration, and submit all specified documents. The GST officer will check your application and revoke your cancelled GST registration if everything seems valid to the officer.

Documents/Details Required For Registration Under Gst?

Documents required for registration under GST online
For new GST registration you need to keep ready the below documents.

Single owner/ Proprietorship
PAN Card and address proof of proprietor

LLP / Partnership Firm
PAN Card of LLP LLP or Partnership Agreement Partners’ identity and address proof

Private Limited Company
Certificate of Incorporation
PAN Card of Company
Articles of Association, AOA
Memorandum of Association, MOA
Resolution to authorize applicant director
Identity and address proof of directors
Digital Signature

how to amend GST registration ?

Step 1 Visit www.gst.gov.in.
Step 2: Login to your account using your gst credential.
Step 3: Go to 'Services' tab from the main menu, click on 'Registration' tab under services.
Step 4: Go to 'Amendment Of Registration Core Fields' to open the link.

how to change address in gst registration

Keep address proof ready, login to gst account. Submit FORM GST REG-14 along with required documents.The GST officer will verify and approve if all documents are valid. This can be completed within 15 days

how to add an additional place of business in gst after registration?

Login to your GST account go to Services tab from the main menu then to registration tab under services. Go to the Registration Core Fields option and fill up the required details with proof of additional place address.

how to change mobile number in gst registration?

1. Login to the GSTN Portal
2. Click Services>Registration>Amendment of registration Non-core fields
3. Click Authorised Signatory Box
4. The current authorised signatory details will reflect. Click Add New/Edit/Delete.
5. Enter the details-new mobile number and email ID of the authorized signatory. Click the Save button to save the details
6. Click the verification

After submission of the application for correction in GST registration, you will receive an acknowledgement within 15 minutes on the existing registered number and email address.

Once you receive the confirmation, log back into the GST portal.

7. Select the Authorized signatory tab again
8. Deselect Primary authorized signatory checkbox for the old signatory and select the newly added authorized signatory as per primary signatory.
9. After verification of entered email ID and mobile number click the Verification tab and submit the application using DSC/EVC/E-signature.
10. After submission of the application, you receive an acknowledgement within 15 minutes on the newly updated email id and mobile number.

how to change mobile number in gst registration?

1. Login to the GSTN Portal
2. Click Services>Registration>Amendment of registration Non-core fields
3. Click Authorised Signatory Box
4. The current authorised signatory details will reflect. Click Add New/Edit/Delete.
5. Enter the details-new mobile number and email ID of the authorized signatory. Click the Save button to save the details
6. Click the verification

After submission of the application for correction in GST registration, you will receive an acknowledgement within 15 minutes on the existing registered number and email address.

Once you receive the confirmation, log back into the GST portal.

7. Select the Authorized signatory tab again
8. Deselect Primary authorized signatory checkbox for the old signatory and select the newly added authorized signatory as per primary signatory.
9. After verification of entered email ID and mobile number click the Verification tab and submit the application using DSC/EVC/E-signature.
10. After submission of the application, you receive an acknowledgement within 15 minutes on the newly updated email id and mobile number.

How to Register DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) on GST
Portal for New Registration

Login to your gst account, select your profile, go to register/update dsc using your dsc token, select authorized signatory to register, select certificate and sign then finally confirm dsc registration.

How to do self gst registration online?

You can apply for new gst registration yourself. You need to have all the documents needed for registration. There are some youtube videos also which will guide you to online gst registration.

How to find gst registration consultant?

Go to CA near me and find an experienced good rated service provider who can help you with gst registration and filing compliance of gst.

Who is exempted from gst registration?

The taxpayers exempted from GST Registration are:
Agricultural activities
Business with turnover below threshold limit
Nil-Rated/ Exempt supplies of goods and services
Non-Taxable/ Non-GST supplies of goods and services
Activities which are neither Supply of Goods nor Services
Business making only supplies covered under reverse charge