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What is GST Registration ?

GST is the biggest tax reform in India, tremendously improving ease of doing business and increasing the taxpayer base in India by bringing in millions of small businesses in India. By abolishing and including multiple taxes into a single system, tax complexities would be reduced while tax base is increased substantially. GST refers to Goods and Services Tax which includes all taxes such as Sales tax, Service tax, Excise duty etc. into GST.

GST registration is required primarily if your annual sales are more than Rs. 20 Lakh. As per the GST Council, entities in special category states with an annual turnover of Rs.10 lakhs and above would be required to register under GST. There are also various other criteria’s, that could make an entity liable for obtaining GST registration – irrespective of annual sales turnover. Entities required to register for GST as per regulations must file for GST application within 30 days from the date on which the entity became liable for registration under GST.

The average time taken to obtain GST Certificate is about 5 – 10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. You need to file your application with the department and sign it with your digital signature. GST Registration can be done through Herambindia in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and other Indian cities.

Get a free consultation on GST and GST return filing by scheduling an appointment with an HerambIndia Advisor.

GST Registration Process

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COLLECT INFORMATION

You are required to give some information for GST Registration and email documents.


ONLINE PAYMENT

On placing order, your application is assigned to one of our dedicated professional.

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APPLICATION SUBMIT

Our team will file your Goods and Service Tax Registration Application online.


ARN & GST CERTIFICATE

Provide you ARN over the email and provide you GST Certificate obtained from government web-portal.

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Required Documents for GST Registration

What You Need To Know

PENALTY FOR NOT REGISTERING UNDER GST

An offender not paying tax or making short payments (genuine errors) has to pay a penalty of 10% of the tax amount due subject to a minimum of Rs.10,000. The penalty will at 100% of the tax amount due when the offender has deliberately evaded paying taxes.

INTER-STATE SUPPLY

Registration under GST is mandatory for entities undertaking inter-state supply of goods and/or services, irrespective of aggregate annual turnover. For example, if a business in Maharashtra supplies goods to a business in Karnataka, then GST registration is required.

TURNOVER CRITERIA

Entities involved in supplying of goods or services with an annual aggregate turnover of more than Rs.20 lakhs in most States are required to register for GST mandatorily. In special category states, the aggregate turnover criteria has been reduced to Rs.10 lakhs.

EXISTING TAXPAYERS

All entities having service tax or VAT or central excise registration must be registered under GST mandatorily. Existing taxpayers have been provided with Provisional ID and password for completion of GST migration formalities and generation of GSTIN by the respective tax departments.

CASUAL TAXABLE PERSONS

A casual taxable person is someone who occasionally undertakes supply of goods or services having no fixed place of business. An example of a casual taxable person can be a fireworks shops setup during Diwali festival time, selling fireworks or a temporary food stall.

FAQs on GST

How long does it take to obtain GSTIN?
After submission of GST application with all the required documents, GSTIN is alloted within 7 working days.
No, an unregistered person without GSTIN cannot collect GST from customers or claim input tax credit of GST paid.
An entity liable to be registered under GST should apply for registration under GST within 30 days from the date on which the entity becomes liable to register for GST. Casual taxable persons and non-resident taxable persons are required to be registered under GST, prior to commencing business
Procedure has been provided in the GST portal for migration of existing service tax or VAT or central excise to GST. Entities registered under old tax laws must complete GST migration mandatorily to obtain GST.
Yes. PAN is mandatory for normal taxpayers and casual taxable persons to be registered under GST. However, PAN is not mandatory for a non-resident taxable person for obtaining registration.
Once GST certificate is granted, the registration is valid until its surrendered or cancelled or suspended. Only GST certificate issued to non-resident taxable person and casual taxable person have a validity period.
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