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GST Registration in India- Overview

GST was introduced in the year 2016 under the GST or Goods and Services Act. The purpose behind its introduction was the implementation of the idea of “One nation One Tax” across the country. Levied on the sale of goods and services, GST replaces taxes like sales tax, service tax, and VAT.
This streamlining has drastically improved the indirect tax regime in India. Moreover, GST has reduced the cascading effect of taxes and allowed taxpayers to claim Input tax credit. The GST regime has resulted in uniform taxation across the country, easing tax compliances, and enhancing transparency in tax collection.
GST Registration offers legal recognition and ensures tax compliance for businesses selling goods and services in India. Moreover, it facilitates GST payment for eligible taxpayers. However, GST registration is not all about compliance. It offers several benefits to taxpayers like the option to claim Input Tax Credit and avoid double taxation.
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GST Registration Eligibility for Taxpayers

GST Registration does not have a pan-India eligibility. It is only applicable to eligible businesses as per turnover limits prescribed under Section 22 of the Central GST Act, 2017. However, section 24 of the Act makes it mandatory for certain businesses to obtain GST registration irrespective of their turnover limits. Each of these businesses are listed below as per their eligibility criterias.

Businesses eligible for GST Registration in India include:

What Businesses are Exempted from GST Registration in India?

Section 23 of the CGST Act, 2017 exempts certain businesses completely from the requirement of obtaining GST Registration in India. The exemption is applicable despite these businesses exceeding the prescribed turnover limits. We have listed all such exemptions below.
  • Businesses whose turnover has not crossed the threshold limit required for mandatory registration under GST.
  • An agriculturalist who supplies agriculture produce out of cultivation of his own land. 
  • Any other entity as notified by the Government.

GST Registration Checklist & Documents

GST Registration in India cannot be obtained without certain prerequisites and documents. The table below contains two sections. The first one lists all the prerequisites, and the second one lists all the documents required for GST Registration in India. If you qualify for GST, you must meet all these GST registration requirements before submitting your application.
GST Registration Checklist GST Registration Documents
  • Applicant’s PAN must be linked to his Adhar, Mobile Number & Email Address
  • Application must be filed within 30 days from the date a business becomes liable to pay GST
  • Exception: Casual and NRI taxpayers can apply 5 days before the commencement of their business
  • Eligible businesses must take GST Registration in every state they are operational
  • Small Businesses can opt for GST Composition Scheme
  • Although GST registration process is online, physical aadhaar authentication and premises verification may be applicable to certain businesses
    Documents of Partners/Proprietor/Directors
  1. PAN Card
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Coloured Photograph
  4. Address Proof
    Documents of the Firm/ LLP/Company
  1. Partnership / LLP Deed
  2. MOA & AOA, in case of a company
  3. Business PAN
  4. Business / Proprietor’s Bank Details
  5. Certificate of Incorporation
  6. Letter of Authorisation of Authorised Signatory
  7. Copy of Resolution validating the decision to apply for GST Registration
    Documents of Registered Office
  1. Address Proof
  2. NOC from the Premises Owner
  3. Rent Agreement/Property Tax Receipt

How to Register for GST in India?- GST Registration Steps

GST Registration procedure in India is entirely online and can be completed quickly in a series of simple steps. Our team at Setindiabiz has been trained in assisting clients throughout the GST Registration process. Our services begin with preparing and drafting all the documents required for GST registration and extend to filing the complete application. The steps below explain how we secure GST registration for our clients in a convenient and hassle-free manner.

Step-1: Documentation

The documents required for GST Registration are based on the type of entity and the nature of its business activity. It is extremely important that all the documents required for online GST registration are prepared beforehand. This helps avoid any hindrance in the application process later. A complete list of such documents is mentioned in the section above.

Step-2: Register on the GST Portal

GST registration for new business is an application-based process. The first part of the application seeks basic registration details. This includes type of entity, name of entity, PAN number, and the state / UT where the business operates. Providing these details enables successful registration on the GST Portal.

Step-3: OTP-based Verification

GST Registration in India is a PAN-based process. The applicant must provide his PAN details in the first part of the application. As mentioned earlier, the PAN must be linked to the applicant’s Aadhar, mobile number and email address for OTP verification.

Step-4: TRN Generation

As soon as the PAN is entered, an OTP is sent to the linked mobile number and email address. After furnishing the two OTPs successfully, a Temporary Reference Number or TRN is generated. You can use the TRN for completing the application form further. Note that the TRN will be valid for 15 days only, so the process must be completed within this time period.

Step-5: Complete the GST Application Form

Sign in to the GST portal using the TRN and access the GST REG-01 application form. Complete the form by filling in the requisite details and uploading the requisite documents. This includes information about the business, promoters/partners, location of the business, products/services, and authorised individuals. Upon completing the form, verify it using the authorised signatory’s DSC or EVC.

Step-6: Issuance of GSTIN

Upon submission of all the details and documents, the application is processed in approximately 10 to 15 days. After successful verification of the form, the department allots a unique GSTIN to the applicant business. This GSTIN can further be used to check GST registration status and fulfil all GST-related compliances.

Benefits of GST Registration in India

GST Registration is not only a mandatory compliance for eligible businesses but also provides innumerable practical benefits to taxpayers. It serves as a pivotal step towards simplifying India’s indirect taxation system, unifying various levies into a single, comprehensive tax structure. Let’s delve deeper into the manifold benefits of GST Registration which can be a game-changer for your business!

Prevent Cascading Effect

The tax on tax phenomena that existed across the supply chain has been removed under the new GST regime.

Uniformity in Taxation

GST rates are decided by the GST Council with members from the Central and State governments.

Low tax rates & compliances

GST is charged at a tax rate of 18% or less for most goods and services. GST returns can either be filed monthly or quarterly.

Entitled to avail ITC

Sellers across the supply chain, except the end consumer, can avail ITC for excess input tax paid by them.

Zero-rated Exports

No tax is charged on exports of goods and services under the GST regime. This includes supplies to an SEZ unit also.

Formalisation of the economy

With GST registration, the huge share of the informal sector in the economy has drastically reduced to less than 50%.

Register for GST Today with Our Expert Assistance!

Are you looking for professional assistance with GST registration? As India’s best GST registration consultant, Setindiabiz is here for you! We understand that the GST registration process can be overwhelming and time-consuming for businesses. So, we offer end-to-end GST registration services, from preparation of all GST registration documents to filing complete GST application.
We make sure that your business meets all GST registration eligibility criterias before we apply. We also consistently check GST registration status after filing your application until a GSTIN is allotted. Choosing us as your GST registration consultant will assure that all your GST registration requirements are met with ease.

FAQs on GST Registration

Yes, you can apply for Voluntary GST Registration online via the official GST portal. This option allows businesses with turnover below the mandatory threshold to voluntarily register for GST and gain its benefits.
Certain businesses are not required to get GST Registration as per Section 23 of the CGST Act, 2017. These include:
  • Businesses involved in the sale of goods and services whose turnover has not crossed the threshold limit mandatory GST registration.
  • An agriculturist growing produce on his own or hired land using his own labour,  family labour or hired workers. 
  • Any other entity as notified by the Government
No GST registration fees are charged by the government. GST Registration is free of cost in India.
GSTIN is a unique 15 digit number allotted to all GST registered businesses India. It helps in checking GST registration status and fulfil all GST-related compliances.
Yes, businesses that are carrying out multiple business activities must register for multiple GSTs online. Multiple registrations can be obtained using a single PAN card only.
Yes, businesses that are operating at multiple locations must obtain GST registrations at each of these locations. This is applicable to locations within and outside the borders of the state where the business is primarily located. Here too, the same PAN can be used to obtain multiple registrations.
Even though GST is not levied on SEZ businesses, GST registration is still mandatory for these businesses.
GSTIN, once allotted, is valid for the lifetime of the taxpayer. It ceases to exist only if GST registration is cancelled or the taxpayer voluntarily surrenders it.
Composition GST Registration is a simplified tax scheme for small businesses in India. It allows eligible businesses to pay GST at extremely low rates (2% to 5%) based on their turnover. Also, Composition dealers have lesser compliance burden as they have to file their returns only once a year. However, a major drawback of the scheme is that they cannot claim Input Tax Credit.
Casual Taxpayers are those who occasionally engage in business activities and do not have a fixed place of business. They can apply for GST registration online 5 days prior to commencing activities. Their registration is temporary, typically up to 90 days, extendable for the same period. They must deposit tax liabilities in advance and file returns for the registration period.
Yes, you can apply for Voluntary GST Registration online via the official GST portal. This option allows businesses with turnover below the mandatory threshold to voluntarily register for GST and gain its benefits.

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All new establishments must register with the office of the Labour Commissioner (Under the applicable state Shops & Establishment Act) within 30 days of their incorporation for companies or LLPs or the start of business for proprietorships or other businesses.
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