GST Registration

Goods & Service Tax (GST) Registration
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In 2017, the central and state governments of India implemented the Goods and Services Tax (GST), an indirect tax regime that replaced several cascading taxes. It is mandatory for all enterprises to obtain GST registration if their yearly turnover exceeds Rs 20 lakhs (or Rs 10 lakhs for Northeastern and hill regions). This entails obtaining a distinct 15-digit GSTIN and electronically submitting your regular GST returns. Businesses who register for GST benefit from increased consistency, easier tax compliance, and the ability to collect input tax credits for taxes paid on business expenses. Additionally, it broadens the revenue base and improves tax transparency in India.

Benefits of Registering for Goods and Service Tax in India

  • Input Tax Credit (ITC) availability: Registered enterprises are eligible to claim the ITC for input, capital goods, and input service taxes paid. This lessens the tax cascade. 
  • Tax compliance gets simpler: Unlike the other previous indirect tax regimes, the GST has a centralized registration procedure and tax filing mechanism. This makes following instructions easier.
  • Access to a fully functional online GST portal: GSTN is available to registered firms for the purposes of uploading invoices, filing returns, paying taxes, reconciling mismatches, and establishing communication with stakeholders.
  • Legal validity and reputation: Businesses that register are recognised legally as taxable organisations. The repute of the market is enhanced by this.
  • Trade between states gets easier: Registered companies can easily get an e-way bill to move goods between states without having to pay taxes at checkpoints.
  • Refund: Refund claims are processed more quickly for registered taxpayers. Refunds for zero-rated goods, inverted duty structures, and excess payments are all processed more quickly.
  • Increase market share and company reach: By registering, you can take use of input tax credits to conduct business more easily throughout India.

Eligibility Criteria for GST Registration in India:

  • Type of business: With the exception of a few designated categories, all providers of taxable products and services with an annual total revenue above Rs. 20 lakhs (Rs. 10 lakhs for Special Category States) are required to register.
  • Location: The company must be based in India, or the individual must be an Indian taxpayer. Taxable individuals who are non-residents must also register.
  • Business constitution: Any kind of Indian business, including societies, trusts, LLPs, proprietorships, partnerships, and private limited companies, is acceptable.
  • Taxable supplies: Businesses must register only if they engage in taxable supplies as defined by the GST law. Individuals who only deal in exempt supplies are exempt from registering.
  • Threshold restrictions: For states falling within the normal or special category, the aggregate turnover limits to register are Rs 20/10 lakhs. It is possible to voluntarily register even in cases of smaller turnover.
  • Aadhaar: For individual registration forms, the primary authorised signature must supply their Aadhaar number.
  • PAN: All applicants must have a PAN in order to be registered, with the exception of non-resident taxable persons.

Documents Required for GST Registration in India:

  • PAN Card: With the exception of non-resident taxable individuals, a PAN card is required for all owners, promoters, and partners.
  • Aadhaar Card: The principal authorized signatory on the application must have an Aadhaar number.
  • Proof of Business Address: Records attesting to the existence of a physical business location, such as a lease agreement or property tax receipt.
  • Proof of Business Bank Account: A statement containing the specifics of a business bank account.
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Registration: Similar to a partnership deed for a partnership or ROC document for a company, etc.
  • Authorization Form: An authorization form is required if the application is submitted through a designated representative.
  • Image & Signature: The principal authorised signatory's digital photograph and signature.
  • Rent/Lease Agreement: This document outlines the terms and conditions of renting out business space.
  • Board Resolution: A board resolution approving an LLP or company's registration application.
  • Certificate of Entitlement: Businesses requesting to be liable for GST at reduced rates are issued this certificate.

Procedure to Register for GST in India.

  • Make an online application using Form GST REG-01 by visiting the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal.
  • Give information about your firm, such as its legal name, address, phone number, email address, state, and expected revenue.
  • Choose a reason for registration liability from the provided list.
  • Mention the partners' and promoters' Aadhaar and PAN details.
  • Attach scanned copies of required documents like identity proof, address proof, bank account proof etc.
  • Submit details of principal and additional places of business if applicable.
  • Pay mandatory registration fee based on estimated turnover online.
  • Note down system generated Application Reference Number (ARN) after form submission.
  • First the application undergoes automated verification by system.
  • Then there is physical verification of documents by the designated officer.
  • A certificate of registration with unique GSTIN number is issued upon approval.
  • Print certificate of registration and signed copy for records.
  • GSTIN must be displayed on invoices, e-Way bills and while filing tax returns.

Time required to register for Goods and Service tax (GST) in India:

Under normal circumstances, the online registration process for Goods and Services Tax in India is fairly simplified and rapid. It usually only takes 1-3 working days for the tax officer to approve a registration application that has been submitted on the GSTN site with all required information and supporting documentation. If more clarification is needed for the provided documents or business facts, the process could take five to seven working days. On the other hand, businesses can quickly begin their road towards GST compliance and reap the benefits by obtaining a new GST registration in just three days if all the necessary procedures are followed.

How can seedling help you with Goods and Service Tax (GST) registration?

Seedling offers end-to-end assistance for businesses to ensure a smooth and stress-free GST registration process. Our services start with preparing and collating all the requisite documents like identity proof, address proof, bank account details, ownership agreements, and authorization letters that need to be attached to the online application form. We help accurately fill and file Form GST REG-01 on the portal while ensuring data integrity. Our experts continuously follow-up with the tax authorities to get queries resolved and timely approval of registration. We also assist with any technical portal-related issues faced during online submission.

Once the registration certificate bearing the GSTIN is issued, seedling helps you fully understand all your post-registration compliance requirements pertaining to invoices, returns, payments etc. We will update you on the verification progress at each stage and provide assistance with any additional details sought by tax officers for quick processing. With seedling hand-holding you every step of the way, registering for GST becomes a seamless process allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

Most common question about our services

What documents do you need from my side for registration?

We will require identity proof, address proof, bank account details, ownership agreements, authorization letters and other business proofs as applicable. Our experts will guide you on the exact documents needed.

I have already started my business but don't have GST registration. Can you help register now?

Certainly. We assist businesses in obtaining GST registration regardless of the stage they are at in their entrepreneurial journey.

I have a proprietorship firm. Will your service be suitable for me?

Absolutely. We help any type of business entity like proprietorships, partnerships, LLPs, private limited companies etc. with their GST registration formalities.

How long does it take to get GST registration with your assistance?

With all documents in order, we strive to ensure GST registration within 5-7 working days under normal processing. The total time can sometimes extend to 2-3 weeks depending on queries raised.

What kind of post-registration support do you provide?

We are a one-stop shop providing end-to-end GST compliance services. So apart from registration formalities, we also assist with invoice generation, return filing, tax payments, and navigating any other compliance requirements on the GST portal.

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