Guide for GST Registration process Online
Posted: Apr 09, 2019
This article will help you understand the basic process of GST Registration
Every dealer whose Annual turnover exceeds Rs 20 lakh (for special states, the amount is Rs 10 lakh) has to register for GST.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to complete registration process online on the GST Portal–
Step 1 – Go to GST portal. Click on Register Now under Taxpayers (Normal)
Step 2 – Enter the following details in Part A –
- Select New Registration
- In the drop-down under I am a – select Taxpayer
- Select State and District from the drop down
- Enter the Name of Business and PAN of the business
- Key in the Email Address and Mobile Number. The registered email id and mobile number will receive the OTPs.
Step 3 – Enter the OTP received on the email and mobile. Click on Continue. If you have not received the OTP click on Resend OTP.
Step 4 – You will receive the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) now. This will also be sent to your email and mobile. Note down the TRN.
Step 5 – Once again go to GST portal. Click on Register Now.
Step 6 – Select Temporary Reference Number (TRN). Enter the TRN and the captcha code and click on Proceed.
Step 7 – You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile and email. Enter the OTP and click on Proceed
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Step 8 -You will see that the status of the application is shown as drafts. Click on Edit Icon.
Step 9 – Part B has 10 sections. Fill in all the details and submit appropriate documents.
Here is the list of documents you need to keep handy while applying for GST registration-
- Constitution of the taxpayer
- Proof for the place of business
- Bank account details
- Authorization form
Step 10 – Once all the details are filled in go to the Verification page. Tick on the declaration and submit the application using any of the following ways –
Companies must submit application using DSC
Using e-Sign – OTP will be sent to Aadhaar registered number
Using EVC – OTP will be sent to the registered mobile
Step 11 – A success message is displayed and Application Reference Number(ARN) is sent to registered email and mobile.
You can check the ARN status for your registration by entering the ARN in GST Portal.
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 subsuming multiple taxes into a single system, tax complexities would be reduced while tax base is increased substantially. Under the new GST regime, all entities involved in buying or selling goods or providing services or both are required to register for GST. Entities without GST registration would not be allowed to collect GST from a customer or claim input tax credit of GST paid or could be penalized. Further, registration under GST is mandatory once an entity crosses the minimum threshold turnover of starts a new business that is expected to cross the prescribed turnover.
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. All other entities in rest of India would be required to register for GST if annual turnover exceeds Rs.20 lakhs. 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.
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GST Return Filing
After obtaining GST registration, the entity will be required to file GST returns periodically. Failure to file GST returns will attract penalty. Entities with an annual turnover of more than Rs.1.5 crores (INR 15 Million) will have to file monthly GST returns. The three returns to be filed by normal taxpayers are GSTR-1 (details of outward supplies) on the 10th of each month, GSTR-2 (details of inward supplies) on the 15th of each month and GSTR-3 (monthly return) on the 25th of each month. The reduce the compliance burden of small businesses with a turnover of less than Rs.1.5 crores, the Government has announced quarterly returns commencing from the quarter starting in October.
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