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 states in rest of India would be required to register for GST if annual turnover exceeds Rs.40 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.
The average time taken to obtain GST Certificate is about 5 – 10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission.
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- PAN Card of the Applicant: GSTIN is linked to the PAN of the business. Hence, PAN is mandatory to obtain GST certificate.
- Passport size photo, Identity and Address Proof of Applicant/authorized signatory: Identity proof and address proof documents like PAN, passport, driving license, aadhar card or voters identity card must be submitted for the applicant and managing persons.
- Business Registration Document: Proof of business registration like incorporation certificate or partnership deed or registration certificate must be submitted for all types of registered entities.
- Address Proof for Place of Business: Documents like rent agreement or sale deed along with copies of electricity bill or latest property tax receipt or municipal khata copy must be submitted for the address mentioned in the GST application.
- Bank Account Proof: Scanned copy of the first page of bank passbook showing a few transactions and addresses of the business must be submitted for the bank account mentioned in the registration application.