E-commerce sellers must register for GST


Individuals or businesses that sell goods or services on online platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, etc. are commonly referred to as e-commerce sellers. These can include manufacturers, wholesalers, merchants, or even private individuals who wish to sell their products or services online. In India, e-commerce sellers are required to comply with the rules and regulations of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The GST obligations for online sellers are as follows:

GST registration: Even if their annual turnover is less than Rs. 40 lakhs (Rs. 20 lakhs for enterprises in special category states), e-commerce vendors are required to obtain a GST registration. On the seller’s website and invoices, if they have a GST registration, they must include their registration number.

GST collection and payment: E-commerce vendors must gather and disburse GST for the supplies they provide. They must add GST to the price of the goods they sell and send the GST they have collected to the government within the allotted time. Based on the kind of products sold and the type of business, different GST rates apply to online retailers.

GST return filing: To disclose their sales, purchases, and tax liability, online merchants must file their GST reports on a regular basis. The frequency of filing the GST return depends on how much money the e-commerce seller makes. E-commerce vendors must file the GSTR-1 return to disclose their outbound supply, as well as the GSTR-3B return to disclose their total sales and purchases as well as their tax due.

TCS: In accordance with GST legislation, e-commerce operators are required to charge sellers on their platform Tax Collected at Source (TCS) at a rate of 1% for taxable supplies. The e-commerce operator’s GSTR-8 return must include information on the collected TCS and be submitted to the government.

If you are an e-commerce seller in India, obtaining GST registration is mandatory. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax levied on the supply of goods and services in India. GST registration enables e-commerce sellers to collect and remit GST, file GST returns, and comply with TCS requirements. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to obtain GST registration for e-commerce sellers in India.

Step 1: Visit the official GST portal

To obtain GST registration, the e-commerce seller needs to visit the official GST portal, which is www.gst.gov.in. It is the official website for GST registration in India.

Step 2: Click on “Services”

On the homepage of the GST portal, click on the “Services” tab. From the drop-down menu, select “Registration.” It will direct you to the registration page.

Step 3: Fill in the necessary details

The e-commerce seller needs to provide the required details such as PAN, email ID, mobile number, and state of business in the registration form. It is essential to ensure that all the details are accurate and up-to-date.

Step 4: Upload the necessary documents

The e-commerce seller needs to upload the required documents such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, bank statement, and proof of address. The documents should be uploaded in the prescribed format and size.

Step 5: Submit the application

After filling in all the details and uploading the documents, the e-commerce seller needs to submit the application. Once the application is submitted, a success message will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Application verification

The GST authorities will verify the application and may request additional information or documents if necessary. It is essential to keep a check on the application status regularly to ensure timely approval.

Step 7: Receipt of GST registration certificate

After the application is approved, the e-commerce seller will receive the GST registration certificate. It is essential to keep a soft or hard copy of the certificate for future reference.

Compliance with GST regulations:

Once GST registration is obtained, e-commerce sellers must comply with GST regulations, including collecting and remitting GST, filing GST returns, and adhering to TCS (Tax Collected at Source) requirements.

Collecting and remitting GST:

E-commerce sellers need to collect GST from their customers and remit it to the government. The GST rates vary depending on the type of goods or services sold by the e-commerce seller.

Filing GST returns:

E-commerce sellers need to file GST returns periodically. The frequency of filing depends on the type of business and turnover. Failure to file GST returns can result in penalties and legal action.

Adhering to TCS requirements:

E-commerce sellers need to comply with TCS (Tax Collected at Source) requirements. TCS is applicable on e-commerce platforms that facilitate the sale of goods or services by third-party vendors.


Obtaining GST registration is a crucial step for e-commerce sellers in India. It is mandatory for compliance with GST regulations, including collecting and remitting GST, filing GST returns, and adhering to TCS requirements. By following the step-by-step guide provided in this article, e-commerce sellers can easily obtain GST registration and ensure compliance with GST regulations.

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