From 1st July 2017 GST replaced various Central and State level indirect taxes like Value Added Tax, Service tax, Central Excise, etc. Businesses that are registered under VAT or Service Tax need to migrate to GST as per the enrolment plan of State Governments.
Under the new GST regime, GST registration is mandatory for all enterprises involved in the supply of goods or services or both & the annual turnover exceeding Rs.10 lakhs a year in north-eastern and hill states, while the limit is Rs.20 lakhs for rest of India. Unregistered persons will not be allowed to collect GST from customers or claim ITC & if they do so, they will be penalized. Apart from this criterion of turnover, the GST Act provides various other categories where registration is mandatorily required like supply under RCM, e-commerce aggregator, etc. irrespective of their turnover.
It should be noted that GST registration must be applied within 30 days from the date becoming liable for registration. The penalty for non-payment & short payment of tax is prescribed at the rate of 10% of the tax amount subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000. If there is deliberate evasion of tax then the penalty can be 100 % of the tax amount.
Legal Suvidha Experts will guide you on the applicability and compliances under GST for your business. They will assist you in the procedural formalities to get registered and secure your Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN). Legal Suvidha Providers can help you obtain GST registration in India. The average time taken to obtain GST registration is about 5 - 7 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission.
|AUTHORISATION TO COLLECT TAX
||Only registered persons can collect GST from customers on the supplies of goods or services or both & subsequently utilize the ITC.
|| With the implementation of GST in India, the indirect taxes would be streamlined and standardized. Under the GST regime, businesses would no longer have to obtain multiple VAT registration in different States or obtain a separate VAT and Service Tax registration. A single GST registration for the respective state(s) in India from where the supply of goods and/or services will be sufficient.
|ONE NATION ONE TAX
||GST subsumes various other taxes like Central Sales Tax, Additional Customs Duty, Purchase Tax, Luxury Tax, etc., Hence, under GST, many of the taxes in existence today would be subsumed and made into one tax. This would make tax collection and compliance easy for businesses across the country.
|EASE OF DOING BUSINESS
||Currently, many businesses like restaurants, computer sales, and services businesses have to comply with both VAT and Service Tax. This creates a compliance burden on the business, as they have to calculate taxes for the transaction based on different rates for different items. GST won’t make the distinction between goods and services which will, in turn, leads to relief to the business.
|INCREASE TAX PAYERS VOLUME
||GST will work on value addition concept and it is expected that new registration will come in existence to take to benefit of Input Tax in the Transaction chain. GST allows a seamless flow of input tax credit.
||Currently in some states under the VAT regime, businesses are required to comply with VAT regulations once they cross an annual turnover of Rs.5 lakhs. Under the GST regime, GST liability accrues only if an entity crosses an annual turnover of Rs.10 lakhs in northeast or hilly states, whereas, for the rest of India, the threshold is set at Rs.20 lakhs which ultimately leads to lower tax payment.
1. Provisional ID obtained by the concerned department
2. Password obtained by the concerned department
3. Valid email address
4. Valid mobile number
5. Proof of constitution of business:
In case of partnership deed – Partnership Deed
In the case of others: Registration Certification of the business entity
6. Photograph of promoters/partners/Karta of HUF
7. Proof of appointment of authorized signatory
8. Photograph of authorized signatory
Opening page of passbook or statement containing the following information:
1. Bank account number
2. Address of branch
3. Address of account holder
4. Few transaction details
What are GST and GSTIN?
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive tax levied on manufacture, trade, and services across India. From 1st July 2017 GST will replace most of the Centre and State imposed indirect taxes like VAT, Service Tax, Excise, etc. Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) is a 15 digits state-wise PAN-based number to be used to identify businesses registered under GST.
Does GST apply to my business?
GST regulations are applicable if your annual turnover is Rs. 20 lakhs or above. In the case of North Eastern states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura) and hilly regions i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Sikkim, the threshold limit is Rs. 10 lakhs.
Do I need PAN to apply for GST registration?
PAN is mandatory to apply for GST registration (except for the non-resident person who can get GST registration based on other documents)
Who is an existing Taxpayer?
An existing taxpayer is an entity currently registered under any State or Central laws, like Value Added Tax Act, Central Excise Act, and Service Tax Act.
Do I need to enroll for GST?
All existing taxpayers registered under any of the Acts as specified will be transitioned to GST. The enrolment for GST will ensure a smooth transition to the GST regime. The data available with various tax authorities is incomplete and thus fresh enrolment has been planned. Also, this will ensure the latest data of taxpayers is available in the GST database without any recourse to the amendment process, which is the norm to update the data under tax statutes today.
Can the enrolment application of a Taxpayer get rejected?
Yes, the Enrolment Application for enrolment under GST can be rejected in case incorrect details have been furnished or uploaded fake or incorrect documents have been attached with the Enrolment Application and the application is electronically signed. However, the applicant taxpayer will be provided a reasonable opportunity of being heard where the applicant taxpayer can present his or her viewpoints.
Can the mobile number and E-mail address was given at the time of enrolment be changed after enrolment?
Yes, the mobile number and e-mail address can be changed after the appointed date on following the amendment process.
When will the provisional registration certificate be issued?
The Provisional Registration Certificate will be available for viewing and download at the Dashboard of the GST Common Portal on the appointed date. The certificate will be available only if the Registration Application was submitted successfully.
When will the final registration certificate be issued?
The final Registration Certificate will be issued within 6 months of verification of documents by authorized Center/ State officials of the concerned Jurisdiction (s) after the appointed date.