Online GST Registration process

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In this article, we are going to discuss “How to register GST in India” – A step-by-step guide will help you complete the registration process.

We are going to divide this article into three parts:

Online GST Registration process

Eligibility of GST registration: 

Every business involved in buying and selling of goods or service are required to obtain GST registration if the entity meets the below-mentioned criteria:

Taxpayer typeSupply typeRegistration limit
Normal taxpayerSupply of goodsAggregate turnover exceeds Rs. 40 lakh
Normal taxpayerSupply of servicesAggregate turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakh
Special category statesSupply of goodsAggregate turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakh
Special category statesSupply of servicesAggregate turnover exceeds Rs. 10 lakh

*Special category states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand.

Documents Required for GST registration

Here is the list of documents required to complete the GST registration process:

Type of entityDocuments required
Sole proprietorPAN Card
Aadhar Card
Photograph
Bank account details
Address Proof
Partnership Firm (including LLP)Partner’s PAN card
Copy of partnership deed
Photograph of all partners and authorized signatories Partner’s address proof
Aadhar card of authorised
Signatory Proof of appointment of authorized signatory
Registration certificate / Board resolution of LLP
Bank account details
Address proof of principal place of business
Hindi Undivided FamilyPAN card of HUF
PAN card and Aadhar card of Karta
Photograph of the owner
Bank account details
Address proof of principal place of business
Company (Public, Private, Indian, and foreign)PAN Card of Company
Incorporation certificate
Memorandum and Articles of Association (MOA and AOA)
PAN card and Aadhar card of authorized signatory and directors of the Company
Photograph of all directors and authorized signatory Proof of appointment of authorized signatory
Bank account details
Address proof of principal place of business

GST Registration online Process

Before proceeding for the GST registration online process, ensure to keep the documents ready as prescribed above.

PART – A

Step 1: Visit the GST portal https://www.gst.gov.in/ and on the home page, click on “Register Now.”

Online GST Registration process
GST Online Portal

Step 2 : A registration page will open. Here you need to click on “New Registration” and fill the following details:

Online GST Registration process
  • I am a Taxpayer
  • Select state/UT and district from the drop-down list
  • Enter the name and PAN of the business
  • Fill the active email Id and mobile number for receiving the OTP

Step 3: Ensure all the details are accurate and click on the “Proceed”

Step 4: On proceeding, you will receive an OTP on email and mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on continue.

Online GST Registration process

Step 5: A temporary Reference Number (TRN) will be displayed on the screen and also sent to your email and mobile number.

Step 6: Now, go to the home page again and click on “Register now”

Step 7: This time, select the option “temporary Reference Number (TRN).” Enter the TRN received earlier, captcha code, and click on “proceed.”

Online GST Registration process

Step 8: Again, you will receive an OTP on your registered email id and mobile number. Enter OTP and proceed.

Step 9: Here, on the dashboard, a draft status of your application will be saved.

PART – B

Now, you need to fill PART-B of the GST registration form online and submit the relevant documents.

Step 10: Once all the details are filled, go to the “verification” page, accept the declaration, and submit the GST registration application.

Online GST Registration process

You can submit the application in the following ways:

  • Digial Signature Certificate
  • E-Sign – you will receive OTP on your registered Aadhar number
  • EVC – you will receive OTP on your registered mobile number

Step 11: On successful submission of application, a “Success” message will be shown on the screen, and Application Reference Number (ARN) shall be sent to registered email and mobile.

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