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GST Registration Process in India

GST registration is a process by which a taxpayer gets himself registered under GST. Once a business is successfully registered, a unique registration 15-digit number is assigned to them known as the Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN).

GST registration’s process is same for normal taxpayer, composition dealer, CTP, ISD, SEZ developer, SEZ unit in India.

The GST registration process is done online through a portal maintained by the Central Government of India. The government will also appoint GSPs (GST Suvidha Providers) to help businesses with the registration process.

Process of GST Registration:

The whole process of the GST registration is fully online and very simple and straightforward. A taxpayer seeking a normal registration can visit the GST portal and fill the registration Form GST REG-01.

  • Visit the GST portal.
  • Go to the “services” tab, click on “registration” and then click on “new registration”.
  • Select the “taxpayer” from the dropdown list. The registration is divided into Part A and Part B.
Part A Process: 
  • Select your state and district for which GST registration is required from the State/Union Territory and district drop-down list.
  • Fill in the details such as the legal name of the business/ entity as mentioned in the PAN database.
  • Enter the details of the permanent account number (PAN) of the business or PAN of the proprietor.
  • Enter more details such as registered email address and mobile number.
  • Enter the captcha code and click the “proceed” button.
  • After successfully submitting Part A of the registration process, move to Part B. Part B process has to be finished within 15 days.
  • Post verification, you will receive a temporary reference number (TRN). The TRN will be sent to the registered email address and mobile number.
Part B Process:
  • Go to “services”, then “registration” and the click on “new registration” option.
  • Select “TRN” to log in and fill the required details to proceed further.
  • Enter OTP sent on mobile or email and click on the “proceed” tab.
  • On the dashboard, “my saved application” page will be displayed. Go to the ‘action’ column, click the edit icon.
  • Then, the registration form will appear with 10 different tabs. Click on each tab to enter the details such as business details, promoter and partner details, authorized signatory, state information, Aadhaar authentication and verification and so on.
  • Click on “save and continue”. Once the application is submitted, sign it digitally and click on “proceed”.
  • Then, you will receive an Application Reference Number (ARN) via email or SMS to confirm your registration process.
  • Remember, the GST registration application will be processed post 15 days of submission. To check your registration status, you can visit the GST portal.

Documents required for GST registration:

  • PAN Card of the Company
  • Proof of constitution like partnership deed, Memorandum of Association (MOA) /Articles of Association (AOA), certificate of incorporation.
  • Passport size photo of the applicant.
  • Authorized signatory like List of partners with their identity and address proof in case of partnership firm or List of directors with their identity and address proof in case of a company.
  • Proof of Appointment of Authorized Signatory. Any One of these: Letter of Authorisation, Copy of Resolution passed by BoD/ Managing Committee, and Acceptance letter.
  • Proof of Principal Place of business (Any One) like Electricity Bill, Legal ownership document, Municipal Khata Copy, Property Tax Receipt, Rent Agreement,
  • Proof of Details of Bank Accounts (Any One) like The first page of Pass Book, Bank Statement, Cancelled Cheque.

For registration, you need to submit different types of documents according to the type of company registration.

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Note: This Post was last updated on February 10, 2023

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