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GST Registration Online: Documents Required, Limit, Fees, Process, Penalty

By Annapoorna

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Updated on: May 24th, 2024

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5 min read

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What is GST Registration

Under Goods And Services Tax (GST), businesses whose turnover exceeds the threshold limit of Rs.40 lakh or Rs.20 lakh or Rs.10 lakh as the case may be, must register as a normal taxable person. It is called GST registration.

For certain businesses, registration under GST is mandatory. If the organization carries on business without registering under GST, it is an offence under GST and heavy penalties will apply.

GST registration usually takes between 2-6 working days. Team Clear can help you obtain GST registration faster in 3 easy steps.

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Who should obtain the GST registration?

  • Individuals registered under the Pre-GST law (i.e., Excise, VAT, Service Tax etc.)
  • Businesses with turnover above the threshold limit of Rs.40 lakh or Rs.20 lakh or Rs.10 lakh as the case may be
  • Casual taxable person / Non-Resident taxable person
  • Agents of a supplier & Input service distributor
  • Those paying tax under the reverse charge mechanism
  • A person who supplies via an e-commerce aggregator
  • Every e-commerce aggregator
  • Person supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person

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GST registration can be obtained on the GST portal. One must apply for GST registration in Form REG-01 on the GST portal following steps outlined in our article “How to apply for GST registration?”.

However, the GST registration services at ClearTax helps you to get your business GST registered and obtain your GSTIN.

Clear GST experts will guide you on the applicability and compliances under GST for your business and get your business registered under GST.

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Documents Required for GST Registration

  • PAN of the Applicant
  • Aadhaar card
  • Proof of business registration or Incorporation certificate
  • Identity and Address proof of Promoters/Director with Photographs
  • Address proof of the place of business
  • Bank Account statement/Cancelled cheque
  • Digital Signature
  • Letter of Authorization/Board Resolution for Authorized Signatory

GST Registration Fees

GST Registration is a tedious 11 step process that involves the submission of many business details and scanned documents. Although there are no fees prescribed under the GST law for obtaining GST registration on the GST portal on your own, you can save a huge time and effort by purchasing the GST registration plan with ClearTax. You can opt for Clear GST Registration services where a GST Expert will assist you, end to end with GST Registration.

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Penalty for not obtaining GST registration

An offender not paying tax or making short payments (genuine errors) has to pay a penalty of 10% of the tax amount due subject to a minimum of Rs.10,000.

The penalty will at 100% of the tax amount due when the offender has deliberately evaded paying taxes

About the Author

I preach the words, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” An aspiring CA and a passionate content writer having 4+ years of hands-on experience in deciphering jargon in Indian GST, Income Tax, off late also into the much larger Indian finance ecosystem, I love curating content in various forms to the interest of tax professionals, and enterprises, both big and small. While not writing, you can catch me singing Shāstriya Sangeetha and tuning my violin ;). Read more

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GST registration is mandatory for businesses with turnover exceeding certain thresholds. ClearTax offers online submission, processing, and filing services. The process takes 2-6 working days. Required documents include PAN, Aadhaar, proof of business, and more. Failure to register incurs penalties. Service helps obtain GSTIN efficiently. Businesses and individuals eligible must register to avoid penalties. Users can gain assistance from ClearTax professionals throughout the registration process.

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