GST Registration

Last updated on 29 December, 2017

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The process of GST registration involves filling and submitting an online application in order to obtain an unique GST Identification Number (GSTIN).

Before diving into the process involved in GST registration, let’s take a look at the eligibility criteria for GST registration.


Businesses with the following aggregate turnover are liable to register and pay for GST.

Region Liable to register for GST Liable to pay GST
North-Eastern States Rs. 9 Lakh Rs. 10 Lakh
Rest of India Rs. 19 Lakh Rs. 20 Lakh

Threshold limit is based on the yearly aggregate turnover of a business.

Aggregate turnover is the sum of all taxable, non-taxable, and exempt supplies. It also includes export of goods and services (if any).

Apart from the above mentioned criteria, there are a few cases where GST registration is mandatory. They are:

Required Documents

While registering for GST, please make sure that you have soft copies of the documents mentioned below:

Section Required Documents
Constitution of Business Partnership deed
Registration certificate
Principal Place of Business Memorandum/Article of Association
By-laws of society
Tax Paid Receipt
Municipal Khata Copy
Electricity Bill
Rent/Lease Agreement
Consent Letter
Any other certificate/document issued by the government
Bank Statement
Details of Authorized signatory Letter of Authorization
Copy of resolution passed by BoD or the managing committee.
Details of Bank account(s) First page of the bank passbook
Bank statement
Photo Photo of the business owner
Others Other supporting documents

Registration process for existing tax payers

If you’re an existing tax payer, you will receive a provisional username and password from the tax authority under whom you are registered. You can also reach out to the tax department to obtain the provisional username and password.

You will have to use these credentials to log into the GST portal and submit the necessary forms for obtaining GST registration. To start with the registration process,

The next step is to register for GST and receive a provisional GST number.

Registration process for new applicants

GST registration for new applicants is open from June 25, 2017 and will stay open for the next three months.

To apply for a new GSTIN, please follow the steps mentioned below:

GSTIN (GST Identification Number)

GSTIN is a 15-digit identification number issued by the tax department upon successful processing of your application.

Decoding the GSTIN will give us the following information:

Checking the status of your Application

You can track the status of your GST application by following the steps mentioned below:

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