The migration to the new Good and Services Tax (GST) regime is the biggest tax overhaul in the history of the Indian tax system. GST enrollment for service tax assessees has begun on 9th January 2017 and needs to be completed by January 31, 2017. Many taxpayers registered under VAT have started migrating. More than 10 lakh citizens registered under service tax laws need to be enrolled by the deadline. Additionally, businesses registered under service tax laws need to compulsorily register for GST, if their turnover is Rs. 20 lakh and above annually.
Here’s how you can register for GST:
- Visit https://www.gst.gov.in/ and fill in the relevant details applicable for your business
- Generate Login ID and Password to complete your registration
- If you are a service tax assessee, you can generate a provisional ID and password by using service tax account on https://www.aces.gov.in/
- If your business is registered under the service tax department, you would receive an SMS from the government on how to generate your provisional ID and password
If you cannot generate your provisional ID and password, please check if you have filed your half-yearly service tax returns.
In case you have filed the service tax return and are still not able to get the provisional ID and password, you may visit the concerned department to resolve your issue.
To apply for GST, you need to submit the following documents:
|Private Limited Company||Limited Liability Partnership||Proprietorship|
|Certificate of Incorporation Memorandum of Articles Articles of Association PAN of the Company List of Directors Board Resolution Identity Proof of Directors Address Proof of Directors||Certificate of Incorporation LLP Agreement PAN of the LLP List of Partners Identity Proof of Partners Address Proof of Partners||PAN of the Proprietor Address Proof of the Proprietor|
Goods and Services Tax will cut off the burdens of unnecessary taxation and an undisciplined taxation slabs. Enroll and register for GST as every business in the country embarks on this transitional journey with the new tax regime. You may want to have a look at this video tutorial and other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) published on GST official website for a better understanding.