About GST Registration

Introducing Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been a big tax reform in India. And so much time has passed since its introduction that questions like “what is GST Registration” do not sound right. So here is a brief introduction

  • GST is the only tax that one has to get his/her business registered under.
  • If your business is not GST registered, heavy fines and penalties can be levied.
  • GST Registration allows you to collect GST from your customers.
  • So avoid going against the law, get your business registered for GST.
  • You can get your GST Registration through Corporate Raasta Consultancy. Here, we excel in to lessen the burden of a lengthy registration process. Our expert team will guide you on how you can get GSTIN in a hassle-free way. You can apply anytime for your GST number whether you are based in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, or anywhere in India.

The new GST regime mandates that all entities involved in buying or selling goods or providing services or both are required to register and obtain GSTIN. Registration is mandatory once the entity crosses a minimum threshold turnover or when an individual starts a new business that is expected to cross the prescribed turnover.


Businesses are required to register for GST if they fall into one of the following criteria.

Aggregate turnover

Any service provider who provides a service value of more than Rs. 20 Lakhs aggregate in a year is required to obtain GST registration. In the special category states, this limit is Rs. 10 lakhs. Any entity engaged in the exclusive supply of goods whose aggregate turnover crosses Rs.40 lakhs is required to obtain GST registration.Inter-state businessAn entity shall register for GST if they supply goods inter state, i.e., from one state to another irrespective of their aggregate turnover. Inter state service providers need to obtain GST registration only if their annual turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakhs. (In special category states, this limit is Rs. 10 lakhs).

E-commerce platform

Any individual supplying goods or services through an e-commerce platform shall apply for GST registration. The individual shall register irrespective of the turnover. Hence, sellers on Flipkart, Amazon and other e-commerce platforms must obtain registration to commence activity.

Casual taxable persons

Any individual undertaking supply of goods, services seasonally or intermittently through a temporary stall or shop must apply for GST. The individual shall apply irrespective of the annual aggregate turnover.Voluntary registration

Any entity can obtain GST registration voluntarily. Earlier, any entity who obtained GST voluntarily could not surrender the registration for up to a year. However, after revisions, voluntary GST registration can be surrendered by the applicant at any time.


The types of GST registration varies depending on the kind of business undertaken and the supply location of goods or services.

Normal scheme

This category applies to taxpayers operating a business in India. Taxpayers registering under the normal scheme do not require a deposit and are also provided with unlimited validity date.

Non-resident taxable person

The category applies to individuals located outside of India. The taxpayers should supply goods or services to residents in India. The registration remains active for a period of 3 months.

Casual taxable person

Any taxpayer establishing a stall or a seasonal shop has to register under the casual taxable person scheme. To register as a casual taxable person, the taxpayer shall pay a deposit equal to the amount of GST liability. The registration remains active for a period of 3 months.

Composition scheme

An entity should enrol under the GST composition scheme to register as a composition taxpayer. Any taxpayer whose turnover is less than rs. 1.5 Crore can avail this facility. Entities enrolled under this scheme can pay a flat GST rate. However, they will not be allowed to claim input tax credit.


The following documents must be submitted by regular taxpayers applying for GST registration.

  • PAN card of the business
  • GST registration is linked to the PAN of the business. Hence, PAN must be obtained for the legal entity before applying for GST Registration.
  • Identity proof along with photographs
  • PAN, passport, driving license, aadhar card or voter’s identity card can be submitted as identity proof. Photographs of the promoters/ proprietors also need to be submitted.
  • Address proof of promoterDocuments like passport, driving license, aadhaar card, voters identity card and ration card can be submitted as address proof.
  • Business registration document
  • Proof of business registration must be submitted for all types of entities. There is no requirement of submitting this document for a proprietorship as the proprietor and the entity are essentially considered the same. In case of a partnership firm, the partnership deed must be submitted. In case of LLP or Company, the incorporation certificate from MCA must be submitted. The other types of entities like society, trust, club, government department or body of individuals must provide the registration certificate.
  • Business location proof
  • Address proof must be provided for all places of businesses mentioned in the GST registration application. The following documents are acceptable as address proof for GST registration.
    • Own property- Any document in support of the ownership of the premises like the latest property tax receipt or the municipal khata copy or copy of the electricity bill.
    • Rented or leased property- A copy of a valid rental agreement with any document in support of the ownership of the premises of the lessor like the latest property tax receipt or the municipal khata copy or copy of the electricity bill. If the rental agreement or lease deed is not available, then an affidavit to that effect along with any document in support of the possession of the premises like copy of electricity bill is acceptable.
    • SEZ premises- If the principal place of business is located in an SEZ or the applicant is an SEZ developer, necessary documents/certificates issued by the government of India are required to be uploaded.
    • All other cases- A copy of the consent letter of the owner of the premises with any document in support of the ownership of the premises of the consenter like the municipal khata copy or the electricity bill copy. The same documents can be uploaded for shared property as well.
  • Bank account proof
  • Scanned copy of the first page of bank passbook or the relevant page of bank statement or scanned copy of a cancelled cheque containing name of the proprietor or business entity, bank account no., MICR, IFSC and branch details including code needs to be uploaded.

GST Registration Process on Government Portal

To register for GST on the Government site, you need to follow the below steps. Cautiously & Accurately.

  • Go to the Government GST Portal and look for Registration Tab.
  • Fill PAN No., Mobile No., E-mail ID and State in Part-A of Form GST REG-01 of GST Registration.
  • You will receive a temporary reference number on your Mobile and via E-mail after OTP verification.
  • You will then need to fill Part-B of Form GST REG-01. To be duly signed (by DSC or EVC) and upload the required documents specified according to the business type.
  • An acknowledgment will be generated in Form GST REG-02.
  • In case any information is pending from your side. It will be sought from you by intimating you in Form GST REG-03. for this, you may be required to visit the department and clarify or produce the documents within 7 working days in Form GST REG-04.
  • The office may also reject your application if they find any errors. You will be informed about this in Form GST REG-05.
  • Finally, a certificate of registration in Finally, a certificate of registration will be issued to you by the department after verification and approval in Form GST REG-06