GST Registration

 

GST Registration

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax (or consumption tax) levied on the supply of goods and services. Launched on April 1, 2017, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) applies to all Indian service providers (including freelancers), traders and manufacturers, once their supply turnover crosses Rs. 20 lakh.

GST is a procedure-driven system where timely and accurate compliance are necessary. We list important actions you should keep in mind as a GST-registered firm. Know who will pay the GST in a transaction? Generally, the supplier is liable to pay the tax. But many exceptions to this rule exist. So, if you are buying from a firm not registered with GST, you have to raise a self-invoice and pay tax under the reverse charge mechanism.

Any service providing firm or company, whose turnover of services exceeds prescribed limits (Rs. 10 Lacs), has to compulsorily get service registration tax by filing form ST-1.

Centralized Registration:

An assessee providing taxable services can obtain the centralized registration of that premises or office which has centralized billing system or centralized accounting system. It’s the assessee’s option to register one of the premises as centrally registered.
Illustration: If a consulting Architect is rendering service from Bangalore Office, and has 3 branch offices in other parts of Karnataka (Branch office could be other parts of India also), he can take centralized Registration in respect of all the different premises at Bangalore. Only one registration will thus suffice for all the premises located in different places.

Time period to obtain registration:
When a person commences business of providing an existing taxable service, he is required to register himself within 30 days of such commencement.
In case a new taxable service is introduced, an existing service provider must register himself, unless he is eligible for exemption under any notification, within a period of 30 days from the date of new levy.
The word “Person” shall include any company or association or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not. Thus this expression includes any individual, HUF, proprietary firm or partnership firm, company, trust, institution, society etc.

Procedure for Registration under GST:

  1. An application in Form ST-1 (in duplicate) has to be filed before the jurisdictional Central Excise/Service Tax officer.
  2. To provide a copy of PAN card, proof of address of business premise(s), constitution of the business [proprietorship, firm, company, trust, institute etc.]
  3. The Registration certificate would be issued within a period of seven days from the date of submission of application ST-1 along with all relevant details/documents.
  4. Only one Registration certificate is to be taken even if the person provides more than one service from the same premises for which registration is sought.
  5. If there is centralized registration, only one registration certificate is required for services provided from different premises, declared in the application for centralized registration.
  6. Failure of registration may attract a penalty up to Rs.1000/ – under Section 77 of the Finance Act, 1994.

Note:
Service Tax Code (Registration Number) is 15-digit number (Based on PAN of the assessee).
Ex: STC No+ PAN+ ST+ 001 Ex: ABXFC1234AST001.

Documents/Information required for getting service tax registration are as follows:

Particulars

Proprietor

Partnership

Pvt Ltd

Copy of Partnership deed

N.A

Yes

N.A

Copy of MOA/AOA

N.A

N.A

Yes

Copy of PAN card Company

N.A

Yes

Yes

Copy of PAN card of Directors/Proprietors

Yes

N.A

N.A

Copy of Rental Agreement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Letter Pad with Land line & Phone Number, Mail ID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rubber Stamp same Company Name

Yes

Yes

Yes

Note :

1. This service is currently available in our head office Patna only.
2.
Check Resources- List of Documents Required Tab to know more about documents required for registration at current date.