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Documents required for GST Registration in India

In this article, we will learn in detail about the documents required for GST registration in India. So if you are willing to sell your product online or you are planning to set up an online business, GST resolution is a must. Before GST registration, you must have got your company registration done, whether it’s a proprietorship, private limited, or partnership firm.

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Is GST Registration Compulsory?

Any business person or any organization with an annual aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 20 lakh, who makes a taxable supply of goods or services to individuals in India must register for GST. 
In addition to meeting the aggregate turnover requirements, a person may register for GST if they engage in interstate supply of goods or services, already have an active VAT, service tax, or central excise registration, or both.

Note: The combined turnover threshold was cut to Rs. 10 lakh in various special category states, including Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, and North-Eastern State. 

Documents required for GST registration in India

In general, these are the types of documents that you will be required to submit while doing the GST registration online.

PAN Card of the Business or Applicant

For the Proprrotorship firm PAN card of the owner will be required. In the case of private limited companies or LLPs with multiple directors, all the directors should be submitting their PAN card details. 

Photo of Applicant/Business Owner/Directors

You will be required to submit a passport-size photograph whose size should be less than 100 KB. The image format should be JPG.

Aadhaar card of the owner

In case it’s a proprietorship form then you need to submit the owner’s Aadhar card only. But in the case of private limited and LLP, all the director’s Aadhar cards would be required. 

Bank Account Details

Bank Account details are not mandatory at the time of applying for GST registration. But for the commencement of business, you need to submit your bank passbook or your bank account statement. 

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Address Proof for Place of Business based on Nature of Possession of Premises

For Own Place/Self-owned property

Electricity Bill
Legal Ownership Document
Municipal Khata Copy
Property Tax Receipt

For Rented Place

Electricity Bill
Legal Ownership Document
Municipal Khata Copy
Property Tax Receipt
Rent Lease Agreement
Rent received with NOC in case of No/Expired agreement

Additional documents

This is applicable in the case of LLP: Copy of Board Resolution, Registration Certificate of the LLP, Proof of appointment of authorized signatory

DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) - Optional

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is basically required to sign invoices and file GST in a secure manner. While applying for GST registration, you can submit your application by either using the DSC or EVC (Electronic Verification Code).

You can do the registration with the EVC option but in the future, you will need a DSC for filing work.

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Is GST registration compulsory for ecommerce sellers?

As mentioned above, GST is compulsory for anybody or a business that is involved in interstate supplies of goods or services. So in the case of eCommerce, sellers basically sell their products all over India.

So there is the involvement of Interstate supplies of goods which is why every seller needs to apply and register for GST as soon as they start running their business.

The second most important factor for eCommerce sellers is that GST will be required if they want to sell on any marketplace like Amazon, Flipkart, Misho, Paytm, etc.

Even if you decide to sell through your own website then also you will be requiring GST because for integrating with multiple logistic companies and payment gateways, you have to submit your GST. 

So in the case of online selling, the annual turnover criteria is not applicable.

How to register for GST?

In this video, I’ve explained in detail step by step process of GST Registration.

How to download GST certificate?

Once your GST application is approved then you can download the GST certificate from the portal. Follow the steps given below to download your GST certificate. 

Login to the GST Portal with valid credentials.

Click the Services > User Services > View/Download Certificates

All the certificates issued by the GST tax authorities can be downloaded here.

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Sunil Kumar Sah @DigitalSunilSah 

Sunil is an E-commerce Seller, Blogger, YouTuber and Digital Marketer. He is a digital enthusiast and passionate about Online Selling. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences on eCommerce in this blog and on his Hindi YouTube Channel “Ecommerce with Sunil” and the English Channel “Ecomsprint


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