Everything about GST Registration

GST or the Goods & Service Tax is around the corner & tax authorities have been speeding up the registration process. GST is one single tax for the entire country where in all the taxes like excise, Service tax, VAT are subsumed into one single tax called GST.

The registration process for VAT assesse was started by VAT authorities. They created a provisional userid & password for the assesse & the assesse needs to log into the website with the provisional userid & password.


BUSINESS DETAILS: Then after that one has to provide the details of business i.e whether they have VAT, Service Tax, Excise registration. If one has all the registration then one must provide all the registration numbers & upload the certificates. In GST each factory or establishment in different state is treated as a separate place of business & one has to register them separately.

PROMOTERS: Then one has to provide details of promoter or partner or proprietor. One has to provide PAN, mobile residential address, photo of the persons.

AUTOHRIZED SIGNATORY: Then the next step is the authorized signatory, this can be the same promoter/partner/proprietor or any other person who looks after the place of business like Manager, agent etc.

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: Then the next is Principal & additional place of business. Here you need to provide the nature of business activity carried on at the additional place & also the address of the business & also address proof like rental agreement or telephone bill etc.

NATURE OF GOODS: The next step is one of the most important part of registration where in one needs to provide the details of goods which are needed to be traded & also the type of service provided. One needs to do the selection of commodities & services carefully because it is important for levy & assessment of GST tax.

BANK DETAILS: The next step is the bank details where in you need to provide the bank account details & also need to upload bank statement or passbook extract.

The last part of the registration process is signature. GST provide 2 ways to sign the application for registration, one is by linking the Aadhar details & generating a OTP & another is digital signature. Signing through Digital signature is compulsory for LLP & companies. For individuals one can submit through e-signature with the help of aadhar number.

After the submission one gets a ARN number which is the reference number from which one can know whether the application submitted is successfully accepted & GST certificate can be generated.

The GST enrollment or migration from existing VAT system has started for different states. The following is the schedule for gst enrollment of different states

State Start Date End Date
Puducherry, Sikkim 08-11-2016 10-01-2017
Maharashtra 14-11-2016 10-01-2017
Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh 14-11-2016 10-01-2017
Gujarat 15-11-2016 10-01-2017
Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur 30-11-2016 10-01-2017
Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan 16-12-2016 10-01-2017
Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh 01-01-2017
Tamil Nadu 04-01-2017

For Service Tax & Excise Assesse the following are the dates

Excise Tax – 07/01/2017

Service Tax – 09/01/2017



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