How to Apply for GST

GST is an acronym of Goods and Service Tax, which is a new indirect tax introduced in India as the ‘Constitution Act, 2017’, on July 1, 2017. This tax was introduced in all the states of India and this tax replaced many other taxes charged by State and Central government. It is maintained by a GST council, whose chairman is the Finance Minister of India. There tax percentages varies with the goods and services provided like 0%, 5%, 18% and 28%. Including this there is also a special percentage of 0.25% for semi-precious stones. Even though, this tax was proposed by then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh, in the year 1999, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister.

However, recently a committee of 22 members has been formed, for forming the GST laws. All the Indian States and Union Territories except Jammu and Kashmir, has been following this GST tax, from July 1, 2017. This law was launched by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this article, we can see the step by step procedure for registering the GST.

Step by Step Procedure for Register for GST: 

  • Step 2: When you scroll down, you will find ‘Taxpayers’ option, below which you will find ‘Register Now’ option. You have to click on that link.
  • Step 3: Once you are redirected to the registration page, you will have to select the ‘New Registration’ option.
  • Step 4: Under this, you will find the following details and you have to enter the mandatory fields.
    • I am a (You will have to select Taxpayer)
    • State
    • District
    • Legal Name of Business
    • Permanent Account Number
    • Email Address
    • Mobile number
  • Step 5: Once you provide all the above details, you have to click on the ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Step 6: You will be navigated to the next page and in this page you will find columns for 2 OTPs. You will receive an OTP in your Email and Mobile.
  • Step 7: After entering the OTP, you will have to click on ‘CONTINUE’ button. If you have not received any OTP, then please click on ‘RESEND OTP’.
  • Step 8: Once you enter the OTP, you will be provided with a Temporary Reference Number(TRN). These numbers will also be sent to your mail address and mobile number.
  • Step 9: Again you have to visit the official GST portal, by clicking the same link in STEP 1.
  • Step 10: This time you will be selecting ‘Temporary Reference Number (TRN)’ option and after entering the captcha you will click on ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Step 11: You will again receive an OTP in your mail address and mobile number. Enter the OTP in this page and click on ‘Proceed’.
  • Step 12: Now you can view your Saved Application, which will be in ‘Draft’ status. In the action to be taken, you have to select ‘Edit’.
  • Step 13: You will asked various details about your business like mentioned below.
    • Business Details
    • Promoters or Partners
    • Authorised Signatory
    • Authorised representative
    • Principal place of Business
    • Additional place of Business
    • Goods and Services
    • Bank account
    • State specific information
    • verification
  • Step 14: Provide the details and also you will be asked to submit the following documents.
    • Photograph
    • Constitution of taxpayer
    • Proof of Place of Business
    • Bank account details
    • Authorisation form
  • Step 15: After entering all the details, you will be prompted to the ‘Verification’ page, which is the final step of registration. You have to make a declaration about the authenticity of the details provided and you have to enter the name of the Authorised Signatory, Place, Status and Date.
  • Step 16: You have to finally submit it with an E-Signature.
  • Step 17: Once the form is submitted, a success message will be displayed and you will receive a ARN number in your mail ID and mobile number.
  • Step 18: You can check the status of the application on the GST portal, with the help of the ARN number.

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