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    What Is GST?

    The Indian government levies a tax known as the Products and Service Tax (GST) on all of the country’s goods and services. In India, this indirect tax replaces a number of direct taxes, including excise duty, value-added tax, and service tax, amongst others. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was approved by parliament on the 29th of March and went into effect on the 1st of July 2017 throughout the nation. The threshold limit determines the various categories for the goods and services tax (GST), which include Normal Taxpayer, Casual Scheme, and others.

    The Goods and Services Tax, often known as GST, is a comprehensive, multistage, and destination-based tax levied on the value added in India. On the other hand, one may say that the GST is the only domestic indirect tax legislation that applies to the nation. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is paid by shopkeepers, customers, and consumers, which results in income collection for the Indian government. The value-added tax is already included in the total price of all products and services. The only direct tax levied by the federal and state governments is the Goods and Services Tax. Direct taxes have been eliminated.

    Different Categories Of GST In India

    There are four different kinds of Goods and Services Tax: the State Goods and Services Tax, the Integrated Goods and Service Tax, the Central Goods and Services Tax, and the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax. There are four distinct categories, each with an individual tax rate applicable to products and services. On the other hand, none of the taxes will be applied until you have successfully registered for GST.

    The Federal Goods and Services Tax, often known as the CGST, is a tax that the central government levies on the sale of goods and services within the same state. It is paid in addition to GST or UGST, and the revenues are split between the national government and each state’s government.

    The State Goods and Services Tax, often known as the SGST, is the tax that the state government collects on the transaction of goods and services inside the state. The government of the state in which the transaction takes place is credited with the SGST.

    Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) is the tax collected on the supply of goods and services across different states. It also applies to international trade, including imports and exports. The IGST is a tax that is paid to both the state and the federal governments.

    The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax, sometimes known as the UGST, is a tax collected by many of India’s most important Union Territories. The UGST applies in every one of India’s union territories. The UGST and the CGST are included in the total tax burden and are collected jointly by the government of each jurisdiction.

    What Are The Prerequisites For GST?

    The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax is intended to lighten the tax load borne by individual customers and businesses. Before the GST implementation, many taxes were levied at every stage of the production and delivery of goods and services. Therefore, the cost of the item does not represent the actual selling price of the products, and the applicable tax rate is applied to that amount. The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India effectively replaced the inefficient prior tax structure there.

    By instituting a goods and services tax, the Indian government consolidated the country’s many taxing systems into a single, unified framework. After the approval of four separate legislation, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was finally implemented.

    Guidelines to follow for online registration of GST

    GST Registration Guidelines

    • Declaring one’s PAN, address, mobile phone number, and location is required before applying the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    • The application will be provided with a temporary reference number when the applicant’s PAN number, cell phone number, and email address have been validated.
    • The official will receive the application, review it, and then decide whether or not to approve the GST registration.
    • A separate registration will be carried out for each business vertical in the State and the Union Territory.
    • A non-resident taxpayer must submit an application and their passport in an electronic format at least five days before the start of operations.
    • Every registered individual will be given a one-of-a-kind identification number and be able to apply online via the central hub.

    Types of GST Registration

    Normal scheme

    When the business turnover is worth more than 20 lakhs, the GST registration falls under the normal scheme.

    Non-resident taxable person

    When a non-resident taxpayer supplies goods and services in the territory where GST applies but doesn’t have any fixed place of business in India.

    Casual taxable person

    When a person occasionally supplies goods or services in the territory where GST applies and also doesn’t have a fixed business place.

    Composition scheme

    When the aggregate turnover of the business is less than 1.5 crores, then the entity falls under the composition scheme of GST.

    Required Documents For GST Registration

    The following is a list of the documentation that normal taxpayers need to provide to register for GST:

    • Proof of identification in the form of the company’s PAN card.
    • Documentation proving the applicant’s address Photographs of the applicant.
    • Proof of location for the business and the registration of the business.
    • Statement from one’s bank account.

    More about GST Registration

    GST Turnover limit

    Under the Goods and Services Tax terms, a company must register for the tax if its annual revenue is more than Rs. 20 lakhs.

    Documents Required

    A PAN card, evidence of business registration, identification, photos, and address proof of the person in charge of the business, the business address, and a statement from the business bank account is required.

    GST Certificate

    The Certificate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is legitimate evidence of becoming registered under GST in India. It is required for every company whose annual revenue meets or exceeds the specified threshold level.

    GST invoice format

    It refers to the structure of the invoice produced for the products and services subject to GST registration. For optimal functionality, it must adhere to a predetermined format.

    Interstate vs Intrastate

    While supplies sent over state lines are subject to the Integrated goods and services tax, those sent inside the same state are subject to the Central and the State goods and Service Tax.

    Multi-branch Registration

    There is no need for a separate GST registration if the business is in the same state. However, if you are doing business in many forms, you will need to register for the GST separately in each state.

    FAQS(Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the due date for applying for registration under GST?

    After initiating the registration and becoming eligible for GST registration, the applicant has to complete the registration through the common online portal, within 30 days from the application date.

    What is the primary authorized signatory?

    Primary authorized signatory is the primary person responsible for the action on the GST system portal. All the notifications and important information will be sent to the primary authorized signatory.

    Is PAN mandatory for obtaining GST registration?

    Yes, GST registrations require PAN (Permanent Account Number) of the authorized signatories/applicant. Almost all government processes demand PAN.

    What is the validity of the GST registration?

    For the regular taxpayers, there is no expiry date of GST registration until or unless it is not surrendered. But non-resident and casual taxpayers have the validity date mentioned on the GST registration certificate.

    Can a person with no GST registration can collect GST?

    No, a person with no GST registration cannot collect GST from his customers. He neither can claim any input tax credit of GST paid by him.

    E Way Bill FAQs

    What is an E-Way bill?

    Waybill is an electronic bill for the movement of goods and should be generated from the Waybill online portal. To transport goods worth more than Rs.50,000, an entity should have an E-Way bill.

    What are the benefits of the Waybill?

    To transport goods smoothly in both inter and intra states, quicker turnaround times, convenient way to generate bills, better tax compliance method due to the online mode, and more.

    When E-Way Waybill generated?

    For the GST registered person, the E-Way will be generated when the value of the goods is worth more than Rs.50,000. Transporter of the goods has to carry the bill, wherever he goes with the goods.

    Is it mandatory to generate an E-Way bill?

    Yes, if you want to transport goods that cost more than Rs.50,000, you have to generate an E-Way bill for the goods from the online portal. It is a must-have bill to transport goods.

    What will be the penalty for not generating the Waybill?

    Transporting goods without generating an E-Way bill is a serious offense. You will be charged with a minimum penalty of Rs.10,000. After adding the taxes, the charges might increase.