FAQs on Online GST Registrations

GST is the new tax regime recently introduced in India. People didn’t get enough time to prepare and gain knowledge about the new taxation regime that is going to be a part of their lives. Still people are confused and have questions about getting registered in GST, the annual turnover limit, composition scheme and so on. It has become difficult for sellers, and even for the consumers to decide whether or not they have selled and received the product in the right amount. To clear your confusion, let’s discuss the basic questions for which most of us want to know the answers.

Q1. Advantages of getting registered under the GST?

The advantages of getting registered under the GST regime is that as a supplier, a person will be legally authorized for the supply of goods and services. Input tax credit can be availed, and the person become legally authorized for the collection of taxes from the purchasers, also becomes eligible to avail various benefits and privileges under the GST.

Q2. What is the Effective Date of getting Registered Under the GST?

The application of GST registration has to be submitted within thirty days from the date at which the person becomes liable for the registration. If a person is taking a voluntarily registration within the threshold exemption limit of paying tax, the date of order of registration will be the effective date.

Q3. Does the Existing Taxpayers Need to Enroll for GST Registration Online in India?

No, the existing taxpayers who are registered under any Acts will be transitioned under the GST. The data of the existing taxpayers will automatically be available in the GST database without any amendment process.

Q4. Documents and information required to Enroll Inline Under the GST?

Before enrollment, a taxpayer has to provide certain documents and information required for the successful online registration under the GST.

  • Password received from the State/Central authorities
  • Provisional ID
  • Valid Mobile number
  • Valid E-mail address
  • Bank IFSC
  • Bank account number

Q5. Do the Taxpayers have to Get Registered Under the Central and the State Authorities Separately?

No, the taxpayer has to only get registered under the GST Act through the GST online portal. The enrollment done under the GST will be considered as the enrollment under both CGST and SGST. Therefore, there will be common return, registration, and Challan under the State and Center.

Q6.  Who is the Primary Authorized Signatory?

Primary Authorized Signatory is the person responsible for performing actions on GST portal on the behalf of taxpayer. The person will be responsible for the communication from the GST system portal. In the case of a business partnership, authorized person will be the Primary Authorized Signatory. The copy of authorization is important to provide in such cases. If multiple authorized signatory is there for a single business entity, one person will be selected as an authorized person.

Q7. For How Long the OTP generated is Valid?

The OTP which is sent to your mobile number or E-mail ID is valid up to fifteen minutes.

Q8. What do you mean by DIN?

DIN is the Director Identification Number that is provided to the Directors of the company by MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs). In case, you want to know your DIN, go through your DIN allotment letter issued by MCA.

Q9. Is it Mandatory to provide Adhaar Card Number for the GST Registration?

During the enrollment process, aadhaar is not required, however, at the time of submission of the documents and application at GST portal, Aadhaar would be required for Aadhaar-based e-signing.

Q10. What is the Principal Place of Business?

The primary location of the business within the State where the taxpayer supplies or performs the activity of selling goods and services is known as the principal place of business. It is also known as the place where the nosiness books of accounting and records are kept and where the top management is located.

Wrapping Up

GST is a new change which will take time to implement successfully. However, it won’t be able to stand out without the co-operation of the local population. It’s important to have proper knowledge of rules and regulations before registering under the GST.

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