Documents Required for GST registration in India

Goods and Services Tax is abbreviated as GST, a tax which is levied on most goods and services. The GST is paid by consumers, but it is sent to the government by selling goods by the business holders. There are 5 different rates such as 0%, 3%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28% for Goods and Services Tax which are differentiated as per the type of goods and services.

As per the GST law, it is necessary for every taxpayer whose annual turnover is above 20 lakhs (10 lakhs for Northern Eastern states) have to register themselves under GST.

In this article let us have a glimpse at the requirement and GST registration documents.

List of Documents Required For GST Registration

Proprietorship

  • PAN card of the owner
  • Aadhar Card
  • Bank details
  • Address proof

Private limited

  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card of the directors
  • Bank details
  • Address proof
  • MOA and AOA
  • Company incorporation

Partnership/ Limited Liability Partnership

  • PAN card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Bank details
  • Address proof
  • Partnership deed/ LLP certificate

Let us have a brief look at the required documents and the purpose of their requirement.

  • PAN Card

PAN (Permanent Account Number) is required for every taxable person. GST registration is linked with PAN card number, therefore it is necessary to have a PAN card while applying for GST registration.

  • Aadhar Card

As per the government, it is necessary to provide Aadhar Card details while every registration. The Income Tax return can be filed on when the Aadhar Card and PAN Card is linked. Nowadays, Aadhar Card should be available with every individual and also works as the Identity proof of an individual.

  • Bank Account

The details of the bank will be required while registering under GST, The details such as the front page of the passbook (Account number detail, IFSC code), One canceled cheque.

  • Identity proof

The identity proof such as PAN, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving license can be submitted while applying for GST registration.

  • Address proof (Individual residential proof)

Address proof such as Driving license, Electricity bill, Passport, PAN Card, Voters Identity number can be used as address proof while registering for GST.

  • Address proof (Office)

Address proof such as the certificate of the company incorporation, Electricity bill, Rent agreement(If the property is rented) can be provided as Address proof while registering GST.

  • Digital signature certificate (DSC)

While applying for GST registration online you need to provide DSC as the process cannot be carry forwarded without the proprietor’s permission.

  • MOA / AOA

MOA is nothing but Memorandum of Association and AOA is Article of Association. MOA includes every data which is required for company incorporation; AOA contains every rules and regulation for the company. These two documents are required while applying for GST registration.

These above mentioned are the basic requirements for registering GST. Make sure you register your business under GST as soon as possible if you fall in those criteria.