GST registration is mandatory for any business or a person undertaking a business whose annual turnover is over Rs. 40 lakhs* (Rs. 10 lakhs for NE and hill states).

It is also compulsory for those people or business who are engaged in inter-state supplies. GST registration facilitates in the collection of taxes by the tax authorities as well as get Input Tax Credit for the taxes of respective inward supplies.

What Is GST Registration?

GST registration means getting registered under the respective category with a unique 15-digit number or GSTIN provided by the tax department to track tax payments and compliances.
For a business that falls in the registration slab but has not been registered or has made short payments would attract heavy penalties from the tax authorities.

Document Checklist for GST Registration

The main document checklist includes a PAN card, business registration proof, ID proof, photographs and proof of address for the persons involved, and the business’ respective bank account statements.
However, there are specific requirements for different types of business. Let us have a look at each of them.

GST Registration Documents for Individuals And Sole Proprietors


  • Owner’s PAN card
  • Owner’s Aadhaar card
  • Owner’s photograph
  • Proof of address
  • Bank account details

GST Registration Documents for Partnerships And LLPs

  • Partnership deed copy
  • PAN cards of all the partners
  • Photographs of every partner
  • Address proof of partners involved
  • Aadhaar card of any authorised signatory
  • Signatory’s proof of appointment (Authorization Letter or board resolution copy)
  • LLP proof of registration
  • Bank details
  • Business’ principal address proof
  • A digital signature of the authorised person who would sign the GST application

GST Registration Documents for Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs)

  • HUF’s PAN card
  • The PAN card of Karta’s (patriarch of the family)
  • Owner’s photograph
  • Bank detail
  • Business’ principal address proof

GST Registration Documents for Companies

  • Company PAN card
  • The incorporation certificate that is given by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Memorandum/ Articles of Association
  • Signatory’s appointment proof
  • Signatory’s PAN card
  • Signatory’s Aadhaar card
  • PAN card of all directors
  • Address proof of all directors
  • Bank details
  • Business’ principal address proof
  • A digital signature of the authorised person who would sign the GST application
The proof for bank details may include cancelled cheque, bank statement or an extract from your passbook. Moreover, the address proof can be provided in the form of lease/rent agreement, electricity bill, latest property tax receipt, ownership documents so on and so forth.

Even though not all of them are as indispensable and may have some alternatives, but it is imperative to have each of them with yourself at any given point in time as it can smoothen the registration process.

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DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.



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