A step-by-step guide for obtaining your GSTIN

The GST registration process has been reopened from June 25 and will continue for the next 3 months

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Under the VAT and Service Tax regime, TIN number and Service Tax Registration Number were issued by the state and the Centre. However, under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, all taxation will get consolidated into a single platform and taxpayers will be registered under a single authority. All the taxpayers who migrate and register under GST will receive a GSTIN — Goods and Service Tax Identification Number. Here is what the GSTIN format looks like-


Under the GST regime, every business providing goods and services with a turnover exceeding Rs 20 lakh is required to register as a normal taxpayer. This registration is important because only a registered business can avail benefits like the seamless flow of Input Tax Credit (ITC) on their raw material purchases.

The GST registration process has been reopened from June 25 and will continue for the next 3 months.(economy policy)

How to get a GSTIN

1. Log on to that GST online portal http://www.gst.gov.in

2. Go to ‘Register Now’ and fill in Part A of the application with your name, e-mail ID and mobile number

3. The portal will verify your details by sending an OTP to your mobile and email

4. Once the verification process is completed, you will receive the Application Reference Number (ARN) via mobile or email

5. Now you can fill Part B of the application using the ARN. The documents you will require in this step include:

  • Photographs
  • Constitution of taxpayer
  • Proof(s) of place of business
  • Bank account details
  • Authorisation form

6. Fill in all the information and upload all the documents that are required in the application and submit the application using DSC or Aadhaar OTP..

(Also read the Advantages of getting a GSTIN & Penalties for not registering under GST)



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