For businesses who are already registered under the existing taxation laws, the immediate actionable is to obtain a provisional GST registration; assess whether they are still liable to mandatorily register under GST – and accordingly, either migrate to GST registration or exercise the option to cancel the provisional registration.

However, if you are a new businesses or you were previously unregistered, but are now liable to register because of the prescribed threshold limits, the road ahead for you – is a new GST registration.

Also read: Registered Dealer? Learn How to Transition to GST

Here’s how you need to go about obtaining a New GST Registration –

Step 1: Check out the threshold limits in your State

The threshold limit to take GST registration is as follows:

  • Special Category States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) – INR 10 Lakhs
  • Rest of India – INR 20 lakhs

Note: J&K, although initially not under the GST ambit, adopted the GST resolution on 5th July. The threshold limit in J&K will mostly remain at INR 10 lakhs.

Step 2: Obtain new GST registration

Whether you opt for regular dealership or for composite scheme, you need to take the following steps for obtaining new GST registration:

  • Access the common GST portal 
  • You need to fill and submit Part-A of Form GST REG-01 by providing PAN, mobile number, and E-mail ID. The PAN will be verified on the GST Portal, while mobile number, and E-mail ID will be verified with a one-time password (OTP).
  • Once you do that, you will receive an application reference number on your mobile number and E-mail.
  • You will then need to fill Part- B of Form GST REG-01 and specify the application reference number received. Also, before submitting the form, you need to attach other required documents, as specified in the section below.
  • If additional information is required, Form GST REG-03 will be issued from the portal. You will need to respond via Form GST REG-04 with the required information within 7 working days from the date of receipt of Form GST REG-03.
  • If you have provided all the required information via Form GST REG-01 or Form GST REG-04, a certificate of registration in Form GST REG-06 will be issued within 3 days from date of receipt of Form GST REG-01 or Form GST REG-04. If the details submitted are not satisfactory however, the registration application will be rejected via Form GST REG-05.
Checklist of documents required for New GST Registration

Make sure you meet the following GST registration requirements.

  • PAN
  • Contact Details – Email ID, Contact No.
  • Photographs: of proprietor, partners, managing trustee, committee etc. and authorized signatory.
  • Constitution of taxpayer: Partnership deed, registration certificate or other proof of constitution.
  • Proof of principal / additional place of business:
    • For own premises – Any document in support of the ownership of the premises like latest property tax receipt or Municipal Khata copy or copy of electricity bill.
    • For rented or leased premises – copy of rent / lease agreement along with owner’s (landlord) documents like latest property tax receipt or Municipal Khata copy or copy of electricity bill.
  • Bank account related proof: Scanned copy of the first page of bank pass book or bank statement
  • Authorization forms: For each authorized signatory, upload authorization copy or a copy of resolution of managing committee or board of directors in the prescribed format.
Forms for New Registration for specific taxable persons
Form No. Form Type
Form GST REG-07 Application for Registration as Tax Deductor or Tax Collector at Source
Form GST REG-09 Application for Registration for Non Resident Taxable Person
Form GST REG-09A Application for Registration for a person supplying online information and data base access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a non-taxable online recipient