Who should be registering for GST?

Businesses that exceed an annual turnover of INR 40 lakhs are mandated to register for GST according to the new GST regime. However, if you operate as a regular taxable entity in the northeastern states such as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir, the threshold is lowered to INR 10 lakhs.

Any business operators fulfilling the specified criteria below are obliged to register for GST
as per the Goods and Services Act:

  • Those who are registered under the Pre-GST law (Excise, VAT, Service Tax, etc.)
  • Businesses with a turnover of more than Rs. 40 lakhs (Rs. 20 lakhs for special category states)
  • Casual or Non-Resident taxable individuals
  • A supplier’s agent and an input service distributor
  • Individuals taxed under the reverse charge mechanism
  • A supplier through an e-commerce aggregator
  • All e-commerce corporates
  • A person who supplies online data and database access or retrieval services from abroad to India, except for any registered taxable person

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