A GST Registration Certificate (Form GST REG-06) is provided to all businesses and individuals registered under Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act. The GST Registration Certificate is one of the most important documents that your business needs to obtain while registering for GST. In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about this crucial document, including its importance, uses and how to download it from the GST Portal.
A GST Registration Certificate is a document that confirms and proves that your business is registered under GST. It gives your business the authority to collect and pay GST on the goods and services it supplies to customers. Your certificate also allows you to claim Input Tax Credit, as you are now legally recognised as a supplier of goods and services by the GST authority. The GST Registration certificate contains vital information, such as your GSTIN, Legal Name of Your Business, and the date of GST registration, among other information. All businesses registered under GST are required by law to display the GST Registration Certificate in a prominent place at their primary place of business, as well as any additional places of business as mentioned in the certificate. If they fail to do so, they are liable to pay a penalty of ₹25,000. You can download a fresh GST Registration certificate from the GST Portal whenever there is any amendment made to the GST Registration details you provided in your previous GST Registration Certificate.
Having a valid GST Registration Certificate is proof of your registration under the GST Act, which makes your business eligible for several benefits:
The GST Registration Certificate has 3 components:
The Main Registration Certificate includes the following information:
Annexure-A provides the following details:
Here is a sample of the Main Registration Certificate:
Below is a sample of Annexure-A:
Below is a sample of Annexure-B:
To apply for GST Registration, eligible persons must visit the GST Portal website to submit their application. Registration is approved once the proper officer has verified the application. If an application is submitted within 30 days from the date of liability, registration will be granted from the date the liability for registration arose. But in case it isn’t submitted within that time frame, then the registration is considered valid from the day it is granted. Read our step-by-step guide to GST Registration to know more.
To download the GST Registration Certificate, follow this step-by-step-process:
For a more detailed walkthrough, continue reading.
Obtaining your GST Registration Certificate is an important step in tax compliance for your business. The certificate serves as evidence of your GST Registration and entitles you to the benefits of GST Registration. The certificate can be easily downloaded by following the steps shown above. You should always display your GST Registration Certificate in a prominent location at your primary as well as additional places of business. If you have recently completed your GST Registration, you may require a robust GST Accounting Software moving forward to take care of many GST Compliances for your business smoothly.