Goods and Services Tax (GST) Registration

GST Registration provides business organisations with a special number from the tax authorities. This purpose of this number is to collect tax on the government’s behalf and avail input tax credit.

Proofs required for GST Registration

  • PAN Card of the Business or Applicant.
  • Identity and Address Proof along with Photographs
  • The following persons are required to submit their ID and address proof along with photographs. For ID proof, documents like PAN, passport, driving license, aadhaar card or voters identity card are eligible. For address proof, documents like passport, driving license, aadhaar card, voters identity card and ration card are eligible.
  • Proprietary Concern – Proprietor
  • Partnership Firm / LLP – Managing/Authorized/Designated Partners The personal details of all partners need to be submitted. (The photos of only ten partners including the Managing Partner’s must be submitted)
  • Hindu Undivided Family – Karta
  • Company – Managing Director, Directors, Authorised Person
  • Trust – Managing Trustee, Trustees and Authorised Person
  • Association of Persons or Body of Individuals – Members of the Managing Committee. The personal details of all members are to be submitted. (The photos of only ten members including the Chairman’s must be submitted)
  • Local Authority – CEO or his equivalent
  • Statutory Body – CEO or his equivalent
  • Others – Person(s) in Charge
  • Business Registration Document
  • Bank Account Proof
  • Digital Signature (hence Digital Signature Certificate must be obtained beforehand)

Proof of business registration must be also submitted for all types of entities except proprietorships.
In case of partnership, the partnership deed is required to be submitted. In case of LLP or Company, the Certificate of incorporation from MCA must be provided. For other types of entities, registration certificate can be provided.

Address Proof for Place of Business

How to register as a private limited company?

Now that you’re ready to register and have put together everything that is required, here’s the next step!

Step 1: Apply for a Digital Signature Certificate. This can be obtained from one of six private agencies authorized by MCA 21. Company directors must submit the prescribed application form along with proof of identity and address.

Step 2: Apply for a Director Identification Number. For this, you must first obtain a provisional DIN by filing application Form DIN-1 online. This must then be signed and sent to the ministry along with proof of identity and address. Once approved, a permanent DIN is issued.

Step 3: Registering the company name.

Step 4: Submitting unsigned copies of the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association for stamping.

Step 5: Obtaining the Certificate of Incorporation.

Step 6: Obtaining a company seal, Permanent Account Number and Taxation Account Number.

Step 7: Creating a current account in the company’s name with the bank.

Registering your company helps enhance visibility and provides advantages over unregistered companies.

One of the most important steps to be taken right in the beginning is to check if the name you want for your company is available. This can be done by running a search to check the availability against other registered names and trademarks with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the IP India website. It may happen that the name you want is already taken, in this case, it is important to have back up names.

Proofs required to register as a Private Limited Company?

There are two categories of proofs required to be submitted when you’re registering a company. One is identity proofs, and the other is registered office proof. Under identity proof, you will need –

  • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
  • Scanned copy of Voter’s ID/Passport/Driver’s License
  • Scanned copy of the latest bank statement/telephone or mobile bill/electricity or gas bill
  • Scanned passport-sized photograph specimen signature of directors.

Under registered office proof, one requires

  • A copy of the electricity/phone/water bill
  • NoC from the landlord in the case of rented spaces along with a copy of the notarised rental agreement
  • A copy of the sale deed/property deed in case of owned property