VI: Registration

22 & 24

Person liable to register:

Having Turnover > Rs.10 Lakh, if making taxable supplies from  Special category states, i.e., Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Having Turnover > Rs.40 Lakh, if he is engaged in exclusive supply of goods other than Ice cream and other edible
ice (2105 00 00), Pan masala (2106 90 20) or Tobacco and manufactured tobacco
substitutes (24).  

Not applicable, if person makes
intra-state supplies in
state Arunachal Pradesh,
Meghalaya, Puducherry, Sikkim, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram,
[Notification 10/2019]

Having Turnover > Rs.20 Lakh (other than above mentioned persons)

Registered or holding
license under an

successor of the business of a registered person

Making inter-State taxable supply

Casual or non – resident
taxable person making taxable supply

to pay tax under
charge or u/s 9(5)

Making taxable supply on behalf of other taxable persons

to deduct tax u/s
or ISD,
whether or not separately
registered under this Act

e-commerce operator
who is
required to collect TCS u/s 52 (other than supplies specified u/s 9(5))

E-commerce operator who is
required to collect TCS u/s 52

Supplying online information access/retrieval
from outside India to an
unregistered person in India

class of persons


Person not liable to register:

engaged in business of supplying
only exempt supply under this Act or integrated GST Act

An agriculturist, to the extent of supply of produce out of cultivation of land

making taxable supply, where entire
tax is payable by the recipient under reverse charge
u/s 9(3) of this Act [Notification 5/2017-Central Tax]

Interstate supplies of handicraft goods notified in [Notification 56/2018] & [Notification 38/2017] in a FY does not
exceed Rs. 20 lakhs (Rs.10 lakhs in
special category states) provided the supplier
has PAN and the goods move under the cover of an e-way bill.

Interstate supply of job work by a job worker to a
registered person provided the turnover in a FY does not exceed Rs. 20 lakhs
(Rs.10 lakhs in
special category states) and not involved in
supply of services in relation to Jewellery, goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’
wares and other articles (Chapter 71)
[Notification 7/2017, 02/2019].

making Supplies of services (other than supplies specified u/s 9(5))
through e-commerce operator who is required to collect TCS u/s 52 provided the turnover
in a FY
does not exceed Rs. 20 lakhs (Rs.10 lakhs in special category states) [Notification 65/2017], [Notification 06/2019]

Person making supply of goods through e-commerce operator
and having aggregate turnover in the preceding & current FY is below
Rs. 20 lakhs (Rs.10
lakhs in
special category states) subject to certain
conditions referred in
Notification 34/2023


Procedure for registration:

to be
for within 30 days
from the date of
becoming liable.

PAN is mandatory for
registration. However, deductor may have a
TAN instead of PAN

A person,
though not liable may register
voluntarily, & all
provisions of this Act, as are applicable to a registered person, shall apply
to such person.

A casual or non-resident taxable person shall apply at least 5 days prior to the
commencement of business.

A person
having a unit, as defined in the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of
2005), in a SEZ or being a SEZ developer has to apply for a separate
registration, as distinct from his place of business located outside the SEZ
in the same State or Union territory.

single registration in a State or Union territory shall be granted. However,
for person having multiple places of business in a State, separate
registration for each places of business
can be granted subject to
conditions.[Rule 11]

A person
who has obtained registration for himself or his establishment in more than
one State or Union territory shall, be treated as distinct persons under this
Act for each such registration.

certificate of registration shall be issued from prescribed date and shall be
deemed to have been granted after expiry of notified period, if no deficiency
has been communicated to the applicant within that period.

registered person shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or
notified alternate means of identification in a notified manner.

However Aadhaar authentication is not required in case of
persons notified in
Notification – 03/2021 & Notification 36/2021

Inter-state movement of goods like movement of various modes of conveyance,
between distinct persons as specified u/s 25(4) may not be treated as supply
& consequently IGST will not be payable on such
supply. However, applicable CGST/SGST/IGST shall be leviable on repairs &
maintenance done for such conveyance.
[Circular No. 1/1/2017-IGST]


Registration under State or Union
Act is deemed as registration under this Act unless application for registration is rejected under this
Act within time specified u/s 25(10)

Rejection of application
for registration under State or Union territory Act is
deemed as rejection under this Act


case of
casual or non-resident taxable person:

of registration is valid for the period specified in the application or 90
days, whichever is earlier

supplies to be made only after issue of certificate

At the
time of applying, advance deposit shall be made of estimated tax liability
for the period for which the registration is sought by crediting the
electronic cash ledger and the same shall be utilized only as per section 49


Changes in the information given for registration shall be communicated within
prescribed period. The same may be rejected after giving an opportunity of
being heard. Rejection of such information under State or Union territory GST
Acts shall be deemed to be rejection under this Act.


Registration may be cancelled from any date including retrospective date, if person has:

Contravened provisions of the
Act or rules

Person paying Tax u/s 10 has not filed return for a Financial Year
beyond 3 months from the due date

Person other than person paying tax u/s 10 has not furnished returns for such
continuous period as prescribed

registered u/s
& has not commenced business within
6 months
from date of registration   

Obtained registration by means of fraud, willful misstatement or suppression of facts

of registration shall not affect the liability to pay tax or to discharge any
obligation under this Act for any period prior to the date of cancellation.

of registration under State or Union territory Act is deemed as cancellation
under this Act.

cancellation, e-ledger shall be debited by ITC determined u/s 18(1).


A person
may apply for
revocation of cancellation in the prescribed manner.

of cancellation of registration under State or Union territory GST Acts shall
be deemed to be revocation of cancellation under this Act.