GSTIN: Goods & Services Tax Identification Number

GSTIN is an unique 15-digit Identification Number assigned to a dealer or supplier, under the GST regime. GSTIN is a mandatory document to register on eBay as a seller.

Who should register for GSTIN

  • Individuals registered under the Pre-GST law (i.e., Excise, VAT, Service Tax etc.)
  • Businesses with turnover above the threshold limit of Rs. 40 Lakhs* (Rs. 10 Lakhs for North-Eastern States, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand)
  • Casual taxable person / Non-Resident taxable person
  • Agents of a supplier & Input service distributor
  • Those paying tax under the reverse charge mechanism
  • Person who supplies via e-commerce aggregator
  • Every e-commerce aggregator
  • Person supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person

*CBIC has notified the increase in threshold turnover from Rs 20 lakhs to Rs 40 lakhs. The notification will come into effect from 1st April 2019

Benefits of GSTIN Registration:

  • Removing the cascading effect of tax
  • Elimination of Multiple Taxes
  • Easy Tax Filing & Documentation
  • Composition scheme for small businesses

Required Documents for GSTIN Registration:

  • PAN card of the applicant
  • Aadhar card of the applicant
  • Proof of business registration or Incorporation certificate
  • Identity and Address proof of Promoters/Director with Photographs
  • Address proof of the place of business
  • Bank account statement/cancelled cheque

GSTIN Registration: