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Documents Required for GST (Goods and Services Tax) Registration

  • Highlights

  • Register for GST with documents like PAN and business proof

  • Individuals, partnerships, HUFs, companies can register

  • Those with returns above turnover limit need to register

  • The documents required vary for each business type

According to a recent notification by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, certain suppliers of goods need not register for GST if their yearly turnover is less than Rs.40 lakh. Nevertheless, as an MSME owner, it is always beneficial to know how to register for GST as you may be in the service sector and the laws may change at any time. To enlist successfully, you must produce the necessary documents required for GST registration like PAN card, Aadhaar card and address proof.

Here is a list of the GST registration documents you must provide based on your business type.

Who should register for GST?

When you provide intra-state services with an annual turnover of over Rs.20 lakh and intra-state good providers with annual turnovers of more than Rs.40 lakh, you need to register for GST. Additionally, intra-state suppliers must register for GST.

What are the main documents required for GST registration?

The main documents for GST registration include a PAN card, proof of business registration, identity, photographs and address proof of persons in charge, the business’ address proof and bank account statements.

You can prove your bank details by means of a bank statement, cancelled cheque or an extract from your passbook. Similarly, an address proof can take the form of an electricity bill, rent agreement, ownership documents, property tax statement and so on.

GST registration documents for individuals and sole proprietors

  • Owner’s PAN card

  • Owner’s Aadhaar card

  • Owner’s photograph

  • Proof of address

  • Bank account details


Additional Read: Apply PAN Card Online

GST registration documents for partnerships and LLPs

  • Partnership deed

  • PAN cards of partners involved

  • Photographs of partners involved

  • Address proof of partners involved

  • Aadhaar card of any authorised signatory

  • Signatory’s proof of appointment

  • LLP proof of registration

  • Bank details

  • Business’ principal address proof


Additional Read: How to Apply for a Duplicate PAN card?

GST registration documents for Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs)

  • HUF’s PAN card

  • Karta’s (patriarch of family) PAN card

  • Owner’s photograph

  • Bank detail

  • Business’ principal address proof

GST registration documents for companies

  • Company PAN card

  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs incorporation certificate

  • Memorandum/ Articles of Association

  • Signatory’s appointment proof

  • Signatory’s PAN card

  • Signatory’s Aadhaar card

  • PAN card of all directors

  • Address proof of all directors

  • Bank details

  • Business’ principal address proof

Once you have the documents required for GST registration ready, you can follow the process to be compliant with the law. As an MSME owner, also keep in mind that having certain important documents in place helps you avail funding quickly too. For example, you can obtain collateral-free financing up to Rs.30 lakh through the Bajaj Finserv MSME Loan by producing documents like your business proof, financial statements, KYC documents and passport size photograph. This loan allows you to plug working capital gaps, hire staff, purchase inventory and scale your supply cycle.

Additional Read: Know all about GST

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