Registration Under GST

By CA. Akash Jhamb    -   October 9, 2019

A challenge among the Indian Business community which is a constant question until a consultant is hired, “Whether I am the required to take registration under GST?”

A quick solution to the query is presented below for reference.Scenarios requiring registration under GST:

  • Exceeding threshold limit of aggregate turnover;
  • Cases of Compulsory registration;
  • Opting Voluntary registration;
  1. Threshold limit for registering under GST:

* For special category states limit is INR 10 Lacs

  1. Compulsory registration under GST: Below mentioned persons are compulsory required to be register under GST:

Sr. No.

Type of Person


Person engaged in inter-state taxable supply: Exemption limit prescribed for person exclusively engaged in inter-state supply of services (refer point 1)


Casual Taxable person, i.e., a person who occasionally supplies goods and/or services in a territory where GST is applicable, but he does not have a fixed place of business.


Person having inward supplies liable to reverse charge, i.e., such supplies wherein recipient is required to pay GST instead of supplier


E-Commerce operators through whom intra-state supplies of specific category of services as notified by the Government are made.


Non-resident taxable persons who make taxable supplies of goods or services occasionally whether as principal or agent or in any other capacity.


A department or establishment of the Central or State Governments or local authority or Government agencies or such persons or category of persons as notified by the Government, who shall deduct tax under Section 51 of CGST Act


Those persons who make taxable supplies of goods or services on behalf of other taxable persons whether as an agent or otherwise shall get registered.


Input service distributors who intend to distribute the input tax credit, on supplies received, to its other offices having same PAN shall get registered.


Person making supply of goods and services or both through e-commerce operators, however in case of supply of services through e-commerce operator exemption limit of INR 20 Lacs is prescribed.


Every electronic commerce operator who owns, operates or manages digital or electronic facility or platform for e-commerce business


Persons who supply online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India.


  1. Voluntary registration: Small businesses having turnover below the threshold limit can voluntarily opt to register even if the turnover does not exceed the prescribed limit. However, person who registers voluntarily even before the turnover exceeds the prescribed limits shall collect and pay GST even on the turnover which is less than the threshold limit.

In case, you need any clarifications, please feel free to reach out to your Teller or contact us.