Migration to GST
All dealers currently under VAT and Central Excise and Service Tax need to migrate to GST. To start the process of migration, the persons will be provided with provisional ID and password by the State/ CBEC commercial Tax departments.
PAN is mandatory in the process hence provisional IDs will be issued to the persons who will furnish a valid PAN in the process of registration. A provisional ID may not be provided to a person if:
An invalid PAN is furnished during registration
The PAN is registered under State Tax Authority and allotment of provisional ID is done by State Tax Authority.
For the cases where there are multiple CE/ST registrations on the same PAN, if any of the two conditions above are not met, only 1 provisional ID may be issued that too in alphabetical order and for first time registration.
This provisional Id and password will be required by the person to login to the GST Common Portal in which they need to fill/ submit the form 20 with supporting documents.
Penalties for non-registration under GST
With a minimum of Rs. 10,000, a penalty of 10% of the tax amount will be levied to an offender making short payments or not paying tax. In case of deliberate continuous fraud, penalty can be as high as 100%. It is essential to follow new GST registration process for relevant persons.
Multiple registrations under GST India
Separate registrations can be obtained for each business vertical for the cases where a business has multiple business verticals.
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