Other than the common documents essential for GST registration, you will also need to keep handy a few other documents specific to your types/classes of business. These include the following:1. List of Goods & Services:
For Traders and Service Providers, a concise list of the goods and services that they are providing is required. This is important for the government to undertake a taxable supply on goods and services.2. Proof of Appointment for Authorized Signatories:
This document will be used to establish proof of appointment for all authorized signatories. Any letter of authorization or a copy of a board resolution will be enough for GST registration. 3. Digital Signatures:
For LLPs and companies, having the digital signature
of the authorized signee for the GST application is very important. This will be used as a mark of validity to show that the authorized person/s are who they claim to be and provide their consent for the registration process.4. Incorporation Certificate:
An incorporation certificate that is provided by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is used as proof for the constitution of business. When applying for GST registration as composition dealers, government departments, and Input Service Distributor (ISD) registrations this is an important document to keep a note of in the GST registration checklist. 5. VISA and Passport Details:
For non-residents who occasionally undertake the taxable supply of goods and services in India, a scanned copy of their passport with Visa Details is needed for GST registration. If the business entity is incorporated outside India, a unique registration number that the Government of that country uses to identify the entity must also be provided.6. Clearance Certificates and Trade Licenses:
For online service providers who do not have any place of business in India, the GST registration process will require either a Clearance certificate issued by the Government of India or a trade license issued by the country from where their business operates. However, a certificate of incorporation that is issued by India or any other foreign company may also be provided in some cases.7. Pension Certificate:
In the special case of retired government officials who may be enrolling as GST practitioners, a copy of the pension certificate must be provided during the GST registration process.8. Memorandum of Association:
A Memorandum of Association (MOA) is a legal document that defines the constitution of a company, describing the company’s name, registered address, names of its shareholders and the distribution of its shares.
We hope that this GST registration checklist has been of help to you. For further support or queries, you can visit our A-to-Z GST guide for GST-related information
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