GST Registration means allotment of a GST Number or GSTIN to the taxpayer who is liable to collect and pay tax to the government after claiming the credit of input tax paid on purchases. When the GST Officer approves the application for registration, the GST Department issues a unique GSTIN to the taxpayer. The Department does not issue a physical certificate of registration. The taxpayer can download his certificate of registration from his account on the GST Portal.
Steps to Download Certificate of Registration on GST Portal
- Login to GST Portal
Go to GST Portal. Enter the username and password to login to your account.
- Navigate to View/Download Certificates
Go to Services > User Services > View/Download Certificates.
- Certificate Details
Hence, you can view the certificate description along with the date of issue of the certificate on the next page. Then, click on Download.
- Registration Certificate – First Page
The registration certificate is downloaded in a pdf format with the following details. The first page displays the following business details – legal name, address, constitution, certificate issue date, and other details.
- Registration Certificate – Annexure A
Annexure A displays the following business details – Details of GSTIN, legal name, and additional places of business.
- Registration Certificate – Annexure B
Details of GSTIN i.e. GST Identification Number, legal name, and details of the Managing Director.
No. Taxpayer cannot download the certificate of registration without logging into the GST Portal. Once the GST officer processes the registration, the taxpayer will receive an email with GSTIN and first-time login credentials. Using these credentials, the taxpayer can log in to the GST Portal and download registration certificate.
Once the taxpayer submits an application for registration, the tax officer responds to it within 7 working days. However, if the application is successfully processed, the GST Department sends GSTIN and first-time login credentials to the registered email. If the tax officer needs additional information, details of the same are communicated on registered email. The application is processed only once the taxpayer provides additional details and documents.
In order to cancel the GST registration of a business, you need to visit the GST official portal. Go to services > Application for cancellation. Provide details and valid reasons. You can then submit the cancellation request.