Registration Limit

If Aggregate Turnover is greater than 20 lacs or likely to exceed 20 lacs, then Compulsory Registration

(Limit is 10 lacs for North Eastern States)



Aggregate turnover includes all types of Sales


  1. Taxable Sales
  2. Exempt Sales
  3. Export Sales
  4. Interstate Sales
  5. Sales by Agent of Principal

(Amount of taxes not to be included)



  • For example, if a person exclusive deals with supply of goods or services, even if his turover more than Rs.20 lakhs, registration is not compulsory.
  • Further, in case a person exclusively deals with supply of goods or services which is covered under RCM( e.g Advocate, lawer etc) even if turnover is 10 crores, they are not required to obtain registration.

Hence,If a person is making only exempt sales and the amount of sales is more than 20 lacs,still compulsory registration in GST


Similarly if a person is making only export sales,then also Compulsory Registration in GST

Changes Made in GST  Council Meeting 6 Oct 2017


Registration Limit in GST is 20 lacs for Both Local and Interstate Sales


If a Person has turnover upto 20 lacs, they are not required to take registration

However if person is making interstate sales of even 1 Rupee, Compulsory Registration Required


If turnover is upto 20 lacs of Local + Interstate combined, then Registration Not Required


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However Compulsory Registration Required for MAKING

  1. Interstate Sales
  2. Supplying goods on behalf of Other Persons
  3. Casual Taxable Person**
  4. Non-resident taxable persons
  5. If liable to deduct TDS in GST
  6. If liable to deduct TCS in GST
  7. Input Service Distributor
  8. 8.Making Sale on Behalf of other person (Franchise/Agent)
  9. Reverse Charge
  10. E-Commerce Companies
  11. Online Database Service Provider from Outside India into India
  12. Others as may be Notified


**Normally Casual Taxable person is required to obtain a Registration Certificate. However government has given exemption

    If following conditions are satisfied

  1. Person is dealing with Interstate Supplies of Handicraft good.
  2. Turnover is not more than 20 lack . However for some special category state turnover limit is 10 lack.


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  2. GST Registration & Migration

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 9 years. He also provides Accounts Tax GST Training in Delhi and Pune.