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Who Is A Taxable Person Under GST?

Who Is A Taxable Person Under GST?

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The new tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), was enacted in India on 1 July 2017. The GST has replaced many indirect taxes that the federal and state governments had previously imposed. A person or business organisation whose taxable turnover exceeds the established threshold limit is referred to as a taxable person for purposes of the GST.

Taxable Person Under GST

A person or business organisation that engages in a taxable supply of goods, services or both are referred to as a taxable person under GST if their combined annual revenue exceeds the threshold limit of ₹20 Lakhs (₹10 Lakhs for special category states). Taxes and inbound supplies are not included in aggregate turnover, comprising all taxable supplies, exempt supplies, and exports the taxpayer produces.

Casual Taxable Person in GST

A person who periodically provides products or services in a taxable territory without a permanent place of business is called a casual taxable person in GST. Such individuals are often not involved with the normal delivery of products or services but rather provide such supplies at exhibits, seminars, trade fairs, or other similar events. They are not qualified for normal GST registration since they do not have an established place of business.

Criteria for GST Registration

Except for individuals who fall under the excluded categories, everyone taxable under the GST is obliged to register for GST. The following are the requirements for GST registration:

  • A person or entity must register for GST if their total annual revenue exceeds ₹20 Lakhs (₹10 Lakhs for special category states).
  • GST registration is necessary for taxpayers previously registered for an indirect tax, such as VAT or service tax.
  • Any company that transacts in interstate commerce or provides goods or services across state lines must register for GST.
  • E-commerce operators are also mandated to do the GST registration.

Importance of Being a Registered Taxpayer

Being a registered GST taxpayer is essential for various reasons:

  • Legitimacy: GST registration lends credibility to a firm by indicating that it has been recognised and authorised by the government.
  • Credit for Input Tax: Taxes paid on inputs utilised during business may be claimed as an input tax credit (ITC) by registered taxpayers. ITC can be utilised to decrease the overall tax obligation by offsetting the tax due on output supplies.
  • Opportunities for Business: The fact that many businesses prefer to work with GST-registered firms can lead to various business prospects for registered taxpayers.


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Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the GST registration limit ₹20 Lakhs or ₹40 Lakhs?

Both limits apply to different companies:

  • Any company providing commodities whose annual revenue surpasses ₹40 Lakhs for states in the 'Normal Category' and ₹20 Lakhs for states in the 'Special Category.'
  • Any company providing services whose annual revenue surpasses ₹20 Lakhs for states falling under the normal category and ₹10 Lakhs for states falling under the special category.

Is money included in GST?

Yes, the GST includes money. GST applies to any exchange of goods or services for payments, including cash.

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