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Amendment of Goods And Services Tax (GST) Registration

Amendments to Goods & Services Tax (GST) are necessary to keep pace with the evolving business scenario in the country. The GST council studies the operational and financial impact of GST on business & incorporates changes to the existing GST rules.

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What is GST?

Goods and Services Tax, which is also known as GST, is an indirect tax applicable in India that has replaced many of the country's Indirect Taxes. On 29 March 2017, the Parliament had passed the Goods and Service Tax Act. and thereby, the Act came into force from July 1st, 2017. In simpler words, let's say, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed on the purchase of goods and services. The legislation has replaced many of India's existing Indirect tax rules as well.

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Benefits of amendments in GST registration

GST registration seems to be the primary and necessary move for current taxpayers, under the GST rule. This is because they will not get a GSTIN number without registration of GST, which is set as a taxpayer's basic identification number. If you fill in the correct details in the registration form, then you are perfect to go on. But what if you have entered incorrect details or skipped some essential fields, which you have to fill? That's why there is another way for you to sort it out - The amendment of the GST registration.

Rule 12 and Form GST REG 14 provides us with a way to ease the challenges without visiting any government offices to fix the details. An applicant can update certain information and change the details without any authority's approval. Indeed, some fields need approval but the editing can be done online. When you apply the modifications that you want to make in the GST registration, then you have to mandatorily specify the reasons for the GST amendments. There are three types of amendments that can be done in the GST registration. Let's dive in to check out more about it.

The types of Amendments in GST

  • Change in the core field
  • Change in Non-core field
  • Change in email ID or mobile number
  • Change In Core Fields: The Core Field revisions include the company's legal name, the location of the business (the main one), and any additional place where the business takes place. It almost takes 15 days to get permission to change the Core Fields.

    Change In Non-core Fields: Several fields do not need approval from a proper office and while considering the non-core fields, it is easy to make amendments in the registration online. All fields except those occupied by core fields are all a part of the non-core field.

    Change In E-mail ID or Mobile Number: Usually, when changing the email or mobile number, it requires an OTP on the GST portal after the online verification.

    Checklist requirements for Amendment of Goods And Services Tax (GST) Registration

    Amendment in GST Registration Process - Timeline

    If any change in the GST registration is required, a taxpayer will be required to apply with the necessary documentation for change on the GST portal within 15 days. After the approval of the GST REG 14 amendment form, the modifications will be corrected in GST REG 06 form.

    The application for registration changes can be held for 15 days. Nevertheless, if an applicant refuses to apply for whatever reason, it will immediately withdraw the request for amendments.

    GST Amendment – Changes to Address

    GST FORM REG-14 can be submitted in the event of any changes to the address of the primary place of business or any additional workplace. Proof of address for the new location should be given in the GST application for registration modification for address changes. The following are the proof accepted:

    Having own premises:

    Required any document (latest Property Tax Receipt/Municipal Khata copy/copy of Electricity Bill) of the ownership of the premises.

    Rented or Leased premises:

    A copy of the Rent or Lease Agreement is required along with any document of the ownership of the premises of the Lesso.

    Premises which does not fall under any of the above ones:

    A copy of the Consent Letter with any document in regards to the owner of the premises of the Consente.This applies to the shared properties as well.

    When rent or lease agreement is not available:

    In this case, one can submit an affidavit along with any document like the Electricity bill.

    Any address changes reported in the online GST portal should be updated within 15 days. The GST office will approve the change within 15 days after requesting a revision of the GST address. The date of alteration on the Officer's approval will be the day the incident warranting the change occurred.

    GST Amendment – Changes to Mobile Number or Email ID

    After an online verification process, the approved Signatory may make any changes to the mobile number or email ID which are listed on the GST Common Portal, by using its digital signature. Mobile number or email ID changes do not allow an Officer to file a GST amendment application or check it. Usually, the changes made in the mail ID or the phone number will be called as the routine changes in the GST portal.

    What is the step-by-step process to do the changes in Core Fields

    The core field revisions include the company's legal name, the location of the business (the main one), and any additional place where the business takes place. It almost takes 15 days to get permission to change the Core Fields. Thereby, to make the changes in the details mentioned in the GST registration, you should follow the following steps:

    Step 1: Firstly, go to the GST government website -

    Step 2: Use the provided credentials to login into the GST portal

    Step 3: Under the ‘Registration’ tab in the main menu, click the ‘Services’ tab

    Step 4: Now, click on ‘Amendment Of Registration Core Fields’, which takes you to the next page

    Business Details Tab

    Step 5: By default, the “Business Details’ tab appears. Select the field where you want to edit by clicking the ‘Edit’ icon.

  • By clicking on the calendar icon, select the ‘Date Of Amendment’
  • Provide the reason for amendment in GST online registration process under the ‘Reasons’ tab, which is a must
  • Click the ‘Save’ button
  • Press ‘Continue’ once the verification of all the details are done
  • Principal Place of Business Tab

    Step 6: If there is something for you to edit in the “Principal Place of Business”, then click it and edit it by pressing the ‘Edit’ option.

  • After editing the required details, you will have to enter the reasons in the space provided and the “Date Of Amendment” to proceed further.
  • Once it’s done, press ‘Save’ which is at the bottom of the page.
  • NOTE: The same implied to all other tabs such as ‘Additional Places of Business’, ‘Promoter / Partners’, ‘Verification’.

    Additional Places of Business

    Step 7: Click on “Additional Places of Business” Tab provided in the main menu. Enter the details about “Number of additional places” and make sure to fill in the values.

    Promoter / Partners tab

    Step 8: In the main menu, you can select the “Promoter / Partners” tab

  • Click on the “Add New” option to add the details of promoter/partners’
  • After entering the details, upload the necessary documents which act as an identity proof
  • Verification Tab

    Step 9: Click on the Verification checkbox on the “Verification” tab

  • Choose the authorized signatory, in the “Name of Authorized Signatory” space
  • The acknowledge message will be automatically sent to your registered mobile number and e-mail ID in just 15 minutes once the amendment of the GST registration is completed. Along with that, the message of approval or rejection of the application will also be sent to your registered contact details by the tax authority.

    Required documents for amendment of Goods And Services Tax (GST) Registration

  • The individual’s PAN card details
  • Letter of Authorization is required or the Board Resolution for Authorized Signatory (Only companies, partnership firms, and LLPs will need this)
  • Supporting documents which are needed for the amendmen
  • FAQs on Amendment of Goods And Services Tax (GST) Registration

    Who is eligible to change the registration details?

    The taxpayers under the below-mentioned criteria can amend the Goods and Services Tax registration details:

    • Normal taxpayers and new applicants.
    • Any business registrations which want to change the schema.
    • Any business which wishes to cancel its GST registration.
    • In case of voluntary registrations made under the GST, it can be done only after one year from the date of registration when you want the application for cancellation.
    • Any company that wants to update the following area:
      • Authorized signatory details (Like a phone number, Email ID)
      • Additional place of business
      • HSN / SAC

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