on 15-07-2017 06:43 PM
I am located in BANGALORE , KARNATAKA. I am NOT a tax payer, I am a senior citizen of 78 yrs, I have no earning of my own.
STILL have I got to register for GST No to sell in eBay.in ? If so how do I go about it,please ?
on 16-07-2017 09:31 AM
Contact your nearest CA. Only he can help. Even the CA are confused. But note CA will charge you anywhere between rs4500 to 8000 just to get gstin. GST have destroyed livelyhood of many like you. Question is after the product cost selling fees and CA fees ,can you still make profit?
I have send a dozen questions ( GST related )on email id provided on https://www.gst.gov.in/ but havn't got a single reply yet. This means you have to pay CA fees.
on 17-07-2017 12:59 PM
Your age etc is irrelevant when it comes to GST. If you are selling on e-commerce platform then GST is mandatory. The best way to go would be to take services of Chartered Accountant. He may charge around Rs 1500 to Rs 3000 to get you a GST.
If you want to register on your own then go to gst.govt.in and register. Choose Proprietership to describe yourself. You must have Pan Card and Aadhar Card ready. Pan is your own name would work. If you are doing business from home then Electricity Bill in your name would suffice. If house is rented then Rent Agreement would be required. In any other case, simply get the NOC from owner on plain paper.
The tricky part would be Jurisdiction Code for State and Centre. While link is provided on the gst portal itself to find out central jurisdiction, the state would be tricky. Try searching this information on State's VAT website otherwise meet the local tax commissioner and he/she would help.
on 17-07-2017 01:41 PM
on 17-07-2017 06:18 PM
You are wrong on every count.
1. Sole Proprietor don't need current account. I have already spoken to multiple CA's in this regard. Your savings account would suffice.
2. You won't have to pay Rs 25,000 security for Shop Licence unless you have more than 100 employees. For sellers with no labour, the charges would be around Rs 2500-3000.
3. Online sellers will have to fill only GSTR 1 form every month and not all the 52 forms which I don't know who told you. Some of these forms are not even related to e-commerce selling. You have toi provide details of all your sales through GSTR 1 form. The GSTR 2 form will auto populate once your supplier files his return. Your supplier will mention the sales made to you along with your GSTIN in his GSTR 1 form. That detail will automatically be added in your GSTR 2 Form. All you have to do is check the form and verify if the amount and other details provided by the supplier are correct or not.
4. Indeed some people will have to hire CA to file returns but that is normal. Even earlier under VAT regime, people had to hire CAs. Although filing under GST is rather easy, especially for e-commerce sellers. There are a lot of tutorial videos on Youtube which you can see. You can even take help of CA once in filing the return and then do it yourself in future.
on 18-07-2017 10:42 AM
i think you should become a gst consultant as you seem to know everything, Also I see that your book selling has not done very well so its better you become a consultant.
on 20-07-2017 12:36 PM
on 24-07-2017 01:01 PM
Its really extremely high. Even online you can hire a CA for merely Rs 2500 for getting a new GST No. I guess some CAs are cashing in on the opportunity.
on 24-07-2017 01:05 PM
Its unfortunate how some people are spreading misinformation about number of forms required to be submit. Even when I was confused with regard to GST, people were telling me how I will have to submit 8 forms every month. It was only after watching the daily brief by the Finance Ministry that I realized How I will have to fill only 3 forms.
on 26-07-2017 03:18 AM
Hi . All the info here has been really helpful...i just need to know one thing...when do i start filling forms (GSTR1) ?
Should i start uploading invoices from 10th of next month or should i wait for ebay to start deducting TDS ?
on 26-07-2017 09:51 PM
on 27-07-2017 01:59 AM
Thanks so much for your help..appriciate..it was all so confusing ..The list of quieries seems to be never ending..:-)
Also Do u know if i could claim for refund if my turnover is not more than 20 lakhs...Could i claim for refund later?
on 27-07-2017 09:37 AM
on 27-07-2017 01:23 PM
okie...Got It.. Thanks. I hope therez more clarity regarding it from the goverment soon..So many selleres are faccing issues and not evryone can afford a CA ..We need more people like you.
on 11-02-2018 12:51 PM
I had some problems with getting GST refistration initially, because I started with the wrong category of company. The second time around, I chose "Sole proritorship" as the category. Then the GST portal took me through without any hitches, and the number came through in a week. It does not ask for any resolutions of the Board, etc. I could register as an individual, with my personal PAN number, Aadhar card, and savings bank account. But now I'm stuck because I don't know whether eBay has re-activated my seller account. Further, I don't know whether I should pay up the 28% GST on the items I sell (mostly used camera parts to foreign buyers), and the procedure to get refund of this (exports are supposed to have zero GST!). Should I get an Import Export Code (IEC)? How to submit proof of export (if postal receipt is not accepted?). From whom should certificate of export be obtained? To whom should these proofs be submitted? Any help would be welcome.