Online GST registration Process for foreigners, Fee in India [2020] - Onfiling
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GST Registration for Foreigners

Overview

GST was implemented in India on 1st July 2017. If a person or company is situated outside India, but performing any business transaction in India, is compulsorily required to obtain GST registration in India, as per the section 24 of the Central GST Act of 2017. It is mandatory for non- resident taxable persons to appoint an authorized person in India for the purpose of complying with GST regulations. So the application of GST registration, for foreign non- resident taxable persons must be drafted and filed by an authorized agent in India.

Features

  • It will be applicable on the supply of goods or services which replaces the existing system of manufacture of goods or sales of goods or provision of services.
  • GST structure is made on the principle of destination based consumption as compare to origin based taxation.
  • Dual based GST with central and state level.
  • Import of goods and services will be included in IGST, with addition to applicable custom duties.

Advantages

Ease of business

GST combines all products and services under one roof, unlike VAT and Service tax hence making compliance is easy for the foreigners also.

ITC

Input Tax Credit (ITC) can be claimed for taxes paid on purchases and can be utilized for payment of due taxes.

Low Tax Rates

GST is attracted only if the annual turnover of the business is more than Rs 20 lacs or Rs. 10 lacs in certain part of country.

It should be applied through GST common portal i.e. https://www.gst.gov.in. Steps are as follows:

  • First step is to select package of  GST registration through onfiling and upload all documents required, including self- attested scanned copy of valid passport.
  • Other documents are VISA details, bank account details, authentic address proofs of the residence in the specified foreign country and location of the business entity.
  • Application seeking GST registration in India, must be duly signed by any authorized signatory, possessing a valid Indian PAN.
  • For registration purpose, the non-resident taxable person/entity is essentially required to deposit the taxes payable (estimated liability) in advance. GST registration in India is valid for a maximum of 90 (Ninety) days, for non- resident taxable person counted from the date of registration.
  •  After final registration, the non-resident taxable person will require to file the monthly GST return through the Form GSTR-5, by 20th of the next month or within Seven days after expiration of his/her GST registration, whichever is earlier.
No other common registration

The registration process is same as mentioned in the registration section.

FAQS

Non-resident taxable person under GST is defined as person or business or not-for-profit who occasionally deals with transactions involving supply of goods or services or both, whether as principal or agent or in any other capacity, but who has no fixed place of business or residence in India.
Foreign companies having liaison offices in India will not have to cough up goods and services tax (GST) on reimbursements of charges or expenses.
Yes, any non-resident taxable person or NRI having business transaction in India , needs to comply with Indian GST laws.

List of Documents

  • Notarized or Apostilled copy of passport for foreign nation and NRI
  • Specimen signature (Blank document with signature )
  • Scanned copy of Voter’s ID/Passport/Driver’s License
  • Scanned passport sized photograph

Pricing Plan

BASIC ₹19899
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  • Non-Resident GST Registration
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SILVER ₹99,899
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  • INCLUSIVE OF BASIC PACKAGE
  • 1 Year Authorised Signatory
  • 1 Year Place of Business Address
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GOLD ₹119899
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  • INCLUSIVE OF SILVER PACKAGE
  • GSTR-5 Return Filing
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