GST registration for professionals

CA. Brijesh Baranwal  on 22 October 2018


MEANING OF PROFESSIONALS

Professionals for the tax purposes in India include Architects, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Cost Accountants, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Technical Consultants, Interior Decorators, Film Directors, Cameramen, Artists, Singers, Authors, IT Professionals etc.

The following have been listed out specifically as professions in section 44AA under Income Tax Act, 1961 and notified there under (Notifications No. SO-17(E) dated 12.1.77, No. SO 2675 dated 25.9.1992 and No. SO 385(E), dated 4.5.2001). These normally are applicable for the purposes of GST as well.

(i) Accountancy
(ii) Architectural
(iii) Authorized Representative
(iv) Company Secretary
(v) Engineering
(vi) Film Artists/Actors, Cameraman, Director, Singer, Story-writer, etc.
(vii) Interior Decoration
(viii) Legal
(ix) Medical
(x) Technical Consultancy
(xi) Information Technology

EXEMPTION LIMIT FOR PROFESSIONALS

Small Professionals having gross receipts less than 20 lakhs have been provided exemption from GST compliance vide Notification No. 10/2017 dated 13/10/2017.

GST RATE FOR PROFESSIONALS

Currently 18% rate of GST is applicable on almost all categories of professionals in India except some specific exemptions provided for healthcare services. These professionals need to get themselves registered under GST laws, collect GST @18% on their invoices and deposit the same to the Government treasury, after adjusting allowed set off, if any.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GST REGISTRATION

Normally following documents are required for an individual professional for GST registration.

  • PAN
  • Photo
  • Address Proof
  • Address Proof for Office
  • NOC if Office is on rent
  • Mobile No. and Email ID

RETURN FILINGS UNDER GST

Once the registration is done, monthly, quarterly and annual filings are required depending upon the facts of the particular case. Major relevant GST forms are GSTR 3B, GSTR 1 etc.

PERIOD FOR WHICH RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED

GST laws mandate keeping of relevant records such as accounts, invoices etc. for minimum 6 years.

Note:

  • The above write up is only for awareness purpose and should not be considered as expert opinion.
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  • The author can also be reached at cabrijesh@yahoo.co.in

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