10 February 2023
A GST registration is a PAN-based registration. In case of death of sole proprietor, if the business is intended to be carried on by the successor or legal heir, the successor cannot do so using the same GST registration since he will have a different PAN. Thus, the successor needs to take a new registration if not already registered and also ensure that the balance of ITC lying in the electronic credit ledger of the sole proprietor is transferred to him. Also, the successor has to file the application for cancellation of GST registration on account of death of sole proprietor.