In this blog, we shall briefly look into the GST certificate and how to download GST certificate.
GST (Goods and Services Tax) was a long-awaited tax reform that replaced multiple taxes on businesses across states and union territories. GST resulted from calls for One Nation, One Tax(regimen), which took over 17 years in the making. GST was introduced in the year 2017. Businesses that have a turnover exceeding Rs.40 lakhs (or annual turnover for goods of over 20 lakhs) are required to register for GST and pay applicable taxes and file appropriate returns. This threshold is raised to Rs.10 lakhs for states in the North East. Your business will be allocated a GSTIN (Goods and Sales Tax Identification Number) that needs to be prominently displayed at the business site. A certificate of registration is also provided by the Government of India that proves the authenticity of your GSTIN.
How to download GST certificate
GST certificate is a document that is issued to all taxpayers registered under GST and is made available through the GST portal. To download a GST certificate, you should follow the steps below;
- Log ontogst.gov.in, the official website of GST.
- Select Login on the upper right corner of the portal home page.
- Enter your credentials on the login page
- Once you are logged in, select ‘Services’ from the menu bar.
- On the sub-menu below, select ‘User Services’.
- Under ‘User Services’, select ‘View/Download Certificate.’
- On the page that loads, select the download icon under ‘Download.’
GST Billing Software.
With GST, it is pertinent that your billing follows a set of prescribed rules and regulations and file your transactions appropriately. This helps in filing GST returns at the turn of the month and will help keep a clean GST profile. A good GST billing software will help you with all the necessary steps for accurate GST bill generation. You must invest in the right billing software for the long run. Here are some features that you should keep in mind before deciding on a good GST billing software.
- GST Billing and Invoices- The software should generate GST compliant invoices with additional features like bar code printing and invoice tracking.
- GST Reports and GST Return Filing – The software should have the ability to generate reports in compatible formats, ready them for return filing, and upload them to the GSTN portal.
- GSTR reconciliation – May software packages allow reconciliation of GSTR-2A for the entire year entirely offline.
- Easy accounting- Allowing easy import and export of data helps eliminate manual entry. Additional and expected features like checking account balance, checking account history, quotations, invoices, payments should all be available quickly and easily.
- E-invoicing – The software should be E-invoicing ready with the appropriate e-invoice format, authenticated by Invoice Registration Portal (IRP).
- Internal Audit – The software should be able to facilitate an accounting audit easily.
- GST RCM Statement and E-way bill- The software should generate GST RCM statement and E-way bills in the requisite format.
- TDS/TCS-The billing software should be able to allow the filing of TDS/TCS returns online.
- Online Banking – A facility that helps to reconcile with your bank accounts and manage transactions of all types, including NEFT, RTGS is desirable.
- Digital Payment – Modes of secure payments might be an added advantage on GST billing software.