22 Dec 2017Posted By: chaman

How and where one can surrender GST certificate

GST has become one of the most discussed topics in the country. Everyone is still confused about the process for registering for GST. But these days a major issue which is arising is that how to surrender and where to surrender for GST certificate. If you have registered for GST by mistake and you worried that what should be the further process then don’t worry. If you have registered for GST and want to surrender to it, we are here sharing how and where one can surrender GST Certificate. Before starting the entire process, we would like to add that one can cancel GST Registration only if the annual turnover is less than ₹20 lacs.


Conditions for cancellation of GST Registration

GST Registration can be canceled through two ways: -

By the registered person – A person can apply for registration cancellation himself if the organization fulfills following conditions: -

  • If your turnover is less than ₹20 lacs;
  • If your business has been discontinued;
  • Death of the registrant in case of sole proprietor;
  • If the business is no longer liable to GST (like you have taken registration for the sake you trade inter-state but later government relaxed the norms that GST registration not mandatory for inter-state trade)


By GST Officer – GST officer can cancel the registration if the organization falls under following conditions: -

  • If the Organization has violated any law against GST.
  • A composition registered person has not filed tax for three consecutive years.
  • If the registration process has been done through fraud methods.
  • If the registered company has not generated any business from the last six months after registration for GST.


How to surrender GST Registration by own?

If you want to surrender GST Registration then you must follow following steps: -

  • You must log into GST Portal and click on the cancellation.
  • Fill form GST REG – 16 applications for cancellation of GST Registration and provide details like liability date, details of payment, inputs, and capital goods held in stock.
  • The person must reply in Form REG – 18 within 7 days after the notice asking the cause for the cancellation of registration.
  • After verification, the order will be passed in Form GST REG – 20.
  • If the cancellation is confirmed then an officer will issue the order under Form GST REG - 19.

If one cancels CGST then SGST will automatically be canceled and vice versa. Now, relax and take a deep breath. If you have applied for GST by mistake, then you can apply for cancellation. 

Learn More about GST

In case you need assistance with the cancellation of GST Registration you can fill out our inquiry form and arrange a call from E-Startupindia business advisors at 8881069069.


Posted By amit kumar
Posted Date 2017-12-24 20:49:05

I want to cancel gst number

Posted Date 2018-04-20 15:42:27

i have paid gst through online. I have not filed returns from nvember to march 31 2018. If i cancel my gst registration what will happen. My busines turnover isless than 20 lakh

Posted By Mudit Handa
Posted Date 2018-04-20 18:53:45

Mr. Aravmudhan, there is no proble, at all. All you need to do is duly file all your pending GST returns and then you can cancel your GST registration if you want. GST registration is not Mandatory for you. To know more about cancel your GST registration from this link- https://e-startupindia.com/blog/cancellation-of-gst-registration-why-when-and-how/10113.html

Posted Date 2020-03-12 19:24:08

Our firm has been registered under GST since 2016. But, now our turnover has come down below Rs.20 lac. We want to surrender our registration. Can we still do the business after surrendering the GST registration as expected turnover will be around only Rs. 6-7 lacs per annum.

Posted By Mudit Handa
Posted Date 2020-03-19 14:50:27

You can continue your business after GST cancellation. All you need to do is duly file all your pending GST returns and then you can cancel your GST registration if you want. GST registration is not mandatory for you. To know more about canceling your GST registration from this link- https://e-startupindia.com/blog/cancellation-of-gst-registration-why-when-and-how/10113.html

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