Service Tax Registration Procedure

Service Tax Registration Procedure


Online Application : After receipt of the required information, online application for Service tax registration in Form ST-1 is done. Once the completed application form is filed in ACES, registration would be granted online within 2 days. Registration Certificate downloaded from the ACES website is accepted as proof of registration dispensing with the need for a signed copy.

Documents required :

The applicant is required to submit a self attested copy of the following documents :

  • Copy of the PAN Card of the proprietor or the legal entity registered.
  • Recent passport size photograph and proof of identity & proof of residence namely, Passport, Voter Identity card, Aadhar Card, Driving license, etc.
  • For proof of address of business premises, Electricity Bill, Telephone Bill, etc. If the premise is rented then, proof of ownership, lease or rent agreement & No Objection Certificate from the legal owner.
  • Copy of shop act registration
  • Bank account details such as copy of bank statement, passbook.
  • Copy of Government registration certificates such as VAT Registration Certificate, central sales tax number (CST), Incorporation Certificate (in case of company/LLP), Customs Registration No., etc which have been issued prior to the filing of the service tax registration application.

If applicant is a company then the following additional documents are also required to be submitted :

  • Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association
  • List of directors / partners along with copy of PAN card, Email ID, mobile no.
  • Authorisation by the Board of Directors/Partners/Proprietor for the person filing the application in company letter head.
  • Self Attested copy of address proof, PAN of authorized person.

Submission of Documents Physically : After making online application & verification of above mentioned documents all the relevant documents will be submitted to the concerned office of Service Tax within 7 days of filing the Form ST-1 for the purposes of verification.

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