Ecommerce is one of the fasted growing sector in last 3-5 years. Most of the offline seller are now become the online sellers. Mainly in the ecommerce if we talking about the government license then its required only the VAT/CST or TIN Number but hope you are aware that now its has been converted into the GST. So let’s learn how to Sell on Flipkart or Amazon or Paytm or Snapdeal or Ebay or Shopclues or any other ecommerce aggregator platform under the GST.
Impact of the GST on the Ecommerce Sellers :-
After the 1st july all the ecommerce platforms have to deduct the 1% TCS(Tax Collected at source) with the GST Liability and pay to the government. Online sellers also have to file their GST Returns and they can claim TCS as credit during the GST Return filings.
So all the ecommerce platforms are already given the instructions to their old or new sellers about the GST Registration Online.
What have to do by Existing Online Sellers which have VAT/CST Number –
All the existing sellers have to updated their GST Number as soon as possible with the ecommerce platform aggregator because after the 1st july they have to charge the gst from the customers. so for that they have to convert their existing VAT or CST or TIN Number into the GST.
What have to do by Online New Sellers who’s want to sell on Online Platforms-
All the new upcoming or new ecommerce sellers have to directly apply for the fresh gst registration. as per the GST official portal fresh GST Registration will be started from this 25th June 2017.
so after the 25th june 2017 you can apply for the fresh gst registration with your basic documents and get the GSTIN Number which you have to update on the ECommerce platform aggregators.
How to Register on Flipkart or Amazon or Paytm or Snapdeal with the GST Registration –
a) you have to just signup with the official ecommerce platform seller website with your email id, contact number and some other personal details.
b) you have to provide your GSTIN Number and business details like name, address with the bank account details as cancel cheque copy etc.
c) you have to provide the pickup address which is mentioned in your final GST Registration certificate. if the pickup address is the difference then you have to mentioned in your GST Registration as additional place of business.
d) Just list your minimum products as per the ecommerce platform requirements and start your online selling.
Following Problems arise if existing sellers are not migrate into the GST Registration –
Most of the Ecommerce platform already updated their policy of the registration on the portal. Here is the snapshot of the flipkart seller portal where clearly mentioned about the GSTIN Number.
So now if you not convert your existing vat or cst number into the GSTIN then you can’t continue to sell your products on platforms. if we talk about the last date of the migration then right now official GST Portal has been closed but from 25th june 2017 again you can start your migration procedure of GST Registration.
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