• ecommerce

Sir,
I am from Rajasthan and doing trading of bedsheets and handbags etc. now i want to start e commerce portal. Our firm is registered in GST.  Please tell us what is the rules for ecommerce portel and are we required separate registration for Ecommerce website.
Asked 4 months ago in GST from Jaipur, Rajasthan
Do you want to start your own portal or do you want to be listed on portals like amazon, flipkart ?

Priyank Kumar
CA, Agra
36 Answers

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Dear Sir,
If you start e-commerce portal under the same firm name under which you are doing trading currently then there is no need to take separate registration. If it will be under different firm name then you need separate registration under the category E-Commerce at the time of filling of registration form. As an e-commerce operator you need to deduct TCS on all the supplies made on your portal.

Thanks
CA Vivek Arora
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Vivek Kumar Arora
CA, Delhi
695 Answers
7 Consultations

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Hi,

Separate registration is not required for e-Commerce Portal.

Regarding the rules for registering with e-commerce portals, each portal will have it's own set of rules. You can contact the concerned portal's Seller Registration Team to know more about the same
Pradeep Bhat
CA, Bengaluru
428 Answers
28 Consultations

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You don't need to register in GST separately if you are doing both the business under same name.
Bharat Poplani
CA, ZIRAKPUR
32 Answers

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Hi,

GST Laws does not differentiate between sale of goods and services through brick and mortar stores or through online platform. Hence, to start selling your products through e-commerce platform, you don't need any specific approval from GST.

However, if you intend to start the e-commerce services through some other entity means an entity other than the existing firm, in that case you have take a separate registration with GST for the same.

Also, please note that in case your invoices for sale through e-commerce platform are different from general sales, means you intend to charge any additional service charges, etc. through e-commerce, then in that case you have to mention separate HSN for such separate items and rate of GST would be different (if applicable) for every HSN.

I hope the above is clear.

Regards,
Sunny Thakral
CA, Delhi
224 Answers
4 Consultations

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Hi,

GST Laws does not differentiate between sale of goods and services through brick and mortar stores or through online platform. Hence, to start selling your products through e-commerce platform, you don't need any specific approval from GST.

However, if you intend to start the e-commerce services through some other entity means an entity other than the existing firm, in that case you have take a separate registration with GST for the same.

Also, please note that in case your invoices for sale through e-commerce platform are different from general sales, means you intend to charge any additional service charges, etc. through e-commerce, then in that case you have to mention separate HSN for such separate items and rate of GST would be different (if applicable) for every HSN.

I hope the above is clear.

Regards,
Sunny Thakral
CA, Delhi
224 Answers
4 Consultations

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Hi

You can start your online business under same GSTN. Invoicing will remain same. 

You will have to classify sales as normal out through e-commerce in GST returns.
Lakshita Bhandari
CA, Mumbai
1297 Answers
36 Consultations

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Hi,

You don't need to take a separate registartion even if you are selling products through a email commerce portal.

However, at the time of filing your return, you need to divide your sale between normal sale and sale through e-commerce.

Please feel free to call/ revert in case you need more clarity.

Thanks and regards
Abhishek Dugar
CA CS B.Com
Abhishek Dugar
CA, Mumbai
2788 Answers
114 Consultations

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There is nothing defined in GST Law, specifically for E-commerce portal. However, in layman language any website used for selling/supplying goods or service can be recognized as E-commerce website.

Registration requirement is mandatory for E-commerce operator (ECO).

Separate registration is not required for running E-commerce business. Adding further, there are TCS provisions applicable on ECO but they have not been implemented yet and have been postponed upto 31st March 2018. But as I am understanding your issue, you will be selling only your products from your website. If this is the case then TCS provisions will not be applicable on you. However, if you will sell the product of other sellers also through your website then TCS provision will be applicable. In that case you will have to apply for Tax Collection number also in future by submitting FORM REG-07.

Currently you will have to just get your registration amended and get the certificate of ECO also on the same GST registration.

In case any further query, please do let me know.

And please don,t forget to rate the answer.

Thanks in advance!!!
Brijendra Tripathi
CA, Gurgaon
84 Answers
1 Consultation

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Hello,

There is no separate rules for e-commerce. Just make sure you are complied all your state laws.

Regards,
Keerthiga Padmanabhan
M.Com., CA, LL.B
Keerthiga Padmanabhan
CA, Greater Mumbai
784 Answers
23 Consultations

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You don't require seperate registration. You can do the business Normally. It is however, siggetsed to maintain a seperate ledger for sales through ecommerce 
Vidya Jain
CA, Kolkata
525 Answers
11 Consultations

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No separate registration required.Only GSTN required. Further you can have a detailed discussion with e commerce person ,they will let u know all the terms and conditions and documents required. 
Swati Agrawal
CA, Indore
245 Answers

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