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How Much Does A CA Charge for the GST Registration Process?

On July 1, 2017, the federal government implemented a uniform sales tax across the country. Individual enterprises with an annual turnover of more than Rs. 40 Lakhs are expected to undergo the GST registration process. All enterprises that are currently registered for central excise, service tax, or VAT must register for GST utilizing a new GST registration method. All firms must apply for a GST number in each state where they are registered.

GSTR-1 return filing is one of the main forms to fill out when submitting your taxes because the information provided on the GSTR-1 form is utilized to auto-populate all other forms.

GST Registration process CA cost factors

The charges levied by a CA depends on the following factors.

Location/City

There are no fixed fees, and the costs vary according to the type of CA and their experience. More experienced CA usually charges more. In general, individual (proprietorship) registration costs between Rs. 2000 – 3000, whereas firm or corporation registration costs between Rs. 5000 – 9000.

The fees charged by the CA depends on the City Class as well. The amount charged largely depends on the provider’s geographic area.

  • Class A- This class includes Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and other such cities
  • Class B- It Includes other popular cities such as Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kota, etc.
  • Class C- The cities not covered in A or B are included in Class C.

You need to check the CA charge for GST registration as per the city you live in.

Complexity of the case

The charges for GST filing also vary as per the complexity of the assignments like Attending Scrutiny Assessment, Income Tax Search, Preparation of Minutes, Statutory Register and Other Secretarial Work, etc.

Standard minimum Charges

The minimum fees charged by a CA or legal service provider for GST return is:

  • Composite Dealer: Rs 3,000 per return
  • Turnover of up to 2 crores: Rs 2,000 per return
  • Turnover of 2 crores and above: Rs3,500 per return

Also, for GST services provided by members of the CA institute, the CA rates are as follows-

Particulars

 

CLASS-A City CLASS-B City CLASS-C City
GST Registration process

 

Rs.20,000 Rs.15,000 Rs.10,000
Registration and Consultant

 

Rs.7,000 Rs.5,000 Rs.3,000
Tax Advisory & Consultant about Tax, Value, Classification etc. Rs.20,000 Rs.15,000 Rs.10,000
Returns and Challan

 

Rs.15,000/- & Above+ (Rs.4,000/-per month) Rs.10,000/- & Above+ (Rs.3,000/-per month) Rs.8,000/- & Above+ (Rs.2,000/-per month)
Show cause notice reply

 

Rs.30,000 Rs.20,000 Rs.15,000
Filling and Appeals drafting

 

Rs.30,000 Rs.20,000 Rs.15,000
Audit of A/c and reconciliation

 

Rs.40,000 Rs.20,000 Rs.12,000
Certification work

 

Rs. 10,000 Rs.7,000 Rs.5,000

Wrapping up!

The GST registration is a complex process and requires various documents to complete the registration process. For more information on GST registration, you may visit Finserv MARKETS.

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