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    Is GST registration mandetory for blogger?

    Want to know the details of GST registration? Wondering how to increase online income? Here, on this page find out advice from experts for all your queries.

    Blogging is getting popularity among youth as a passive income source. Should one need to do registration for GST if he is involved in following online income sources?

    1. Blogging on his or her own blog (By AdSense payment)
    2. Blogging on revenue sharing website. (By AdSense payment)
    3. Affiliate marketing on Flipkart or Amazon
    4. YouTube earning (By AdSense payment)

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  • According to Section 2(17) of IGST Act, 2017, any services whose delivery is carried out by information technology using the internet or an electronic network and the nature of which renders their supply essentially automated and involving minimal human intervention and impossible to ensure in the absence of information technology is exempted from GST.
    Thus, as a blogger you are covered under the above provision of GST Act 2017 as supplier of Online Information and Database Access or Retrieval Services. You are not liable to pay any GST. But as an individual person, you should pay income tax as per the applicable rules and regulations.

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  • For income generated from online activities like blogging etc one need not to bother as up to a limit of 20 lacs (10 lacs for some states) per year you need not to do GST registration. Even for those who earn above that limit GST is charged but refunded at the time of return filing. So GST is working like a tunnel for transactions to be transparently available on Govt level.

    People who are earning high amounts online should keep their documents like letter of understanding ready in case authorities ask for the source of their earning.

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  • By just blogging you are not engaged in a trade of products or services. You may be earning some income from them. That is to be included in your other incomes and then you may have to pay the relevant due income tax eligible on the total resultant income, applying all the applicable exemption clauses and rebates.

    However when some marketing of services or products or agency action occurs in your blogging and the amount of turonover goes beyond the threshold, then you have to register for GST.

  • First of all it is very necessary to understand that GST is indirect tax which is levied on goods and services. To pay GST you will have to first charge GST by raising an invoice and after collecting the same deposit the same to Government. (Exception of reverse charge is there, but not applicable in your case.)
    In your case the earnings that you have, comes directly to you from Google or Amazon and you do not have to raise invoice to get the same.
    Anyways Google pays to the indian government tax named as 'Equitization Levy' for the earnings it makes in India. This equitization levy is applicable on all e-commerce companies not having permanent establishment in India.

    Although you must compute your annual income from all these sources and compute tax on your net income after meeting all your expenses related to the income you have earned. You must deposit direct tax and file return for the same if your net income falls in taxable slab.

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  • As per GST rules one need not to register for GST if the revenue generated is less than Rs 20 lacs. So income from blogging or online work is exempted to that extent. In case one has an income more than the stipulated value than he will have to register for the same. Interesting thing in this case is while submitting the return one can claim the refund of this GST paid earlier.
    It means it is only for record sake that the transaction is available to Govt for scruitny.
    It is advisable that the people earning good amounts from online work should keep their records properly so that in case authorities want to check it there is no problem.
    In GST regime the purpose of Govt is to have transparency of transaction rather collection of revenue so to that extent it is benefitting many people.

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  • Blogspot is a platform where we can post article on any of senseable topic like education, computer tricks,.. etc. After posting some articles and increasing traffic we can associate our blog with google adsense revenue share program and on basis of traffic and CPC you'll get paid. If you make a blog for earning money then there are definite requirements where registration under GST becomes necessary for bloggers. Below are the conditions where bloggers has to register under GST(good and service tax) :
    1. The money you'll earn through blogspot from out of india from google US directly then it is manadatory to register with GST.
    2. If you are a blogger whose turonver is more than twenty lakhs then it is compulsory for you to register under GST.
    3. If you earn Rs. 1000 through or way of interstate supply then it is necessary to register with GST. Interstate supply here means the service or content you imparted through blogspot from one state to another state then it is compulsory to register with GST irrespective of the turnover.

  • There is lot more information and clarity with regards to this that needs to come out. Bloggers would need a GST registration in the first instance.

    Many people talk about the earnings below the ceiling limit of Rs 20 Lakhs but fail to realize that blogging services become interstate supply and this needs to be declared. The direct ads bloggers place on their websites also attracts GST because, the person who asks for the ad to be placed becomes the service receiver and the blogger who places the ad on his/her site becomes the service provider. If you provide a service and get paid for it by raising an invoice, then you need to think of paying GST.

    If you are applying for a commission, again by raising an invoice, you need to pay GST. Many bloggers have their own website, if there is any e-commerce activity in your name like e-books, selling of ad space on your website, displaying sponsored post for which you raise an invoice to get paid, these require to GST to be paid.

    With regards to google adsense, many feel that the blogger need not pay GST as he or she does not decide on the ad that is displayed. It is done by google and the service request comes from a company that pays google directly.

  • May be... Required Certificate of Incorporation + PAN Card + MOA and AOA etc. Click for more details - http://www.sktaxlawfirm.com/gst-registration-in-delhi/ Gst Registration In Delhi

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