Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 5.4.6, October, 2016

The new Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.4.6 is available now!

Whats new in Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.4.6

  • With this release, you can print and generate an XML file for Form ST-3,
  • export data to the latest e-VAT templates of Haryana and Maharashtra,
  • capture supplier details with Importer Exporter Code (IEC) in Form 2 report of excise.

Release 5.4.6 – Highlights :

Service Tax

  • As per the notification, krishi kalyan cess is supported in Form ST-3. You can save the return, print it as MS Word document and export to XML format, as per the latest Form ST-3 template and XML schema.
  •  In Company Statutory and Taxation, the following changes have been made in the Type of Organisation :

    • Individual/Proprietary has been replaced with Individual/Proprietary/One Person Company with the provision to file half-yearly returns in month-wise or quarter-wise breakup.
    • Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership have been merged as Partnership/Limited Liability Partnership.



  • In Haryana Annexure LP-4, the following fields are mandatory as per the new template version 0.5.0 provided by the department:
    • Goods were transported from outside the territory of India
    • Name of the Railway, Airport, shipping, road transport company post office by which goods were transported in India
  • A new rate of tax 10% (Surchargeable) = 10.5% is introduced for sales and purchase annexures, as per the template version 0.5.0 provided by the department.


  •  A provision is made to support the latest version of Maharashtra VAT e-return Excel template.


  • While exporting VAT Form 16 to the template, commas (,) were getting exported to the amount fields. This issue is resolved.

Excise for Traders

  • The supplier’s Name, Address and Excise Registration No./IEC Code details of self-import transactions were not captured in Form 2for dealer and importer units. This has been enhanced as per the latest template dated 30/09/2016.

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How to Apply for a New GST Registration

In this post, we will understand the registration process for new business registrations.


Liability for Registration in GST

Region Aggregate Turnover
Liability to Register Liability for Payment of Tax
North East India Rs 9 Lakhs Rs 10 Lakhs
Rest of India Rs 19 Lakhs Rs 20 Lakhs


If you are a regular dealer or a composite tax payer, you need to do the following:

  1. Fill Part-A of Form GST REG-01. Provide your PAN, mobile number, and E-mail ID, and submit the form.
  2. The PAN is verified on the GST Portal. Mobile number, and E-mail ID are verified with a one-time password (OTP).
  3. You will receive an application reference number on your mobile and via E-mail.
  4. Fill Part- B of Form GST REG-01 and specify the application reference number you received. Attach other required documents and submit the form.  Following is the list of documents to be uploaded –
    • Photographs: Photographs of proprietor, partners, managing trustee, committee etc. and authorized signatory
    • Constitution of taxpayer : Partnership deed, registration certificate or other proof of constitution
    • Proof of principal / additional place of business :
      • For own premises – Any document in support of the ownership of the premises like latest property tax receipt or Municipal Khata copy or copy of electricity bill.
      • For rented or leased premises – copy of rent / lease agreement along with owner’s (landlord) documents like latest property tax receipt or Municipal Khata copy or copy of electricity bill.
    • Bank account related proof : Scanned copy of the first page of bank pass book or bank statement
    • Authorization forms: For each authorized signatory, upload authorization copy or a copy of resolution of managing committee or board of directors in the prescribed format.
  5. If additional information is required, Form GST REG-03 will be issued to you. You need to respond in Form GST REG-04 with required information within 7 working days from the date of receipt of Form GST REG-03.
  6. If you have provided all required information via Form GST REG-01 or Form GST REG-04, a certificate of registration in Form GST REG-06 will be issued within 3 days from date of receipt of Form GST REG-01 or Form GST REG-04.
  7. If the details submitted are not satisfactory, the registration application is rejected using Form GST REG-05.

New GST Registrations

Registration Forms for Other Stake Holders

Form No. Form Type
Form GST REG-07 Application for Registration as Tax Deductor or Tax Collector at Source
Form GST REG-08 Order of Cancellation of Application for Registration as Tax Deductor or Tax Collector at Source
Form GST REG-09 Application for Allotment of Unique ID to UN Bodies/Embassies
Form GST REG-10 Application for Registration for Non Resident Taxable Person

GST Registration for Existing Dealers


With each passing day, we are moving one step closer to the GST regime. The GST Bill has been  approved by President and the GST Council is in the process for forming the rules. As business begin their preparation towards the new taxation system, obtaining GST registration is the first step.

Liability for Registration in GST

Region Aggregate Turnover
Liability to Register Liability for Payment of Tax
North East India Rs 9 Lakhs Rs 10 Lakhs
Rest of India Rs 19 Lakhs Rs 20 Lakhs

This ensures that on the day a dealer crosses Rs 20 Lakhs turnover, he is already registered, need to start charging GST, and is eligible to claim input tax credit. All existing dealers registered with any of the current laws (VAT/Excise/Service Tax) will also need to register under GST by default.

Important Note: The turnover considered here is the aggregate pan-India turnover (including value of non-taxable, exempt and export supplies) of a business entity, and not state-wise.


Let us take an example to illustrate the liability of business to register under GST.

Super Cars Ltd. is a car manufacturing unit in Karnataka. They own ‘Super Cars Service Ltd’, a service unit located in Karnataka and Delhi. Additional details are furnished in the table below:

Business Unit Location PAN Number Turnover (Rs)
Super Cars Ltd. Karnataka AEHCS3476M 125 Lakhs
Super Cars Service Ltd. Karnataka AEHCS3476M 20 Lakhs
Super Cars Service Ltd. Delhi AEHCS3476M 10 Lakhs

As per the example,

  • All 3 units are registered under the same PAN AEHCS3476M
  • To arrive at the aggregate turnover, the turnover of all the 3 units (Super Cars Ltd. and Super Cars Service Ltd. located in Karnataka and Delhi) will be considered.
  • Therefore, the aggregate turnover will be Rs 155 Lakhs (Super Cars Ltd. Rs 125 Lakhs + Super Cars Service Ltd. of Karnataka Rs 20 Lakhs + Super Cars Services Ltd. of Delhi Rs 10 Lakhs) and are required to register under GST.

For Whom is Registration Mandatory?

The following categories of suppliers need to mandatorily register irrespective of turnover:

  • Taxable person carrying on interstate supply
  • Casual and non-resident taxable persons
  • Businesses liable to pay tax under reverse charge
  • Agents supplying on behalf of taxable person
  • Input service distributor
  • Sellers on e-commerce platforms
  • Aggregator supplying services under his brand name
  • Persons responsible to deduct TDS

Registration Forms for Dealers Registered under Existing Central and State Tax

  • All dealers registered with central or state tax authorities will be auto-migrated and allotted with a provisional certificate of registration in Form GST REG-21.
  • Within 6 months, dealers are required to submit Form GST REG-20 in the GST Portal along with information and documents as prescribed.
  • If the information provided is complete and satisfactory, final registration certificate will be issued in Form GST REG-06.
  • If the details submitted are not satisfactory, a show cause notice will be issued in Form GST REG-23, and there will be a hearing before cancelling the provisional registration. If the show cause hearing is not successful, or if the details are not provided within the stipulated period, the provisional registration allotted in Form GST REG-21 will be cancelled by issuing an order in Form GST REG-22.

Register for GST -Existing Delaers

During transition, if a taxable person is not required to register under GST, but was previously registered (Central and State law), he has an option to cancel the provisional registration issued by submitting the Form GST REG-24.