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GST rates of architectural consultancy services
GST rates of architectural consultancy services is 18% 

In architectural consultancy Who Should Register for GST ? 

  1. Architects registered under the Pre-GST law (i.e., Excise, VAT, Service Tax etc.)
  2. Businesses with turnover above the threshold limit of Rs. 20 Lakhs (Rs. 10 Lakhs for North-Eastern States, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand)
  3. Agents of a supplier & Input service distributor
  4. Those paying tax under the reverse charge mechanism
  5. architects services supplies via e-commerce aggregator
  6. Casual taxable person / Non-Resident taxable person
  7. architects supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person
How to register for GST in architectural consultancy services ? 

The first step is to obtain the Temporary Registration Number (TRN). To obtain this, you need a valid mobile number (an India number), email address and PAN (Permanent Account Number) for the business.

Go to official GST portal - and under the services tab, choose Services > Registration > New Registration.
On the Registration page, enter all the requested details (including your PAN number), Key in the Email Address and Mobile Number. The registered email id and mobile number will receive the OTPs.
After entering the details, click proceed. You will receive two different OTPs on your mobile and on your email for verifying the mobile number and the email id. OTP is valid only for 10 minutes. If required, you can regenerate the OTP.  Enter the OTP received on the email and mobile. Click on Continue. If you have not received the OTP click on Resend OTP.
Your Temporary Reference number will be generated at the end of this process.


To use this number, either click Proceed or Services > Registration > New Registration option and select the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) radio button to login using the TRN.
In the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) field, enter the TRN generated and enter the captcha text as shown on the screen.
After this you will be asked to verify OTP again. This is different from the previous OTP generated, please enter the new OTP received. The same OTP will be received on the verified mobile number and email id.
This will take you to your “My Saved Application” page. You will have to fill in all the form details and submit within 15 days. After this, your number and saved form will be deleted. Click the Edit button 
 Fill in all the details and submit appropriate documents.

Here is the list of documents you need to keep handy while applying for GST registration-
Photographs , Constitution of the taxpayer , Proof for the place of business , Bank account details , Authorization form

Once all the details are filled in go to the Verification page. Tick on the declaration and submit the application using any of the following ways –

Architects Companies must submit application using DSC ( Digital Signature Certificate)
Using e-Sign – OTP will be sent to Aadhaar registered number
Using EVC – OTP will be sent to the registered mobile

Fill in all the tabs, with instructions as provided in the slides above. Click Save & Continue to ensure you all information you filled in is saved.

Complete the details in the 'Business' and the 'Promoters / Partners' tabs, with at least the mandatory fields that have been highlighted. Ensure you provide proof of constitution of business.
Fill in the 'Authorized Signatory' information. Please note that, in case you wish to e-sign the form, the mobile/email of the Authorized Signatory will be used. If you wish to sign with DSC, the PAN of your Authorized Signatory must be linked to the DSC.
Further instructions on how to fill the remaining tabs such as 'Primary Place of Business' (PPOB) Tab, 'Goods & Services' Tab, 'Bank Accounts' Tab are mentioned in the above slides.

A success message is displayed and Application Reference Number(ARN) is sent to registered email and mobile.

Manish Jain Luhadia 
B.Arch (hons.), M.Plan
Tel: +91 141 2743536 


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