GST Registration Cancellation

Why should one cancel his/her registration?

• Business discontinued

• Business transferred fully, amalgamated, demerged, disposed

• Change in the constitution of the business

To cancel a GST registration, application must be submitted on the GST Common Portal in FORM GST REG-16 along with the required information/documents.


All those who cannot follow a digital method to cancel their GST must file an application for cancellation as below –

- Application for cancellation in form GST REG 16.

- The following details–

  o Details of inputs, semi-finished, finished goods held in stock on the date on which cancellation is applied

  o Liability thereon

  o Details (if applicable)

- Officer should provide an order for cancellation in form GST REG-19 within 30 days from the date of application.

For certain businesses, registration under GST is mandatory. If the GST registration is cancelled and company functions, it is an offence under GST and heavy penalties shall apply.