I'm facing the same issue. Unfortunately, we can't set up Shopify PayPal Payments without GST number. I can't even get gst number because I don't have a business/company yet:(
There are options such as Tax Payer, Tax deductor, gst practitioner, non-resident taxable person, other identified person, united nations body. All of these don't apply.
Let me know if there's any other solution.
Hi guys. I am also bit confused regarding the gst concept in shopify and the guide is also not clear.
I do have a registered firm and gst number as I operates in flipkart and amazon. Though I ship my products from Delhi only and my gst number is also of Delhi.
But In shopify, I have supplier of different states, say Gujarat, and that would be delivering product to other states in India itself. Its dropshipping in a way within India.
So how would that work. As far as I am aware, I can only ship products from my registered gst number state. If anyone is aware about such situation. Please guide.
Also to the previous question, you don't need to own a company for gst number. You can register for gst as a sole proprietor as well.
Great questions! As @Akki18 mentions, it could be worth looking a sole propertier to see if that could work for you? The only way for this would be to have a GST number and go that route.
@Akki18, this is something I would look into and ask your local tax office/accountant or legal professional. I am not 100% on the laws of shipping between states within India, so can't comment or say anything for certain. It would definitely be best to ask a professional in your locality who would be more familiar with the business laws.