According to Section 69, every person liable to make payment of service tax or any other person notified by the central govt through a notification is required to get the registration under the service tax act

On Line Registration

On line registration has been mandatory for all kind of assesses w.e.f. 30-09-2009 Vide commissioner of service tax Trade Notice no. 14/ST/2009 dated 17-09-2009 Under the software called   Automation of Central Excise And Service Tax (ACES) regarding registration  a user has to first register with ACES . This registration is not a statutory registration as described in Act or Rules made thereunder the Service Tax Act

(a)    New Assessee

1  The user first log on to

2 Choose the service tax button appearing on the left side of the web page Click the button   New Users Click here to Register with ACES in the log in Screen  That appears after clicking Service Tax Button

3  Fills in and submit the form  Registration With ACES by furnishing a self chosen User ID and e-mail ID .Once chosen It cannot be changed

4  The system will check the availability the chosen User ID & Then generate the Password & Sent to e-mail mentioned in the form

5        The User then re-login & move with statutory registration with Service Tax by Filling Form  ST -1 by clicking the Reg link & change the Password Immediately.

The system will generate the  registration  number after that request go to AC/DC

6   After that Assessee may be required to submit certain documents for verification After due processing a message will be sent to assessee &  the signed copy or R C Can be sent by post or can be collect by assessee.

Existing Assessee

The existing assessee are not required to get fresh registration  . they will have to only registration with ACES  in following way

1 ACES application will automatically send the mail to the e-mail ID already available in the existing data base . indicating A  TPIN number and password .this mail contain a link to the website

2 The assessee clicks on link and is taken to ACES Application

3 The assessee after providing the required information including the password as provided in e-mail , a new user ID & new password Submit the form.


This type of registration is provided in ACES to any individual,firm or company which require to transact with the department of central excise & service tax in non assessee capacity

1.Merchant exporter   2. co-noticee  3.refund applicant  4.persons who has failed to get registration under the law against whom the department has started proceedings  5.person who are required to make any payment under the service tax & central excise rules

when such person seeks registration under the non assessee category they have to follow the same steps as in case of new assessee provided they have to choose and fill in the non assessee form. In case the Asseessee is taking registration for claiming refund or rebate it is mandatory to furnish his/her valid PAN



1        Copy of PAN Card

2        Residence addresses of proprietor / partners

3        Memorandum of association or partnership deed

4        Power of attorney/board resolution in respect of authorized signatory ,his name and address detail

5 Proof of address of premises for which single or centralized registration taken    A copy of telephone bill.electricity bill,rent agreement in name of prop & partnership firm or document issued by any central or state government


The assessee is required to submit the form ST-1  after providing basic information  such as  Name , Address, Constitution and PAN . The registration is to be allowed within 7 days of acknowledgement of registration application .however if the assessee does not get registration within such period of 7 days it is deemed to have been granted


If there is any change in any information as provided in ST 1 at the time of obtaining registration or assessee intends to provide any additional information to the department . the assessee shall intimate the same in writing to the jurisdictional assistant commissioner or deputy commissioner of central excise as the case may be within a period of 30 days of such change    Rule 4(5A)


Every registered assessee ,who ceases to provide the taxable service for which he is registered shall surrender his registration certificate immediately to the superintendent of central excise   RULE  4(7)


In case of any difficulty in accessing or using the ACES Application assessee can take              the help of ACES Service Desk by sending e-mail to or calling up national toll free number 1800  425  4251

Ajay Bajaj Advocate,
Bajaj & Bajaj Advocates,
128, Sangam complex,
Milap chowk, Jalandhar Cty (Punjab)

M + +919872231738

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80 responses to “How to get Service Tax Registration Number Online?”

  1. Jasmine says:

    Is there any charges for service tax registration in Mumbai?


  2. vinod Kumar says:

    I am working beetwin ministry of road transport and Transporter as a agent for Permission for ODC Cargo Transportation.

    I Charged the Transporter Rs 2000 + Applicatble Govt. fee.
    my turn over Rs 20000000 (two Crore) please answarme i Lible to service tax yas or no
    my annul income Rs. 700000 ( seven lakh ) only. i feel income Tax retrun and pay Income tax as per govt rule .

  3. MyOnlineCA.In says:

    This is very old article and procedure. please updated. now there are lot of things changed in online process.

  4. Ravindra says:

    hi sir
    I want want to register for service tax when i log in at with my userid and pass and choose ST-1 it redirect to login page and logs out it does not show registration page ,please let me know the procedure to register service tax because i am new

  5. Deepika says:

    Nice and informative article. Thanks for the info.

  6. Ranjeet Sharma says:

    Presently I am working in Limited firm and want to start Proprietorship Firm in parallel this is legal or not

    For Proprietorship firm what are the formalities required and its procedure

  7. Arvind Sinha says:

    Dear Taxguru,

    I have service Tax number for one of my firm but I want to establish another firm. Do I need to apply for another service tax number or I can use the same.

    Also, please help me in letting know , if I can raise Invoice being a sole proprietorship.

  8. Anieca G. says:

    Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank form registration to fill out?

  9. mohan murthy says:

    sir i will try both time for service tax registration but one massage is coming registration is filed your request can not be processed please contact the system administrator
    what i am doing

  10. ASHOK says:

    Can you kindly confirm if a statutory body in India set up under an Act of Parliament is required to get itself registered as a Service recipient. The body in question is exempt from Income Tax and all it’s receipts are to be deposited in the ‘Public Accounts” under the Act.

  11. Krishnan says:

    If any one require to setup a firm or business entity – do not hesitate to send a mail. I am here to support you


  12. Surendrakumar Sahu says:

    I want to register for service tax no. So given to me information about service tax no. Thank you

  13. Ravinder says:

    Any one pls help me in getting service tax no

  14. ashwin says:

    helo ,

    anyone for help in service tax from registration to refund

    contact me in

  15. Hitesh chaudhari says:

    very useful for getting service tax registration number.

  16. shoaibfaiyaz says:

    I have regtd in srv tax but i want change my registration name
    Mosin rail transport instead of naseem cargo handling for this i can bear any legal charges
    From delhi

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