The fees charged by a Chartered Accountant (CA) for applying for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) number may vary depending on several factors.
Firstly, the CA's level of experience and expertise in handling GST-related matters may influence the fee they charge. Typically, a more experienced and skilled CA may charge a higher fee for their services.
Secondly, the complexity of the application process can also impact the fee. If the GST registration process involves more paperwork or if there are additional complexities, the CA may charge a higher fee.
Thirdly, the fee may also vary based on the location of the CA and the geographical location of the business for which the GST number is being applied.
However, as per the guidelines set by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the fee charged by a CA for any professional service should be reasonable and commensurate with the service provided.
In general, the fee charged by a CA for applying for a GST number may range from a few thousand rupees to several thousand rupees, depending on the factors mentioned above. It is always advisable to discuss the fee upfront with the CA to avoid any confusion or disputes later on.
In addition, it is important to note that the fee charged by a CA for applying for a GST number is not fixed by the government or any regulatory body. Therefore, there is no specific fee structure that CA's must adhere to.