Core Business Selection on GST Portal

Core Business Selection on GST Portal

Recently GST has added a new option to add the “Core Business Selection” tab on common GSTN portal. It will help the department and other stakeholder to identify the core type of a business. Taxpayer need to select from below option-

  1. Manufacturer
  2. Trader
  3. Service Provider and Others


A manufacturer is a registered person produces new products from raw materials and components using tools, equipment’s and machines and then sells them to the consumers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers or to the other manufacturers. A manufacturer may sell some more brought out items or may provide some ancillary services with his manufactured goods, but he would continue to be classified as manufacturer because it is the Primary Business Activity.


A trader is a registered person who engages in the buying and selling of goods. Traders have been further classified as –

  • Wholesaler or Distributor
  • Retailer

Retailer includes a registered person selling goods through e-commerce operators.

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