New taxpayers who have taken registration after 1st July 2017, can cancel their registration number using FORM GST REG – 16 on the common portal.
As per Notification No. 51/2017 – Central Tax , Last Date for Cancellation of Registration for Migrated Tax Payers has been extended from 31st Oct 2017 to 31st Dec 2017. For Cancellation of Registration, FORM GST REG-29 has to be filed.
As per section 29 of the CGST Act at the time of cancellation of registration, the taxpayer has to reduce the input tax credit claimed at rate of 5% per quarter on the capital goods, plant, and machinery.
As per Sub-section 2 of section 29 of the CGST Act, any person who has taken registration voluntarily and has not commenced his / her business within 6 months from the date of issue of the registration, the proper officer can cancel such registration.