GST Registration

Stay on top of GST Compliance by registering for GST online for free*! For all firms operating in India that meet ANY of these requirements, GST registration is a requirement.

GST Registration


Procedure of GST Registration

Step 1

Complete the straightforward application form on our website.


Step 2

Send the documents that are necessary for your type of business.


Step 3

We will submit the declaration and all of your paperwork on your behalf.


Step 4

We'll send you an email as soon as we have your GST number.


About GST Registration

GST was implemented in India, which was a significant tax reform. Since it was first introduced so long ago, questions like "what is GST Registration" are no longer relevant. So here is a quick overview.

You can use Sahyog to bring your GST registration. We thrive at easing the burden of a drawn-out registration process here. You will receive guidance from our knowledgeable team on how to obtain a GSTIN quickly. No matter where in India you are located—in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, etc.—you can apply at any time for a GST number.

Types of GST

Features Central GST - CGST State GST - SGST Integrated GST - IGST
Tax Levied By
Central Government on Intra-State supplies of Goods and/or Services
State Government, on Intra-State supplies
Central Government, on Inter-State supplies
Supplies inside a state
Supplies inside a state
Interstate supplies and import
Input Tax Credit
Against CGST and IGST
Against SGST and IGST
Against CGST, SGST, and IGST
Tax Revenue Sharing
Central Government
State Government
Shared between State and Central governments
Free Supplies

Documents Required for GST Registration

For Sole Proprietorship / Individual

1. Aadhaar card, PAN card, and a photograph of the sole proprietor
2. Details of Bank account- Bank statement or a canceled cheque
3. Own office – Copy of electricity bill/water bill/landline bill/ property tax receipt/a copy of municipal khata
4. Rented office – Rent agreement and NOC (No objection certificate) from the owner.

For Partnership deed/LLP Agreement

1. Aadhaar card, PAN card, and a photograph of the sole proprietor
2. Details of Bank account- Bank statement or a canceled cheque
3. Own office – Copy of electricity bill/water bill/landline bill/ property tax receipt/a copy of municipal khata
4. Rented office – Rent agreement and NOC (No objection certificate) from the owner.
5. In the case of LLP- Registration Certificate of the LLP, Copy of board resolution
Appointment Proof of authorized signatory- letter of authorization

For Private limited/Public limited/One person company

1. Company’s PAN card
2. Certificate of Registration
3. MOA (Memorandum of Association) /AOA (Articles of Association)
4. Aadhar card, PAN card, a photograph of all Directors
5. Details of Bank- bank statement or a canceled cheque
6. Own office – Copy of electricity bill/water bill/landline bill/ a copy of municipal khata/ property tax receipt
7. Rented office – Rent agreement and NOC (No objection certificate) from the owner.
8. Appointment Proof of authorized signatory- letter of authorization


1. A copy of the PAN card of HUF
2. Aadhar card of Karta
3. Own office – Copy of electricity bill/water bill/landline bill/ a copy of municipal khata/ property tax receipt
4. Rented office – Rent agreement and NOC (No objection certificate) from the owner.
5. Details of Bank- bank statement or a copy of a canceled cheque

For Society or Trust or Club

1. Pan Card of society/Club/Trust
2. Certificate of Registration
3. PAN Card and Photo of Promotor/ Partners
4. Details of Bank- a copy of the canceled cheque or bank statement
5. Own office – Copy of electricity bill/water bill/landline bill/ a copy of municipal khata/ property tax receipt
6. Rented office – Rent agreement and NOC (No objection certificate) from the owner.
7. Appointment Proof of authorized signatory- letter of authorization

What is GSTIN?

GST Registration Process on Government Portal

You must complete the steps listed below in order to register for GST on the government website. carefully and precisely

What is the Composition scheme under GST?

Private businesses can choose the composition scheme if their annual revenue is less than Rs. 1.5 crore (Rs. 75 lakhs for Special Category States).

1. The amount of tax that composition sellers must pay depends on their type of operation. (Up to 2% for producers, 5% for the food service industry, and 1% for other suppliers.)
2. In contrast to regular taxpayers, who must file monthly taxes, composition dealers just need to submit a single quarterly return.
3. No tax invoices can be provided. In other words, they are unable to collect tax from clients and must pay the tax out of their own pockets.
4. There is no certainty of any Input Tax Credit for elements that have settled on the Composition Scheme.

Who may choose the Composition plan?

1. All SMEs are looking for cheaper assessments of taxes under GST and lower compliance rates.
2. A GST resident who has less than Rs 1.5 crore in annual revenue may opt for the Composition Scheme. (The maximum amount due to Special Category States is Rs. 75 lakh.)
3. Turnover would be calculated using the Aggregate Turnover of all organisations registered under a same PAN.
4. In the event that he is charged under the opposing charge mechanism, he will pay tax at the standard rates.
5. Sellers of goods or services exclusively available within a single state's restaurants.

Which companies may not submit an application under the Composition Scheme?

Composition scheme doesn’t apply to:
1. Service providers,
2. Inter-state sellers,
3. E-commerce sellers,
4. Supplier of non-taxable goods,
5. Manufacturer of Notified Goods,
6. All service providers, excluding those who offer dining services but don't serve alcohol,
7. Suppliers of – ice cream, pan masala or tobacco (and its substitutes),
8. Casual Taxable Person,
9. Non-resident Taxable Person,
10. Supplier of exempted goods or services.

How can I submit a Composition Scheme application?

1. If you are a new recruit, you can choose the plan when you register for GST.
2. In the unlikely event that you are already enrolled, you can submit GST CMP-02 online to file for it.

What Is Included In Our Package?

GST Certificate with ARN and GSTIN Number

GST HSN Codes with Rates

GST Invoice Formats

GST Return Filing Software

GST Invoicing software

Who Must Register For GST?

All businesses involved in the purchase, sale, or provision of products, services, or both, should register for GST. However, GST Registration is required for the individuals named below.

The Special Category States under the GST Act are:
(a) Arunachal Pradesh,
(b) Assam,
(c) Sikkim,
(d) Meghalaya,
(e) Tripura,
(f) Mizoram,
(g) Manipur,
(h) Nagaland, and
(i) Himachal Pradesh.
These states have the option to choose a tax with a lower rate of payment.

Benefits of GST Registration

Elimination of Multiple Taxes

The GST eliminates several complicated duties that were previously in place, which is one of its benefits. Such a large number of responsibilities have been replaced. Excise, CENVAT, sales, service, octroi, turnover, and other taxes are no longer applicable and have all been consolidated under the GST tax.

Saving More Money

For the average man, double charging has been eliminated as a result of the GST's applicability. As a result, prices for products and services have come down, enabling the average person to save more money.

Ease of business

The "One Nation, One Tax" concept was introduced by GST. Organisations looking to conduct interstate commerce have benefited from the unfavourable rivalry that formerly existed among the States.

Cascading Effect Reduction

GST is relevant at every level, from production to use. At each link in the chain, tax credit advantages are being provided. In the previous scenario, the margin used to be added at each stage, and tax was paid on the full amount. Input Tax Credit is available to organisations under GST, and tax is only paid on the amount of value addition. The cascading effect of tax has been lessened by GST, lowering the cost of the good.

More Employment

Due to GST's reduction in product costs, demand for most, if not all, products has increased. The work diagram has begun to ascend in response to the expansion in supply and the expansion in demand.

Increase in GDP

The production will increase as the demand does. As a result, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is higher.

Reduction in Tax Evasion

The goods and services tax is a single tax that incorporates several former levies and has some potential for corruption and tax evasion.

More Competitive Product

With the GST removing the tax's decrement impact and resulting in higher logistical costs and interstate taxes, manufacturing has become more aggressive. The descending effect of the tax, high log advantages, and interstate tax will be addressed by providing competitive as GST to the businessman and consumer.

Increase in Revenue

17 indirect taxes have been replaced by one tax under the GST system. The increase in product demand translates into higher tax collections for the state and federal governments.

Penalties of Non-Compliance

The deadline for submitting all GST Returns is the 20th of the next month. The GST Act contains harsh penalties for breaking the Rules & Regulations. When a business falls under the jurisdiction, there is a fine for not obtaining GST registration. If the violator has not requested GST registration and intends to willfully evade payment, the penalties is 100% of the tax amount. The total is the appropriate tax. Or Rs. 10,000, whichever is higher.
For those who choose the configuration Scheme despite not being agreeable to it, a penalty of 100% of the tax due or Rs. 10,000, whichever is larger, is also acceptable. A 10% of the tax amount fine is owed by anyone who fails to pay their overdue taxes or makes short payments (real errors). This amount must be at least Rs 10,000. A person who fails to provide the GST invoice is liable for paying the whole amount of tax owing, or Rs. 10,000. whichever is superior.
A fine of Rs. 25,000 shall be assessed against the offender for inaccurate billing. A punishment of Rs. 50 per day is imposed if delinquent tax is not reported. He was required to file for NIL returns for Rs. 20 each day. Additionally, the maximum sum cannot exceed Rs. 5,000. For tax criminals who submit fraud, a fine and jail time are also arrangements.

Input Tax Credit or ITC

The goods used to create the finished products sent to the final consumer are referred to as inputs. GST is imposed on the commodities and services used by businesses as inputs. The ITC method enables enterprises that have registered for GST to accept refunds on the GST that was paid for purchasing all inputs. This aids in preventing the cascading taxation effect, which was a major justification for the GST's implementation.
For instance, the GST paid on inputs is Rs. 725, while the GST payable on the stock of a manufacturer's most recent product is Rs. 850. The producer is allowed to ask for Rs. 725 in ITC. As a result, the net tax due during the delivery is now only Rs. 125 (Rs. 850 - Rs. 725).
Many input tax credits were not properly used under the previous indirect tax system of Service Tax, VAT, and Excise.

Who is qualified to submit an Input Tax Credit claim?

Only those elements that have registered under the GST Act are eligible for ITC. Only enterprises that have registered for GST are eligible to claim ITCs for taxes paid on any purchases of business-related inputs.

Who is not eligible for ITC?

A claim for an input tax credit can only be made for commercial purposes. It is not available for products or services that are exclusively utilised for:
1. Personal use,
2. Exempt supplies,
3. Supplies for which ITC is specifically not available.
There are various additional situations in which ITC will be swapped in addition to those already stated. Such as the issuance of a Credit Note to an ISD, the failure to pay an invoice within 180 days, the purchase of recourses in part or in full for excluding supplies or personal use, etc.

Input Tax Credit eligibility requirements

1. It is important to have a GST invoice with payment information.
2.The consumer has received the products for which GST has been paid,
3. The application has sent the necessary tax returns.
4. The supplier had paid the government the required tax,
5.The ITC applicant has a GST registration.
6. If products were delivered in lots, ITC can only be claimed once the last lot has been delivered.

ITC cannot be claimed if:

1. Businesses paying GST on inputs that have registered for composition tax,
2. If a capital good's tax component has a depreciation claim,
3. Regarding products that aren't inputs, like supplies for personal use,
4. On items (exempt items) for which the GST Act does not permit the use of ITC.

Uses for input tax credits include:

1. It is permitted to use CGST input tax credits to pay CGST and IGST.
2. SGST and IGST can both be paid with SGST input tax credits,
3. CGST, SGST, and IGST may all be paid with IGST input tax credits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GST Registration?

One of the most significant tax reforms this nation has had is the GST, or Goods and Services Tax. The previous taxes have been replaced with this one, which is a single tax. Including Central Excise, VAT, Entry Tax, Octroi, and Service Tax, among others. On July 1st, 2017, GST went into effect countrywide. It is a tax with a destination. and has a dual system in which taxes are levied on both commodities and services by the state and the federal government. Every business that has been registered must receive a GST number for each state in which it is doing business. To determine whether a business is required to register for GST and to register in accordance with that determination is the first stage.

How can I sign up for GST?

GST registration is as easy as 1-2-3 with Sahyog.
1. You complete the above-mentioned application form.
2. Send the necessary documentation by mail.
3. Recline. We will submit all forms. Get your GST number through email.

What does it cost to register for GST?

That is dependent on a few elements. such as your chosen package, the nature of your business, etc. To learn more, you may also send an email to

What paperwork is needed to register for GST?

Documents for each type of business requirements are organised by category. However, the fundamental documents needed in each situation are identification proof, address proof, evidence of business registration, bank information, passport-sized photos, etc.

Who must sign up for GST?

A supplier of commodities must register for GST if their yearly sales exceed Rs. 40 lakh (Rs. 20 lakh for special category States). In some circumstances, the taxable person is required to pay GST even when his turnover is below this threshold. When a service provider's annual revenue reaches Rs. 20 lakhs, or Rs. 10 lakhs in Special Category States, they are required to register for GST.

Who doesn't require a GST registration application?

a) A vendor whose combined annual sales are below the established cap and who is not even included in the necessary GST requirement list.
(b) When the Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) covers supplies.
(c) People who are offering GST-exempt products and services.
(d) Agriculturists, 
(e) Services provided by any Court or Tribunal created by Law,
(f) Funeral, burial, and mortuary services, including transportation for the deceased,
(g) Sale of a property or building covered by Schedule 5 (ii)(b). Other than betting, lotteries, and gambling, actionable claims.

Is there a deadline for applying for GST online?

A person has 30 days from the moment he or she becomes required to register for GST to submit an application. The GST application procedure, policies, and requirements must adhere to the GST Council's Registration Rules. A GST registration must be obtained by a Casual Taxable Person and a Non-Resident Taxable Person at least five days prior to the start of operation.

What products or services are excluded from the GST?

Food (such as cereals, fruits and vegetables, milk, etc.), raw materials (yarn, fibre, etc.), medical tools & instruments (such as hearing aids or devices for physically disabled individuals), raw materials (such as raw material, yarn, etc.), Tools for the hands, include spades, shovels, newspapers, books, beehives, human blood, chalk sticks, contraceptives, earthen pots, props used in pooja (such as idols, bindi, and kum kum), kites, organic manure, and vaccines, among others. Agriculture, cultivation, harvesting, and related services, etc. Road or bridge transportation services. Services provided by the RBI, foreign embassies, the post office, etc.

Which businesses are exempt from registering for GST?

The following are given a UIN (Unique Identification Number) rather than registration, which is not necessary. Taxes paid on informed deliveries of goods or services obtained by them may be refunded to them:
(a) Any UNO (United Nations Organisation) specialised agency or other multilateral financial institution and Organisation notified under the United Nations Act, 1947 
(b) A foreign consulate or embassy 
(c) Any other person as notified by the Board/Commissioner 
(d) The Central Government or State Government may notify certain individuals that they are exempt from registration.

What goods fall outside the scope of the GST?

Previously, although only temporarily, alcohol for human use and five petroleum products—crude petroleum, petrol (motor spirit), high-speed diesel, natural gas and aviation turbine fuel—were excluded. Additionally, as it is a need, power is free from GST. As with the previous taxing structure, those will continue to be subject to VAT and Central Excise. The GST Council has the authority to determine which entities, goods, services, or commercial transactions require GST registration.

What does the term "casual taxable person" mean?

It refers to a person without an established place of business who periodically conducts business in a taxable area. A casual taxable person is someone who has a registered business in one Indian State but wishes to supply goods to another location where they do not have a physical location. He must register as a Casual Taxable Person in the State from which he intends to supply.

A non-resident taxable person is a who?

A taxpaying individual without a local office in India. This person works from abroad and very infrequently conducts business in India.

What rules apply to non-resident and occasional tax payers?

(a) They must submit a registration application at least five days before they make any supplies.
(b) Their registration certificate has a 90-day maximum expiration date but may be extended.
(c) Registration is only granted or continued if the estimated tax liability has been deposited.

What types of transactions are taxable under the GST Act?

Under the GST Act, any transactions involving the supply of goods and/or services, including those involving the sale, transfer, barter, rental, exchange, licence, lease, or disposal for consideration of taxable goods or services, are deemed to be taxable transactions.

How long is the GST Registration Number valid?

If a GST certificate isn't cancelled, suspended, revoked, or given up, it remains in effect for the duration of the business. Only those certificates that are granted to Casual Taxpayers and Non-Resident Taxpayers have a set validity period.

An Input Service Distributor, or ISD, is a person?

ISD functions similarly to a head office that receives input service tax invoices. and awards the units proportionately the tax credit that they paid. The ISD registration differs slightly from the standard registration.

The Reverse Charge Mechanism: What is it? When does it apply, too?

when the recipient, rather than the supplier, pays the government's debt. Typically, the tax is assessed against the supplier because they are the ones selling the items. The buyer is subject to the tax in some circumstances, though. And the buyer pays GST to the government directly. It's known as a reverse charge. This results in the tax payment obligation being reversed. When a provider is making a supply to a GST-registered taxpayer but is not registered for GST, RCM may be applicable. The registered taxpayer must submit the necessary GST to the government in this case as a reverse charge. A list of items that will be subject to the reverse charge has also been made public by the government.

What is a compliance rating?

The GST compliance rating is based on compliance and performance. Every registered taxpayer receives one. The taxpayer's compliance with the GST rules determines how well he is assessed. Based on the type of business, a scale from 1 to 10 was developed for the rating system. 10 is the highest level of compliance, while 1 is the lowest. The vendor with the greatest rating is the one your buyer would like to work with.

What distinguishes "Nil Rated", "taxable at 0%", and "Exempted goods and services"?

The distinction is in the input tax credit. Nil rated (taxable at 0%) and non-taxable supplies are included in the category of ITC Exempt Supplies, for which there is no ITC available.

What is HSN?

The classification of items uses the HSN code, which stands for the Harmonised System of Nomenclature. The Taxpayers having a Turnover of above Rs. 1.5 crores but below Rs. 5 crores shall utilise a 2-digit code in the Invoices. While 4-digit codes must be used by taxpayers with annual revenue of over Rs. 5 crore. Taxpayers whose revenue is less than Rs. 1.5 crores are exempt from mentioning any HSN Code. The Services Accounting Code (SAC) categorises services.

How do I decide whether to register for GST using an HSN or SAC code?

Goods and Services Code is often referred to as HSN (Harmonised System of Nomenclature) or SAC (Services Accounting Code). A product with a specific classification under the GST Act is assigned this code. After learning more about your company, our knowledgeable CAs at LegalRaasta will assist you in selecting the appropriate HSN or SAC Code.

What does the term "destination based tax" mean?

The state where the final consumption of the good or service occurs is where GST is accumulated. so that the tax is paid by the final purchaser. And the State government in the location of this final consumer receives the tax amount. Based on the input tax credit system, it is levied at each stage of the sale or purchase of products or services.

What is Dual GST?

Dual GST has been put into effect in India. This indicates that it is simultaneously levied on a single tax base by the federal government and the state governments. The Centre will apply the Central GST to all entities making intrastate supplies of goods and/or services. Additionally, enterprises that operate within a state are required to pay SGST (or State GST). Additionally, the Centre imposes and oversees the Integrated GST (also known as the IGST) on all interstate sales of goods and services.

When is the registration for several GSTs necessary?

Each state must have its own GST registration if an entity operates out of more than one state. For instance, a sweets vendor operates in Delhi and the U.P. He must be registered for GST twice, once in Delhi and once in Uttar Pradesh. A company that operates in more than one business vertical in a state may register separately for each vertical.

If I voluntarily enrolled for GST Registration, do I still need to file GST Returns?

Every entity registered under GST, whether compulsorily or voluntarily, is required to submit the pertinent GST Returns in the manner and within the time frame specified.

Do I need to bring my documents to the GST office for any type of verification?

No. With Sahyog, every step of the procedure is done online. In just 4 easy steps. You also don't have to go to any form of government office.

Can our company or brand name use GST?

Yes. One legal entity name is necessary for GST Registration. Therefore, you can specify the name of your company if you are registered as a proprietorship firm. While submitting an application for GST registration, there are no name restrictions.

Do I need a commercial address to submit a GST application?

No, businesses that operate out of homes may also register with the GST. It is only necessary to provide proof of address, such as a copy of an electricity bill with a NOC, a sale deed, a copy of a lease agreement, etc.

Does the GST require a bank account?

Yes. But a current account is not required. It might also be a personal or savings bank account. If the company has only recently launched and all that is available is a personal savings account, you can offer the same. Once registered, you can use the GST Certificate to apply for a new current bank account.

What if my turnover is below the permitted limit?

Regardless of sales, the following groups of providers must compulsorily apply for a GST number:

  1. In the event that you deal with interstate supplies,
  2. Depending on whether you are a non-resident or casual taxpayer,
  3. According to the Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM), you must pay tax.
  4. You are providing services for a taxable person,
  5. Input service distributor (ISD),
  6. selling through online stores,
  7. You operate an online store,
  8. You provide an unregistered person in India with online information and database access or retrieval services from a location outside of India.
  9. You are in charge of making TDS deductions.

How will e-commerce operators be able to collect tax at the source?

At the time of credit approval or payment, whichever comes first, all e-commerce operators are required to collect the tax at the source.

Can someone collect GST who isn't registered with the GST?

Unregistered individuals are not permitted to collect GST.

What is Aggregate Turnover?

The aggregate turnover of a company with the same PAN is the sum of all of its taxable supplies, exempt supplies, exports of products or services (or both), and interstate supplies. CGST, IGST, SGST, and GST cess are not included in aggregate turnover.

What is GSTN?

To meet the demands of GST, the Goods & Service Tax Network (GSTN) was established. In order to implement GST, it was necessary to create a shared IT infrastructure and provide services to the federal and state governments, taxpayers, and other interested parties. The GSTN performs the following duties:

  1. facilitate GST online registration,
  2. calculating and paying IGST,
  3. sending the taxes to the federal and state governments,
  4. synchronising bank transactions with tax payment elements
  5. giving the Central and State Governments MIS reports based on the return data,
  6. running the network for input tax credit reversal and reclamation. The Network is being created by a non-government organisation by the name of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL).

Which companies need digital signatures in order to register for GST?

Only private limited companies, one-person businesses, limited liability partnerships, etc. are required to have DSC. DSC is not necessary for proprietorship or partnership businesses.

Who is the Primary Authorized Signatory?

The individual who will serve as the taxpayer's representative on the GST System Portal is known as the Primary Authorised Signatory. One of the business's promoters or any other individual they choose are both eligible.

Can I utilise my state's tax payment as an ITC in another state? by the same business?

No. Each state in which a company registers will be regarded as a different registered person if the company has registrations in more than one state. ITC cannot be used by two separate registered persons simultaneously.

What is GST Return?

A taxpayer must submit a GST return to the GST authorities with information about their income. This aids tax authorities in determining tax liabilities. A registered dealer is required to submit GST returns that include the following:

  1. Purchases,
  2. Sales,
  3. Output GST (i.e. GST on sales),
  4. Input tax credit (GST paid on purchases)

Only GST-compliant sales and purchase invoices must be submitted with tax returns. To create these GST-compliant invoices, use our cost-effective GST software.

Do I still need to submit GST returns if no business was done within that time frame?

Yes. Once registered, you must submit each GSTR that applies. A Nil GSTR is filed if there are no transactions.

How would I go about ending my GST registration?

In several circumstances, it may be cancelled:
(1) Voluntary Cancellation: When the GST registration is voluntarily cancelled by the tax payer.
(a) When there is cause to believe that the annual turnover would be less than Rs. 40/20 Lakh in the current fiscal year;
(b) When the company operations have ceased to exist or have undergone a merger or other arrangement.
(2) When the GST officer exercises his authority and revokes the tax payer's certificate. It could be for the following reasons: If the taxpayer produces a tax invoice without actually supplying any goods or services, 
(a) they are not conducting business from their designated registered location, and 
(b) they are not doing so.

How can you cancel your GST registration?

GST registration cancellation is done online.
(1) You must submit Form Reg-16.
(2) Submit an application on the official GST website within 30 days.
(3) You must state certain vital information in the application, such as stock owned on a specific date, the amount of dues, credit reversal, and information on payments made to discharge liabilities.
(4) If the officer is pleased with the application and papers, he or she will cancel the application within 30 days.

Taxation of Imports under GST?

All imports are considered interstate supplies, and the IGST is applied. The destination principle is observed, and tax money is distributed to the state in which the imported products and services are consumed. However, the GST paid on imports is totally set off.

What taxes will be paid on items imported?

Customs duty and cess (where applicable) + GST compensation cess + IGST. After adding all customs duty and customs cess to the value of imports, IGST and GST compensation cess must be paid.

GST Imposition on Exports?

All exports are considered zero-rated supplies. Exporters of goods and/or services who are GST registered do not have to pay any tax on their exports. Still, an input tax credit will be available, and they will be able to claim it as a refund. They can either pay tax on the production and receive an IGST refund, or they can export under Bond without paying IGST and claim an ITC return.

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