I am writing this with the hope that someone from PayPal India reads this, or someone from Fiverr informs PayPal India. The PayPal customer support had no clue what I was talking about.
All PayPal users from India have received a message asking them to enter their GSTIN number or the GST registration number.
Please note, Government of India wants us to register for GST only if we have a business income of over Rs. 20 lakhs/year. So if we don’t have a business income of over Rs. 20 lakhs, we don’t have to sign up for GST and we cannot have a GSTIN number.
This means 95% of Indian freelancers or self-employed business owners who use PayPal don’t have a GSTIN number and don’t need to get one as they earn less than Rs. 20 lakhs/year. Please make a note of this. Thank you!