CA Viral K. Chheda

Notification 62/2020-Central Tax dated 20/08/2020 being issued to bring in change in GST Registration Procedure.

According to the said notification, a person opting to get registered under GST has to opt for Aadhar Authentication and date of submission of application will be date of such authentication and officer has to act upon the application within 3 working days.

If person doesn’t opts for Aadhar Authentication than physical verification of his place of business will be done & only after that registration number will be issued.

Notice in Form GST REG-03 will be issued within 21 days from submission of application made without opting for Aadhar Authentication.

Officer has to act upon the application within 21 working days from date of submission of application in cases where Aadhar Authentication is not opted for.

The above changes will be effective for all applications made WEF 21/08/2020.

GSTN ADVISORY DATED 21/08/2020 IS AS FOLLOWS:-

Provision for Aadhar Authentication in GST Registration

1. Aadhaar Authenticatiobn process has been introduced, for the persons applying for GST registration as Normal Taxpayer/ Composition/ Casual Taxable Person/ Input Service Distributor (ISD)/ SEZ Developer/ SEZ Unit etc, in Form GST REG 01 (refer Notification No 62/2020-CT dt 20.08.2020 ).

2. Under this, Individuals, Authorised signatory of all types of businesses, Managing and Authorised partners of a partnership firm and Karta of an Hindu undivided family, applying for new registration, can opt to undergo e-KYC authentication of their Aadhaar number.

3. Applicants, who, either do not provide Aadhaar, while applying for new registration or whose Aadhar authentication fails in validation, would be subjected to site verification by the tax department. However, Tax authority based on the documents produced can grant registration.

4. Timelines for grant of registration are:

  • In case of successful authentication of Aadhaar, registration will be deemed approved within 03 working days
  • If Aadhar authentication is not opted for or if authentication fails in validation and no SCN is issued within 21 days by tax official, registration will be deemed approved
  • Tax Officer can issue SCN within the period specified for grant of registration, like in cases of successful Aadhar authentication i.e. 03 working days, or in cases when taxpayer do not opt to provide Aadhaar or when Aadhar authentication fails i.e. 21 working days. Applicants can submit their reply within 07 working days from issue of SCN

5. Important points while opting for Adhaar authentication is as follows:

  • Once registration application is submitted, an authentication link will be shared on GST registered mobile numbers and email ids mentioned in the GST application
  • On clicking the verification link, a window for Aadhaar Authentication will open where they have enter Aadhaar Number and the OTP received by them on the mobile number linked with Aadhaar
  • Taxpayer need to complete Aadhaar authentication of all Promoters/ Partners/ Authorized Signatories/ Karta etc. as mentioned in the application to avail this option
  • Applicant can access the link again for authentication by navigating to My Saved Applications > Aadhaar Authentication Status > RESEND VERIFICATION LINK
  • Persons already registered on GST portal are not required to undergo Aadhar authentication at this stage
  • Persons who are not resident /citizen of India are exempted from the Aadhaar authentication process

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8 Comments

  1. J V GURURAJ says:

    dear sir,thanks for the valid information.But one thing is unclear,what about the professionals,who handles various cliental services can they give their aadhar as authorised signitory for more than how many ?

  2. Jwala Singh says:

    Dear Professional
    Will this effect place of business also. i.e if aadhar belongs to MADHYA PRADESH can registration be authenticated for DELHI.

    Please explain this point too

    With Regards
    Jwala Singh
    8920247133

    1. SUNIL KUMAR GOGRA says:

      YES IT CAN BE DONE AS AADHAR IS VERIFIED THROUGH UIDAI AND THIS CAN EASILY BE DONE ONLINE. OBJECT BEHIND THIS AADHAR VERIFICATION IS TO ENSURE GENUINENESS OF PERSON GETTING REGISTRATION AND NOT ELSE.

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