The idea of Aadhar authentication for new taxpayers was sanctioned in the 39th GST council meeting conveyed on the 14th of March, 2020. Nonetheless, the implementation was delayed due to the pandemic and lockdown in the country. CBIS released a notification on the 23rd of March, 2020, concerning Aadhar authentication for GST (goods and services tax) registration from the 1st of April, 2020.
Nonetheless, it was later changed through notification 62/2020 dated on 20th of August 2020 and made it optional. Currently, Aadhar authentication is not compulsory for those who are already registered non-residents, personals and non-citizen persons albeit, rendering the need for online GST return filing non-mandatory.
As per the government, this latest desideratum would make sure the ease of doing registration for new businesses. Aadhar authentication for the new GST (goods and services tax) registration is a straightforward process. An individual choosing for the first time will get it within three working days if all the verification has been done appropriately. It can be done along with the new GST registration process.
Defining Aadhar authentication.
A process to submit the Aadhar number along with other biometrics essentials of the Aadhar holder to the CIDR (central identities data repository) to verify its integrity is known as Aadhar authentication. The CIDR confirms the integrity of the details on the basis of information available with it.
It is a process to create an online platform to quickly validate Aadhar holders’ identity from anywhere with an intention to minimalize frauds.
E-KYC and Aadhar authentication for existing taxpayers.
All the registered taxpayers as regular taxpayers (consisting of casual taxable persons, developers, SEZ units), composition taxpayers, and ISD, can do their Aadhar authentication for GST registration or E-KYC on the GST (goods and services tax) portal.
Every authorized promoter, signatory, or partner doesn’t need to get Aadhar authenticated for a new GST (goods and services tax) registration. Aadhar authentication is based on the COB (constitution of business).
Here is the table which illustrates and lists the option of Aadhar authentication for various types of the COB (constitution of business).
Types of COB (constitution of business) that are excluded from the Aadhar authentication as given below.
– Non-citizen of India.
– Local authority.
– Establishment of the department of central or state government.
– PSU (public sector undertakings).
– Statutory body.
– Person applying for the registration under section 25(9).
Authenticating the Aadhar or getting the E-KYC done.
If Aadhar is available, the primary authorized signatory and one person who is the partner/owner/director/managing partner or Karta of the entity registered can go after the Aadhar authentication.
Nonetheless, if the Aadhar is not available, then the person can directly upload any of the documents given below;
– KYC form.
– EPIC (voter ID card).
– Aadhar enrolment number.
– Certificate allocated by the competent authority.
Authentication steps that you are obliged to follow for GST registration.
For all the authorized signatories stated in the application, this is the process to be followed;
– The authentication link would be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID (as stated in the application) once you are done submitting the application for registration.
– You will have to click on the link that you have received and then fill in the required details, such as the Aadhar number and OTP (which would be sent on email address or the registered mobile number on the portal).
If the process has been done correctly, then you would receive a confirmation message stating ‘successful authentication’.
One can obtain the authentication link on the GST (goods and services tax) portal anytime hassle-free. You will get the link from the internet.
– My application > Aadhar authentication status > resend the verification link.
Here are the pictures which you make your understanding clear.
Aadhar authentication under the GST (goods and services tax) is a step taken by the government to stop malpractices and make business registration easy. It assists a user to authenticate their identity anywhere and anytime in case of any issues. Thus, it is now easy and simple for new and existing GST (goods and services tax) taxpayers to get their Aadhar authentication done according to the government’s stated guidelines