Applying for GST registration? Here is how you can get it approved in 3 days
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that starting from August 21, 2020, businesses that will provide Aadhaar number while applying for registration under the Goods and Services Tax will get the approval in three working days.
If you own a business or planning to start a new one, you need to get the GST number registered. Now, while the process can take days, there is a way to get it approved within three days. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that starting from August 21, 2020, businesses that will provide Aadhaar number while applying for registration under the Goods and Services Tax will get the approval in three working days.
The notification also provides that in case businesses do not provide Aadhaar number, then GST registration would be granted only after physical verification of the place of business. This may take up to 21 working days or more if notice is issued. Further, keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in view, it has been provided that the officer may, if the circumstances warrant, opt for asking for additional documents in lieu of the pre-registration for physical verification of the premises. (Source - PTI)
Go to gst.gov.in. Click on the Service option. Select Registration and then a new registration. Opt for Aadhaar authentication. You will get an authentication link on GST registered mobile number and e-mail ID. Provide an Aadhaar number and click on the Validate option. You will receive an OTP after verification, which you will have to enter in the provided box. After that, a message of successful e-KYC authentication will appear. (Source - PTI)
The facility of three-day approval of GST registration through Aadhaar authentication can be availed by all Indian citizens. However, it is not required for tax deductors, tax collectors, Online Information Database Access and Retrieval services (OIDARs), taxpayers having Unique Identification Number (UIN) and non-resident taxpayers. (Source - PTI)