Aadhar Authentication / e-KYC for Existing Taxpayers on GST Portal
First we understand,
What is Aadhar Authentication?
Aadhar Authentication is a process in which the Aadhar Number along with authentication details of the Aadhar holder is submitted to the government for verifying its accuracy.
The purpose of Aadhar authentication is to provide a online platform so that the identity of Aadhar holder can be validated anytime anywhere.
If Aadhar is available, then the Authorized Signatory & a person who is proprietor, Managing Partner/Partner of Partnership firm, Karta of HUF can go for aadhar authentication.
But if aadhar is not available, then they can upload following documents for authentication:
- Aadhar Enrolment number
- KYC form
- Voter ID cards & etc
How to do Aadhar authentication / e-KYC on GST portal?
For Existing Taxpayer
When an existing taxpayer would login a pop up will be shown with a Question (Would you like to authenticate Aadhaar of Partner/Promoter and Primary Authorized Signatory) with two options:
1st option will be ‘Yes navigate to my profile’
2nd option will be ‘Remind me later’
If taxpayer select 1st option which is yes navigate to my profile then system will navigate to my profile. Then in my profile a tab Aadhar authentication status has been shown from where link for Aadhar authentication will be sent to the authorized signatory or person as selected by Taxpayer.
On the tab my profile in addition to send Aadhar authentication link & upload e-kyc document option would also be shown to tax payer from where they can upload documents.
If taxpayer select 2nd option which is remind me later then pop will be closed so in this case taxpayer do Aadhar authentication later.