Aadhaar Authentication mandatory for GST registration from 1st April 2020 (Individuals): CBIC

CBIC notifies the 1st April 2020 as the date from which individuals seeking GST registration shall be mandatorily required to undergo Aadhaar authentication.

CBIC Notification 18/2020 Central Tax dt. 23 March 2020: Aadhaar Authentication of Individuals mandatory for GST registration from 1st April 2020.

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (6B) of section 25 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby notifies the date of coming into force of this notification as the date, from which an individual shall undergo authentication, of Aadhaar number, as specified in rule 8 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in order to be eligible for registration:

Provided that if Aadhaar number is not assigned to the said individual, he shall be offered alternate and viable means of identification in the manner specified in rule 9 of the said rules.

2. This notification shall come into effect from the 1st day of April, 2020.

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