Is digital signature option available under registration of GST in India?


Update on 17th June, 2017:

According to GST portal:

1. If you are a Taxpayer having received Acknowledgement Reference Number (ARN):
    You should be able to download the Provisional Registration Certificate from "Download Certificates" at GST website from 27th June 2017.

2. If you are a Taxpayer, who has saved the enrolment form with all details but has not submitted the same with DSC, E-Sign or EVC:
    You will receive the ARN at your registered email ID, if the data given are successfully validated after 27th June 2017.
    In case of validation failure (data like PAN not matching), you should be able to login at the same portal from 27th June 2017 onwards and correct the errors. You can refer 
    the registered email for details of the errors.

3. If you are a Taxpayer, who has partially completed the enrolment form:
    You can login at the portal on the above mentioned date and complete the rest of the form.

4. If you are not an existing Taxpayer and wish to register newly under GST
    You would be able to apply for new registration at the GST portal from 25th June 2017.

Does E-filing of GST allows Digital Signature?


Is digital signature option available under registration of GST in IndiaGST in India is expected to be implemented soon. As we know, all procedures and formalities including registration of GST, return filing of GST and all other process are done electronically. Almost all procedures and formalities are arranged without paper work.

Obviously there would be a question arriving, whether digital signature option is available for tax payers and others who is going to deal with GST in India? If digital signature arrangements under GST process is available, that would be another ease of doing business under GST regime.

The answer is ‘Yes’, The taxpayers would have the option to sign the submitted application using valid digital signatures (if the applicant is required to obtain DSC under any other prevalent law then he will have to submit his registration application using the same). As per the GST authorities in India, for those who do not have a digital signature, alternative mechanisms will be provided in the GST Rules on Registration.

This post discusses about the importance of digital signature under GST process and formalities in India.

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Amarjit Singh: I am proprietor of our business,my business registered under maharashtra vat & cst Tin. Some person say digital sign compulsory & some person say not compulsory. I am confused so please guide me

piyush: How to register to for GST when there is no digital signature available?

RITA MOHTA: Is GST Miagration is possible without Digital signature??

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