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CBIC makes Aadhaar authentication of taxpayers mandatory for claiming GST refund

CBIC makes Aadhaar authentication of taxpayers mandatory for claiming GST refund

The government has made Aadhaar authentication of taxpayers mandatory for claiming GST refund.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has amended GST rules bringing in various anti-evasion measures, including disbursal of GST refunds only in the bank account, which is linked with same PAN on which Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration has been obtained.

The notification also states that from January 1, 2022, businesses who have defaulted in filing summary return and paying monthly GST will not be able to file GSTR-1 sales return of the succeeding month.

The notification follows the decisions taken at the meeting of the GST Council in Lucknow on September 17.

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