GST: Aadhaar Verification To Be Mandatory For New Dealers From January 2020
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GST: Aadhaar Verification To Be Mandatory For New Dealers From January 2020

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In order to check malpractices in Goods and Services Tax, the GST Network decided to make Aadhaar authentication or physical verification mandatory for new dealers from January 2020.

"Aadhaar authentication of new dealers will be mandatory. Earlier it was optional. But we have noticed in two years that there's good number of fly-by-night operators. They make fake invoices," Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the group of ministers of GST Network told reporters after a meeting.

Those who don't want Aadhaar authentication, physical verification will be carried out, which will be completed in three days, he added.

As refunding is a big issue, the GSTN decided on complete online refunding from Sept. 24 this year from a single source, either by the Central GST or State GST, Modi said.

The GSTN also decided the much simplified new return system may be launched on Jan. 1, 2020, the Bihar Deputy chief minister said.

The GST Council meeting is scheduled in Goa on Sept. 20, he added.

Also read: Social Media-Aadhaar Linking Needs To Be Decided At The Earliest: Supreme Court

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