Procedure for Registering and Updating DSC on GST Portal

Various Government authorities are using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for authentication and signing purposes. In this article, we will discuss the procedure to register and update DSC on the GST Portal.

Procedure for Registering and Updating DSC on GST Portal

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a method of signing the electronic document in an asymmetric cryptography way. The main feature of DSC is to authenticate the user by sending the Information.

Uses of DSC on GST Portal

DSC enables the authorized Signatory to act on behalf of the business in respect of GST for the following purposes

  • For Signing the forms, documents. and Returns
  • For the purpose of Return Filings.
  • For making online payments.

Persons mandated to use DSC

Following are the taxpayers who are required to use DSC mandatorily

Prerequisites to Register DSC

The following are the Prerequisites needed to register DSC.

  • The designer utility should be installed on the computer.
  • DSC Dongle (DSC USB Token).
  • Software supporting the DSC is should be on the computer.

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Registration of DSC on GST Portal

Following is the procedure to register DSC on GST Portal

Registration of DSC on GST Portal-step 1

  • Step-2: After successfully logging into the portal, click the ‘My Profile’ tab provided under the dropdown list against the profile name.

Registration of DSC on GST Portal-step 2

  • Step-3: On clicking ‘My Profile’ Tab a profile page of the taxpayer shall be displayed. Click ‘Register/Update DSC’ link provided on the page.

Registration of DSC on GST Portal-step 3

  • Step-4: On clicking the Register/Update DSC link ‘Register Digital Signature Certificate’ shall be displayed requiring the PAN of the Authorized signatory. Select the PAN of the authorized signatory for whom the DSC is to be registered from the dropdown list. Select provided checkbox ‘I have downloaded and Installed the signer’ and submit by clicking the ‘Proceed’ option.

Registration of DSC on GST Portal-step 4

  • Step-5: Select the Certificate and sign by clicking the ‘Sign’ option.

Registration of DSC on GST Portal-step 5

A success message shall be displayed stating “Your DSC has been successfully registered”.

Registration of DSC on GST Portal

Updating DSC on GST Portal

  • Step-1: Click the ‘Register/Update DSC’ link provided in the profile page under the option of the ‘My Profile’ tab.

Updating DSC on GST Portal step 1

  • Step-2: On clicking the Register/Update DSC link ‘Register Digital Signature Certificate’ shall be displayed requiring the PAN of the Authorized signatory. Select the PAN of the authorized signatory for whom the DSC is to be updated from the dropdown list. And Submit the details by clicking the update button.

Updating DSC on GST Portal step 2

  • Step-3: Proceed with the Continue option.

Updating DSC on GST Portal step 3

  • Step-4: Select the certificate and sign by clicking the sign option.

After Successfully signing, a success message shall be displayed stating “Your DSC has been successfully registered”.

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