New Delhi, April 12, 2017

Only the tax payer and the tax officer concerned will have access to information submitted to GSTN portal by tax payers post GST.

GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar on Tuesday assured industry a completely foolproof security protection of its data and tax related information with total stability and backup facility.

Addressing members of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at an interactive session with GSTN on ‘Registration, Payment, Returns and Refunds under GST’ here, Kumar said that even functionaries of GSTN would not have any access to tax related information of tax payers after GST is enforced and that tax payers should rest assured on the front of data protection.

“Such has been the arrangement made in GSTN for protection of data security with best available tools and technologies of the time that no leakage, or even tampering is almost impossible on data and information submitted to GSTN portal,” he said. Until recently, 56.5 lakh tax payers across the country have enrolled themselves with the GSTN portal, Kumar said, adding that in a state like Karnataka, 92.9% of tax payers have already registered with the portal and all other states including Union Territories are making good progress for seeking registration.

So far, as payments of taxes post GST are concerned, the tax payers would have full liberty to pay off their indirect taxes through RTGS and NEFT channel with their own bank accounts and no separate accounts are needed to deposit the taxes as the GSTN portal would accept tax payments from any account and any bank that the tax payers hold accounts on, he pointed out.

[The Deccan Herald]