Inclusion of GSTN as a Financial Information Provider under Account Aggregator Framework

Inclusion of Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) as a Financial Information Provider under Account Aggregator Framework

Please refer to the Master Direction – Non-Banking Financial Company – Account
Aggregator (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016 dated September 02, 2016
.

  1. With a view to facilitate cash flow-based lending to MSMEs, it has been decided to include Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) as a Financial Information Provider (FIP) under the Account Aggregator (AA) framework. Department of Revenue shall be the regulator of GSTN for this specific purpose and Goods and Services Tax (GST) Returns, viz. Form GSTR-1 and Form GSTR-3B, shall be the Financial Information.
  2. Accordingly, the select instructions contained in the Master Direction referred to above have been amended, as detailed in the Annex.

Annex

  1. In paragraph 3(1)(ix), after clause (r), the following clause shall be inserted:
    “(s) Goods and Services Tax (GST) Returns, viz., Form GSTR-1 and Form
    GSTR-3B” and extant clause (s) shall be renumbered as (t);
  2. In paragraph 3(1)(x), the following term shall be added at the end of the
    paragraph:
    “Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance”;
  3. In paragraph 3(1)(xi), the following term shall be added after the term, pension
    fund:
    “Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)”.

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