A notification has been issued by the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) concerning the new functionality to validate the document Reference Number (RFN) stated on offline communications issued by state GST authorities.
There are many kinds of documents generated through the GST portal, such as notices, orders, etc., that are communicated to the taxpayer. In these, most of the documents have Unique Identification Numbers (DIN)/Reference Numbers (RFN) that are generated by the system.
The system generates these documents and they are already detectable in the portal, most precisely on the taxpayer’s dashboard. The statement was released that the development of auto-generating RFN is under process and will be provided very soon. It will help taxpayers to verify such documents.
It was observed that to allow the taxpayers to make it certain whether an offline communication which is not generated by the system was surely sent by the State GST tax officer or not, a new facility has been provided for Reference Number (RFN) generation by the State GST tax officer and verification by the taxpayer.
The state tax office can create an RFN for the physically created communication delivered to the taxpayer by adding this functionality, which the taxpayer can then validate (both pre-and post-login). Once installed, the ability to seamlessly access the RFN of system-generated documents using the same connection will likewise be provided.
Additionally, it was advised that you should navigate to Services > User Services > Verify RFN and enter the Reference Number that was provided on the offline communications that State GST officers had sent to you.
The details with the reasonable RFN will be presented if the RFN is of an offline communication developed by the State GST officer. Limited details will be provided pre-login also for verification, while some substantial details will be provided at the time of log-in of the taxpayer and verification of the RFN mentioned on an offline communication given to him/her. This solution is for offline correspondence issued by State GST authorities. For documents issued by Central GST officers, the CBIC DIN facility may be employed.