The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced that the Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) will be mandatory for all certificates, GST and tax reports, and all other audits, verification and assurance functions for ICA members in stages and Practicing CA. September 30 is the last date for income tax returns (audit cases) for the financial year 2018-19. The due date of GST audit report GSTR 9C form is 30 November for FY 2017-18.
Action has been taken by the ICAI (ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) to ban illegal third-parties from representing ICAI officials and stakeholders as official ICAI members.
As per the 379th meeting of the ICAI Council held on 17 and 18 December 2018, the UDIN registration process or practice of CA was implemented in a phased manner for all ICAI members:
UDIN is mandatory for all certificates issued by a Chartered Accountant, in Phase 1 starting from 1 February 2019.
In the second phase starting from 1 April 2019, UDIN is mandatory for GST and tax audit report w.e.f. 1 April 2019.
In the third phase starting from 1 July 2019, UDIN is mandatory for all other audit, attest and assurance functions.
All ICAI members have been advised by the Council to strictly follow the given program of mandating UDIN and follow the same while conducting various audits.
It is also important for all practicing CAs to register on the UDIN portal (https://udin.icai.org/) to engage in any type of corporate / non-corporate audit, Attest and Assurance functions. Generate.
In order to authenticate various documents from regulators / banks / authorities / other stakeholders, practicing CAs would require issuing certificates with certain financial data and statements. However ICAI has made it clear that such certificates will not need to be uploaded to the portal for UDIN generation.
The detailed step-by-step procedure for registration and UDIN generation on the official UDIN website is as follows:
Step 1: Go to page https://udin.icai.org
Step 2: Click on the option “For the first time sign up, click here”
Step 3: Enter details like six digit membership number, enrollment date, DOB and click on “Send OTP” button. An OTP will be sent to the mobile and email registered with ICAI.
Step 4: Click “Continue”, enter the correct OTP. Once done, the user will receive a username and system-generated password on mobile and email registered with ICAI.
Step 5: Login using the given username and system password. Post login, click on “Generate UDIN” option.
Step 6: Provide details like customer reference code / number, date of document, document issued, document description, keywords / value within document (minimum three), etc.
Step 7: Click “Send OTP”. Once done, the user will receive an OTP on the registered mobile and email ID.
Step 8: Enter the received OTP and click on the “Preview” option. You will see the details you entered for the UDIN generation.
Step 9: If any change in the details entered is required, click on the button “Back” or click on the button “Submit”
Step 10: A UDIN will be generated for further use.