UIN stands for Unique Identity Number. It is the registration number given to certain specified persons , instead of GSTIN. These are:
A specialised agency of the United Nations Organisation or a multilateral financial institution and organisation notified under the United Nations (Privileges and immunities) Act, 1947. For example: IMF, UNESCO, WHO, etc.
Consulate or embassy of foreign countries
Any person notified by the Commissioner
These persons/organisations are not liable for taxes under the current GST regime in the Indian territory. Hence, any tax (direct or indirect) collected from such persons/bodies are refunded back to them.
GSTIN and UIN are different identification numbers under GST. GSTIN is a number allocated for any regular tax payer under the GST to carry out his/her tax obligations. Whereas, UIN is issued to special bodies/persons mentioned above to get refund of taxes collected from them.
The particular person/organisation has to apply for UIN through FORM GST REG-13
To know more about FORM GST REG-13 please check the following FORM GST REG-13 article
If the proper officer is satisfied, he will assign a UIN and issue a certificate in FORM GST REG-06 within 3 working days from the date of the submission of the application.
To know more about FORM GST REG-06 please check the following FORM GST REG-06 article
Every UIN holder must file GSTR-11 by 28th of next month in order to claim refund of the taxes paid on his inward supplies. GSTR-11 will contain details of such supplies of taxable goods and/or service.
To know more about FORM GSTR-11 please click the following GSTR FORM 11 article
A UIN holder will not be allowed to add or modify any details in GSTR-11. The Information will be auto-populated information from seller’s GSTR-1 (sales).
The return must be filed within 6 months from the last day of the quarter in which supply was received.
The Seller (registered with GST) while supplying to a UIN must:
Mention the UIN on the invoices
Treat such sales as supplies to another registered person (B2B)
Invoices should be uploaded in the same manner as for normal B2B sales.