How to file GST returns using MAC Operating System.  

GST has been implemented in India from July 2017, which a revolutionary change PAN India which simplified the taxation process across India.

Now that many people use MAC systems, so this tutorial may be helpful for those who try to use MAC to file the GST returns.

There are some challenges during the process to make it work. But don’t worry its explained here in a very simple manner.

 

Requirements

  1. DSC
  2. Java
  3. Browser
  4. emSigner
  5. DSC Driver 

In this example I’ll be using ePass2003 DSC & Chrome Browser.

 

STEP 1 –  Java Installation

> Install Java from Oracle https://www.java.com/en/. This should install the current updated version of Java. MacOs does not natively support this, so you may need to again install java from Apple’s site.

> Install Java Java for OS X 2017–001 from Apple’s MacOS Support site https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572. This is actually Java 6 runtime, but do not worry, because you have already installed the updated version

> Download Java for OS X 2017–001 Download

> NOTE: You have to install both before you proceed further.

 

STEP 2 – Install Google Chrome

if you do not already have it. 

STEP 3 – Download emSigner Application

Download

> Open the downloaded file.

> Installer will show up a folder, Drag and drop to a safe place

> Open emsigner_WS_OMM.jar file

This will start the emSigner app over port 1585 , an e-sign will appear in top-menu-bar.

> Open System Preference > Java Control Panel > Security tab as per below mentioned

> Add 127.0.0.1:1585 to Exception Site List > Save and Close the Java Control Panel 

> Restart if required

> Insert the e-Mudhra ePass 2003 (Mac) USB token. Download the driver from ePass 2003 (Mac), and install it. An EnterSafeUserMgr application will be created. From the Launchpad, start EnterSafeUserMgr. A window will be opened with available DSC. If the USB token is not shown, insert it in the other USB port. Your DSC is ready now.

> Open Chrome, browse https://127.0.0.1:1585, go to advanced, add certificate exception. This will open a non-existing page (you have to do this step whenever you’re filing GST).
Go to chrome://settings/content/javascript, allow https://127.0.0.1:1585 . Restart Chrome.

All Setup Complete You can now start your GST filing