Each taxpayer is assigned with a state-wise PAN-based 15-digit Goods and Services Taxpayer Identification Number (GSTIN) at the time of GST registration.
This article explains how the GSTIN format can help you verify a GST number.
|Normal, Composite, Casual||State (SS)||10 Digit PAN Number|| (1-9)
|(Z, 1-9, A,B,E-J)||Check Digit|
|Input Service Distributor||State (SS)||10 Digit PAN Number|| (1-9)
|Tax Collector||State (SS)||10 Digit PAN Number|| (1-9)
|Tax Deductor||State (SS)||10 Digit PAN Number|| (1-9)
|Nonresident Foreign Taxpayers (NRI)||State (SS)||Year (YY)||Country (CCC)||00000||N||F||T|
|UN Bodies, Embassies, etc.||State (SS)||Year (YY)||Country (CCC)||00000||U||N||Check Digit|
|Other Notified Persons||State (SS)||Year (YY)||Country (CCC)||00000||O||N||P|
|Tax Return Preparer||State (SS)||Year (YY)||00000000||T||R||P|
|Temporary ID||State (SS)||Year (YY)||00000000||T||M||P|
To help you better understand the GST number format, we present an example of a Normal tax payer GST number.
Here is the format break-down of this GSTIN:
Digits Explanation 22 It represents the State Code as per Indian Census 2011. Every state has a unique code.
- State code of Chhattisgarh is 22
- State code of Delhi is 07
AAAAA0000A It represents the PAN number of the taxpayer. 1 It is assigned based on the Number of registrations within a state. Z Z is a Default.value 5 It is for Check Code. It may be an alphabet or a number.
To know more about GSTIN, please visit the article What is GSTIN?
Use our GSTIN/UIN Number Validator tool to check the format of multiple GSTIN/UIN numbers
GSTIN Validator Tool Help video should help you in using the GSTIN validator.