What is GSTIN?

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  • Last Updated on 16 March, 2022

GST Identification Number

GSTIN is similar to the existing TIN number (Tax Identification Number). A Taxable person even though already registered under GST would have to apply for registration as tax deductor. People can apply for GST registration in Form GST REG-06 for principal place of business and for additional place of business that is available on a common portal. This registration is valid for all places of business in a state. 

Format of GSTIN Number

On approval of application, a Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) is assigned, based on the following format: 

    • First two character for the State Code
    • Next ten characters for the PAN or the Tax deductions and Collection Account Number
    • Next two characters for the entity code
    • Last digit is a check sum character  

GSTIN Number Format

How to Apply for GSTIN ( Goods and Services Tax Identification Number)

The govt. will allot a 15 digit GSTIN Number. If you haven’t applied yet, go to www.gst.gov.in site for this. Once you filled the required details, your GSTIN number will be confirmed.

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Points to look out for GSTIN Registration

    • If the application is made within 30 days from the date on which applicant is liable for registration, the registration will be effective from the date on which the person becomes liable for registration
    • However, if the application has been submitted by the applicant after 30 days from the date of becoming liable, the effective of registration shall be the date of granting the registration.

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