Know your GST Number, Know your GSTIN – Track GST Status 2017


Know your GST Number, Know your GSTIN: Track GST Provisional ID Status, Track GST ARN Status by using below Guide…On bringing GST into practice, there would be merger of Central and State taxes into a single tax payment. Further, it would subsume all indirect taxes at the center and the state level. It is expected to enhance the position of India in both, domestic as well as international market. At the consumer level, GST would reduce the overall tax burden, which is currently estimated at 25-30%. Any major macro-economic reforms in the country are only possible with effective fiscal & monetary policies in place and economic reforms are important for empowerment of poor.

Approximately 70% of the population lives in rural India, GST will become a catalyst for a common rural market in our country with the removal of state level barriers. However, one change which every taxpayer is going to face immediately will be in their tax identification number.

Know your GSTIN

Know your GSTIN, Know GST Number

What is GSTIN?

GST Number (GSTIN) is a unique 15 digit number which is allotted to the assessee at the time of filing an application for registration for Goods & Service Tax.  Just like PAN Card No is required for payment and filing of Income Tax Returns, similarly GSTIN is required for payment and filing of GST Returns.

New GST regime is applicable very soon and we expect that GST is applicable from 1st July 2017, all the taxpayers will get consolidated into one single GST platform for compliance and administration purposes and will be assigned registration under a single authority. The govt of india has set up GSTN–Network who provide the IT infrastructure necessary to support GST Online. It is expected that 8 million taxpayers will be migrated from various platforms into GST. All of these will be assigned a unique Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN).

Tracking of GST Status

How to Track GST Status

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Format of GSTIN

Goods & Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) is a PAN based number i.e. to say that it is based on the PAN No. of the applicant. It is a 15 digit number and format of the same is as follows:-

  • The first two digits of this GST number will represent the state code
  • The next ten digits will be the PAN number of the taxpayer
  • The thirteenth digit will be assigned based on the number of registration within a state
  • The fourteenth digit will be Z by default
  • The last digit will be for check code

Format of GSTIN

Using the above guide you can easily identified GSTIN Number of any assessee. For Further Queries related to GST RegistrationGST Login Procedure, GST Rates 2017, GST Return Online Process, GST Refund Details, HSN Code List, you may also refer the FAQ on migration issued by GSTN.

Registration under GST is not tax specific, which means that there is single registration for all the taxes i.e. CGST, SGST/UTGST, IGST and cesses. A given PAN based legal entity would have one GSTIN per State, that means a business entity having its branches in multiple States will have to take separate State wise registration for the branches in different States. But within a State, an entity with different branches would have single registration wherein it can declare one place as principal place of business and other branches as additional place of business. However, a business entity having separate business verticals (as defined in section 2 (18) of the CGST Act, 2017) in a state may obtain separate registration for each of its business verticals.

Issue of registration certificate

An application has to be submitted online through the common portal (GSTN) within thirty days from the date when liability to register arise. The Casual and Non-Resident taxable persons need to apply at least five days prior to the commencement of the business. For transferee of a business as going concern, the liability to register arises on the date of transfer.

Subject to the provisions of section 25(12), where the application for grant of registration has been approved under rule 2, a certificate of registration in form GST REG-06 showing the principal place of business and additional place(s) of business shall be made available to the applicant on the Common Portal and a Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (hereinafter in these rules referred to as “GSTIN”) shall be assigned in the following format –

  • (a) two characters for the State code
  • (b) ten characters for the PAN or the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number
  • (c) two characters for the entity code; and
  • (d) one check sum character – Rule 3(1) of Registration Rules.

Display of registration certificate and GSTIN on the name board

Every registered person shall display his certificate of registration in a prominent location at his principal place of business and at every additional place or places of business.

Every registered person shall display his GSTIN on the name board exhibited at the entry of his principal place of business and at every additional place or places of business – Rule 10 of GST Registration Rules.

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  1. There are huge confuses in present market, regarding GSTIN, Who where and how a small businress holder can get registration.. after then what they should do…? many more. We have to go through a lot of provisions, clauses, articles… really confusing. After all we are seeing the positive impact in the market… rates are coming down, free flow of goods.. time reduced, shortcut to the selling process, avoidig lot of paperworks… but I think it will take more time to realise the whole picture. 31st July dead line should be enhanced.

  2. We are simple person and my question very simple now, so many person and adviser know above that every change and amendment in Registration Certification, commodity of business goods add before vat active replace exiting of sales tax department.

    Everybody know CA, Advocate, other consultants like experience Accountants know, all proof of change, goods bill has been check and product on table sales tax authority than after small business man running your activities and other wise statutory not issue by department before amendment in Registration Certificate.

    Tell me, please we are right and wrong ….
    How can I know whether he is a Regular, other registration without mention in party bill or stamp put here by dealers or sales man?. Nobody no easy to insufferable


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