GST State Code
While getting your business entity registered on the GST portal, there will be a temporary GST number and then after 7 working days, a permanent GST number will be allotted to you, given that all your documents have been approved. The GST number is of extreme importance and is to be mentioned on all invoices that you receive or submit.
Without the GSTIN, no business entity can conduct business and tax suppliers on the name of GST. A business is recognized through the GSTIN and helps the supplier to know whether whoever they are transacting with is registered on the portal and if the details mentioned are correct.
While it may seem that the GSTIN is a random digit code or number, it is actually meticulously prepared and each digit/alphabet has a meaning. The first two digits of your GSTIN are based on where your business is located and in which state is the place of supply.
How to identify the GST State Code and what are the state codes for different states in India?
Every state has been assigned a code for it to become easier and detectable to know where the taxpayer/business entity is from. For example, if your GST Number is 22AAAAA0000B1Z5 the number 22 is the state code and represents the state of Chattisgarh. One can easily recognize the state or location of the business of the taxpayer through the GST number.
If you are a foreign entity conducting business in India, then registration on the GST portal is mandatory; however the tax identification of the country your business is located in needs to be provided which will then be used as the official number on all your invoices.
Below is the list of the GST State Code and the number allotted to each state based on the 2011 Indian Census.
|State Name||TIN Number||State Code|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||35||AN|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||26||DN|
|Daman and Diu||25||DD|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1||JK|
Every taxpayer who is registering themselves on the GST Portal is required to fill in details about their GST jurisdiction as well. The process to find your jurisdiction is now quite easy and a step by step process is provided by the GST portal. Follow the steps mentioned below to know how to find your GST Jurisdiction
On the CBEC Website
Before you register on the GST portal and are confused about which jurisdiction the taxpayer/business entity falls under, you can follow these steps to know the jurisdiction.
- Go to the CBEC Home Page – CBEC Home Page.
- Select the state your business is located in
- Select the zone you are situated in and then click on the expand all option
Here the entire commissionerate list expands in Division and Range and lets you know under which jurisdiction you fall
On the GST portal upon completion of registration
- Go to the GST Homepage – https://gst.gov.in
- Go to search, taxpayers option and enter your GSTIN
- Here you will be provided with all your details along with central and state jurisdiction
- The jurisdiction shown in the color Red is the actual jurisdiction of the taxpayer/business entity
- For determining the State jurisdiction of the department, the Taxpayers have to refer their respective State Vat/Sales tax website for searching ward and circle.
- Central jurisdiction is itself covered under CBIC Portal of GST. So, the above process may also be followed to determine the applicability of central jurisdiction.