GST Number or GSTIN i.e. GST Identification Number is a unique number that the GST department issues to a business registered under GST. This is a 15 digit number based on the PAN of the business. You can verify the GSTIN and check the details of the taxpayer registered under GST on the GST Portal.
The details of UN Bodies, Embassies, Government Offices or Other Notified persons are also available on the portal. In such a case, you need to provide the Unique Identification Number (UIN) instead of GSTIN.
Steps to Verify GSTIN of business on GST Portal
- Go to GST Portal
Visit the official website of the GST Department i.e. GST Portal. You can also login to your account on GST Portal if you want to view additional details of the GSTIN.
- Navigate to ‘Search by GSTIN’
Go to Search Taxpayer > Search by GSTIN
- Enter GSTIN or UIN
Enter the GSTIN (GST Identification Number) or the UIN (Unique Identification Number) of the business. Also, enter the CAPTCHA code and click on Search.
- GSTIN Details
If GSTIN entered is correct, the following details of business are displayed:
1. Legal name of business
3. Registration date
4. Type of taxpayer – regular, composition, NRTP, CTP etc
5. Status of GSTIN
6. Details of returns filed
- GSTIN Invalid Error
If the GSTIN entered is incorrect, an error message is displayed
You can verify GSTIN or GST number of a business by checking if the vendor’s PAN number matches with the digits between 3 and 10 in the GSTIN.
Go to search GST official website. Seach the taxpayer by GST number. When you enter the GST number of the person, it will show the type of registration whether it is regular or composition.