How many digits in GSTIN under Goods and Service Tax registration


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Update on 17th June, 2017:

According to GST portal:

1. If you are a Taxpayer having received Acknowledgement Reference Number (ARN):
    You should be able to download the Provisional Registration Certificate from "Download Certificates" at GST website from 27th June 2017.

2. If you are a Taxpayer, who has saved the enrolment form with all details but has not submitted the same with DSC, E-Sign or EVC:
    You will receive the ARN at your registered email ID, if the data given are successfully validated after 27th June 2017.
    In case of validation failure (data like PAN not matching), you should be able to login at the same portal from 27th June 2017 onwards and correct the errors. You can refer 
    the registered email for details of the errors.

3. If you are a Taxpayer, who has partially completed the enrolment form:
    You can login at the portal on the above mentioned date and complete the rest of the form.

4. If you are not an existing Taxpayer and wish to register newly under GST
    You would be able to apply for new registration at the GST portal from 25th June 2017.


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(The information given here is valid only after introduction of GST likely to be in 2016 and also subjected to changes by GST law drafting committee and other authorities)


Structure of GSTIN registration


How many digits in GSTIN under Goods and Service Tax registrationgEach taxpayer will be allotted a State wise PAN-based 15-digit Goods and Services Taxpayer Identification Number (GSTIN).


The model of GSTIN is as follows:



First two digits of 15 digits GSTIN represents State name of India. The next 10 digits is alphanumeric numbers of PAN number of person or firm engaged in Business.


In the GSTIN, the State Code as defined under the Indian Census 2011 would be adopted. In terms of the Indian Census 2011, each State has been allotted a unique two digit code e.g. 9? for the State of Uttar Pradesh and „27? for the State of Maharashtra.


13th digit would be alpha-numeric (1-9 and then A-Z) and would be assigned depending on the number of registrations a legal entity (having the same PAN) has within one State. For example, a legal entity with single registration within a State would have „1? as 13th digit of the GSTIN. If the same legal entity goes for a second registration for a second business vertical in the same State, the 13th digit of GSTIN assigned to this second entity would be „2?.This way 35 business verticals of the same legal entity can be registered within a State.


14th digit of GSTIN would be kept BLANK for future use.

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S.RAMANATHAN: THIS ARTICLES IS VERY USEFUL TO US.BUT ONE DOUBT ie.Composit scheme dealer may be retailer or wholeseller. Composit scheme aplicable for Wholeseller.please explain this doubt.

akshat kumar: so, how can already existing business firms can get tax credit under this system of taxation

SWAMINATHAN: Please explain about last 3 digits of GSTIN

Haji Abdul Rashid Dar : I have submitted documents for gst registration they give me ARN no but I have not received gst no yet what I have to do

Bharath: I had New registration in gst portal.i got arn number but I am received gstin number and password. So how to I get gstin number and password I registered gst portal more than one month.

A K MAURYA: Dear Sir /mam, I have Party GSTIN No., name, address but no one provide party registered with regular or composition How can justify the same.

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