Verify GSTIN In One Click

Under the GST regime, all registered taxpayers are consolidated into one single platform for compliance and administration purposes and are assigned registration under a single authority. The Government of India has made it mandatory for businesses to have a registered GSTIN which acts as its legal business identity. The GST act mandates that only those businesses who are registered with the GST Network and have an assigned GSTIN are eligible to charge GST.

Since its launch, there have been numerous instances where people have used fake GSTINs towards fraudulent claims. It has also come to notice that several fraudulent ways have been devised to fool people and ultimately the government. They just use an alpha-numeric code, against the GSTIN heading to dupe the consumers, which unarguably resembles a GSTIN. It is also critical to know how a GSTIN is structured to spot any malpractices. Before you pay GST, learn how to identify a fake GSTIN and verify its authenticity in a single click and for free with GST Software.

Now let us see, what constitutes a 15 character GSTIN or GST Number

Step 1: Understanding the Format and Structure

The GSTIN is not just a simple alpha-numeric code. As a first step, it is important for you to know how a GSTIN number is structured and what constitutes the 15 character GSTIN.

  1. The first 2 digits denote the unique state code in accordance with the Indian Census 2011. For instance, the state code of New Delhi is 07 and that of Karnataka is 29.
  2. The next 10 characters denote the PAN number of the taxpayer.
  3. The 13th digit denotes the registration number of the taxpayer with the same PAN number.
  4. The 14th digit is 'Z' by default for all – not intending anything currently.
  5. The 15th digit is the check digit – can be a number or an alphabet.

Step 2: Verify the GSTIN online instantly

(A) Via GSTN Portal:

Go to GSTN Portal ( From the drop down of Search Taxpayers, click on search by GSTIN/UIN, enter the GST Number mentioned on the invoice in the search column you want to verify – enter the captcha shown and click on Search.

(B) Via GST Software’s Online GSTIN Verification tool:

With the GSTIN Verification Tool you can search GSTIN number in bulk. It is the most useful tool that enables you to avoid registering any wrong seller and avoid wrong utilization of the Input tax credit. To use this tool, you need not follow any process to register yourself on our website.

You can simply use the GSTIN Verification Tool on this page and get details of any registered GSTIN. The data is fetched directly from official GSTN servers. You can search details of single GSTIN or search upto 25 GSTINs with a single search, in seconds.

To verify, just enter the GSTIN or GST Number to be looked for in the search tab, in the correct format and click on Submit button to find GSTIN information. The GSTIN Verification Tool fetches the data directly from the GSTN portal and displays the GSTIN search results. It’s that simple.