GST State Code and how it affects you?
Updated: Aug 5
While getting your business registered on the GST portal, there’ll be a GST state code. After 7 working days, when all your documents are approved, a permanent GST state code will be allotted. The GST state code is very important and must be mentioned on all your invoices.
Your business is recognized through the GSTIN and helps the supplier to know whether your business is registered on the portal.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE GST STATE CODE?
Every state has been assigned a code to make it easier to understand where the taxpayer/business entity is from. For example, if your GST Number begins with 27, which is the state code of Maharashtra, one can easily understand the state or location of your company through the GST number.
If you’re an overseas firm managing business in India, then registering on the GST portal is mandatory; however, the tax identification of your country needs to be provided which can be used because of the official number on all of your invoices.
HOW TO KNOW YOUR JURISDICTION?
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) gives the ability to check your jurisdiction. Knowing the jurisdiction during which you fall helps the taxpayer to locate the jurisdictional officer. The taxpayer must provide his jurisdictional details when filling the form for GST registration.
• Visit the CBIC website. Click the ‘Services’ tab and choose ‘Know your jurisdiction from the menu.
• Select the state on the left side of the screen.
• Then, select the zone, commissioner, division and range details to your jurisdiction.