GST: Importance and Verification


The GST number, also known as the GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number), is like a special code given by the Indian government to businesses so that they can pay their taxes correctly. To check if a business has a valid GST number, you can use the GST portal. This portal has a search tool where you can enter either the GSTIN or the PAN number of the business.

Structure of a GST Number

A GSTIN is a 15-digit code. It is made up of three parts:

1. The first two digits show the state where the business is registered.
2. The next ten digits are the PAN number of the business.
3. The last three digits show how many businesses are registered under the same PAN. One of these three digits is an alphabet, and the last one is a special code used to check for mistakes.

For example, a GSTIN could look like this: “22AAAAA0000A1Z5.” In this example, “22” is the state code, “AAAAA0000A” is the PAN number, “1” shows how many businesses are registered, “Z” is an alphabet, and “5” is the special code.

Why the GST Number Matters

Having a GSTIN is important for several reasons:

1. Legal Recognition: It shows that your business is recognized by the government, which can make customers trust you more and attract more buyers.

2. Input Credit: If you have a GSTIN, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay when you buy things for your business.

3. Interstate Sales: A GSTIN allows small businesses to sell their products or services in different states, reaching more customers.

4. Online Business: If you have a GSTIN, you can sell your products online, either on big e-commerce websites or by creating your own online store.

5. Easy Tax Filing: With a GSTIN, filing your tax returns becomes easier because it’s done automatically. This can make your business look good and might lead to more sales.

How to Get a GST Number

To get a GSTIN, follow these steps:

1. Go to the official GST Portal at
2. Click on “New Registration” under the ‘Services’ menu and fill in the required information.
3. Verify your identity by entering codes sent to your email and phone.
4. Note down the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) that appears on your screen.
5. Go back to the GST portal, select “New Registration” again, choose “Temporary Reference Number (TRN),” and enter your TRN and captcha.
6. Verify your identity again.
7. Check the status of your application and start the registration process.
8. Submit the necessary documents and details about your business.
9. Review and submit a declaration.
10. Apply for a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) or use the Electronic Verification Code (EVC) or e-sign method.
11. After successful completion, you’ll get an Application Reference Number (ARN) and a confirmation via email and SMS.
12. Keep an eye on the ARN status using the GST Portal.

Checking a GST Number

Checking a GST number is important for various reasons:

1. Following the Rules: It helps make sure that the business you are dealing with follows the tax rules set by the government.

2. Invoices: When you buy things from a registered business, their invoice should have the right GST number. Checking it ensures that the invoice is real, and the taxes are recorded correctly.

3. Tax Benefits: In the GST system, businesses can get benefits for the taxes they paid on things they used for their business. Checking the supplier’s GST number helps ensure you get the right benefits.

4. Record Keeping: Checking GST numbers helps keep accurate records of transactions for tax reasons.

To check if a GST Number (GSTIN) is valid:

1. Visit the official GST portal at
2. Click on “Search Taxpayer” and choose “Search by GSTIN/UIN.”
3. Enter the GSTIN you want to verify.
4. After verifying, you will get information like the company’s name, state, and other details. This process makes sure the GSTIN is real and helps everyone follow the tax rules better.

If You have any queries then connect with us at [email protected] or [email protected] & Contact us  & stay updated with our latest blogs & articles

Don't forget to share this article :-

Stay Updated With Our Blogs!

Explore more of our blogs to have better clarity and understanding
of the latest corporate & business updates.

Why People Choose Our Services ?

Free Legal Advice

We provide free of cost consultation and legal advice to our clients.

Tech Driven Platform

All our services are online no need you to travel from your place to get our services.

Grow your business

Experts Team

We are a team of more than 15+ professionals with 11 years of experience.

Transparent pricing

There are no hidden & extra charges* other than the quote/invoice we provide.

100 % Client Satisfaction

We aim that all our customers are fully satisfied with our services.

On-Time Delivery

We value your time and we promise all our services are delivered on time.

Why Trust legal Suvidha?

People Who loved our services and what they feel.

In this Journey of the past 10+ years, we had gained the trust of many startups, businesses, and professionals in India and stand with a 4.9/5 rating in google reviews.We register business online and save time & paperwork.

Reno K Subramaniam
Reno K Subramaniam
I have recently registered a Private Limited firm and was looking for a CA to take care of the filings, Startup India Certificate, and other formalities. I have received emails from legal Suvidha and a few others. I tried talking to them all. But, Mr. Mayank from Legal Suvidha was very impressive and was patient enough, prompt to answer all the queries. He has a very professional team and after the initial formalities, I started interacting with the team. It's not even 2 weeks but I really feel overwhelmed by their service and professionalism. I received my startup India certificate yesterday and my filings have been done promptly. The team at legal suvidha Ms. Nidhi, Ms. Priyanka, Ms. Koshika, and Ms. Saloni all show the same professionalism and are readily available to take care of the official filings and stuff. Overall a great experience till now and looking forward to a great journey!
pankaj tiwari
pankaj tiwari
Legal suvidha is a team of genuine and experienced professionals who give you best services according to your profile
Raman Krishnan
Raman Krishnan
Saloni from legalsuvidha has done a excellent job for filling and geting certificate of DPIIT. Thanks to legalsuvidha.
Prakaash Hari
Prakaash Hari
Team Legal Suvidha offers a brilliant service. There communication is quite clear and they execute the job meticulously. We are a startup private limited company and their advice is so critical in making my decision. Well done team. Keep it up. Prakaash Hari, Director, ipixela.
Priyanka Rudra
Priyanka Rudra
Dedicated team and fast response
Dr. Vishal Ghag
Dr. Vishal Ghag
Been using their services since 3 years now and I am absolutely happy with Legal Suvidha. They have been supportive, understanding and highly skilled at helping me with my business needs.

Our Partnerships & Collaborations

Contact us and grow your business

Legal Suvidha App

Now all Professional Services in a Single Click !

Now get all the services required for your business in a single app.

Subscribe to our newsletter & grow your business

Subscribe To Our Newsletter .

Sign up to receive email updates on new product announcements, special promotions, sales & more.