EVERYTHING ABOUT GST STATE CODE
EVERYTHING ABOUT GST STATE CODE

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Date: 12 May 2021


EVERYTHING ABOUT GST STATE CODE 

If you find yourself confused about GST State codes and what is it used for, this article is for you. Read along to know everything you need to know about GST, the GST state Code, and why we need a state code.

 

GST STATE CODE 

Most businesses need to know about the GST State code while migrating a GST or getting a new registration or filing for a GST return. The GST ID structure that the businesses receive on enrollment is a 15-digit number, where the first two digits are the State GST Code. GST State Code is part of the TIN, and the GSTIN number, which is placed at the beginning of the numbers. This number is used by a taxpayer who falls under the GST and VAT laws while registering for GST and entering the invoice details while filing for GST returns. 

 

GST STATE CODE LIST

Many people get confused and search online to find out the GST state code to help them in GST processes. Here is a list of the GST state codes of all States in India prescribed, according to the Indian Census of 2011, and includes the newly added and fused territories.

 

Sr. No.

State

State GST Code

1

Jammu and Kashmir

   1

2

Himachal Pradesh

2

3

Punjab

3

4

Chandigarh

4

5

Uttarakhand

5

6

Haryana

6

7

Delhi

7

8

Rajasthan

8

9

Uttar Pradesh

9

10

Bihar

10

11

Sikkim 

11

12

Arunachal Pradesh

12

13

Nagaland

13

14

Manipur

14

15

Mizoram

15

16

Tripura

16

17

Meghalaya

17

18

Assam

18

19

West Bengal

19

20

Jharkhand

20

21

Odisha

21

22

Chhattisgarh

22

23

Madhya Pradesh

23

24

Gujrat

24

25

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

26*

26

Maharashtra

27

27

Andra Pradesh 

37

28

Karnataka

29

29

Goa

30

30

Lakshadweep

31

31

Kerala

32

32

Tamil Nadu

33

33

Pondicherry

34

34

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

35

35

Telangana

36

36

Ladakh

38

* The State code for erstwhile UT of Daman and Diu was 25, prior to 26th January 2020.

 

HOW TO FIND GST CODE?

A GSTIN number is a 15 digit number that starts with a two-digit state code, ten-digit PAN number, the entity code, the alphabet Z, and the checksum digit.  To know the state code, you must first find your jurisdiction under which your GST ID will be registered, and GST returns will be filed. You can see that from the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs department’s website. The steps are as follows:

  1. Go to the official website of CBIC and click on SERVICES in the top panel.
  2. There you will find the KNOW YOUR JURISDICTION option in the drop-down box.
  3. When the page opens, select your state from the drop-down box on the left of the screen.
  4. After selecting the state, click on the plus sign beside your ZONE or COMMISSIONERATE.
  5. A list of DIVISIONS will open up, there select your DIVISION.
  6. Upon selecting the Division, a table will open up that will show the RANGE and JURISDICTION on the right side of the screen. The Jurisdiction will have details of the geographic area you fall under.

Apart from this, you can also directly find your State Code using your GSTIN. You can find the GST code for your state at the official GST link called the Goods and Services Tax Official website. You can go to the search taxpayer option, put your GSTIN or UIN number, and press the search. You can also search your GST Code details by using your PAN number instead of the ID. All the features of the taxpayer, including Central jurisdiction and tax jurisdiction, will be displayed on the screen.

 

SIGNIFICANCE OF GST STATE CODE

GST returns are an essential process under the GST law that has to be filed for each registration separately and regularly. The number of GST returns filed based on the type of taxpayer like a regular taxpayer, ISD, TDS deductor, composition dealer; everyone has a different list of returns to be filed. Each type has a different frequency and due date. To file the return, it is essential to have the State GST code.

 

As of 2017, GST is applicable in all states and union territories of India that have passed the state GST act from the midnight of June 30 and July 1, 2017, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. GST is a state-based tax, and it differs from State to State. The state departments decide the GST amount by consulting the central departments. Thus the State Code helps determine the GST amount and the type of returns that have to be filed.