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GST search tool by Team Clear helps you check the validity of a GST Identification Number (GSTIN) on the internet free of cost. Clear’s GST search also allows any person to verify the GSTIN authenticity with a single click for easily spotting fake GSTIN. Read on to know more about the terms and uses of the GST number search tool for a thorough GSTIN verification.

What is GSTIN?

GSTIN is the GST identification number or GST number. A GSTIN is a 15-digit PAN-based unique identification number allotted to every registered person under GST. As a GST-registered dealer, you might want to do a GST verification before entering it into your GST Returns. So, you can use the GST number check tool to do GST number (GSTIN) verification.

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There can be multiple GSTINs for a single person with a PAN, being an assessee under the Income Tax Act. GSTIN is obtained for every State or Union Territory from which such person operates. It becomes compulsory to obtain GSTIN when the person crosses the threshold limit for GST registration by registering himself under GST.

Unlike the previous indirect tax regime, where multiple registration numbers were present for different laws like Excise, Service Tax and VAT, GSTIN is a single registration number under GST.

Why is it necessary to verify GSTIN or do GST Search?

GSTIN or GST number is public information. GST search by name is an important task that every business dealing with GST-registered taxpayers must carry out to ensure the authenticity of the vendor and the GSTIN or GST number being used in the invoice.

You can partly verify the GSTIN or GST number on the first look by checking if the vendor’s PAN number matches with the digits between 3 and 10 in the GSTIN.

It is also necessary to carry out a thorough check of the GSTIN authenticity to avoid generating incorrect invoices and e-invoices, to claim a genuine input tax credit, and to pass on the tax credits to rightful buyers, to mention a few.

Hence, the technology has enabled you to verify GSTIN with a click of a button from anywhere and anytime. Search GST number before you proceed with a business contract. Use Clear’s GSTIN verification tool and GST Search to verify GSTIN or verify the GST number in a jiffy!

GST Identification Number Format

Even before the GST check, check out if the GSTIN is in the below format. If GSTIN is not in the below format, it is not a valid GST number.

Format for GSTIN

GSTIN structure comprises

  • First 2 numbers → State code of the registered person
  • Next 10 characters → PAN of the registered person
  • Next number→ Entity number of the same PAN
  • Next character → Alphabet Z by default
  • Last number → Check code which may be alpha or digit, used for detection of errors

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What is the Clear GST Number Search Tool?

The Clear GST Search Tool and GSTIN Validator enable businesses to verify any GSTIN with a single-click GSTIN search. This feature can be used by anyone free of cost, provided they have the requisite GSTIN on hand.

You must validate the GST number to avoid doing business with any fake GSTINs in the market. Our GST number search tool comes in handy during such times. Hence, you and your team can carry on business without any disruption or delays or vendor follow-up.

How to use the Clear GST Search Tool and GSTIN Validator?

Verify GST Number online instantly. All you have to do is-

  • Step 1: Enter a valid GSTIN in the search box given at the top of the page.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Search” button. You will get the result.

If the GSTIN is correct, the following details can be verified-

  • The legal name of the business
  • Principal and additional places of business
  • The State of jurisdiction, including the Centre
  • Date of registration
  • Business constitution– company, sole-proprietor or partnership
  • Taxpayer type – regular taxpayer or composition dealer
  • GSTIN status / UIN status
  • Cancellation date, if applicable

Click here to go back to the GSTIN number search tool.

Once the GST number is verified and found correct, you can carry out billing and GST Return Filing seamlessly with the Clear GST Software.

Advantages of online GST search & verification tool or GSTIN Validator?

The benefits of GST number verification using the online GST Search tool are:

  • Checks the authenticity of any GSTIN
  • A GSTIN on a hand-written invoice can be verified easily, if unclear
  • You can prevent yourself from associating with vendors using fake GSTINs
  • Avoid a GSTIN fraud at the origin of the transaction
  • Help vendors correct any potential error in reporting GSTI

Frequently asked questions

When will a GSTIN be allocated?

Once the GST registration application is processed successfully, the GST portal will allocate a 15-digit GSTIN to the applicant.

Is it mandatory to mention GSTIN on the invoices?

Yes, it is mandatory to mention GSTIN on all the invoices raised by a taxpayer. Also, the GST-registered person should display the GST registration certificate at all places of business.

How to get GST Identification Number?

To get GSTIN, one has to submit the Form GST REG-01 along with the required documents using the GST portal. After an officer performs a verification, GSTIN will be allocated to the applicant.

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What are the uses of GSTIN?

GSTIN is one of the prerequisites for starting a business. As per the GST law, GSTIN has to be displayed at all places of businesses of a registered individual. Also, it has to be quoted during the process of raising invoices, while generating e-way bills, during GST return filing, and during the submission of information to the tax department.

Can I hold multiple GSTINs or GST numbers?

If a business operates from more than one state, the taxpayer can hold separate GST registration for each state. For instance, If a textile company sells in Telangana and Delhi, it has to apply for separate GST registration in Telangana and Delhi respectively. So, you can hold multiple GST numbers. If you do a GST search, you can get the details of that GSTIN only.

Can we find the owner's name by GST number?

You can type in the GST number or GSTIN in the search tool as input. As a result, you will be displayed with the owner's name - Trade name and Legal name.

How to identify the GST number? / How do I check my GST number online?

You can identify the GST number by seeing if it meets the format notified as follows- The first 2 are numbers representing the State code of the taxpayer, and the following 10 characters represent the PAN. After that, the 13th is a digit representing the entity number of the same PAN, after which a character is alphabet Z by default. It ends with a digit being a check code which may be alpha or digit, used to detect errors. An easier way to check validity is to enter the GST number on hand in the search GST number tool to get accurate and instant results.

Can we find the GST number by name?

You can find the GST number by using the registered person's trade name or legal name. Enter this detail in our GST number search by name guide and get accurate and instant results.

Can we find the GST number by PAN?

You can find the GST number by using the PAN of the registered person to be searched. Enter this detail in our GST number search by PAN guide and get accurate and instant results.

How do I verify a GST number?

You can verify a GST number if it is correct and valid (or not expired) by using the Clear GST number search tool. Enter the GSTIN on hand and instantly get details about the taxpayer, buyer, or supplier. If the GST number is invalid, the search tool will display it as an invalid GST number.

How to find name from GST number?

You can input the GST number or GSTIN in the search tool. After that, the taxpayer's name, such as trade and legal names, gets displayed.

How to get company GST number?

Any GST number is public information. Every taxpayer must display this information at the business premises (primary place of business) and the tax invoice or bill of supply, as the case may be.

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