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How You Can Verify GST Bill: GST Number Format Description

How to verify GST bill and GST number
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From July 1, 2017 GST is effective in India instead of VAT and many other taxes. However, there are many instances where hotels, restaurants may use fake GST registration and charge you extra money with fake GST bill charges.

There are reports of non-GST-registered restaurants charging customers GST on their bills, robbing them of their money in broad daylight.

Also some complaints are registered regarding this. So, here we are giving details about how to identify fake GST bill or number.

How to Verify GST Bill and GST Number?

Verify if the dealer is registered or not under GST:

If the dealer is registered under GST, then they have to print GST number on the bill.

Verify the GST number:

To verify the GST number,


GST rates for restaurants:

Under GST, restaurants are having two tax rates – 12% and 18%. It depends on whether if AC restaurant or Non-AC and there is bar or not.

The 12% and 18% GST rates include both CGST (Central GST) and SGST (State GST).

The 12% GST rate is for

non-AC restaurants, roadside eateries that don’t serve alcohol, local delivery restaurants.

The 18% GST rate is for

the restaurants with full air-conditioning (both), non-AC eateries that serve alcohol.

In case of GST-related fraud, where to file a complaint?

Email: helpdesk@gst.gov.in

Phone: 0120-4888999, 011-23370115

Twitter: @askGST_Goi, @FinMinIndia

GST Number Format Description:

15-digit GST Number format details

15-digit GST Number format details

First 2 digits of GST bill is the state codes. State codes are given below:

01-Jammu and Kashmir, 02-Himachal Pradesh, 03-Punjab, 04-Chandigarh, 05-Uttarakhand,

06-Haryana, 07-Delhi, 08-Rajastan, 09-UP, 10-Bihar,

11-Sikkim, 12-Arunachal Pradesh, 13-Nagaland, 14-Manipur, 15-Mizoram,

16-Tripura, 17-Meghalaya, 18-Assam, 19-West Bengal, 20-Jharkhand,

21-Orrissa, 22-Chattisgarh, 23-MP, 24-Gujarat, 25-Daman and Diu,

26-Dadar and Nagar Haveli, 27-Maharashtra, 28-Andhra Pradesh, 29-Karnataka, 30-Goa,

31-Lakshadweep, 32-Kerala, 33-Tamil Nadu, 34-Puducherry and 35-Anadaman and Nicobar Islands.

Next 10 digits shows the PAN number of the business.

13th Digit-It indicates the number of registrations as a business entity has within a state for the same PAN. It is an alpha-numeric code.

14th digit is by default Z.

15th digit is a check code to detect the error.

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