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GST State Code List and Jurisdiction: An Overview

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Every business entity is required to obtain a unique number under GST registration. This enables the business to collect GST from the recipient and avail input credit. Therefore, CGST Act 2017 makes it mandatory for the following persons to get registered under GST and obtain GSTIN.

  • individuals or entities having an aggregate turnover of more than 40 lakh rupees in case of goods
  • entities or individuals having an aggregate turnover of more than 20 lakh rupees in case of services
  • individuals or entities having an aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 20 lakhs for the supply of goods in case of hilly or north-eastern states.

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What is a State Code Under GST?

As per the GSTIN format, the first two digits represent the state code in which the business entity is registered under GST law. The state indicates the state in which a business entity is located, carries its business and thus is registered from that state under GST.

Each state in India is allotted a state code so as to make it convenient to identify the business entity. Accordingly, the GST state codes, along with the alphabetical codes, for various states are as follows:

State NameState CodeAlphabetical Code
Jammu and Kashmir01JK
Himachal Pradesh02HP
Punjab03PB
Chandigarh04CH
Uttarakhand05UT
Haryana06HR
Delhi07DL
Rajasthan08RJ
Uttar Pradesh09UP
Bihar10BH
Sikkim11SK
Arunachal Pradesh12AR
Nagaland13NL
Manipur14MN
Mizoram15MI
Tripura16TR
Meghalaya17ME
Assam18AS
West Bengal19WB
Jharkhand20JH
Odisha21OR
Chattisgarh22CT
Madhya Pradesh23MP
Gujarat24GJ
Daman and Diu25DD
Dadra and Nagar Haveli26DN
Maharashtra27MH
Andhra Pradesh28AP
Karnataka29KA
Goa30GA
Lakshadweep Islands31LD
Kerala32KL
Tamil Nadu33TN
Pondicherry34PY
Andaman and Nicobar Islands35AN
Telangana36TS
Andhra Pradesh (New)37AD

GST State Code List in PDF

 

How to Know Your Jurisdiction?

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) provides the facility of checking your jurisdiction. Knowing the jurisdiction in which you fall helps the taxpayer to locate the jurisdictional officer.

Furthermore, the taxpayer needs to provide his jurisdictional details when filling the form for GST registration.

Steps involved in finding your jurisdiction are as follows:

  • Visit the CBIC website. Click the ‘Services’ tab and select ‘Know your jurisdiction from the drop down menu.
GST STATE CODE LIST
  • Select the state in the left column on the screen.
GST STATE CODE LIST
  • Then, select the zone, commissionerate, division and range details to your jurisdiction.
GST STATE CODE LIST

What is GSTIN?

Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) is a 15 digit number that is given in a certificate of registration to an applicant once his application for the grant of GST registration is approved. This number is made available to the applicant on the common portal once GST registration gets completed.

Format of GSTIN

The GSTIN is an alpha – numeric number consisting of 15 digits. It is a PAN based number and is state specific. The GSTIN ca be decoded as follows:

  • First Two Digits – Represent the State Code
  • Next Ten Digits – Indicate PAN or TAN
  • Thirteenth Digit – Represents the number of registration under single PAN
  • Fourteenth Digit – Indicates the nature of business (this is kept as ‘Z’ by default. It is kept blank for future use)
  • Fifteenth Digit – Alphanumeric character that indicates the check code

Example for GSTIN Format

Suppose a business entity has GSTIN 06BBBBB1111B1ZE. Let’s decode the components of the given GSTIN:

06 BBBBB1111B 1 Z E

  • First Two Digits – State Code (Haryana)
  • Next Ten Digits – PAN or TAN
  • Thirteenth Digit – Represents the number of registration under single PAN (1)
  • Fourteenth Digit – Indicates the nature of business (this is kept as ‘Z’ by default. It is kept blank for future use)
  • Fifteenth Digit – Alphanumeric character that indicates the check code (E)

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Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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