Under the GST regime, every supplier of goods/services (whose aggregate turnover exceeds the threshold limits*) has to get themselves registered under the GST law. This GST registration is at a PAN level and is State specific. On registration, the Government allots the supplier with a 15-digit GST identification number called ‘GSTIN’.
If we deconstruct the composition of the GSTIN, it is evident than the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the supplier plays a vital role in GST registration.
Masters India has developed a tool to help users search GSTIN’s through the PAN.
The GSTIN of a supplier can be identified through the Government Portal. To check GSTIN through Government Portal, users can:
Step 1: Visit the GST portal.
Step 2: Under ‘Search Taxpayer’, select ‘Search by PAN’.
Step 3: Add Permanent Account Number (PAN), Captcha and click on ‘Search’.
The GST portal will display the GSTIN details based on the PAN provided.
*Threshold Limit For GST Registration
|Supplier of Goods||Supplier of Services|
|Aggregate Turnover – Normal Category States||Exceeds INR 40 lakhs||Exceeds INR 20 lakhs|
|Aggregate Turnover – Special Category States||Exceeds INR 20 lakhs||Exceeds INR 10 lakhs|