GST State Code list – meaning and use, all you need to know.

GSt State Code

What is a GST State Code Under Goods and Service Tax?

As per the GSTIN format, the first two digits represent the GST State Code, where the business entity is registered. This first two-digit is called GST State Code. While moving towards Goods and Service Tax registration or going for new GST registration, most businesses would receive a 15 digit GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number). Knowing the GSTIN format is crucial for a business – to ensure that one’s suppliers have quoted the correct GSTIN in their invoices, and ensure that one mentions their own GSTIN correctly in invoices to customers – as the input tax credit depends on this due diligence.

GST Number Format

The 15 digit GSTIN ID is a unique alphanumeric number that comprises of –

  1. First, two digits signify the GST State Code.
  2. The next ten-digit signify a PAN number.
  3. Next one digit indicating the number of registrations an entity has within a state for the same PAN.
  4. And next 14th digit is of no use currently and therefore will be “Z” by default.
  5. And the last digit is the checksum value, which will be used for error detection.

Here is a list of all the GST State Code in India:

SERIAL NO.STATE NAMESTATE CODE
1.JAMMU AND KASHMIR1
2.HIMACHAL PRADESH2
3.PUNJAB3
4.CHANDIGARH4
5.UTTARAKHAND5
6.HARYANA6
7.DELHI7
8.RAJASTHAN8
9.UTTAR PRADESH9
10.BIHAR10
11.SIKKIM11
12.ARUNACHAL PRADESH12
13.NAGALAND13
14.MANIPUR14
15.MIZORAM15
16.TRIPURA16
17.MEGHALAYA17
18.ASSAM18
19.WEST BENGAL19
20.JHARKHAND20
21.ODISHA21
22.CHATTISGARH22
23.MADHYA PRADESH23
24.GUJARAT24
25.DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI
AND DAMAN AND DIU (NEWLY MERGED UT)
26
26.MAHARASHTRA27
27.ANDHRA PRADESH (BEFORE DIVISION)28
28.KARNATAKA29
29.GOA30
30.LAKSHWADEEP31
31.KERALA32
32.TAMIL NADU33
33.PUDUCHERRY34
34.ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS35
35.TELANGANA36
36.ANDHRA PRADESH 37
37.LADAKH38

Know Your GST Jurisdiction

The CBIC department also has a website dedicated to checking the GST Jurisdiction.

All you need to do is go to CBIC GST: Know Your Jurisdiction > Select your state, zone, division, and range.

GST State code

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