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GST search tool helps you check the validity of a GST Identification Number (GSTIN) on the internet. Clear’s GST search also allows any person to verify the GSTIN authenticity for easily spotting fake GSTIN. Read on to know more about the terms and uses of the GST search tool.

The article covers the following:

  1. What is GSTIN
  2. Why is it necessary to verify GSTIN or do GST Search?
  3. GST Identification Number Format
  4. What is the ClearTax GST Number Search Tool?
  5. How to use the Clear GST Number Search Tool and GSTIN Validator?
  6. Advantages of online GSTIN search & verification tool or GSTIN Validator
  7. Frequently Asked Questions


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. 

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, it is a single registration number under GST- GSTIN.

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. 

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 deal. 

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.

Use the Clear’s GSTIN verification tool and GST Search to verify GSTIN or verify the GST number in a jiffy!

GST Identification Number Format

Below is the format of GSTIN depicted in pictorial form.

GST identification number format

GSTIN structure comprises

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 so that 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-

  1. Enter a valid GSTIN in the search box below
  2. Click on the “Search” button

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

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Advantages of online GST search & verification tool or GSTIN Validator

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When will a GSTIN be allocated?

Once the GST registration application is processed successfully, the GST portal will allocate 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.

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.

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