The GST jurisdiction is critical for the efficient processing of returns, applications, and assessments, as well as the availability of legal services. To make GST registration easier for enterprises and professionals, the government has classified jurisdictions based on geographical region, PIN numbers of various locales, and unique districts.

What is the GST state code?

The state code appears in the first two digits of the GSTIN. It aids in the identification of a company’s state registration. In the same state, you can utilise the same GSTIN number for many branches. If you have locations in other states, however, you must register for GST in those states as well.

List of GST State Codes

The GST Identifying Number (GSTIN) is a 15-digit alphanumeric unique identification number assigned to a taxpayer who registers under the GST statute. The state code is represented by the first two digits of a GSTIN. A taxpayer uses the GST state code list while registering for GST and submitting invoice data in GST returns. You may use our GSTIN Search Tool to look for a GSTIN before determining its jurisdiction: GSTIN Search Tool.

What is GSTIN?

According to the CGST Act of 2017, every business’s GST identification number is called GSTIN. On the registration certificate, the GSTIN is a 15-digit representation number. A firm can obtain its registration certificate once all departmental processes have been fulfilled. Identification, office proof, and address are required for GSTIN applications.

Aside from that, the GST officer must receive the articles of association, memorandum reports, and the company’s incorporation paperwork in order to complete the application. Within two weeks, your GST registration status will be emailed to your cellphone number and email address. The login and password must be kept safe.

The process of knowing the GST State Code List and Jurisdiction 

How to find your GST Jurisdiction?

The CBIC is the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. GST has removed the differences in taxation by different states and ensured transparency in the tax collections of each State.

GSTIN Format

The alpha-numeric 15-digit GSTIN identification number is as follows.

  1. The first 2 digits are state code in GST. 
  2. Your PAN forms the next 10 digits.
  3. The 13th digit is the number of registrations under GST. Note that the same PAN number is there for GSTIN registration in different states. 
  4. The nature of business with the Z alphabet (default value) is the 14th digit.
  5. The alphanumeric check code is the 15th digit.

Procedure for GST Registration:

The GST portal allows you to get your GST registration done for free and with a few clicks. Here’s how to go about it in the Form GST REG-01.

The form has two parts – Part A, B.


  1. Next, use ‘Taxpayer’ and enter the details in the ‘I am a’ drop-down box.
  2. Choose the UT/ State and District drop-down options. 
  3. Enter the business name from the PAN database in the Legal Name of the Business box. 
  4. Enter PAN of proprietor/business in the Permanent Account Number field.
  5. Enter your business address, email address, and PAN-linked mobile number.
  6. Fill in the captcha and hit the ‘Proceed’ tab. You will get a TRN or Temporary Reference Number on your email address and mobile phone.


  1. Log on to the GST portal using the ‘Services ’> ‘Registration’ > ‘New Registration’ tabs and use the TRN number to log in with the captcha box and click on ‘Proceed’.
  2. On the next page, enter the OTP sent on email and mobile to verify and proceed.
  3. The screen will display the My Saved Application page with the Action and  Edit options.
  4. The page has 10-options to choose from and requires you to enter the required details. Enter details of the business, promoter/authorized signatory, place of business, services/goods, the state,  Aadhaar. Verify before you Save and Continue with the application.
  5. Click Submit. Use the digital signature option to generate the ARN – Application Reference Number sent to your mobile and email address. You can check the status of the application over the next two weeks using this ARN.

GST State Code List

Jammu And Kashmir1
Himachal Pradesh2
Uttar Pradesh9
Arunachal Pradesh12
West Bengal19
Madhya Pradesh23
Dadra And Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu (Newly Merged UT)26
Andhra Pradesh(Before Division)28
Tamil Nadu33
Andaman And Nicobar Islands35
Andhra Pradesh (Newly Added)37
Ladakh (Newly Added)38
Other Territory      97
Centre Jurisdiction99

Penalty for not registering under GST

Failure to register under the GST would mean a penalty of Rs 10,000/- or 10% of the tax payable.

How will Taxpayers know more about their GST Requirements?

There is a GST self-help portal for taxpayers to lodge complaints about jurisdiction documents of a business entity. Other than jurisdiction, taxpayers can lodge complaints about several issues. The website is designed so that the consumers can post screenshots to present the problems. Through online registration of complaints, an immediate resolution will be provided for technical issues the consumers face while determining their jurisdiction

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