Ever wondered if you might be paying GST to a business or supplier against incorrect GST number? Or a business might be fraudulently charging GST even when it is not registered under GST?
since GST has been launched in India, GST authorities and the vigilant customers have uncovered several instances where a business charging GST didn’t even possess a valid GST number.
In other instances, a business began charging GST even when its registration application was still not approved.
A business, which isn’t registered under GST or doesn’t mention a valid GST number on its invoice, is not eligible to charge GST. Doing so may make a business liable to pay penalty and face prosecution.
SahiGST has launched online GSTIN verification tool through which you can search a taxpayer’s name and his address by GST number.
GST number is India, commonly known as GSTIN, is a 15-digit alpha-numeric code allotted for each PAN number separately. See this image to understand how a GST number is constituted.
(A) Via GSTN Portal:
Visit GSTN Portal. enter the GSTIN you want to check and click on Search.
(B) Via SahiGST’s Online GSTIN Verification tool:
SahiGST fetches data directly from GST portal. Search multiple GSTIN simultaneously since SahiGST allows you to search 50 GSTINs in a single click, saving time and efforts. Especially for the recipients, this tool can help them check GSTINs of the several suppliers simultaneously.
To understand more about possible GST frauds and to learn in detail how to verify if a business is GST registered, read this blog post. If you are looking for a solution to help you with your GST return filing write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.