Whenever you are going to pay any invoice, it is very important to first ensure that whether the mentioned GST number on the invoice is correct or not. Goods and Service Tax Identification Number is your business identity number registered with the Government of India. Many times the suppliers misuse fake GSTIN to collect taxes from the customer and to issue bogus invoices for fake inward supplies to claim Input Tax Credit.
To protect honest taxpayers from such malpractices and catch the malicious taxpayers from carrying out such illegal practises, the GST Portal gives an online facility for GST Number Verification.
How to verify GST Number?
The GSTIN Verification tool shows the data from the GST portal to check whether the GST number you searched is a genuine registered number or not. The process to verify is very simple.
GST Verification by GSTIN/UIN:
Visit the official GST Portal at https://www.gst.gov.in/
Click on the dropdown of the Search Taxpayers
Click on Search by GSTIN/UIN.
Enter the GST Number and the captcha shown and then click on Search.