GST number or GSTIN is a 15 digit number unique to each tax payer registered under GST. You can get your GST number or GSTIN by registering yourself under GST.
The first 2 digit of GST number represents state in which tax payer is registered. Next 10 letters are PAN number of tax payer. Next 2 digits are for entity code and last digit is check sum number.
You can search online using above search form to check whether a GST number is real or fake.
Above search tool retrieves data from GST portal to check whether GST number you searched is a genuine registered number or not.
We are using API's to get real time data from GSTN to validate your GST number. You can validate your GST number by using above given search tool.
If you find a GST number to be fake or doubt that someone is cheating with you. You should report this GST number and complaint it to GST department.
You can E-mail your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can complaint it to customer helpline number 0120-4888999/0124-4688999.
You can also search GST number by name. Earlier the facility was provided on GST portal itself. But now this functionality is closed by GST portal.
As of now there is no option to search GST number of a person or company by name on GST portal. KnowYourGST has launched the facility to search details with name.
To know GST number of a person by name you can click above link and search.
You can also search GST number or GSTIN of a person with PAN number. On above link along with name, you can also search GST numbers with PAN of a person or company.
However you can also search GST number using PAN by doing trial and error method.
For example, GST number first 2 codes are for state, next 10 are PAN number and 13th character will be 1 in most of the cases, 14th character will be Z mostly and last character can be anything from 0 to 9 and A to Z.
So you can use trial and error method and try to find GST number using PAN.