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WHAT IS CHENNAI GST STATE CODE?

WHAT IS CHENNAI GST STATE CODE?

INTRODUCTION

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and its GST state code is (33). This code is used in GST invoices, GST registration certificates, and other official GST documents to denote the location of the registered business or taxpayer within Chennai or Tamil Nadu.

SOME STATE GST CODES

 

STATE NAMESTATE CODE
JAMMU AND KASHMIR01
HIMACHAL PRADESH02
PUNJAB03
CHANDIGARH04
UTTARAKHAND05
HARYANA06
DELHI07
RAJASTHAN08
UTTAR PRADESH09
BIHAR10
SIKKIM11
ARUNACHAL PRADESH12
NAGALAND13
MANIPUR14
MIZORAM15
TRIPURA16
MEGHALAYA17
ASSAM18
WEST BENGAL19
JHARKHAND20
ODISHA21
CHATTISGARH22
MADHYA PRADESH23
GUJARAT24
DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU (NEWLY MERGED UT)26*
MAHARASHTRA27
ANDHRA PRADESH(BEFORE DIVISION)28
KARNATAKA29
GOA30
LAKSHADWEEP31
KERALA32
TAMIL NADU33
PUDUCHERRY34
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS35
TELANGANA36
ANDHRA PRADESH (NEWLY ADDED)37
LADAKH (NEWLY ADDED)38
OTHER TERRITORY97
CENTRE JURISDICTION99

Where do we need State Code in GST?

  • GST Registration: When a business or individual registers for GST, they are assigned a unique GST Identification Number (GSTIN), which incorporates the State Code. The State Code in the GSTIN helps identify the state or union territory where the taxpayer is registered.

  • GST Invoices: Every GST invoice issued by a registered taxpayer must include the GSTIN, which contains the State Code. This ensures that the location of the supplier and the recipient is correctly reflected on the invoice for tax calculation and compliance purposes.

  • Interstate Transactions: In cases of interstate supply of goods or services, the State Code is crucial in determining whether Integrated GST (IGST) or Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST) should be applied. The State Code helps tax authorities allocate the tax revenue between the central and state governments accurately.

  • Tax Returns: When filing GST returns, taxpayers must specify their State Code to indicate their registration location. This information is used to determine the appropriate tax liabilities and credits.

  • Tax Payments: When making GST payments, taxpayers need to specify their State Code along with the GSTIN to ensure that the payment is correctly attributed to the relevant state or union territory.

  • E-Way Bills: The GST system requires the generation of e-way bills for the movement of goods between states. The State Code is a critical element in the e-way bill to identify the origin and destination of the goods.

  • GST Refunds: In cases where a taxpayer is eligible for GST refunds, the State Code is used to verify the authenticity of the refund claim and to ensure that the refund is processed correctly by the respective tax authorities.

  • Audit and Compliance: During GST audits and compliance checks, tax authorities use the State Code to verify the accuracy of tax filings and to assess whether the taxpayer has complied with state-specific regulations.

  • Legal Documentation: The State Code is used in various legal and official documents related to GST, including registration certificates, tax notices, and correspondences with tax authorities.

  • Online Portals and Platforms: Online GST portals and platforms use the State Code to route taxpayers to the correct state or union territory-specific information and services.

Here are some additional information about GST in Chennai:

  • The GST rate for goods and services in Chennai varies depending on the type of product or service. The standard GST rate is 18%, but there are lower rates for certain goods and services, such as food and essential commodities.
  • Businesses in Chennai are required to register for GST if their annual turnover exceeds Rs. 20 lakh.
  • GST returns are required to be filed by businesses in Chennai on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • The GST portal is the official website for GST registration, filing of returns, and other related services

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, the GST state code for Chennai is 33. This code is important for businesses in Chennai because it is used to identify the jurisdiction where the business is located. The GST state code is used for a number of purposes, such as calculating the GST liability, filing GST returns, and claiming input tax credit.

HOW AURIGA ACCOUNTING HELP YOU

  1. GST Registration: Auriga Accounting can assist businesses and individuals in Chennai with GST registration, which includes obtaining a GST Identification Number (GSTIN) that incorporates the State Code for Chennai (33). They can guide you through the registration process, document submission, and compliance requirements.

  2. GST Compliance: Auriga Accounting can help you understand and comply with GST regulations specific to Chennai and Tamil Nadu. This includes proper invoicing, record-keeping, and filing of GST returns.

  3. State-Specific Regulations: Different states in India may have specific rules or exemptions related to GST. Auriga Accounting can help you navigate these state-specific regulations to ensure full compliance.

  4. GSTIN Verification: If you have concerns or questions about the accuracy of your GSTIN, Auriga Accounting can assist in verifying the GSTIN and ensuring it aligns with the correct State Code (33 for Chennai).

  5. GST Filing: Auriga Accounting can help prepare and file GST returns, ensuring that they are accurate and submitted on time. They can also assist with Input Tax Credit (ITC) claims, if applicable.

  6. Interstate Transactions: If your business involves interstate transactions, accounting professionals can help you correctly calculate and allocate Integrated GST (IGST), Central GST (CGST), and State GST (SGST) based on the GST State Code.

  7. Audit Support: In the event of a GST audit or compliance check by tax authorities, Auriga Accounting can provide support by gathering necessary documentation and representing you during the audit process.

  8. GST Education: Auriga Accounting may offer training and workshops to educate you and your team about GST compliance and state-specific regulations, including those related to Chennai.

  9. Tax Planning: Auriga Accounting can offer tax planning strategies to optimize your GST position and minimize tax liabilities within the framework of Chennai’s GST regulations.

  10. Regular Updates: Auriga Accounting firms stay updated with changes in GST laws and regulations at both the central and state levels. They can inform you about any amendments or modifications that may affect your business.