TIN : First Two Digits Tells State of Allotment

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TIN : First Two Digits Tells State of Allotment

The Tax Payer’s Identification Number or TIN- is new unique registration number that is used for identification of dealers registered under VAT . It consists of 11 digit numerals and will be unique throughout the country. First two characters will represent the State Code as used by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The set-up of the next nine characters may, however, be different in different States.

TIN is being used for identification of dealers in the same way like PAN is used for identification of assesses under Income Tax Act.TIN All the dealers seeking for new registration under VAT or Central Sales Tax will be allotted new TIN as registration number, however every State Commercial Tax Department have made provisions to issue new TIN to their existing dealers replacing old registration/ CST number.

Note About TIN

  • TIN consists of 11 digits .
  • First two digit of TIN shows the state , which has allotted the TIN.
  • Next Nine numbers are specific to the state and are algorithmic is specific to state only.


Here is first two digits of TIN  allotted to States

First Two Digits State First Two Digits State
Jammu & Kashmir 01 Assam 18
Himachal Pradesh 02 West Bengal 19
Punjab 03 Jharkhand 20
Chandigarh 04 Orissa 21
Uttaranchal 05 Chhattisgarh 22
Haryana 06 Madhya Pradesh 23
Delhi 07 Gujarat 24
Rajasthan 08 Daman &Diu 25
Utter Pradesh 09 Dadra &Nagar Haveli 26
Bihar 10 Maharashtra 27
Sikkim 11 Andhra Pradesh 28
Arunachal Pradesh 12 Karnataka 29
Nagaland 13 Goa 30
Manipur 14 Lakshadweep 31
Mizoram 15 Kerala 32
Tripura 16 Tamil Nadu 33
Meghalaya 17 Pondicherry 34
Andaman &Nicobar Island 35



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