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What is TIN number?

TIN stands for Tax-Payer Identification Number, is unique number allotted by Commercial Tax Department of respective State. It's an eleven digit number to be mentioned in all VAT transactions and correspondence.

TIN number is used to identify dealers registered under VAT. First two digits of TIN indicate the issued state code. However, Other 9 digit of TIN creation may differs by state governments.

TIN is applied for both sales done within a state or between two or more states. Tin is also being used to identify dealers in the same way like PAN, to identification of assesses under income tax act. In Tamil Nadu, CST Number is being alloted for interstate transactions

Who Needs TIN number?

Tin number registration is must for Manufacture/Traders /Exporters/Dealers. It comes to new registration under VAT or Central sales tax will be allotted new TIN as registration number. However, all state commercial tax department of India has stipulation to provide new TIN to existing Manufacture/Traders /Exporters/Dealers to replace their old registration / CST number.

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