The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) announced the launch of a revised and upgraded version of Search HSN on the GST portal on January 6, 2022. The ‘Search HSN’ feature has been improved by integrating it with an e-invoice database and AI techniques in the following ways:
- The HSN code and the applicable Technical description of the goods/services as they are known in the trade have been enhanced in the Search HSN Code functionality, allowing taxpayers to search the HSN code and the applicable Technical description through common parlance/trade description of the goods/services as they are known in the Trade. By offering a description/part of a description, it assists taxpayers in finding HSN Code.
- The taxpayer can search for HSN/Description using one of the two radio buttons provided: I HSN or (ii) Description; either of these alternatives can be used as needed.
- If a taxpayer is unable to locate the HSN of a good or service, they can submit a ticket using the GST Self-Service Portal (https://selfservice.gstsystem.in). Additionally, taxpayers can download a list of all HSN Codes, as well as their technical descriptions, in Excel format by clicking on the link ‘Download HSN in Excel Format.’