Cashfree Payments launches GSTIN Verification to help businesses verify GSTIN of vendors and partners

Bengaluru, 28th July, 2022: Leading payments and API banking solutions company, Cashfree
Payments today announced that it has launched GSTIN Verification as a part of its Verification
suite. This feature is an addition to the authentication suite that allows verification of Bank
accounts, Aadhar, PAN, UPI, and IFSC.

Cashfree Payments’ GSTIN verification will enable businesses to verify the identity of vendors
and partners in real-time. This feature will verify the entered GSTIN number and provide a
detailed response when the GSTIN is valid thereby reducing the chances of fraud. GSTIN
verification can be used by eCommerce marketplaces, B2B reselling companies, BFSI
segments like business insurance providers and lending platforms, tax processing and return
filing platforms among others.
Once the 15-digit unique GSTIN number is entered into the system, the Verification Suite’s
synchronous API will take this GSTIN number as input and confirm the end-user identity in real-
time. It will enable the merchant to verify the business’ registration type – regular, composite, or
exempted taxpayer, GST registration date, legal name of the business, registered office address
and the GSTIN status as maintained in the GSTIN database.
Akash Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder, Cashfree Payments said, “We are delighted to expand
our services with the addition of GSTIN verification to our current Verification Suite. This
functionality will make GSTIN verification simple, quick, and error-free. Our verification suite is
designed to make the user KYC and related verification processes convenient for our partner
businesses. Integration of GSTIN verification will immensely benefit businesses that require
real-time vendor/partner verification. Our solutions are largely aimed at making the digitization
journey of our merchants effective in a convenient, secure and cost-effective manner. We have
been constantly upgrading our services and operations in this bid, while also enabling
merchants to create customer delight. We look forward to continuing our efforts of delivering
exceptional value propositions to all our stakeholders.”
Under GST, all the taxpayers are consolidated onto a single platform of compliance and are
registered under a single authority. GSTIN is an important identification as it depicts the
authenticity of the taxpayer. In some cases, businesses may manipulate the GST details to
invade taxes. KYC of GSTIN helps merchants attain transparency of business, ensure the
authenticity of GST returns, correction of any errors while reporting GSTIN, and reduce fraud.
With over 50% market share among payment processors, Cashfree Payments today leads the
way in bulk disbursals in India with its product Payouts. Recently, India’s largest lender, SBI

invested in Cashfree Payments underscoring the company’s role in
building a robust payments ecosystem. Cashfree Payments works closely with all leading banks
to build the core payments and banking infrastructure that powers the company’s products.
Cashfree Payments is also integrated with major platforms such as Shopify, Wix, Paypal,
Amazon Pay, Paytm, and Google Pay. Apart from India, Cashfree Payments products are used
in eight other countries including the USA, Canada, and UAE.

About Cashfree Payments
Cashfree Payments is a leading payment and API banking solutions company. It provides full-
stack payments solutions enabling businesses in India to collect payments and make payouts
via all available methods with simple integration. Cashfree Payments’ offerings include an
advanced and easy way to integrate payment gateways, a split payment solution for
marketplaces, bank account verification API, and Auto Collect — a virtual account solution to
match inbound payments to customers. Founded by IIIT Hyderabad alumnus Akash Sinha and
IIT Kharagpur graduate Reeju Datta, is among the leading payment service
providers in India processing transactions worth USD 30 Billion annually. It has leveraged
technology to lead payment disbursals in India with more than 50% market share among
payment processors. Cashfree Payments enables more than 1,50,000 businesses with payment
collections, vendor payouts, wage payouts, bulk refunds, expense reimbursements, loyalty and
rewards. Apart from India, Cashfree Payments products are used in eight other countries
including the USA, Canada, and UAE. Cashfree Payments is backed by Silicon Valley investor
Y Combinator, Apis Partners, State Bank of India (SBI), and was incubated by PayPal.

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