Latest update on e-Invoicing applicability
e-Invoicing applicability update : Recently, the e-Invoice portal of the Government of India has enabled an option for sandbox testing for businesses whose turnover falls in the bracket of 50 Cr. – 100 Cr.
This move indicates that the GST Council may soon start applying e-Invoicing system to the businesses falling under this turnover bracket.
It is most likely that the applicability date of the same will be 1st April 2021 however, there has been no official notification released by the Government about it.
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Introduction to e-Invoicing applicability
e Invoicing under GST has rolled out for all businesses having an annual aggregated turnover of INR 500 Crores & above.
The government has also released the notification that e Invoicing will expand to businesses with an annual aggregated turnover of INR 100 Crores & above from January 2021.
e-Invoicing applicability will mainly apply to B2B Invoices, but the applicability of this new provision is variable.In this article, we have explained in detail, as to which businesses and documents are exempted & eligible from e Invoicing under GST.
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What is e Invoicing under GST?
e Invoicing under GST is the practice of generating invoices in a specified format given by the government- SCHEMA.
These invoices then need to be uploaded to the IRP, which will validate the GST e invoicing means for errors & duplicity.Mentioned below are the documents & Businesses that are liable to e Invoicing GST applicability limit.
Upon successful validation, the IRP will generate unique IRNs & QR codes for the invoices & store them for 24 hours.
e invoicing in GST is limited to B2B Invoices, for now, however, businesses will also have to create QR Codes for B2C Invoices.
e-Invoicing applicability is variable to different types of documents & businesses.
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e-Invoicing Applicability- Documents & Businesses
e Invoicing is applicable to all businesses that have an annual aggregated turnover of Rs. 500 Crores & above, unless the government exempts them specifically.
These businesses will have to declare the following documents on the IRP, without fail-
- B2B Invoices
- B2G Invoices
- RCM invoices
- Export Invoices
- Credit Notes
- Debit Notes
- QR Codes for B2C Invoices (Not in function currently)
Recently, the government has rolled out a notification that states that gst invoicing rules or gst e Invoicing will apply to all businesses with an annual aggregate turnover of Rs. 100 Crore+ from January 1st, 2020.
As per sources, this is around the same time, when B2C Invoices & QR Codes will also be included in e invoice under GST, mandatorily.
Businesses exempted from e-Invoicing applicability
Since e Invoicing is a B2B based process most companies dealing in B2C transactions and minimum turnover for GST as a prime portion of the nature of their business are exempted from e-Invoicing applicability.
Banks, Financial Institutes, Airlines, Telecommunication companies, & other institutes that deal with customers directly, irrespective of the size of the enterprise, are exempted from e Invoicing.
- The SEZ (Special Economic Zone) & FTWZ (Free Trade & Warehousing Zones) Units are also exempted from e Invoicing.
- All registered persons providing services of – admission to an exhibition of cinematograph films in multiplex screens are also exempted from e Invoicing applicability of GST as per the CBIC Notification.
- Goods Transport & Agency (GTA) transporting goods by road in a goods carriage.
- Transport service providers, providing passenger transportation services are also exempted from generating e-Invoices.
Here are other cases that are exempted from e Invoicing under GST (GST exempted category )as per CBIC notification-
Input Service Providers
Supplies Received from unregistered person
Supplies Received through the import of services
Bills of Supplies
Import Bills of Entry
Small & Medium Businesses- applicability of GST e Invoicing, for now, will only apply to large enterprises having an annual aggregated turnover of Rs. 50 crores and above (until stated otherwise)
However, e invoice GST itself is an additional compliance burden that may increase the work of accountants of a company.
The Government has offered many alternative solutions to make e-Invoicing simpler for businesses to comply with such as APIs, GSPs & ASPs.
GSP being the most reliable solution for e-Invoicing, businesses must choose the best & most relevant one for their business.
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Here is why GSTHero is the best e-Invoicing Solution for your Business-
- Simple integration
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- Highly Automated- requires minimal human input
- Reduced Errors with automation
- Enhanced productivity of your accounts team
- Compliance in real-time
- Bulk Operations- Generate, cancel, print, validate & edit e-Invoice in bulk within the ERP
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