GST UPDATE E INVOICING APPLICATION REVISED?
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has revised the applicability of e-invoicing under GST. The revised e-invoicing turnover limit is Rs. 5 crore, effective from August 1, 2023. This means that all businesses with an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 5 crore will be required to generate e-invoices for all their B2B transactions.
The earlier e-invoicing turnover limit wash Rs. 20 crore. Tis was applicable from April 1, 2022. However, the CBIC had announced in March 2023 that it would be reducing the e-invoicing turnover limit to Rs. 5 crore. This was done in order to bring more businesses under the ambit of e-invoicing and to improve tax compliance.
The e-invoicing system is a digital platform that allows businesses to generate and upload invoices electronically. The invoices are then authenticated by the GSTN and a unique invoice reference number (IRN) is generated. The IRN is used to track and verify invoices.
The e-invoicing system has a number of benefits, including:
- Improved tax compliance: E-invoicing makes it easier for businesses to comply with GST regulations.
- Reduced fraud: E-invoicing makes it more difficult for businesses to commit fraud, such as by issuing fake invoices.
- Increased transparency: E-invoicing makes it easier for businesses to track their transactions and for the government to monitor the GST system.
Here are the steps on how to generate an e-invoice:
- Go to the GSTN e-invoice portal.
- Login with your GSTIN and password.
- Click on the “Create E-Invoice” button.
- Enter the details of the invoice, such as the supplier, buyer, goods or services supplied, and amount.
- Click on the “Generate E-Invoice” button.
- The e-invoice will be generated and an IRN will be displayed.
- You can download the e-invoice and share it with the buyer.
- Improved tax compliance: The revised e-invoicing application makes it easier for businesses to comply with GST regulations. This is because the invoices are generated and uploaded electronically, which makes it easier for the government to track and verify transactions.
- Reduced fraud: The revised e-invoicing application makes it more difficult for businesses to commit fraud, such as by issuing fake invoices. This is because the invoices are authenticated by the GSTN and a unique invoice reference number (IRN) is generated. The IRN can be used to track and verify invoices.
- Increased transparency: The revised e-invoicing application makes it easier for businesses to track their transactions and for the government to monitor the GST system. This is because the invoices are stored in a central database and can be accessed by all authorized users.
- Reduced human intervention: The revised e-invoicing application reduces the need for human intervention in the generation and processing of invoices. This can lead to faster processing and reduced errors.
- Improved data accuracy: The revised e-invoicing application uses a standardized format for invoices, which can help to improve data accuracy. This is because the data is entered only once and is then automatically transferred to the GSTN database.
- Initial cost: There is an initial cost associated with implementing the revised e-invoicing application. This cost includes the cost of software, hardware, and training.
- Technical challenges: There may be some technical challenges associated with implementing the revised e-invoicing application. These challenges may include integration with existing systems and ensuring that the application is secure.
- Compliance burden: The revised e-invoicing application may add to the compliance burden for businesses. This is because businesses will need to ensure that they are compliant with the new regulations.
- Lack of awareness: There may be a lack of awareness about the revised e-invoicing application among businesses. This may lead to delays in implementation and compliance.
The revised e-invoicing application is a significant development in the GST regime. It has the potential to improve tax compliance, reduce fraud, and increase transparency. However, it is important for businesses to be aware of the challenges and costs associated with implementation.
HOW AURIGA ACCOUNTING HELP YOU
- Determine whether your business is liable for GST registration based on turnover and other criteria.
- Help you gather and prepare the required documents for GST registration.
- Assist in filing the GST registration application and tracking its progress.
2. GST Return Filing:
- Ensure accurate and timely filing of GST returns, whether monthly, quarterly, or annually.
- Validate data, calculate GST liability, and file returns on your behalf.
- Handle the reconciliation of your financial records with GST returns to prevent errors and discrepancies.
3. Input Tax Credit (ITC) Management:
- Help you claim and manage ITC effectively, ensuring you get the maximum benefit while complying with GST laws.
4. GST Compliance:
- Keep your business informed about changes in GST laws and regulations, helping you stay compliant.
- Conduct regular GST compliance checks to identify and rectify any non-compliance issues.
5. E-way Bill Generation:
- Assist in generating e-way bills, which are required for the movement of goods under GST, ensuring accuracy and compliance.