E-Invoicing is a system for authentication of B2B invoices electronically by the GSTN. Under the electronic invoicing framework, a unique Invoice Reference Number (IRN) is issued against each invoice digitally using Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) managed the GSTN. Maximum 100 items can be incorporated in a single invoice.
E-Invoicing eliminates the need to enter data manually in different portals, i.e., we are not required to enter the same data again and again into GST Portal, E-Way Bill Portal and in the E-Invoice Portal.
E-Invoicing also helps to track the invoices in real-time. It helps in resolving a large gap in data reconciliation under GST to reduce the mismatch of errors. It provides a framework to quickly access the complete invoice related details.
An assessee shall comply with the provisions of e-invoicing if their aggregate turnover exceeds the specified limit in any financial year after the implementation of GST, i.e., 2017-18 onwards. The calculation of aggregate turnover shall include the turnover of all the GSTINs issued under a single PAN across India.
|PHASE||APPLICABLE IF||APPLICABILITY DATE|
|I||TURNOVER > 500 CRORES||01.10.2020|
|II||TURNOVER > 100 CRORES||01.01.2021|
|III||TURNOVER > 50 CRORES||01.04.2021|
|IV||TURNOVER > 20 CRORES||01.04.2022|
Example: Suppose PQR Ltd had aggregate turnover as follows:
|FY 2017-18||Rs.12 crore|
|FY 2018-19||Rs.16 crore|
|FY 2019-20||Rs.23 crore|
|FY 2020-21||Rs.18 crore|
|FY 2021-22||Rs.14 crore|
PQR Ltd shall mandatorily generate e-invoices from 01.04.2022 irrespective of the current year’s aggregate turnover as it has crossed the threshold limit of Rs.20 crore turnover limit in FY 2019-20.
Following class of taxpayers are currently covered under e-invoicing:
- Supplies to the registered persons (B2B)
- Supplies to SEZs
- Deemed exports
WHO DOESN’T REQUIRE E-INVOICING?
Following category of a person exempted under e-invoice
- A banking company
- A non-banking financial company
- A financial institution
- An insurer
- A person engaged in supplying passenger transportation service
- A goods transport agency (GTA) supplying services
- A person engaged in supplying services in terms of admission of the exhibition of cinematograph films in the multiplex screen
- Persons registered in terms of Rule 14 of CGST Rules (OIDAR)
- Special Economic Zone units (although e-invoicing is required for SEZ Developers)
HOW TO REGISTER FOR E-INVOICING
- Go to the website https://einvoice1.gst.gov.in/
- Click on Registration < e-Invoice Establishment.
- Fill your GSTIN, enter the captcha and click on GO.
- After clicking on GO, the details would be shown as below:
- Then, click on SEND OTP. OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number. Verify the OTP.
- Now, select the respective financial year and specify the turnover of that period.
- Click on SUBMIT.
- After submitting the required details, login credentials would be generated. He/she would be registered for preparing e-invoices.