As per the recent notification no. 17/2022 – Central tax from Government of India, dated 1st August 2022, the fifth phase of e-Invoice under GST will be implemented with effect from 1st October 2022, where the GST taxpayers with aggregate turnover more than INR 10 crores should mandatorily generate e-Invoice for all their transactions.
Currently, e-Invoicing is applicable only for businesses whose aggregate turnover is INR 20 crores and above. With this reduction of aggregate turnover limit from INR 20 crores to INR 10 crores, it is evident that the government is taking steps to curb tax evasion by bringing transparency in the transactions that happen inside the business, avoiding manual errors, and automating filing processes to make businesses more compliant with the regulations.
Is e-Invoicing mandatory?
Yes, e-Invoicing is already mandatory for the business exceeding a turnover of INR 20 crores from 1st April 2022. But from 1st October 2022, the turnover threshold has been minimized to INR 10 crores; indicating that e-invoicing will be applicable to businesses exceeding the turnover threshold. If the business falls under any of the above-said limits, the respective taxpayer must generate an e-Invoice by uploading all the invoices created in his ERP to the GST e-Invoice portal or generate an e-Invoice directly from the ERP if it’s capable of doing so.
What is the turnover limit for mandatory e-invoices?
Initially, when the e-invoice was implemented on 1st October 2020, the limit to the GST taxpayer for the mandatory e-invoice generation was INR 500 Crores and above. After several phases of e-Invoice implementations, presently, as per Notification No. 17/2022-Central Taxes dated 01-08-2022, E-Invoicing is mandatory for GST taxpayers whose aggregate turnover is more than INR 10 crores with effect from 1st October 2022.
Aggregate turnover includes all types of outward supplies (sales or services), whether it is B2B or B2C, SEZ or Exports, Taxable or Exempted, everything put together needs to be accumulated to check the turnover limit for applicability.
History of e-invoicing
E-invoicing was first implemented on 1st October 2020 for businesses with a turnover of more than INR 500 crore, then in the second phase, it was reduced to INR 100 crore from 1st January 2021, followed by the third phase where it was reduced to INR 50 crore from 1st April 2021 and finally, in the fourth phase, it now stands at INR 20 crore starting from 1st April 2022. Further, the fifth phase has been recently notified for businesses whose turnover exceeds INR 10 crore with effect from 1st October 2022.
|Phase||With effect date||Turnover criteria (INR)|
|1||1st October 2020||500 crores|
|2||1st January 2021||100 crores|
|3||1st April 2021||50 crores|
|4||1st April 2022||20 crores|
|5||1st October 2022||10 crores|
What happens if businesses exceeding 10 crores don’t comply with the E-Invoice rule from 1st October 2022?
If the business whose aggregate turnover crosses INR 10 crores and fails to generate the e-Invoices, then they will be penalized with 100% of the tax due or INR 10,000 whichever is higher.
Falling under the GST e-invoice mandatory rule and abiding by the regulation safeguards you from such a penalty. You can easily abide by these regulations and automate your e-Invoice generation with an ERP capable of generating e-Invoice right when an invoice is created.
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How to choose your e-invoicing software?
Before choosing the e-Invoicing software for your business, make sure it meets these benefits that help in easing your e-invoice generation process.
- Generate e-invoice instantly when a new invoice is created
- Maintain a complete record of IRNs generated to track anytime
- Smart validation of basic GST disclosures in the POS to avoid getting rejected from the e-Invoice portal
- Live tracking dashboard to track the entire journey of your transaction from invoice to E-Invoice along with the pending and failed updates
Why is Gofrugal the best e-invoicing software for all business types/sizes?
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