What is ‘e-invoicing’?
An electronic invoice (e-invoice) is an invoice that is issued, transmitted, received, processed and stored electronically using specific document formats. As per Rule 48(4) of CGST Rules, notified class of registered persons have to prepare invoice by uploading specified particulars of invoice (in FORM GST INV-01) on Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) and obtain an Invoice Reference Number (IRN).
For which businesses, e-invoicing is mandatory?
For Registered persons whose aggregate turnover (based on PAN) in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards, is more than prescribed limit (From 1 Oct, 2022 the limit is RS. 10 Cr) e-invoicing is mandatory.
Following documents are presently covered under e –invoicing:
when issued by notified class of taxpayers (to registered persons (B2B) or for the purpose of Exports) are currently covered under e-invoice.
Following supplies are presently covered under e –invoice:
Supplies to registered persons (B2B), Supplies to SEZs (with/without payment), Exports (with/without payment), Deemed Exports, by notified class of taxpayers are currently covered under e-invoicing.
No, E-Invoice is not required for Nil-rated or wholly-exempted supplies. In those cases, a bill supply is issued and not a tax invoice.
Following sector or entities are exempted under E- invoice:
E-Invoice in case of Supplies Involving Reverse Charge:
In case of invoice issued by notified person is in respect of supplies made by him but attracting reverse charge under section 9(3) of the CGST Act, and turnover of such notified person crosses the limit of applicability of E-invoice (i.e. Rs. 10 Cr), such invoices have to be reported by the notified person to IRP.
Amendment and Cancellation of E-Invoice:
If the registered person wishes to make any changes in the E-Invoice, the only option available to modify or cancel the invoices is to generate Debit/Credit Notes. The e-invoice portal does not allow for amendment of e-inovices either. The registered person will not be allowed to cancel an e-invoice after the passes of 24 hours since the issuance of the said e-invoice.
Disclaimer:- The above article is only for information purpose and is on based on the author’s interpretation of the relevant provision. The same should not be considered as professional advice.