The GST Council, in its 37th meeting held on 20.09.2019, has recommended introduction of electronic invoice (‘e-invoice’) in GST in a phased manner. E-invoicing was initially made applicable w.e.f 01.10.2020 for the registered person having aggregate turnover of Rs. 500 crore and above only.
Since then, aggregate turnover is being reduced in a phased manner so as to cover maximum taxpayers under the e-invoicing in following manner:
|Applicable to taxpayers having aggregate turnover of more than||W.e.f.||Notification No.|
|1.||INR 500 crore||01.10.2020||Notification No. 61/2020- Central Tax dated 30.07.2020|
|2.||INR 100 crore||01.01.2021||Notification No. 88/2020–Central Tax dated 10.11.2020|
|3.||INR 50 crore||01.04.2021||Notification No. 05/2021–Central Tax dated 08.03.2021|
|4.||INR 20 crore||01.04.2022||Notification No. 01/2022- Central Tax dated 24.02.2022|
|5.||INR 10 crore||01.10.2022||Notification No. 17/2022–Central Tax dated 01.08.2022|
The registered person to whom e-invoicing is applicable have to generate tax invoice with specified particulars as per e-schema INV-01 from taxpayer’s own account and billing software, then convert the same into JSON file, and transmit such file on dedicated Invoice Registration Portal (“IRP”) launched by the Government.
Subsequently, IRP will generate unique e-invoice reference number with Quick Reference (“QR”) Code and digitally signed JSON file and send it to the concerned supplier and will also push the data to GST Portal for auto population of date in GSTR-1 (outward supply statement) and E-waybill portal for generation of e-way bill.
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