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eInvoicing Functions Available as API
Once you register as ASP under TaxPro GSP, which is completely free, you may use TaxPro GSP urls to access eInvoice API. Our GSP servers will automatically inject GSP ClientID to your request before forwarding the same to IRP.
TaxPro GSP will completely eliminate the role of JSON Files & multiple visits to the IRP, as it will allow you to generate & perform all the other eInvoice operations within your ERP itself.TaxPro GSP acts as a link between the IRP & the ERP through it’s eInvoice APIs thus any actions taken on the ERP are directly updated to the IRP without having to update them manually.
TaxPro GSP eInvoice APIs and Free Java Library or .Net DLLs are the best solution for large enterprises who are notified for eInvoicing. TaxPro GSP is capable of handling the high volumes pressure. Its Infrastructure & High-Availability makes it the to go eInvoice solution for large businesses.
TaxPro GSP efficiently helps business in saving manpower, energy, time & cost, as business doesn’t have to make any major change to existing billing system. The bulk operation & the shortened process will help large enterprises in achieving their agenda more effectively and economically.
Can eInvoices be generated, validated and IRN & QR Codes created for those, from existing Accounting/Billing/ERP software, through TaxPro GSP eInvoice integration?
Yes, with the TaxPro GSP through its APIs and Free Java Library or .Net DLLs integration with your existing Accounting/Billing/ERP software can generate and validate eInvoices and create IRN & QR Codes for those.
You can also edit, preview, print, and cancel the eInvoices within the existing Accounting/Billing/ERP software, without having to visit the IRP.
Yes, TaxPro GSP has facility to perform bulk operations within the existing Accounting/Billing/ERP Software, upon integration. You can now generate, edit, preview, print, validate, create IRN & QR codes, and cancel the eInvoices in bulk within the existing software.
As per GST Rules, notified class of registered persons or organizations have to prepare invoice by uploading specified particulars of invoice on Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) and obtain an Invoice Reference Number (IRN).
After following above process, the invoice copy containing the IRN (with QR Code) issued by the notified supplier to buyer is commonly referred to as eInvoice in GST.
Because of the standard schema, eInvoice facilitates exchange of the invoice document (structured invoice data) between a supplier and a buyer in an integrated electronic format.
There is no much difference indeed.
Registered persons or organizations will continue to create their GST invoices on their own Accounting/Billing/ERP Systems as they are currently doing.
Under eInvoicing these invoices generated through the same process as earlier will now be reported to ‘Invoice Registration Portal (IRP)’. On reporting, IRP returns the invoice with a unique ‘Invoice Reference Number (IRN)’ after digitally signing the and adding a QR Code. This process makes your current Invoice an eInvoice, the same eInvoice can be issued to the receiver (along with QR Code).
For reporting the Invoices generated through your existing system to the IRP and get the IRN & QR Code you need to use the eInvoice API from TaxPro GSP.
For Registered persons or organizations whose aggregate turnover (based on PAN) in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards, is more than prescribed limit (as per relevant notification), eInvoicing is mandatory.
eInvoice has many advantages for businesses such as auto reporting of invoices into GST return, auto generation of eWayBill(where required).
eInvoicing will also facilitate standardization leading to reduction of disputes among transacting parties, improve payment cycles, reduction of processing costs and thereby greatly improving overall business efficiency.
Businesses will continue to issue invoices as they are doing now. Necessary changes for eInvoicing requirement (to enable reporting of invoices to IRP and obtain IRN), can be easily done to their existing Accounting/Billing/ERP systems through adding eInvoice APIs and Free Java Library or .Net DLLs offered FREE by TaxPro GSP.TaxPro GSP do not charge any Onboarding Charges! And provides Free Integration support!!
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When issued by notified class of person or organization (to registered persons or organization (B2B) or for the purpose of Exports) are currently covered under eInvoice.Though documents like Debit Note and Credit Note are also covered, for ease of reference and understanding, the system is referred as eInvoicing.
Supplies to registered persons or organization (B2B), Supplies to SEZs (with/without payment), Exports (with/without payment), Deemed Exports, by notified class of person or organization are currently covered under eInvoice.
No. In those cases, a bill of supply is issued and not a tax invoice.
eInvoicing by notified persons or organization is mandated for supply of goods or services or both to a registered person or organization (B2B).
Thus, where the Government Department doesn’t have any registration under GST (i.e. not a ‘registered person’), eInvoicing doesn’t arise.
However, where the Govt. department is having a GSTIN (as entity supplying goods/services/ deducting TDS), the same has to be mentioned as recipient GSTIN in the eInvoice.
Yes. eInvoicing by notified persons or organization is mandated for supply of goods or services or both to a registered person or organization.
As per Section 25(4) of CGST/SGST Act, “A person who has obtained or is required to obtain more than one registration, whether in one State or Union territory or more than one State or Union territory shall, in respect of each such registration, be treated as distinct persons for the purposes of this Act.”
Special Economic Zone Units.
Insurer or a Banking Company or a Financial Institution, including a Nonbanking Financial company.
Goods transport agency supplying services in relation to transportation of goods by road in a goods carriage.
Suppliers of passenger transportation service.
Suppliers of services by way of admission to exhibition of cinematograph films in multiplex screens.
Yes. As per Foreign Trade Policy, Free Trade & Warehousing Zones (FTWZ) are only a special category of Special Economic Zones, with a focus on trading and warehousing.
Yes, eInvoicing is applicable for supplies by notified persons or organization to SEZs. As per terms of Notification (Central Tax) 61/2020 dated 30/07/2020, only SEZ Units and not their suppliers are exempt from issuing eInvoice.
An entity having a SEZ unit and a regular DTA unit under same same PAN but different GSTIN. The aggregate total turnover of the entity (PAN) is more than notified limit (considering both the GSTINs). However, turnover of the regular DTA unit is below notified limit. In this scenario, as SEZ unit is exempt from eInvoicing, whether eInvoicing will be applicable to regular DTA Unit?
Yes, because the aggregate turnover of the entity (PAN) in this case is more than notified limit. The eligibility is based on aggregate annual turnover on the common PAN and not separate GSTIN under the PAN.
If the invoice issued by notified person or organization is in respect of supplies made by him but attracting reverse charge under Section 9(3), eInvoicing is applicable.
For example, a taxpayer (say Goods Transport Agency or a Firm of Advocates having aggregate turnover in a FY is more than notified limit) is supplying services to a company (who will be discharging tax liability as recipient under RCM), such invoices have to be reported by the notified person to IRP.
On the other hand, where supplies are received by notified person from (i) an unregistered person (attracting reverse charge under Section 9(4)) or (ii) through import of services, eInvoicing is not applicable.
Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) FAQs:
The Invoice Registration Portals are entities that act as Registrars and operate through a website for assigning Invoice Reference Numbers (IRN) to each invoice/credit note/debit note. The invoice details can be uploaded onto the Invoice Registration Portal using a prescribed mode for the purpose of either generating or validating the Invoice Reference Number (IRN) of the invoice uploaded. Only such invoices with an IRN will be considered valid as eInvoicing.
"The Invoice Registration Portal performs below tasks:
Generation of hash/IRN for invoices:
In case the invoices have been uploaded without hash, the Invoice Registration Portal generates the hash/IRN for those invoices in the prescribed format based on the IRN parameters.
Validation of hash/IRN for invoices:
When the taxpayer generates the hash on their systems, the invoice is uploaded with the hash and the IRN checks if the hash is correct as the parameters.
The portal conducts a check of the hash/IRN of invoice for any duplication or repetition by comparing it with information stored in the depository.
Digital Signing of validated invoices:
All the validated invoices gets digitally signed by the Invoice Registration Portal using the private key of the IRP. This digitally signed JSON file is then made available to the supplier.
Generation of QR codes in respect of validated invoices:
Along with digital signature IRP also generates a QR code for each invoice. The same QR code can be used to verify/print the invoice and to have a quick view/access on handheld devices. This feature is especially useful for assessing officers and other stakeholders to verify Invoice details. The QR code includes the following details:
- GSTIN of supplier
- GSTIN of recipient
- Invoice Number
- Invoice Date
- Invoice Value
- Number of line items
- HSN Code of the main item (the line item having the highest taxable value)
- Unique IRN (Invoice Reference Number hash)
Sending the invoice via e-mail:
IRP sends validated invoice to the e-mail address of the seller.
The IRP will also make available an offline app to authenticate the QR code of an invoice offline and view its basic details.
Integration with GST and eWayBill system:
The IRP will share details of the uploaded invoice with the GST system which will allow for automatic updating of GSTR-1 (for the seller). Further, the IRP will also share the details of invoice with the eWayBill system wherever required to make the process of creating eWayBill even simpler and easier.