How to Invoice under GST?

In India, Every business needs to know about the GST Invoice rules. Generally, an invoice is a commercial instrument issued by a seller to a buyer. As per GST law, it is not necessary that only a person supplying goods or services needs to issue an invoice but also “any registered person buying goods or services from an unregistered person needs to issue a payment voucher as well as a tax invoice.” Under GST, the type of invoice to be issued depends upon the category of registered person making the supply.

GST Invoice

In GST, there are two types of invoice:

  1. Tax Invoice
  2. Bill of Supply

     

     1. Tax Invoice

Tax invoice is raised, when a registered taxable person supplies taxable goods or services and also when a registered person is receiving supplies from unregistered persons,then a tax invoice needs to be issued by such registered person

     2. Bill of Supply

If a registered person is dealing only in exempted supplies or is availing the composition scheme (composition dealer), then such a registered person needs to issue a bill of supply.

An invoice or a bill of supply need not be issued if the value of the supply is less than Rs. 200/-, subject to specified conditions.

Importance of tax invoice under GST:

Tax invoice under GST is an essential document for the recipient to avail Input Tax Credit (ITC). A registered person cannot avail Input Tax Credit unless he is in possession of a tax invoice or a debit note.

Contents of GST Invoice:

   1. Tax Invoice

There is no format prescribed for an invoice, however, it is mandatory as per GST invoice rules to have the following fields (only applicable field are to be filled):

  • Signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorized representative
  • Whether the tax is payable on reverse charge basis
  • Address of delivery where the same is different from the place of supply
  • Place of supply along with the name of State, in case of a supply in the course of inter-State trade or commerce
  • Amount of tax charged in respect of taxable goods or services (Central tax, State tax, Integrated tax, union territory tax or cess)
  • Rate of tax (Central tax, State tax, Integrated tax, union territory tax or cess)
  • Taxable value of supply of goods or services or both, taking into account the discount or abatement, if any
  • Total value of supply of goods or services or both
  • Quantity in case of goods and unit or Unique Quantity Code there of
  • Description of goods or services
  • HSN code of goods or Accounting Code of Services
  • Name and address of the recipient and the address of delivery, along with the name of State and its code, if such recipient is un-registered and where the value of taxable supply is fifty thousand rupees or more
  • Name, address and GSTIN or UIN, if registered, of the recipient
  • Date of its issue
  • A consecutive serial number, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals or special characters like hyphen or dash and slash symbolised as “-” and “/” respectively, and any combination thereof, unique for a financial year
  • Name, address and GSTIN of the supplier

     2. Bill of Supply

  • Name, address and GSTIN of the supplier
  • A consecutive serial number, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals or special characters like hyphen or dash and slash symbolised as “-” and “/”respectively, and any combination thereof, unique for a financial year
  • Date of its issue
  • Name, address and GSTIN or UIN, if registered, of the recipient
  • HSN Code of goods or Accounting Code for Services
  • Description of goods or services or both
  • Value of supply of goods or services or both taking into account discount or abatement, if any
  • Signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorized representative

Manner of issuing invoice

   1. In case of supply of goods

The invoice shall be prepared in triplicate, in the following manner:

  • Original copy being marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT
  • Duplicate copy being marked as DUPLICATE FOR TRANSPORTER
  • The triplicate copy being marked as TRIPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER

     2. In case of supply of services

The GST invoice shall be prepared in duplicate in the following manner:

  • The original copy being marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT
  • The duplicate copy being marked as DUPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER

The serial number of invoices issued during a tax period shall be furnished electronically through the Common Portal in Form GSTR-1.

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Check GST Common portal for information https://cbec-gst.gov.in/

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