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Things you can’t avoid in GST invoice

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Well, an Invoice is a commercial document that shows that the transaction between the buyer and supplier is going to happen. Now, all GST-registered businesses must punch out GST invoices at the time of collecting money from their customers. 

So Let’s Discuss what is GST Invoice? 

Well, Any Invoice will act as a GST Invoice if GST rates are levied on it. The Products and Service Tax, or GST, was implemented in India in July 2017. According to section 31 of the CGST Act 2017, every GST registered person who supplies taxable goods is required to provide a GST invoice. This invoice should include this information: the description of the items sold, the amount and value of the goods sold, the tax levied, and any other information that the government provides. In the case of services, a GST-registered person that provides taxable services shall send a tax invoice that includes all descriptions of the services, their value, the tax charges, and any other information that the government may provide.

Businessmen deal with invoices regularly. A business instrument provided by a seller to a buyer is referred to as an invoice.

Perfect GST Invoice:

A perfect or ideal GST invoice summarises, describes, and quantifies the items/sold on the date of shipment with the associated mode of transportation, as well as the most important facts such as the price at which the products or services are sold, as well as the relevant discount and GST levied.


Who is responsible for issuing GST invoices?

A GST invoice must be raised or issued by every GST registered individual. Before or at the time of delivery of goods or removal of items for supply, a GST registered person who is supplying taxable goods shall produce a tax invoice. The transfer of ownership happens here as well. In the case of services, the tax invoice might be issued either before or after the service is rendered.  

If an invoice is sent after the service, it must be submitted within 30 days of the service’s start date. If you’re dealing with an insurance company, a bank, or a non-bank financial institution, you have 45 days to submit an invoice.

GST invoices other cases

  • When a GST-registered person receives an advance payment for the provision of goods or services, he or she must issue a receipt, voucher, or other comparable document showing the payment’s receipt.
  • If no supply is made and no tax invoice is submitted after the date is received, the GST registered person can provide a refund voucher to the person who paid the advance.
  • The GST-registered person might give a refund voucher to the individual who paid the advance if the supply is less than Rs.200.
  • The GST-registered individual should issue a bill of supply instead of a tax invoice when the goods/services being supplied are completely exempt. This is also true for suppliers that have chosen the pay composite scheme.

GST invoice in the case of Continous Supply

  • Goods

When a further statement of count is produced, an invoice should be raised. When payment is received, the invoice should be increased.

  • Services

When a payment due date is specified in the contract of service, the invoice shall be issued on or before the payment due date. When the payment due date cannot be determined from the contract, the invoice should be issued before or at the time the money is received by the supplier or service.

When the payment due date cannot be determined from the contract, the invoice should be issued before or at the time the money is received by the supplier or service.

When a payment is contingent on the completion of an event, the invoice should be sent out on or before the event’s completion date.

Final Words

A tax invoice is an important document in the GST system that also serves as proof of the provision of goods or services. It’s also necessary for the buyer/receiver to obtain an input tax credit. The supply of goods/services is dependent on the date of money received on the invoice issued (whichever is earlier)

I hope, I gave you some insights about the GST invoice and delivered it in the best possible way. 

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