E-invoicing in India became obligatory over the course of several stages. First, it was introduced in October 2020 for companies with annual aggregate turnover of more than INR 500 Crore. After that, starting 1 January 2021, it was the turn of any businesses with turnover more than INR 100 Crore. On 1 April 2021, the obligation was extended to companies with an annual turnover exceeding INR 20 Crore.
All companies with headquarters or branches on Indian territory are required to create e-invoices using their own systems and send them electronically to the Indian Registration Portal in JSON format for validation. All invoices get an Invoice Reference Number (IRN) and QR code from which all invoice details can be read. If this process is successful, invoices with digital signatures are sent to the GST System. The company will then receive proof that the invoice has been registered, and the approved invoice will be available for the seller and buyer on the GST portal.
Invoices without an IRN will be treated as invalid.
The IRP will only take JSON format e-invoices
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Invoices have to be uploaded to the e-invoicing portal (IRP) for generation of an invoice ref number (IRN), digitally signed e-invoice and QR code. The GST System will then generate a return as well as an e-way bill from this data.
The only method for ensuring the integrity and authenticity of e-invoices envisaged by legislation is to apply a digital signature in line with the Indian IT Act.
Storage period: 8+1 years
The GST system is a portal for exchanging e-invoices in India. Once an invoice is sent in the correct format and assigned an IRN and QR code, it is forwarded to the GST system for registration. An approved invoice will be available for the seller and buyer on the GST portal.
IRN is an invoice reference number received after correct invoice validation.
All companies with headquarters or branches on Indian territory and with 20 crores and above turnover are required to create e-invoices using their own systems and send them electronically to the Indian Registration Portal in JSON format for validation.
The best solution needs to be fully compliant with Indian requirements, capable of integrating with GST, and able to convert the e-invoice format requested by your partner to JSON. The best provider should have experience in providing similar services in other countries, so you are sure they are exchanging your sensitive data securely, reliably and most of all in line with governments’ requirements.