Characteristics of the electronic invoice in India

India implemented the electronic invoice through phases in 2019. India is currently in its mandatory massification process. Among the many objectives pursued by the ministry of finance the simplification of tax declaration, standardized communications between companies, and the reduction of tax fraud are addressed by the electronic invoice. 

Obligation

Obligation

All companies with an annual invoicing total of rs 50 crore. 

Format

Format

Electronic invoices must be generated in the JSON format following the GST INV – 1. This format is based on the PEPPOL/Universal Business Language adapted to the Indian market. 

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Not mandatory.

Mandatory administrative processes

Mandatory administrative processes

You must be registered in the GST portal and in the government’s electronic invoicing or e-way bill platform. 

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

Invoices must include a unique code called the Invoice Reference Number (IRN) generated and signed by the IRP portal. The IRP also includes a QR code to enable the offline validation of invoices. 

Print format

Print format

Printed invoices must include the QR code provided by the IRP. 

Links of Interest

Links of Interest

https://www.gstn.org.in/

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Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

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