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India to cut e-invoice threshold to ₹10 crore from October 2022

Further drop in annual sales threshold for India GST payers to adopt electronic invoicing

The government has approved a new cut in the annual sales threshold to ₹10 crore (approx.$120 million per annum) for taxpayers mandated to adopt Indian e-invoicing. This will come into effect from 1 October 2022. This will help further identify fake ITC claims, estimated to cost the country ₹50,000 crore per annum.

This is the fifth cut in the threshold since India e-invoicing was phased in from October 2020. There are also proposals to half again the e-invoice threshold to 5 crore in January 2023.

Current 20 Crore threshold since 1 April 2022

The Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs lowered the annual sales threshold for mandatory GST e-invoices. With effect since 1 April 2022, e-invoicing is mandatory for all taxpayers that have aggregate turnover exceeding INR200 million (₹20 crore).  The last threshold, Rs 50 Crores, was set on 1 April 2021.

This brought in at least 180,000 new taxpayers into the e-invoicing system.

Check VAT Calc’s global live VAT invoice transaction and e-invoice reporting tracker to see where else real-time submissions of invoices is being implemented.

India B2B e-invoice rollout Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

The new electronic invoicing regime was introduced on 1 October 2021. The annual sales registration threshold has now been lowered from Rs 50 crore from 1 April 2021. This will affect over 48,000 Goods and Services Tax registered enterprises. These taxpayers account for almost 50% of all GST collections. Testing and registrations for the system began in February 2020.

The following businesses are exempt from the requirement: financial services; located special economic zone; passenger transport services and goods transport brokers.

Under the REAP program, enhancement of GSTR 2A – purchase related tax return usually auto populated when taxpayer files GSTR 1 for outward supplies – and linking of GSTR 1 to GSTR 3B, which is summary return for sales and input tax credit, to create a new form GSTR 2B has been envisaged.

Indian GST was introduced in 2017.

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