Ahead of the first wave of businesses being mandated for e-invoicing on B2B GST invoices from 1 October 2020, India has increased the registration threshold to reduce the numbers of businesses having to comply. Indian GST was introduced in 2017.
The new electronic invoicing regime will be introduced on 1 October 2020. The annual sales registration threshold has now been raised from INR 1billion to INR 5billion (Rs 500 crore). 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.
Asia Pacific e-invoicing
|Country||Date||Comments (click for details)|
|Australia||TBC||PEPPOL-based e-invoicing with no govt intervention B2B|
|China||Nov 2023||Special e-fapiao VAT invoice being piloted with 2023 full implementation|
|India||Oct 2020||B2B pre-clearance with separate B2C; completed Apr 2021|
|Indonesia||Jul 2015||e-Factur Pajak electronic invoicing|
|Japan||Oct 2023||Tax qualified invoices|
|Kazakhstan||Jan 2017||e-invoicing IS ESF|
|Kyrgyzstan||May 2023||Mandatory e-invoicing for goods|
|Malaysia||Aug 2024||e-invoicing pre-clearance|
|Mauritius||Jan 2024||Electronic fiscal cash registers|
|New Zealand||Mar 2022||B2G PEPPOL-based e-invoicing|
|Philippines||Jan 2024||2022 pilot of e-invoices; to follow South Korea model|
|Singapore||TBC||Mandatory B2G e-invoicing on InvoiceNow|
|South Korea||2011||Near real-time invoice reporting|
|Taiwan||2017||Electronic GUI invoices; non-residents since 2020|
|Thailand||2018||E-invoice reporting where adopted|
|Vietnam||Nov 2021||Pre-clearance B2B verification code e-invoice|