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GST COMPLIANCE TIGHTENED: BUYERS FROM BIG FIRMS TO SHOW VALID E-INVOICES FOR TAX CREDIT

It has been touted as a game changer, and one of the reasons why the proposed overhaul of GST return-filing system was abandoned earlier this year as it was thought that e-invoicing could achieve the same objective without unsettling the current system.

Aiming to collect almost the same sum as taxes as last year, the revenue department is tightening compliance requirements related to e-invoicing. The buyers are required to ensure proper e-invoices are issued to them by listed large GST-registered businesses; in the absence of such e-invoices, the buyers could lose input tax credit.

A list released by the department includes over 28,000 GST identification numbers that must only issue e-invoice for B2B sale of items. The rule came into effect from October 1 for firms with more than Rs 500-crore turnover.

E-invoicing system is connected to a central portal which receives and validates invoices in real time. It has been touted as a game changer, and one of the reasons why the proposed overhaul of GST return-filing system was abandoned earlier this year as it was thought that e-invoicing could achieve the same objective without unsettling the current system.

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