At Zoho, we have always believed in helping businesses thrive and achieve their goals with our software. In partnership with the GSTN, we are making cutting-edge accounting technology available for free to help businesses simplify their accounting and GST compliance.  

We are proud to announce that the Government of India via GSTN has selected Zoho Books, our cloud accounting software, to offer it for free to businesses with an annual turnover of less than ₹1.5 crore.  

Zoho Books free plan in partnership with GSTN

Why should you choose Zoho Books?

Zoho Books is a smart end-to-end accounting solution that digitises your business finance and ensures that your business is tax compliant. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that you get when you move your accounting to Zoho Books.  

Stay GST compliant

All the transactions that you record in Zoho Books are GST compliant, and you can view the GST returns any time. Zoho is a registered GST Suvidha Provider (GSP), which means that you can generate and file GST returns directly from Zoho Books.

If your business transports goods, generating e-way bills is a breeze. You can connect Zoho Books to the EWB portal and generate your e-way bills with a few clicks.

Digitise your accounting

With the Government offering this scheme, you have an excellent opportunity to digitise your accounting using Zoho Books. You can skip manual data entry, automate repetitive tasks and know how well your business is doing at a glance. You don’t have to worry about data loss as your financial data is stored securely in the cloud. Zoho Books also enables you to collaborate online with your accountants and financial investors, and receive timely financial advice.

Keep your cash flow healthy

Healthy cash flow is paramount to the success of any business, and it can only be achieved when your customers pay you on time. Zoho Books offers you the flexibility to collect payments via multiple methods, so you can receive more timely payments from your customers. You can integrate with a payment gateway or a bank to collect payments online. You can also set automated payment reminders in Zoho Books to send timely notifications to your customers regarding payments due. This saves the time you would usually spend on following up delinquent customers manually.

Automate your repetitive tasks

As a small business owner, you wear many hats while running your business. You don’t have time to do repetitive tasks that could be automated. Zoho Books equips you with automation features such as recurring invoices, payment reminders, a report scheduler and more to help you set mundane tasks on auto-pilot. It helps you save time so you can focus on other important tasks and grow your business.  

Gain powerful insights

Zoho Books’ intuitive dashboard helps you understand how your business is doing at a glance. 60+ reports give you powerful insights on your business’ financial health, and the customization option allows you to filter the data by date to measure how your business has performed over different time periods. All of this will help you quickly make the right decisions for your business.

Scale your business

As your business grows, you will need tools to manage its changing needs. Zoho’s broad portfolio of business apps will help you scale up effortlessly. The Zoho Finance Suite has applications to take care of your inventory, payroll, travel expenses and subscriptions. All these finance apps are pre-integrated, meaning they work together to make your business data contextually available in each application. For example, the customer that you add to Zoho Inventory is instantly available in Zoho Books as a customer without any extra data entry. This level of tight integration will make your business work as one. 

Zoho Books is available on the iOS and Android platforms to enable you to do your accounting on the go.

If you’re a GST registered business and have an annual turnover of less than ₹1.5 crore, you can sign up for Zoho Books from GSTN and access the free plan. Now is the time to move your accounting to Zoho Books and give your business the boost it needs.

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  1. Vicky

    Is it lifetime free?

    • Alen J Abraham

      The free plan is for businesses whose turnover is less than 1.5 crore. The software will be available for free until a business reaches a turnover of 1.5 crore or until 31 March 2021 based on the contract that we have with GSTN. You can read more from the FAQs.

  2. Vivek Dusane

    Please send me the details

    • Alen J Abraham

      Hi Vivek,
      If your business is GST-registered and has an annual turnover of less than 1.5 crores, you can sign up for the free plan from the GSTN website.

  3. Earl Rudolfo

    Terrific initiative by Govt of India! Wondering if Canadian Government (CRA) would go this route with small businesses in Canada?

    • Alen J Abraham

      Yes, it is. It will surely empower small businesses to grow and to stay tax-compliant.

  4. Srinivasan SR

    Just i have started my company, having trial in zoho, can i get free plan of zoho books.

    • Alen J Abraham

      Yes, you can. If your business is GST-registered and the annual turnover is less than 1.5 crores, you can sign up for Zoho Books from the GSTN website.
      Feel free to reach out to us if you need help signing up.