E-invoicing under GST is a cinch with Zoho Books
With the GST council making e-invoicing mandatory for businesses with a turnover over Rs.500Cr, you will need software that helps you overcome the hurdles posed by the new system. Zoho Books is e-invoicing compliant and designed to adapt to GST requirements.
How Zoho Books simplifies e‑invoicing
A quick and easy solution
Zoho is a recognized GST Suvidha Provider, which means your invoices can be directly uploaded to the IRP without relying on another GSP.
Zoho Books preemptively validates your data to identify violations, incorrect data entry, and missing mandatory fields.
Set your e-invoices on recurring mode so you can auto-charge your customers, upload it to the IRP, and send them to your customers automatically.
A unified compliance solution
Compliance is a top priority for any business. Zoho Books ensures that your business stays compliant by acting as a single window of communication with the GST Network.
With Zoho Books, you can directly upload your invoices to the IRP. All your invoices will then be validated and signed in the portal.
The invoice details from the IRP will be synced to the GST portal and the details will be auto populated in GST ANX-1 and GST ANX-2.Read more about the new GST returns
Start e-invoicing with five easy steps
- Register your business in the e-invoice portal. (If you've already connected with e-Way Bill system then you can start uploading e-Invoices directly)
- Create API credentials for GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) for Zoho Corporation
- Enter your portal credentials in Zoho Books.
- Upload your invoices to the IRP.
- Get validated, signed e-invoices with IRNs.
A complete accounting application
Apart from making e-invoicing hassle-free, Zoho Books takes care of core accounting for your business.
- Go from estimates to invoices and payments in a few clicks
- Record expenses, create vendor bills, and stay on top of your payables
- Ensure error-free transactions with transaction approval
- Get automatic bank feeds and reconcile accounts with minimal effort
- Create 50+ financial reports and understand your business finances better
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will the e-invoice system be implemented?
E-invoicing will be made mandatory for taxpayers and businesses doing B2B and B2G transactions, whose turnovers are more than Rs.500 crores from October 1, 2020.
What does an e-invoice look like?
There are two e-invoice templates released by the GST portal. However, you can use any template provided by invoicing software that follows the prescribed e‑invoice schema, standard, and format. So you can still customize the templates to reflect your brand, add your logo, choose a colour scheme, and personalize your invoices.
How does e-invoicing benefit businesses?
- E-invoicing helps you with data reconciliation and accuracy during manual data entry.
- It allows interoperability across businesses.
- You can track the e-invoices in real-time.
- The e-invoice details will be auto-populated on tax return forms and e-way bills, making the tax return process easy.
- All transaction details will be available online at all times. This would eliminate the need for frequent audits and surveys. Differences in data can be caught by comparing input credit and output tax.
- This initiative will also build efficiency within the tax administration by helping identify fake invoices.
What is a GSP?
GSP stands for GST Suvidha Provider. GSPs are government authorized web platforms that help taxpayers comply with the GST laws. It is like a gateway that provides access for ASPs (Application Service Providers) to the GST Portal. The safest way to access the GST portal is through a GSP which is also an ASP authorized by the government.
What happens after the e-invoice is uploaded to the IRP?
Based on the latest updates on the proposed system, the IRP will be validating and digitally signing the e‑invoice. It will then generate a unique Invoice Reference Number (IRN) and a QR code before returning the e‑invoice to the creator.
Can a taxpayer sign an e-invoice?
Yes, the e-invoice schema has a field for accepting digital signature. So, if a signed e‑invoice is sent to the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP), it will be accepted.
Is e-invoicing available in all plans of Zoho Books?
No, e‑invoicing is available from the Premium plan and upwards.