Overview - e-Invoicing

Note: This feature is available only in the paid plans of Zoho Books starting from the Standard plan.

What is e-Invoicing?

In the GST regime, the Government has introduced e-Invoicing to standardise the way business-to-business (B2B) invoices are reported to the GST system. This ensures that all invoices are submitted to the GST portal in a common, machine-readable format. You can download our detailed e-book on e-Invoicing to understand more about e-Invoicing in India and its benefits.

Is e-Invoicing necessary for your business?

Starting from January 1, 2021, all businesses with an annual turnover of Rs. 100 crore and above, will be required to submit their invoices to the e-Invoicing system, the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP). This process would then be evaluated and introduced to other taxpayers in a phased manner.

How does e-Invoicing work in Zoho Books?

e-Invoicing in Zoho Books is a simple and hassle-free process. Since Zoho is a registered GST Suvidha Provider (GSP), you can connect Zoho Books with the IRP easily. Zoho Books helps you create invoices in the e-Invoicing format, by including all the mandatory fields mentioned in the e-Invoice schema.

These invoices can be pushed to the IRP at the click of a button. The IRP will then send a unique Invoice Registration Number (IRN) to identify this invoice, along with a QR code. You can include these in your invoice and send it to customers. Zoho Books also provides you the option to cancel e-Invoices if needed.

How e-Invoicing works in Zoho Books

This guide will help you understand how you can use Zoho Books to stay compliant with e-Invoicing.

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