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India raises e-invoice threshold

  • Aug 12, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has raised the annual sales threshold for mandatory GST e-invoices.

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. 

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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