GST INVOICE RULES 2017

December 17, 2021
MSAadmin
An invoice is a commercial instrument issued by a supplier of goods/services to a recipient. It not only identifies both the parties involved, but also lists, describes the items sold/services supplied, quantifies the items sold, shows the date of shipment and mode of transport, prices, and discounts if any, and the delivery and payment terms (in case of supply of goods).
Without a tax invoice, the processing cannot be executed. However, there are a couple of rules you should follow for the GST filing process. And, understanding the GST rules will help you reap your GST benefits while filing your tax returns. So, take a look at the rules before you start your tax filing.
GST Invoice Rules 2017
 
Subject to rule 54, a tax invoice referred as per sec 31, shall be issued by the registered person with following particulars:
(a) name, address, and Goods and Services Tax Identification Number of the supplier;
(b) a consecutive serial number not exceeding sixteen characters, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals or special characters hyphen or dash and slash symbolized as “-” and “/” respectively, and any combination thereof, unique for a financial year;
(c) date of its issue;
(d) name, address, and Goods and Services Tax Identification Number or Unique Identity Number, if registered, of the recipient;
(e) name and address of the recipient and the address of delivery, along with the name of the State and its code, if such recipient is un-registered and where the value of the taxable supply is fifty thousand rupees or more;
  • name and address of the recipient and the address of delivery, along with the name of the State and its code, if such recipient is un-registered and where the value of the taxable supply is less than fifty thousand rupees and the recipient requests that such details be recorded in the tax invoice;
(f) HSN code of goods or Accounting Code of services;
(g) description of goods or services;
(h) quantity in case of goods and unit or Unique Quantity Code thereof;
(i) the total value of supply of goods or services or both;
(j) the taxable value of supply of goods or services or both taking into account discount or abatement, if any;
(k) the rate of tax (central tax, State tax, integrated tax, Union territory tax or cess);
(l) amount of tax charged in respect of taxable goods or services (central tax, State tax, integrated tax, Union territory tax or cess);
  • place of supply along with the name of the State, in the case of a supply in the course of inter-State trade or commerce;
(m) place of supply along with the name of State, in case of a supply in the course of inter-State trade or commerce;
(n) address of delivery where the same is different from the place of supply;
(o) whether the tax is payable on reverse charge basis; and
  • signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorized representative:
Provided that the Commissioner may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify –
(i) the number of digits of Harmonised System of Nomenclature code for goods or services that a class of registered persons shall be required to mention, for such period as may be specified in the said notification; and
(ii) the class of registered persons that would not be required to mention the Harmonised System of Nomenclature code for goods or services, for such period as may be specified in the said notification:
Provided further that where an invoice is required to be issued under clause (f) of sub-section (3) of section 31, a registered person may issue a consolidated invoice at the end of a month for supplies covered under sub-section (4) of section 9, the aggregate value of such supplies exceeds rupees five thousand in a day from any or all the suppliers:
[Provided also that in the case of the export of goods or services, the invoice shall carry an endorsement “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT/SUPPLY TO SEZ UNIT OR SEZ DEVELOPER FOR AUTHORISED OPERATIONS ON PAYMENT OF INTEGRATED TAX” or “SUPPLY MEANT FOR EXPORT/SUPPLY TO SEZ UNIT OR SEZ DEVELOPER FOR AUTHORISED OPERATIONS UNDER BOND OR LETTER OF UNDERTAKING WITHOUT PAYMENT OF INTEGRATED TAX”, as the case may be, and shall, in lieu of the details specified in clause (e), contain the following details, namely,- (i) name and address of the recipient; (ii) address of delivery; and (iii) name of the country of destination:]
Provided also that a registered person may not issue a tax invoice in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 31 subject to the following conditions, namely,-
(a) the recipient is not a registered person; and
(b) the recipient does not require such invoice, and
shall issue a consolidated tax invoice for such supplies at the close of each day in respect of all such supplies.
46A. Invoice-cum-bill of supply – Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 46 or rule 49 or rule 54, where a registered person is supplying taxable as well as exempted goods or services or both to an unregistered person, a single “invoice-cum-bill of supply” may be issued for all such supplies.
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