GSTN to enable uploading invoice from 24 July

New Delhi: Businesses can start uploading their sale and purchase invoices generated after 1 July on the GSTN portal from 24 July, a top company official said. GST or Goods and Services Tax kicked in from 1 July and so far, GST Network – the company handling the IT backbone for the new tax regime – has been facilitating registration of businesses.

“We plan to launch the invoice upload utility on the portal on July 24 so that businesses can come forward and start uploading the invoices on a daily or weekly basis to avoid month-end rush,” GSTN chairman Navin Kumar said.

Generating invoices for dealings above Rs 200 and keeping invoice records in serial number, even if maintained manually, are pre-requisites for claiming input tax credit under the GST regime. GSTN had last month launched an offline Excel format for businesses to keep their invoice records. From 24 July, this Excel sheet can be uploaded on the portal.

Kumar said GSTN would put up a video on its portal to assist businesses in uploading invoices. Besides, a call centre help desk has been set up to assist taxpayers regarding any query they might have about the new tax regime. “We have been reaching out to trade and industry associations telling them that those who have about 10,000 invoices a day, they should upload it on GSTN portal on a daily/weekly basis to avoid last moment rush,” Kumar said.

So far, over 69 lakh excise, VAT and service tax assessees have migrated to the GSTN portal and nearly five lakh new registrations have happened under GST. Under GST, which is a single tax in place of multiple Central and State levies like excise, service tax and VAT, businesses are required to upload on GSTN portal invoices of their trade every month.

         

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