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Frequently Asked Questions for GST E-Invoicing

Mar 07, 2020

E-Invoicing

Mandatory Implementation of GST E-invoicing in B2B transactions from April 1, 2020, initiated by the Government of India. Learn more from Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about new GST E-invoicing in India and how TYASuite E-invoicing software automates your transactions with the GSTN system on a common portal.


1.Can E-Invoice be generated directly at GST Portal?

No, The companies will continue to raise invoices in their existing billing platform. After raising the invoice in their platform, the E-invoice process can start. However, companies can use the TYASuite E-Invoicing platform and manage E-invoicing including normal invoice generation end to end in a single click.


2. Can E-Invoice be cancelled?

Yes, the E-invoice once generated can be cancelled.


3. Can E-Invoice be Partially Changed?

The E-Invoice cannot be changed partially. It has to be fully cancelled and a new invoice to be raised.


4. Can E-Invoice be Amended?

Yes, E-Invoice can be amended. However, this facility is currently not given through the E-Invoice system. Any amendments have to be done directly through GST Portal.


5. Is it mandatory to sign E-Invoice?

No, E-Invoice is not required to be signed by the Company. E-Invoice is already digitally signed by the IRP.


6. Can the company Logo be placed on E-Invoice?

Yes, Company can place its logo on the PDF version of E-Invoice. It is to be noted that E-Invoice which comes from IRP will not have Company Logo. TYASuite E-Invoice Portal can generate E-Invoice with Company Logo and other non-standard terms and help you to directly email the invoices to the Company’s customer.


7. Can we check the status of invoices on a real-time basis?

Yes, Company will be provided will secured login credentials to access to TYASuite’s E-Invoicing Portal and Company can access the portal 24/7.


8. Does Company require to change anything in their current ERP/invoicing system?

E-Invoice system required certain mandatory fields. If those mandatory fields are not there, the same shall be enabled or given in excel manually against each invoice.


9. How can Company generate E-Invoice if my existing system doesn’t support APIs?

The same can be done through excel invoice details.


10. How can I generate QR code on my E-Invoice?

TYASuite platform has inbuilt functionality to print the QR Code on the invoice.


11. Is QR printing on invoices mandatory?

Yes, All E-Invoice must have QR Code.


12. Will E-Invoices be emailed to my customers directly by IRP?

No, the TYASuite platform can perform the same.


13. Are B2B invoices with unregistered customer required to do E-Invoicing?

Currently, the B2B invoice with only valid Customer GST numbers can be generated through E-Invoice. For all other invoices, the existing system can play the role.


14. Can TYASuite platform also help in Automating GST Return Filling?

Yes, if other details are provided to TYASuite, the GST Return can be filled through the platform in one click.


15. Will E-way Bill Auto generated from E-Invoice?

TYASuite's E-Invoice platform has the option to generate E-Way. The info required for the E-Way bill has to be sent along with E-Invoice to generate the E-Way Bill.


16. Will My GST Return be filed automatically after E-Invoice implementation?

No, However, All the data required to file GST return will be auto-populated from the Vendors/Customers who are using the E-Invoice facility. For others, the existing system of uploading the date manually has to be continued.


17. Can Company Sales Team/Finance team receive a copy of the invoice sent to Customers?

Yes, Company central finance/sales email ID can receive a copy of invoices from TYASuite E-Invoicing platform.


18. If the TYASuite E-Invoicing portal is used for sending invoices to customers, whose email Id will be used to send the invoices?

Company’s provided email ID will be used to send invoices to customers.


19. Is E-invoice is mandatory for B2C Invoices?

Currently, there is no option to raise B2C invoices through E-Invoice. However, the turnover of B2C along with all other types of turnover across all GST numbers of the same PAN must be considered to check the E-Invoicing applicability.


I hope that this article will help you to understand the GST E-invoicing and if you have any questions, leave your comments below. For TYASuite E-invoicing software inquiries contact us here.

Vikas Mandawewala

Vikas Mandawewala is a Rank Holder Chartered Accountant and Rank Holder Company Secretary.
He has done his CPA (US-NY and US-CO), CIA (US), and CISA (US). He is also a Registered Valuer (India). He has been providing Virtual CFO services to various startups and mid-sized companies in India.