March 10, 2021
India's reduced threshold for e-invoicing applies from 1 April 2021
A recent Notification1 issued by India's Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) reduces the turnover threshold for e-invoicing for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
With effect from 1 April 2021, e-invoicing will be mandatory for all taxpayers that have aggregate turnover exceeding INR500 million (approximately US$6.85 million) in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards.
Earlier, the said threshold was reduced from INR5 billion to INR1 billion with effect from 1 January 2021.
With the e-invoicing implementation date for lower turnover approaching soon, businesses may need revise their processes and IT systems to enable compliance with the new invoicing regulation.
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Ernst & Young LLP (India), India VAT Team
1 Notification No. 5/2021-Central Tax dated 8 March 2021.