PENALTY FOR NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF DYNAMIC QR CODE IN GST B2C WAIVED OFF TILL 30TH JUNE 2021
E-invoicing is an electronic invoicing system under which GSTN electronically authenticates all B2B invoices. A unique number is issued for each invoice uploaded on the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP). The invoice information is transferred in real-time from the IRP to the GST portal and the e-way bill portal. Although e-invoicing applies only to B2B invoices, the law requires certain entities to generate and print a dynamic QR code for B2C invoices.
Which Invoice in GST QR code applies?
Under the GST law, the e-invoicing system is compulsory from 1st October 2020 for those taxpayers having an aggregate turnover more than Rs.500 crore in any previous financial years, starting from 2017-18. Further from 1st January 2021, this extends to businesses with annual turnover of more than Rs.100 crore in any previous financial years, starting from 2017-18. Thus, all those taxpayers will be required to issue invoices under the e-invoicing system in respect of B2B tax invoices, credit notes and debit notes. The e-invoicing system also requires invoices printed to have a space for QR codes. In the case of exports and RCM supplies, since tax invoices are required to be issued, the QR code shall also be applicable.
Applicability of QR Code to B2C GST Invoice:
Where the aggregate turnover of a supplier in a preceding financial years, starting from 2017-18, exceeds Rs.500 crore, he shall be required to have a dynamic QR displayed on B2C invoices raised by him. Where the supplier makes a dynamic QR code available through a digital display, the cross-reference of the payment made through it should be made available.
The CBIC issued a notification seeking to waive the penalty imposed on non-compliance of dynamic QR code provisions for B2C invoices between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021, provided the eligible registered person complies with these provisions from 1st April 2021.
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