1. GST bill format and GST invoice guide: Get details of bill formats and invoices

GST bill format and GST invoice guide: Get details of bill formats and invoices

GST bill format and GST invoice guide: The GST Model Law also defined time limits for issuing GST invoices and bills.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 30, 2017 4:48 PM
GST rollout, launch in India: The bandh call was given by Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal, which also got the support of around 50 trade organisations. The bandh call was given by Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal, which also got the support of around 50 trade organisations.

GST bill format and GST invoice guide: With just hours left for GST rollout, there is still a lot of doubt amongst people regarding the GST bill format and GST invoice guide. GST will come into effect at the stroke of midnight on 30th of June and 1st July. A gong will sound in Parliament’s Central Hall to herald its launch. The new tax regime is considered as the bigest tax reform since Independence. Earlier, the GST draft was released by CBEC along with GST rules. Under GST, invoicing rules and formats were notified with details such as supplier’s name, shipping and billing address, HSN Code, place of supply, rate. The GST Model Law also defined time limits for issuing GST invoices and bills. Here are the dates issued:

For the supply of goods in a normal case, the date will be one or before the date of removal/delivery.
For the supply of goods in continuous supply, the date will be one of issue of account statement/ payment.
For the supply of Services in general case, the date will be within 30 days of supply of services.
For the supply of Services in Banks & NBFCs, the date will be within 45 days of supply of services.

What are the details required for GST invoicing?

Invoice number and date
Customer name
Shipping and billing address
Customer and taxpayer’s GSTIN
Place of supply
HSN code
Taxable value and discounts
Rate and amount of taxes i.e. CGST/ SGST/ IGST
Item details i.e. description, unit price, quantity

Types of Invoicing

Sales invoices
Purchase invoices
Bill of supply
Credit notes
Debit notes
Advance receipts
Refund vouchers
Delivery challans (for supply on approval, supply of liquid gas, job work and other).
Manner of issuing invoices
Invoicing Under GST

Apart from this, the invoice serial number must be maintained strictly. Also for invoice under reverse charge, the only extra thing you will have to mention is that the tax is paid on reverse charge. Under GST, there are some cases in which the supplier is not allowed to charge any tax. In these cases, a Bill of Supply is issued instead of the Tax invoice. Here is the GST bill format. According to the government, GST is expected to benefit everybody.

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    goutamsengupta
    Jul 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    sir, please breif me about reverse charge
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    ANKIT PATEL
    Jul 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    sir plz mujhe batayege ki meri compny job work machining karti he to mera bill formate kis me aayega BILL OF SUPPLY OR TAX INVOICE YE DONO MESE KIS ME AAYEGA OR KITNA GST LAGEGA
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    Madhu Gupta
    Jul 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    If we make an invoice in person name he is paying in cash for those electrical items with GST 1). As person donot have GSTIN than that invoice Tax we will submit , Can we write person name or cash on invoice , for taking tax 2) please answer as our firm is dealing with other dealers, directly to customer for e.g main line stabiliser one pc app cost . 18000/- for household . or other item one or two piece only for self he is buying , can we take ammount in cash below 50000/-Rs.
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    sanjay dutt
    Jul 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    am doing business of battery, invertor (Only Trading) under VAT. My turnover is below Rs.75,00,000/- What type of invoice format needed for my business.
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    Navinchandra
    Jul 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    So far I am doing business of LED lighting products (Only Trading) under 'Lump sum' VAT. My turnover is below Rs.75,00,000/- What type of invoice format needed for my business.
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    N.Mehta
    Jul 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    I have small business (Trading) and my turnover is below 20 Lacs. I need to follow any particulate invoice format?
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    GOPALAKRISHNA
    Jul 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    I AM RUNNING COURIER SERVICE BUSINESS. AFTER GST HOW WE CAN RISE THE INVOICE TO THE CUSTOMER. HOW WE CAN CHARGE SERVICE TAX TO OUR CUSTOMER PLEASE PROVIDE ME A FORMAT OF INVOICE COPY
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    V.C.Lukose &Co
    Jul 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    We represent different companies.Can separate bill numbers be given for each company OR Continious be numbers be given under GST
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    MSB
    Jun 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm
    Excellent. Both the seller's and the buyer's (except for the consumer) GSTN number has to be entered in the invoice. That means, the seller after collecting tax from the consumer has to deposit to the Govt!! He can not cheat the govt. This is what exactly needed to increase the tax base!!needed
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