The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has recently released advisories on setting up new portals for e-invoicing. As per the release, the new portals will be in addition to the current government NIC-IRP portal. The new e-invoicing portals will be operated by private players and have been onboarded in a bid to improve the overall user compliance journey.
Taxpayers have a choice of e-Invoicing Portals
The Invoice Registration Portals (IRP) portals authorised to generate IRNs (Invoice Reference Numbers) are as follows-
Taxpayers must note that a new government-run Invoice Registration Portal (beta version) has also been set up and will be the reference website for all master data, latest releases, news and updates. Taxpayers can also self-enable themselves for e-invoicing, check their enablement status, search for IRNs, and get the web links to all IRP portals. There has also been a helpdesk set up for e-invoicing or IRP-related issues that is available via the Grievance Redressal Portal, where the relevant IRP can be selected using the dropdown menu.
Taxpayers can log in to the new e-invoice portal with their GSTN credentials and access select services that pertain to their GSTIN profiles.
Points to bear in mind while choosing an e-invoicing solution
There are several advantages that come with using a privately-run IRP. If you are in the process of finding a good e-invoicing solution, then you must ensure that your e-invoicing solution offers-
- A seamless connect with all major ERPs and invoicing tools, thereby reducing manual effort and errors by a large extent
- Bulk upload of data and bulk e-invoice generation/download/cancellation
- Integrated option for e-way bill generation
- Multiple backup servers that ensure zero downtime
- High scalability and reliability
- 24×7 expert support
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