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Procedure for Issuing Receipt under GST

Procedure for Issuing Receipt under GST

The GST receipt acts as a written acknowledgment of having received a specified amount of money or goods. However, the term issuing receipt mostly pertains to issuing a written acknowledgment of having received a specified amount of money. The receiver of goods shall provide the GST receipt sometime before the issue of the invoice. In this article, let us look at the procedure for issuing a receipt under GST in detail.

GST Receipt Format

The taxpayer shall follow the procedure for issuing invoice, receipt, credit and debit notes per the GST Rules. As per the Rules, a receipt must contain the following information:

  • Name, address and GSTIN of the supplier;
  • A consecutive serial number not exceeding sixteen characters, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals or special characters -hyphen or dash and slash symbolized as “-” and “/”respectively, and any combination thereof, unique for a financial year;
  • Date of its issue;
  • Name, address, and GSTIN or UIN (for the registered recipient)
  • Description of goods or services( deliverable goods);
  • Amount of advance taken;
  • Rate of tax (central tax, State tax, integrated tax, Union territory tax or cess);
  • Amount of tax charged in respect of taxable goods or services (central tax, State tax, integrated tax, Union territory tax or cess);
  • Place of supply along with the name of State and its code, in case of a supply in the course of inter-State trade or commerce;
  • Whether the tax is payable on a reverse charge basis; and
  • A signature or digital signature of the supplier or his authorized representative.

Taxes on Receipt

The issuer of invoice is required to ascertain the amount of GST taxes payable on the transaction, collect and remit the same with the Government. If in any case, the rate of tax is not determinable, the tax should be paid at the rate of eighteen percent. In case the place of supply is not determinable, the transaction should be treated as an Inter-State supply.

Learn about various aspects of GST in India.

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