A QR code or quick response code is compulsory on all eInvoices to provide streamlined access to eligible GST invoices. It is a barcode that is machine-readable and used to verify the authenticity and integrity of eInvoices.
eInvoice QR code integration contains key invoice details like GSTIN of buyer and supplier, date of invoice, invoice number, value, HSN code, unique IRN, and digital signature of IRP. A taxpayer and officer can easily validate the details of the invoice through a QR code. Thanks to the new eInvoicing system that focuses on a standardized way of reporting invoices.
Purpose of QR Code in eInvoicing: QR code in an eInvoicing system serves the purpose of providing information about a particular invoice in a fast manner, without retrieving info from external sources. This can cater to the following needs:
- It helps in increasing the efficiency of conducting B2B operations by using machines to capture data in invoices for quick and correct input.
- It helps tax officers to identify whether a specific invoice is valid and contains all relevant sets with handheld devices. This is very useful when they are out on the field.
- Once the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) returns the eInvoice after generating the QR code, the supplier just needs to use the QR code to create a PDF of the signed eInvoice.
Under the GST law, an eInvoicing system is mandatory for those taxpayers having a total turnover of over 500 crores in any previous financial year. This government extended eInvoice applicability for 20 crores turnover w.e.f. April 1st, 2022. Therefore, taxpayers will need to issue invoices under the eInvoicing system in terms of B2B tax invoices, debit, and credit notes. In the case of exports, as tax invoices are needed to be issued, a QR code will also be applicable.
QR code is created based on the below-listed parameters:
- GSTIN of supplier
- GSTIN of recipient
- Invoice number
- Date of invoice generation
- Invoice value
- Number of line items
- HSN code of the main item
- Unique invoice reference number
TaxPro – eInvoice APIs that Works within Your Existing System eInvoicing is now become easier to integrate with TaxPro GSP, providing high-end APIs to generate eInvoices through your existing billing, accounting, and ERP system. This eInvoice API for developing software comes with a free Java library, .Net Core, or .Net DLLS with no onboarding charges and free integration support.
A range of eInvoice functions is available as APIs, including authentication, generating IRN, cancelling IRN, getting GSTIN details, and completing system checks. It will eliminate the role of JSON files and multiple visits to IRP, as it will enable you to generate and perform eInvoice operations within ERP itself. It works as a link between IRP and ERP via eInvoice API, thus any action can be taken on ERP directly to the IRP without updating them manually. eInvoice has many benefits, such as auto reporting of invoices into GST return, generation of the eWay bill, reducing processing costs, and improving business efficiency. Ask your accounting, ERP, or billing software providers to connect with TaxPro GSP to enjoy seamless integration of eInvoicing.