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CBIC issues clarifications on dynamic QR code for companies with Rs 500 crore plus turnover


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has clarified that businesses above Rs 500 crore turnover supplying services to entity located overseas and receiving payments through RBI aproved mediums, need not issue quick response or QR code, on the invoice.

The Board added that in case of part payment only the amount payable should reflect in the QR code. The clarifications also indicate that government is unlikely to extend the penalty waiver period beyond June 30, and full implementation will begin from July 1.

“With the last date fast approaching, the government is in process of clearing the confusion and doubts among the industry players so as to ensure maximum compliance. Given this, the businesses should gear up with their requisite IT changes if not already done, and difficulties if any should be timely brought to the attention of the government,” said Abhishek Jain, Tax Partner, EY.

Dynamic QR code was applicable from 1 December 2020 for businesses with more than Rs 500 crore turnover on B2C supplies, the government had waived off any penalty for the non-compliance of the same up-to 30 June 2021, provided that the Dynamic QR code is duly generated effective from July 1, 2021.

The Board also clarified that in case where the invoice number is not available at the time of digital display of dynamic QR code in case of over the counter sales and the invoice number and invoices are generated after receipt of payment, the unique order ID or unique sales reference number, which is uniquely linked to the invoice issued for the said transaction, may be provided in the Dynamic QR Code for digital display, as long as the details of such unique order ID/ sales reference number linkage with the invoice are available on the processing system of the merchant/ supplier and the cross reference of such payment along with unique order ID/ sales reference number are also provided on the invoice.

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It added that separate details of bank account and IFSC may not be provided in the Dynamic QR Code along with UPI ID.

The Board added that any invoice, issued to such person having a Unique Identity Number (UIN), shall be considered as invoice issued for a B2C supply and shall be required to comply with the requirement of Dynamic QR Code.



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