What is the purpose of using e-Invoice APIs under GST?
Taxpayers’ convenience is key to the successful implementation of GST. They can use third-party applications that provide a variety of interfaces on desktops, laptops, and mobiles to connect with the GST filing system. These third-party applications connect with the GST filing system via GST APIs, thus, enhancing the taxpayers’ convenience.
Under e-invoicing, taxpayers will generate e-invoices under their respective ERP software and report the same on the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP). The IRP has constructed the e-invoice process through an API mode. The GSPs/taxpayers can integrate these APIs into their existing ERPs and generate e-invoices directly through their system.
Types of APIs
At present, seven different APIs are available:
- Generate Invoice Reference Number (IRN)
- Cancel IRN
- Get IRN details
- Generate e-way bill by IRN
- Get GSTIN details
- Cancel e-way bill
- Sync GSTIN details from CP (Common Portal)
- Get e-way bill details by IRN
- Get IRN details by document details
- Health API