CBIC Issues Clarification in Respect Of Requirement Of Dynamic QR Code On B2C Supplies (Read Circular)

Circular No. 165/21/2021-GST, Dated 17th November 2021

CBIC stated, it is observed that from the present wording of S. No. 4 of Circular No. 156/12/2021 dated 21stJune 2021, doubt arises whether the relaxation from the requirement of dynamic QR code on the invoices would be available to such supplier, who receives payments from the recipient located outside India through RBI approved modes of payment, but not in foreign exchange. It is mentioned that the intention of clarification as per S. No. 4 in the said circular was not to deny relaxation in those cases, where the payment is received by the supplier as per any RBI approved mode, other than foreign exchange.

For this purpose, CBIC has substituted the Entry at S. No. 4 of the Circular No. 156/12/2021-GST dated 21st June, 2021 which is stated as follows:

Substituted Entry: “No. Wherever an invoice is issued to a recipient located outside India, for supply of services, for which the place of supply is in India, as per the provisions of IGST Act 2017, and the payment is received by the supplier, in convertible foreign exchange or in Indian Rupees wherever permitted by the RBI, such invoice may be issued without having a Dynamic QR Code, as such dynamic QR code cannot be used by the recipient located outside India for making payment to the supplier.”

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