Consumer Pay GST and Upload Invoice to Win a Reward from Govt
Invoice Insetivisation in GST
Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar is conceptualized as scheme which incentivizes citizens & consumers to ask for genuine invoices from the seller when making business to consumers (B2C) purchase of goods or services, which are under the purview of Goods and Services Tax.
This would serve the objective of encouraging tax compliant behavior, in the business to consumer (B2C) stage of the transactions, by the consumers & business across India.
GSTN, with its partner for this application (tills e-connect Solutions Pvt. Ltd.), is developing a technology platform which will enable citizens to register themselves and upload invoices on a user friendly mobile application and portal.
Robust technology will allow this mobile application & portal to automatically read the key details from printed invoices, like GSTIN, invoice number, amount paid & tax amount.
At the end of a month, few lucky invoices would be identified by a process of draw of lots, and given reward as an incentive of observing tax compliant behavior. The draw of lots will be conducted by another Government agency.
Since the draw of lots would be conducted on individual invoices, every invoice could be a potential future reward at the time of upload. Thus, uploading more invoices in a month would increase a consumer’s chance of winning the reward.
Consequently, citizens would be incentivized to report maximum number of transactions on this system. The system would also facilitate verification of winning invoices before disbursal of reward, to ensure that only genuine invoices are given the reward.
This scheme would serve multiple objectives of incentivizing and rewarding compliant behaviour by the consumers, encouraging tax compliant businesses, boosting consumer spending, and, checking tax evasion.