GST on delivery charges in Tax Invoice not matching GST that we pay
When we add the delivery charges in Tax Invoice system is taking highest GST rate from the items in the invoice and applying same on the delivery charges. This is happening in both Website as well as in the POS Software. For some invoices highest rate is just 5%, while we are paying flat 18% GST to courier companies. Should the system not take 18% GST on delivery charges in Tax Invoice also?
As of now, what Tuhund is doing is correct. It might change in future, but as of today, highest GST rate from the goods in the invoice has to be applied on delivery charges. For exceptional cases, if you want to override this, simply add delivery charges as service from the services list. There will be no other difference than a flat GST rate and that too will be editable. However, we do not recommend this.
Under GST regime, delivery charges have to be considered a taxable service. This translates to two things.
1. You cannot use credit notes and debit notes for the original transaction. You need to raise an invoice for the payment you collect and similarly make payment only against an invoice. Credit notes and debit notes can be issued for returns, cancellations and post sale discounts, etc.
2. What you bill is your income. What you pay is your expense. GST input credits do not differentiate between goods and services. You anyway claim the excess GST paid to courier companies in full. It is very different from pre-GST era when goods fell under VAT/CST and delivery fell under Service Tax.