Vendor Enquiry Timing

Every Tuesday and Friday
from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Concern Area Name Mobile Email
DBSTS (Help Desk) Mr. Purna Shaw 7903829948 support@lhsindia.com
DBSTS (Escalation) Mr. Subhojeet Haldar 9204780108 subhojeet.haldar@tatasteel.com
F&A Payment Related Mr. Saikat Kumar Sarkar 9102400331 saikatkrsarkar@tatasteel.com
GST Related Mr. Sudipta Kr Sarkar (JH) 9102400332 sudiptaks@tatasteel.com
Ms. Shruthi (OD) 9102400404 shruthi.s@tatasteel.com

Dear Sir / Madam,

As you may be aware that GST Council has introduced Electronic-invoice (E-invoice) i.e. generation of IRN (Invoice Reference Number) through IRP (Invoice Registration Portal) along with QR Code in phased manner for reporting of Business to Business (B2B – Buyer & Seller having GST Nos.) invoices (including debit and credit notes).

  • w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 e-Invoicing made applicable to for the taxpayers whose aggregate turnover (at PAN level) of exceeded Rs. 500 Cr.
  • The limit has been reduced to Rs 100 Crore from 1st January 2021 and further reduced to Rs. 50 Crore from 1st April 2021.
  • Now with effect from 1st April 2022, E-invoicing is made mandatory for taxpayers having aggregate turnover exceeding Rs. 10 Crore.
  • The taxpayers must comply with e-invoicing if the turnover exceeds the specified limit in any financial year from 2017-18 to 2021-22.

If your organization is covered within the above stated turnover limit, then you should make necessary arrangements to generate IRN and QR Code on Invoice.

Please note that invoice of B2B transaction without IRN & QR code will not be a valid invoice for availing input tax credit in the hands of recipient of goods and services.

Accordingly, post 31st October 2022, Company, having reducing the threshold limit of turnover to Rs. 10 Crores, will not be accepting the invoice without IRN and QR Code as required by the GST Notification No. 17/2022 – Central Tax dated 1st August 2022.

We once again request you to ensure timely compliance of the above change to avoid any business disruption.

To update your status (E-Invoice mandatory or not) in our vendor master, please arrange to submit declaration through our DBSTAS Portal.

Also note that it is mandatory to provide following declaration on invoices, wherever e-invoicing is not applicable. Without declaration invoice will not be considered for further processing.

“I/We hereby declare that though our aggregate turnover in any preceding financial year from 2017-18 onwards is more than the aggregate turnover notified under sub-rule (4) of rule 48, we are not required to prepare an invoice in terms of the provisions of the said sub-rule.”

In case you need any clarification, please revert to Mr Santosh Kumar Sunkari santoshkrs@tatasteel.com

Under GST Act, the Government has prescribed the maximum time limit for availing the of Input Tax Credit (ITC) on Invoices of Financial Year 2021-2022 to be 30th September 2022.

Further to our earlier communications issued time to time on captioned subject, please note following –

Submission of Invoices :
Accordingly, you are all requested to submit your Tax Invoices, Debit Notes, Credit Notes (collectively called Bills) pertaining to FY2021-22, if not already submitted, by 30th June 2022.

The financial impact to Tata Steel UISL against the Bills dated before 1st April 2022 (i.e. pertaining to FY 2021-22) and received on or after due date, shall be borne by the respective vendor partner.

Compliances under GST :
As you all aware that ITC will be available to the recipient of Goods or Services only after filing of GST Returns by the supplier of such goods or services and making payment of GST to the Government.

Therefore, all are requested to please ensure to file GST returns against the invoices pertaining to FY 2021-22, immediately, and ensure making of GST payment, if not yet done. Any compliance done after due date, resulting to any financial loss to the Company, shall be borne by the respective vendor only.

In case of any clarifications and assistance, please contact –

(for Odisha) shruthi.s@tatasteel.com
(for Jharkhand) sudiptaks@tatasteel.com

Note: Nothing contained herein shall constitute a waiver of our right under WO / PO / ARC.

Vide notification No 78/2020 - Central Tax dated 15th October 2020, The Central Board of Indirect Taxes has mandate 4 / 6 digit HSN / SAC Codes n supply of Goods or Services on the invoices with effect from 1st April 2021.

No. Aggregate Turnover in the preceding Financial Year Number of Digits of HSN Code
1. Upto INR 5 crores 4
2. More than INR 5 crores 6

Thereafter, Notification No. 12/2017 - Central Tax dated June 28, 2017 was again amended vide Notification No. 90/2020 - Central Tax, dated December 01, 2020 to provide for class of supply- 'Chemicals' whose HSN Code are required to be mentioned at 8-digit on the tax invoices.

All the vendors whose Turnover is more than Rs. 5 crs in the preceding financial year (2020-21) are required to submit invoices with 6 digit HSN Code.

Similarly, vendors who are supplying Chemicals should mention HSN code with 8 digits, irrespective of their turnover.

Dear Vendor Partner,

The Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') has inserted Rule 114AAA of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 ('the Rules') vide the Income-tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2020, which prescribes the manner and consequences if PAN becomes inoperative.

Linking of PAN with Aadhar
As per Rule 114AAA of the Rules, PAN of an individual taxpayer shall become inoperative if, it is not linked to their Aadhaar number, on or before 31 March 2021. It also provides that in case a PAN has become inoperative, it shall be deemed that the PAN has not been furnished, intimated or quoted, as the case may be.

Further, the person holding an inoperative PAN shall be liable for all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing/ intimating/ quoting the PAN. This has direct bearing on tax being deducted on the payments made to the vendors of the Company. In case PAN is not linked to Aadhaar, tax will be deducted at a higher rate of 20% as if, vendor have not submitted the PAN to the Company.

All individual vendors are requested to verify the status of PAN linking with Aadhar and if not linked, take necessary step to link the same by 31st March 2021. You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following process:

  1. Open the Income Tax e-filing portal - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
  2. Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN (Permanent Account Number) will be your user id.
  3. Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.
  4. A pop up window will appear, prompting you to link your PAN with Aadhaar. If not, go to 'Profile Settings' on Menu bar and click on 'Link Aadhaar'.
  5. Verify the PAN details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar. Please note that if there is a mismatch, you need to get the same corrected in either of the documents.
  6. If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the "link now" button.
  7. A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN
  8. You may also visit https://www.egov-nsdl.co.in/ to link your PAN and Aadhaar. This is applicable for Individuals/Sole Proprietorship/HUF vendors.

All individual vendors can verify whether their PAN & Aadhaar numbers are linked or not at https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/AadhaarPreloginStatus.html

Dear Vendor Partners,

Kindly note the following changes in the Ethics Department of TSUISL

Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC)

Mr Manish Kumar Agarwal
manishkr.agarwal@tatasteel.com
Phone No. 06576652106 / 8092085740

Central Ethics Coordinator

Mr P Vijay Gopal
p.gopal@tatasteel.com
Phone No. 06576652040 / 7544000831

In addition, the following are the modes of reporting any Ethical concerns.
The names / details of the whistle blowers will be kept confidential.

Third Party Helpline (Speak Up) - Toll Free No.

1800 102 0875

Third Party Helpline (Speak Up) - Web Address

www.in.kpmg.com/ethicshelpline/tslindia/

Postal Address

P. O. Box No 71,
Sub Post Office,
Plot No. D, 6/14,
DLF Qutub Enclave,
DLF Phase 1,
Gurgaon - 122002,
Haryana, India