GST Compliance API

The new GST regime has introduced compliance guidelines that mandate organizations & businesses to remain compliant. They are required to adopt the GST compliance rules set by the government which is possible by integrating Sandbox GST Compliance APIs into your workflow.

What is GST?

GST stands for Goods and Services Tax which came into effect on July 1st, 2017. This is an indirect tax levied on the supply of goods and services in India. Hence, at every point of sale, GST would be applied. There are four types of GST -

  • Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) - This is applicable on intrastate (within the same state) transactions and Central Government is responsible for collecting the tax
  • State Goods and Service Tax (SGST) - This is applicable on intrastate (within the same state) transactions. In the case of an intrastate supply of goods and/or services, both State GST and Central GST are levied and State Government is responsible for collecting the tax.
  • Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) - This is applied on the interstate (between 2 states) supply of goods and/or services as well as on imports and exports. Central Government is responsible for collecting the tax.
  • Union Territory Goods and Service Tax (UGST) - It is a counterpart of SGST. This is applicable to inter-union territory transactions. Union Territory is responsible for collecting the tax.

Who is liable to pay GST?

  • Organizations & Businesses registered under GST and making taxable supplies.
  • Organizations & Businesses registered under GST and required to deduct TDS(Tax Deducted at source).
  • E-commerce operators registered under GST.
  • Individuals supplying goods and services on behalf of suppliers or manufacturers.

How to stay GST-Compliant?

Staying GST-compliant can be a hassle for organizations & businesses.

  • They have to be registered with GST Network
  • They are also required to deduct GST from payments.
  • They are also required to deposit the collected GST amount and receive challan for the same.
  • Also required to file various returns on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

All of this has to be done through the GST portal. However, doing this every time is not as convenient as integrating them into your workflow. Sandbox's GST Compliance APIs allow you to integrate compliance requirements into your own workflow and make it frictionless.

Available GST APIs

Below are the available Sandbox GST APIs.

GST - Public APIs

GST Network has made some APIs available to the public which means they do not require taxpayer authentication to access those endpoints. These APIs fall under the category of GST Public API.

  1. Track GST Return API lets you view E-filled returns. This tool can help buyers check the tax payment status of their suppliers and make claiming the input tax credit (ITC) easier.
  2. Search GSTIN API lets you verify GSTIN in real-time. The API takes the GSTIN and provides you with details associated with it from the GST Portal. If the GSTIN provided is incorrect, then you will get an error message.

GST - Taxpayer APIs

Sandbox APIs to access all GST Taxpayer-related functionalities like Registration, Filling of Returns, Information on Payment, Viewing of ledgers, etc. These APIs fall under the category of GST Taxpayer API.

  1. Tax Payer Authentication API - These help you to enable API access to your GST portal so you can seamlessly use our Taxpayer APIs.
  2. Ledgers APIs - These APIs lets you fetch relevant ledgers uploaded on the GST portal.
  3. Returns APIs - These APIs will help you get relevant invoices from the portal & help you file your GST-Returns.