A business document, in India, that you prepare when you issue excisable goods from a manufacturing plant, for example:
· To be sold to a customer
· To be transferred to another of your plants
The excise invoice lists the goods that you have issued and states how much excise duty applies. Your customer uses the excise invoice to claim back the excise that it has paid from the excise authorities.
In the system, there are three different procedures for creating excise invoices
· Sales direct from the factory
This procedure is for when you sell manufactured goods straight from the factory at which they were produced, in which case you levy excise duty when the goods leave the factory on their way to the customer.
If, when you send the goods to the customer, you enclose the commercial invoice, you create the excise invoice with reference to the commercial invoice. If you want to send the commercial invoice after you have dispatched the goods, however, you create the excise invoice with reference to a pro forma commercial invoice. For more information about these procedures, see Sales from Factories.
As well as creating excise invoices individually, you can also create them in batches (see Creation of Excise Invoices in Batches).
· Sales from depots
A depot is a site at which the goods are stored, away from the factory at which they were produced. In this procedure, you have to levy the excise duty when you transfer the goods from the factory to the depot, and then make sure this is passed on to the customer when it makes a purchase. For more information, see Sales from Depots.
· Sales (other goods movements)
Some other goods movements may also require you to create an excise invoice with reference to other documents. The system offers separate functions for these purposes (see Other Outward Movements).
Outgoing excise invoices have two numbers: an internal document number, which is assigned immediately you create an excise invoice; and an excise invoice number, which is not assigned until you have verified and posted it.
As far as the excise invoice number is concerned, you have to number your outgoing excise invoices in sequential order, starting each year on 1 April. You must notify the excise authority of the jurisdiction of the invoicing location. The serial number must be printed on each page of the excise invoice.
Each number range is governed by a series group. You must create at least one series group in order to be able to number the excise invoices. If you need more than one number range, you must create the corresponding number of series groups. You do so in Customizing for Logistics – General, by choosing Taxes on Goods Movements ® India ® Basic Settings ® Maintain Series Groups.
Some states allow you to include only a limited number of items for each page of an excise invoice (for example, if the excise invoices are to be printed on prenumbered forms). You can customize the system so that it prints the excise invoice accordingly, in Customizing for Logistics – General, by choosing Taxes on Goods Movements ® India ® Basic Settings ® Maintain Excise Registrations.