Streamline & Optimize Your GST Management with Odoo

Transform Your Indian GST Workflow with Odoo’s Advanced Management Solutions

In an iconic move, the central government replaced the entire tax system of the nation with the Goods and Service Tax (GST) system. Since tax systems are an ever-changing landscape, the public has been waiting for a lot of decisions for more clarity. However, organizations must promptly update their ERP and accounting systems to ensure that their tax rates are set up properly. This will ultimately help ensure proper GST filing so that they do not have to pay any fines or penalties.

If the Indian GST tax system seems complicated, just set up your GST in Odoo ERP. An open-source ERM and CRP, Odoo can help businesses select the relevant GST slabs and conquer the Indian tax system seamlessly. 

Curious about how you can set up your GST in Odoo ERP, can implement e-way bills, and customize invoice templates? Just take the leap and read this blog which describes everything you need to know!

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What is GOI’s Goods And Service Tax (GST)?

Do you want to know what GST is before setting up GST in Odoo ERP? Essentially, GST can be understood as an indirect tax which gets applied to the selling of goods and services across India. The system was introduced to replace all other indirect taxes like VAT, service taxes, and excise duty, to help simplify the Indian taxation system.

What Are The Different Types Of GST That Might Be Applicable?


Central Goods and Services Tax


States Goods and Services Tax


Integrated Goods and Services Tax

Consider this if you want to have a better idea of which tax component goes to which component - in that case a sale occurs inside a state, the tax goes to both the center and the state (CGST and SGST).

On the other hand, if a sale happens to another state, the tax goes to the center (IGST). So, you can think of SGST and CGST as intra state sale taxes and IGST as an inter-state sale tax. 

Another important information is that GST currently has 6 slabs - 0%, 3%, 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%. The 0% one is the non-taxable one and the 3% tax slab is for gold. Since GST can range from 0% to 28%, it is important that organizations understand which is applicable to them and configure their ERP based on it.

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How Can You ​Configure The GST in Odoo ERP?

After looking at the various taxes involved in GST filing, now let's understand how you can arrange your organization's GST in Odoo ERP. Keep in mind, you need to set up your GST for intra and inter state sales. Since the different GST tax rates vary from 0% to 28%, users have to create different tax combinations.

Odoo has a highly intuitive UI and a mature tax system that allows users to set up tax slabs without much hassle. Users can also easily customize the invoice templates offered by entering all the required details. So, Odoo is a great tool that users can utilize to set up their organization’s tax slabs to ensure quick, error-free GST filing. After all, this will also help ensure that the organization’s generated invoices comply with government rules and regulations. 

Once users have created tax slabs for proper GST filing and a sale is made, Odoo automatically determines which tax slab is applicable and calculates the GST. For example, if a business offers any service or sells a product that falls under the 28% tax slab, they can create a tax slab named something like “28% GST” in Odoo. Odoo also allows companies to configure the tax slab for corresponding inter and intra state sales as applicable. This will allow Odoo to automatically calculate a sale’s GST whenever it is made.

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How Can You Create Tax Slabs In Odoo? 

Click on Accounting

Go to Configuration

Click on Accounting

Go to Taxes

Users have to configure tax slabs to accurately calculate GST for sales and transactions. Now, I will explain how to make tax slabs in Odoo and set them up for automatic tax calculation. 

 Create a new tax slab for your intra state sales, e.g. 12% GST (6% CGST + 6% SGST). Since this is a combination of two GST taxes, choose ‘Group of Taxes’ as your tax computation. Then, you can set your GST as 12% and the children taxes, CGST and SGST, as 6% each. 

 Some other values that you should compute carefully are - Tax Computation as percentage of price and Amount as 6% (for this case). Also, choose your preferred account as the tax account. 

 For inter state sales, you only have to configure IGST. So, this computation is pretty simple and can be set directly as 12%. Ensure that the tax computation and preferred account values are set as mentioned in step 6. You can create all other applicable tax slabs by following the same set of steps. Now, you have to use these tax slabs in your invoice. In case most of your customers are from the same state as you, you can just set CGST and SGST. Else, you must set the IGST to ensure proper GST filing for interstate sales. Now, you have successfully configured GST in Odoo ERP and can conduct business without any worry.

How To Set Up E-Way Bills In Odoo?

After you have set up your GST in Odoo ERP, you need to implement e-way bills. The Government of India says that e-way bills are mandatory for the movement of goods under a central threshold inside the country. Odoo allows businesses to easily implement e-way bills for the elimination of manual entry and for the reduction of errors.

Odoo’s system is intuitive and automatically pulls data from invoices to generate e-way bills. Some relevant information that Odoo takes from the invoice include invoice value, transport details, and consignor and consignee details. This helps streamline the complete process and also helps ensure that these e-way bills are in accordance with compliance laws and regulations.

How To Use Invoice Templates In Odoo And Customize?  

Odoo permits businesses to modify their invoices effortlessly by including specific and detailed details. Now, let's observe the process of making an invoice template in Odoo. But first, we need to examine what data your invoice ought to have so it is GST-compliant.

Invoice Date
Invoice Number
Customer Name
GSTIN of Customer (if registered)
Customer’s Billing and Shipping Address
Supply Place
Item Details - Description, Quantity, Measuring Unit, Total Value, HSN Code
Taxable Value
Discount (if any)
Tax Rate and Tax Amount (CGST, SGST, and IGST values as applicable)
Whether tax is payable or not on a reverse charge basis
Total Amount
Supplier Signature

Follow these steps outlined below to create an invoice template in Odoo for automatic invoice generation. 

1. Enter your company’s GSTIN in the company details section. 

2. In case customer GSTIN is applicable, you must enter the details in the partner form. 

3. Enter the HSN Code applicable to your products and services in the product form.

Once all of these configurations are set up, you must create a new invoice format that contains all of these details. Some extra details that you can customize in your invoice are whether the tax payable on reverse charge basis or not. You can check or uncheck the given checkbox based on what is applicable. Move to the transport details tab and enter details like transportation mode, vehicle number, date of supply, and place of supply.

What Are The New Features In Odoo 17 That Help With India Accounting?  


Odoo 17 allows users to easily configure tax slabs and offers better support which makes it easier for businesses to take care of tax compliances and regulations.

GST Filing

Odoo 17 helps businesses ensure seamless GST filing by offering them a seamless and intuitive user interface that allows better customization. Users can easily input data and generate GST-compliant invoices for accurate GST filing.

Customer Taxes

Businesses to set up customer-specific rules to ensure automatic invoice generation with odoo 17. This feature helps ensure that every customer transaction has the correct tax applied to it.

Vendor Taxes

With Odoo, businesses can now set up vendor taxes so that vendor invoices have the accurate tax applied.

Tax ID and UPI ID

Odoo streamlined businesses to seamlessly store and manage Tax ID and UPI ID. So, businesses can easily track and verify customers’ and business partners’ tax information.

Tax Reports

Odoo 17 enables businesses to generate GSTR-1 and GSTR-3 reports. GSTR-1 shows tax amounts, while GSTR-3 includes supply details, ITC, and inter-state sales to unregistered parties. 

Ready to simplify GST management? Discover how Odoo can optimize your processes now!


Odoo simplifies GST filing for businesses in India and ensures compliance. The days of manually calculating and worrying about errors are over. The impressive interface of Odoo simplifies even the most complex tax scenarios. With Odoo, the entire GST filing process is automated, from tax slabs to e-way bills. Saving time and resources lets you invest in your core business. With Odoo, you can do more than just handle the GST complexities - you can grow your business. 

We hope the blog helps you to set up your GST in Odoo ERP without much hassle. If you still need help, Connect with Silent Infotech.

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