I booked a flight in India with Go Indigo. I booked it online, from Canada. A few weeks later I got an email with a tax invoice that says that the "taxable amount" is 123 Rupees. I don't understand what this document is for. Is it a bill that I have to pay? If so, how? Is it for my records for some reason? If so...what am I supposed to do with it? The amount isn't big at all so I'm not worried about paying it, but I am worried about not paying it and finding out that my ticket got cancelled because I didn't.

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    In a lot of countries, the term "tax invoice" is basically the same as "receipt". I am not certain about India specifically, but from what I know about other countries, you don't owe anything extra. Commented Nov 25, 2018 at 21:12

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Nothing more to be paid. If you are a business owner in India, the tax you have already paid on this ticket, can be set off against other taxes charged on your business income.

  • +1 The business term is "input tax credit" and the invoice acknowledges that you have paid X amount as GST for this ticket. This is mostly for business travellers. This article has more details.
    – RedBaron
    Commented Nov 26, 2018 at 4:44
  • Thanks! Is that why they asked for a gst number when I booked? It was optional so I skipped that part Commented Nov 26, 2018 at 11:10
  • Yes, that's why they asked. Its optional. I'm a frequent flyer in India and don't mention it.
    – Deans
    Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 12:41

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