The year 2021 has been a rollercoaster ride for many of us. We are sure you must have experienced some good parts and some not-so-good phases this year.
A fantastic journey to be, we are thankful in many ways to all our readers!
Recovering from the pandemic, then again going down the Second Wave and once again standing up with all its might, the world has been nothing less than courageous.
The country witnessed another lockdown, businesses were shut and it impacted the overall economy. However, thanks to the rapid vaccination drive and quick measures, we all are moving towards normalcy as things seem to be opening up fairly.
We at IRIS GST had our fair share of happiness and we can’t thank you all enough!
You are amazing motivators, supporters and cheerleaders who inspire us to bring out our best.
Going down memory lane, sharing the wonderful milestones we were able to achieve throughout the year with your constant support and love :
1. A year of Trust and Belief – IRIS Listing
IRIS became India’s first RegTech SaaS to get listed at the NSE and BSE on 8th November 2021. It was indeed a great honour for IRIS and a sense of pride for the entire small business community. This has been possible due to the faith and support of all of you. We cannot thank our clients and supporters enough for having entrusted faith in us for all these years.
2. A year of added accountability- Twitter Verified
In our endeavour to provide the latest and fresh GST updates, we have been spreading our wings on social media. The efforts were recognized when @IRISGST became a Twitter verified handle in May 2021. The coveted blue tick reminds us of the heightened responsibility of keeping you updated with nothing but the latest GST updates. Bringing in the latest GST information, insights and government notifications to you will be our priority, always.
We even launched the Instagram handle of your beloved app @iris.peridot to open the channel with our well-wishers spread across the various social mediums. Do follow @iris.peridot on Instagram to get awesome hacks for small taxpayers to simply their monitoring of GST Compliance.
3. I am Responsible – Free Vaccination Drive for IRIS Employees and their family
IRIS organised a free vaccination drive twice for all the IRIS employees and even for their family members. The first dose of Coveshild Vaccine was made available on June 24, 2021, at the Vashi office and the second dose was given on September 24, 2021. The entire process was smooth and was handled exceptionally well. We consider this as our win since the vaccine was made available for hundreds of people in a hassle-free manner; it certainly lessened the burden of the local municipal authorities and was indeed a noble gesture by the company to include all family members of IRIS employees too!
4. Successful E-invoicing for Clients
E-invoicing went live for companies with a turnover above Rs. 100 Cr. and Rs. 50 Cr. in January 2021 and April 2021 respectively. IRIS GST onboarded hundreds of happy customers and generated IRNs for them successfully. The process was smooth and hassle-free with our e-invoicing solution IRIS Onyx.
With so much to brighten up the whole year, we celebrated small wins along the path:
5. Read. Grow. Empower. Repeat. : E-books, Customer Stories and Top GST Updates
After the advent of GSTR 2B, taxpayers were in a fix whether to use GSTR 2A or 2B for their GST reconciliation. Thus, with the help of our GST Experts, we launched an e-book that has all the information related to GSTR 2A and GSTR 2B based GST Reconciliation and ITC Claim. It is a complete guide to ITC maximization using GSTR 2A and 2B along with other essential factors and advanced reconciliation secrets! With more than 1000 downloads, we were able to empower so many more minds with GST knowledge. You can download the E-book here: GSTR 2A & 2B E-book.
We at IRIS GST, genuinely value the feedback from our clients and users. The feedback not only motivates us to keep doing well but also helps us improve our products and services even further. In October 2021, we collated all the reviews and testimonials received from our esteemed clients and created a customer success stories section that features it all.
The indirect taxation system goes through frequent changes and has constant new updates. To help our readers have an easy time figuring out all the latest GST news updates, we started our Top GST News page where we share month on month GST updates. It includes notifications, circulars and advisories released in the month along with its GST collections. And if there are any major updates and news items, we also cover that in detail. Our Top GST News Page has quickly become one of the most popular pages on irigst.com.
This is one of our proudest achievements this year! We organised and conducted multiple LIVE webinars on important GST subjects like E-invoicing, E-way Bill, GST Compliance, ITC Maximization, GSTR 9C Self Certification and filing GSTR 9 among others. Thousands of participants that included small businesses, corporates, CAs and regular people benefited from these LIVE webinars and resources that we shared with them.
6. IRIS GST Times Completes 3 Years:
Our popular monthly newsletter completed 3 full years this October 2021. It has been quite a journey with the Newsletter wherein we share valuable information related to the latest GST news, GST due dates compliance calendar and articles that offer important insights. Starting with a simple structured format, we have now shifted to a more vibrant and dynamic template for the IRIS GST Times. If you haven’t subscribed to the monthly newsletter yet, you can do it here: IRIS GST Times
And that’s a wrap for 2021 at IRIS GST!
– Keyur Dhami
Sr. Manager – Taxation, Jeena Group Of Companies
IRIS GST’s Integrated Solution is a cloud-based software that brings all the tasks on a single platform. It is trusted by hundreds of companies across the country for their GST Filing, E-invoicing and E-way Bill management. This integrated solution is made available on a unified platform with a single log-in for ease of use i.e. get all our offerings – IRIS Sapphire, Topaz and, Onyx from a single log-in and shared business hierarchy. Our Integrated Solution with all in one ‘GST Suite’ will not just streamline the GST Filing, E-way Bill Management and E-invoice processes but also will reduce the time involved with 100% accuracy!