Auto-Population of E-Invoice details into GSTR-1 will be delayed: CBIC

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The Central Board of Indirect Taxes ( CBIC ) has clarified that the Auto-Population of E-Invoice details into GSTR-1 will be delayed. Certain notified taxpayers have been preparing and issuing invoices by obtaining the Invoice Reference Number (IRN) from the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) (commonly referred to as ‘e-invoices’). Details from such e-invoices are been auto-populated in respective tables of GSTR-1.

The CBIC said that, Due to some unanticipated issues, there has been a delay in auto-population of e-invoice details into GSTR-1. Hence, such taxpayers who had reported e-invoices should not wait for auto-populated data and they are advised to proceed with preparation and filing of GSTR-1 for the months of November 2020 (before the due date) and for October 2020 (in case not yet filed, as on date).

The auto-population of e-invoice details pertaining to the period December 2020 into GSTR-1 (in an incremental manner on a T+2 day basis) will start in the first week of December.

The details of e-invoices pertaining to periods of October and November 2020, would be processed and made available in an incremental manner from 13th December 2020 onwards. The processing and availability of complete data for the months of October and November 2020 may take upto 2 weeks.

The detailed advisory with methodology of auto-population etc. is already made available on the GSTR-1 dashboard (‘e-invoice advisory’) and also e-mailed to relevant taxpayers.

It may also be noted that the auto-population of details from e-invoices into GSTR-1 is only a facility for the taxpayers. After viewing the auto-populated data, the taxpayer shall verify the propriety and accuracy of the amounts and other data in each field, especially from the perspective of GSTR-1, and file the same, in the light of relevant legal provisions.

Once the auto-population into GSTR-1 gets started, the taxpayers are requested to verify the documents present in the excel and may share feedback on GST Self Service Portal, on below aspects: 

  1. All documents reported to IRP are present in excel
  2. The status of each e-invoice/IRN is correct
  3. All the details of the document are populated correctly

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