The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has enabled the Auto-populated E-Invoice details in GSTR-1 in GST Portal.
Upon successful generation of IRN, details of such e-invoices will be auto-populated in respective tables of GSTR-1. The details of e-invoices available for auto-population along with status of auto-population can also be downloaded as excel file.
To effect this, certain tabs/labels are being added on GSTR-1 dashboard and screens. (Those taxpayers for whom e-invoicing is not applicable may ignore these changes.)
For the period of October, 2020, the e-invoice details would be processed incrementally from 13th November, 2020. The processing of details of e-invoices/IRNs generated till 31st October, 2020 is expected to take upto 10 days.
The processing of documents, dated in October, 2020, has no effect on filing of GSTR-1 for October. The taxpayers are advised not to wait for auto-population but file GSTR-1 for October, on their own (if not filed already). However, there is an option to download the details of October-dated documents through excel file:‘Download details from e-invoice (Excel)’ button (available at the bottom portion of GSTR-1 dashboard).
For the period of November, 2020, the e-invoices generated (i.e. the documents dated in the Month of November) will be auto-populated into GSTR-1 in incremental manner and the process for whole month will be completed by 2nd Dec, 20 (i.e. on T+2 basis).
The detailed advisory with methodology of auto-population etc. is made available on the GSTR-1 dashboard (‘e-invoice advisory’) and also e-mailed to relevant taxpayers.