GSTN Advisory: E-Invoice JSON download Functionality is Live on GST e-Invoice Portal

GSTN - Advisory - E-Invoice - JSON - download Functionality - GST e-Invoice Portal - taxscan

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has released a notice to announce that the e-invoice JSON download capability is currently operational on the GST e-Invoice Portal. GSTN has officially confirmed the activation of the e-Invoice JSON download feature on the GST Portal. To help you make the most of this functionality, we have outlined some crucial steps to assist you in navigating the process effectively.

To download the generated and received e-Invoices in JSON format, please follow these steps:

  Step 1: Log in

 Step 2: Navigate to Download E-invoice JSONs Section

  • On the main portal page, find the “Download E-Invoice JSONs” section. It has two tabs: “Generated” and “Received.”
  • The “Generated” tab is designed for e-Invoices generated by you, while the “Received” tab is meant for e-Invoices received by you.

  Step 3: Search for e-Invoice (By IRN)

  • Click the “By IRN” tab to search for a specific e-Invoice.
  • Enter the IRN (Invoice Reference Number) or pick the Financial Year, Document Type, and Document Number.
  • Hit the “Search” button.

Step 4: View and Download

  • Once you hit search, you will see the specific IRN.
  • To download the signed e-invoice, click “Download PDF” (available for a single active IRN).
  • Or, choose “DOWNLOAD E-INVOICE (JSON)” for a JSON format download.

 Step 5: Bulk Download (By Period)

  • Use the “For Period” tab to download e-Invoices in bulk for a specific period.
  • Select the Financial Year and Month.
  • Click “DOWNLOAD E-INVOICE (JSON)” to get all e-Invoices in JSON format for that month.

  Step 6: Excel Format e-Invoice List (By Period)

  • To get an e-invoice list in Excel format for a specific period:
  • Visit the “List of IRNs” tab.
  • Select the desired Financial Year and Month.
  • Click “DOWNLOAD E-INVOICE (Excel).”

Step 7: Downloading History

  • The requested e-Invoices remain in downloading history for 2 days only. Post 48 hours, a fresh request needs to be initiated.

Furthermore, this feature enables users to access and download comprehensive e-invoice data from all six IRPs (Invoice Registration Portals). As for accessibility, you can retrieve e-Invoice JSON files for a period of up to 6 months from the date of IRN generation.

In order to enhance the overall user experience, GSTN requests that taxpayers consider scheduling their downloads at different times, especially during non-peak hours, and avoid placing excessive demands on the system, particularly during the initial days. Additionally, please be aware that this feature can also be accessed through GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) via Government-to-Business (G2B) APIs.

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