IRN to be obtained for Tax Invoices by uploading GST INV-01.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs vide its notification dated 1st October 2020 has specified a special procedure for taxpayers for issuance of e-Invoices in the period October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.

It has notified that the registered persons required to prepare the tax invoice in the manner specified under sub-rule (4) of rule 48 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, who have prepared tax invoice in a manner other than the said manner, as the class of persons who shall, during the period from the 1st day of October 2020 to the 31st day of October, 2020, follow the special procedure such that the said persons shall obtain an Invoice Reference Number (IRN) for such invoice by uploading specified particulars in FORM GST INV-01 on the Common Goods and Services Tax Electronic Portal, within thirty days from the date of such invoice, failing which the same shall not be treated as an invoice.

GST INV-01 must be uploaded into the portal so as to generate the Invoice Reference Number (IRN), which is an alternative to the conventional system of invoicing wherein an original invoice is maintained by the buyer, a duplicate is issued to the transporter, and triplicate to the seller.

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