Taxpayers supplying taxable goods valued of Rs. 50,000 and above, generate e-way bills, where details of invoices have to be given by them. Further, the invoice details for business to business sales, made by them, have to be given in Form GSTR-1. To avoid duplicate data entry, GSTN has provided a facility to taxpayers, where months e-way bill data can be imported by the taxpayer in their Form GSTR-1 (which is required by a taxpayer to fill up the Form).
While generating EWB details of supplier, receiver & other invoice details like number, date, goods, quantity etc. are provided by the taxpayer. The invoice details related to Business to Business (B2B invoices), Business to large customers (B2CL invoices) and HSN-wise-summary of outward supplies, can now be imported by taxpayers into their Form GSTR 1.
If the number of E Way Bills generated in a month are upto 50 only, the invoice details can be directly imported into the respective Tab of Form GSTR 1, without using the offline tool. These taxpayers can edit the details so imported if required and then file their Form GSTR 1 online.
The invoices can also be downloaded in csv file format, if number of invoices is more than 50 but less than 500. The invoice details will be downloaded in three separate csv files with data pertaining to B2B, B2CL and HSN transactions, as given by taxpayer while generating E-Way Bill. These files can then be imported into GSTR 1 offline tool. The imported details can be edited if required and then Form GSTR 1 can be prepared using offline tool by generating a json file and then uploading it on GST Portal.
In case the number of invoices are more than 500, the invoice details in respect of B2B, B2BL and HSN summary can be imported from E Way Bill portal in a single excel file. This file can then be imported into GSTR 1 offline tool. The imported details can be edited if required and then Form GSTR 1 can be prepared using offline tool by generating a json file and then uploading it on GST Portal.
With this facility, taxpayer will now not be required to enter data in their Form GSTR 1, once he has generated e-way bill. This will avoid double data entry by taxpayers. This facility will help taxpayer to fill up their Form GSTR 1 in less time and will also avoid any data entry mistakes made while filing in details.