Advisory: e-Invoice JSON download functionality Live on the GST e-Invoice Portal

GSTN has released a new advisory regarding json download functionality. Pl read the details below..

Dear valued GST Portal users,

We are thrilled to announce that the e-Invoice JSON download functionality is now live on the GST Portal. This feature promises to streamline your tax compliance journey, making it more efficient and hassle-free. To help you navigate and make the most of this feature, here are the key steps:

Step 1: Log in

Step 2: Navigate to Download E-invoice JSONs Section

  • On the main portal page, you’ll find the “Download E-Invoice JSONs” section, with two tabs: “Generated” and “Received.”
  • “Generated” is for e-Invoices generated by you, while “Received” is for those 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 choose the Financial Year, Document Type, and Document Number.
  • Hit the “Search” button.

Step 4: View and Download

  • After searching, you will see the specific IRN.
  • To download the signed e-invoice, click “Download PDF” (available for a single active IRN).
  • Alternatively, 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

  • Please note that requested e-Invoices remain in your downloading history for 48 hours only. After this period, fresh requests need to be initiated.

Additional Information:

  • This functionality enables you to download e-Invoices reported across all six IRPs (Invoice Registration Portals), providing you with complete data.
  • You can download e-Invoice JSON files for up to 6 months from the date of IRN generation, ensuring you have access to historical data when needed.
  • To ensure a smoother experience for all users, we kindly request that taxpayers schedule their downloads during off-peak hours and avoid overwhelming the system with large requests, especially during the initial days of this feature launch.
  • Furthermore, we’re pleased to inform you that this functionality is also accessible via GSP (GST Suvidha Providers) through G2B (Government-to-Business) APIs.

For your convenience, we have attached a comprehensive manual and FAQ document below for your ready reference. The same can be accessed at: https://tutorial.gst.gov.in/downloads/news/e-invoice_json_download_functionality.pdf

Thank you for choosing the GST Portal. We believe that this new feature will significantly enhance your tax compliance experience. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team.

Best Regards,


The advisory can be accessed on the GSTN portal at https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/605

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