The present article covers the basics of the e-invoice portal and also explains the steps to register on the e-invoice portal.
Following are some of the basics of an e-invoice portal–
♥ https://einvoice1.gst.gov.in/ is the first invoice registration portal.
♥ The e-invoice portal is maintained by the NIC (i.e., National Informatics Centre).
♥ The e-invoice portal is basically involved in the function of generating Invoice Reference Number (IRN) for the uploaded invoices.
♥ Following is the list of some of the major facilities made available on the e-invoice portal–
For registration under the e-invoice portal, the taxable person needs to follow the below stages-
STAGE 1 – e-Invoice Enablement; and
STAGE 2 – e-Invoice Registration.
Both the stages are briefly explained hereunder.
STAGE 1 – e-Invoice Enablement-
Prior to obtaining registration on the invoice registration portal, e-invoice enablement status needs to be verified. The steps to verify the status are-
STEP 1 – Visit site https://einvoice1.gst.gov.in/.
STEP 2 – Go to ‘Registration’ and select ‘e-invoice Enablement’ from the drop-down list.
STEP 3 – Enter the GSTIN and characters shown in the image.
STEP 4 – Click ‘Go’.
In case the GSTIN is already enabled for e-invoicing, the following message will be displayed-
‘3063 – You are already enabled for e-invoicing.
However, if e-invoicing is not enabled. Then, based on the entered GSTIN, the following details will be displayed-
STAGE 2 – e-Invoice Registration-
Post enabling the e-invoice, as per the above steps, the registered person needs to follow the below steps for obtaining registration on the invoice registration portal (e-invoice portal)-
STEP 1 – Go to the e-invoice website i.e. https://einvoice1.gst.gov.in/.
STEP 2 – Go to ‘Registration’ and select ‘Portal Login’ from the drop-down list.
STEP 3 – Enter appropriate GSTIN.
STEP 4 – Enter the characters shown in the image.
STEP 5 – Click ‘Go’.
STEP 6 – Following details, as per the GST portal, will be displayed-
STEP 7 – Verify all the above details and click ‘Send OTP’.
STEP 8 – OTP will be received on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP so received and click ‘Verify OTP’.
STEP 9 – Once the OTP is successfully verified. The applicant will have to select and enter ‘User name’; ‘Password’ and ‘Re-enter Password’.
STEP 10 – Click ‘Save’.