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25/10/2017

General Instruction to Prepare GSTR - 2 through offline utility

Brief instructions for downloading and preparing GSTR - 2 through Offline Tool

  • You can generate the JSON file for GSTR 2 with the information, whether uploaded by you or auto-populated, by clicking on "Generate File".
  • The download link is generally available in around twenty minutes after clicking on "Generate File". The number of files may be more than one if the JSON file size is more than 5 MB.
  • You can download the JSON file by clicking on the link as will appear once the file is generated.
  • The downloaded file can be opened in the offline tool for preparing your GSTR 2.
  • You may also export this data to an excel file to prepare the GSTR 2.
  • The auto-populated invoice details will have the status of "SUBMITTED" or "SAVED".
  • Invoices will have "SUBMITTED" status when the counterparty supplier has submitted its GSTR-1.
  • When the status is "SUBMITTED", the actions of Accept/Reject/Modify/ Pending would be available.
  • Invoices will have "SAVED" status when the counterparty supplier has only uploaded the invoice details but NOT submitted its GSTR-1.
  • When the status is SAVED, the actions of Accept/Reject/Modify/Keep Pending would NOT be available. Such "SAVED" invoices can only be added by the taxpayer as missing invoices in its GSTR 2.
  • Action has to be mandatorily taken on all "SUBMITTED" invoices.
  • Invoices available with "SUBMITTED" status CANNOT be added by the taxpayer in his GSTR 2 as missing invoices.
  • Only ADD action should be taken against the Invoices available with "SAVED" status.

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