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29/10/2017

How to Convert your GSTR 2 Json in Excel?


JSON file is a type of computer file based on Java that is easy for humans to read and write. JSON file is used by the GSTN for GST return preparation and filing. GST returns can be filed on the GST Portal using a JSON file. The Government has provided an offline GST return preparation tool that generates JSON file that can be filed on the GST Portal. GST portal allows you to download the Json file for GSTR 2A for your inward supplies. That needs to be reconciled with purchase register to check whether all the input tax credit one is eligible has been received or not.


The Json file which comes from the GST Offline Utility doesn’t get directly converted into excel. That is making it very difficult for the tax payers to reconcile the entries in GSTR 2A report with purchase invoices. Matching/checking the entries one by one using the offline utility software provided by the GST Portal with your purchase invoices/register is very time consuming for the ones who have large number of invoices. 

Steps to convert Json file into Excel format

It will help you to convert the Json File which is created by the GST Portal to Microsoft Excel Format and it will make it easy to reconcile the data by using V lookup formula.

First Method


Step-1 Login to the GST portal with valid login credentials

Step-2 Go to return dashboard & select financial year & month Click on proceed

Step-3 From Prepare Offline GSTR 2 tab, you can see upload and download option & Click on download. Json file will be downloaded.

Step - 4 - Download latest offline utility and import GSTR 2 through 2nd option "Open Downloaded Return from GST Portal".

Step - 5 - Click on Export to Excel and save the file on your system.



Its Done. Now open and compare your original data with uploaded Data.

Second Method

Step-1 Login to the GST portal with valid login credentials

Step-2 Go to return dashboard & select financial year & month Click on proceed

Step-3 From Prepare Offline GSTR 2 tab, you can see upload and download option & Click on download.

(GSTR 2 Report from the GST  Portal will be available for download in 20-30 Minutes. It depends of your data)

Step-4 Download the Offline Utility software of the JSON file converter to Excel using the below link.

Step-5 Convert the JSON file to CSV Format by uploading your Json file to the site.  https://json-csv.com/

Step-4 Convert this to CSV Format.

Step-5 Copy and Paste the data in the CSV File to the Excel Utility and pasting same using Paste Special values

Step-6  Convert the same and generate the file, you can view the excel data in the Output folder.
For Second Method watch this video Tutorial