Goods and Services Tax (GST) e-invoice system has completed journey of three months and has facilitated smooth transition of the tax payers to the new platform, according to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (IT) on Saturday. It has enabled over 37,000 tax payers to generate more than 1,680 lakh Invoice Reference Numbers (IRNs), during last three months from the NIC developed e-Invoice system. Starting with 495 lakhs during October 2020, generation of e-invoice has increased to 589 lakhs in November 2020 and 603 lakhs in December 2020. Interestingly, the e-way bill generation from the NIC (National Informatics Centre) developed e-way bill system is also highest during September to December 2020 compared to same months of previous years.
The response of the system is good and generation of IRNs is hassle-free during this period. However, there have been common errors such as repeated requests on same document number, simultaneous requests on same document number and requests with validation or calculation errors etc. Proactive measures taken by NIC Help desk, including communication with tax payers about the issues through mails and telephonic calls and suggestion of corrective measures, has facilitated in bringing the errors down.