In its commitment to streamlining and ensuring precise e-invoice verification, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has developed a highly efficient application called the GST E-Invoice QR Code Verifier. This app addresses the importance of seamless e-invoice authentication, aiming to simplify the process and enhance user convenience when verifying electronic invoices.
Understanding the Role of QR Code in E-Invoicing
In the e-invoice ecosystem, the QR code plays a pivotal role as it is specifically designed to be read and interpreted by machines. All e-invoices are now required to feature a digitally signed QR code. This inclusion of the QR code in e-invoices enables easy and convenient access to valid GST invoices.
The Significance of Including QR Codes in E-Invoices
The incorporation of QR codes is crucial in the e-invoicing system to ensure the integrity and validity of e-invoices. When taxpayers upload tax invoices to the e-invoice portal or Integrated Reporting and Payment System (IRP) for verification and authentication, the IRP conducts various checks on the invoice details. After a successful verification process, the IRP digitally signs the invoice, assigns it an Invoice Reference Number (IRN), and generates a signed QR code.
Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Penalties
Compliance with the requirement of including the QR code on the final e-invoice is of utmost importance. Failure to do so can result in both the e-invoice and the subsequent e-way bill being rendered invalid and unusable. Non-compliance with this regulation may also attract severe penalties from tax authorities. Moreover, buyers may lose the ability to claim their entitled input tax credit if the QR code is missing or incorrect.
Introducing the E-Invoice Verifier App and Its Features
The E-Invoice Verifier App is a user-friendly application designed to facilitate e-invoice verification. With its simple interface, users can effortlessly scan the QR code of an e-invoice to authenticate its validity. The app does not require users to create an account or share any personal information, ensuring a privacy-friendly approach.
Key Features of the App:
- User-friendly Interface: The app boasts a simple and intuitive interface, allowing users to navigate through its various features and functionalities with ease.
- QR Code Verification: The primary function of the app is to verify the authenticity of e-invoices by scanning their QR codes.
- Non-Login-Based Approach: Users can utilize the app without the need for account creation or sharing personal information, enhancing privacy protection.
Steps to Install and Use the QR Code Verifying App
- Visit the official website for the QR Code Verifying App and enter your mobile number.
- Receive a One-Time Password (OTP) and enter it to verify your mobile number.
- Download the APK file to your device.
- Install the APK file and open the app.
- To scan a QR code, click the “Verify QR Code” option and scan the QR code on the invoice.
- To upload a JSON file, click the “Verify signed e-invoice” option and upload the JSON file.
The GSTN E-Invoice Verifier App is a reliable, efficient, and user-friendly solution for authenticating e-invoices. Utilizing QR code authentication and offering an intuitive interface, the app covers all six IRPs without requiring users to create an account. With its commitment to accuracy and convenience, the app provides a seamless e-invoice verification experience for all users.