The articles answers frequently asked questions on how to cancel an E-Invoice in case the invoice is generated incorrectly.
Once an e-invoice is generated, the values cannot be amended or edited. As per GST Rules, an Invoice once prepared cannot be modified. This principle extends to an E-Invoice as well. In case an invoice is prepared
Within 24 hours of invoice creation, yes, you may cancel the e-invoice.
No. Once created, the e-Invoice cannot be deleted. Note – Deleting the e-Invoice from the GSTZen Sales register will not cancel the e-Invoice.
There are 2 e-Invoice cancellation procedures available on the government portal.
Cancel single e-Invoice
Cancel bulk e-Invoices
No. IRN is unique to each e-invoice. It isn’t possible to generate multiple IRNs for the same Supplier GSTIN, Doc Type, Doc No, and Financial Year. Once the IRN is generated, a subsequent request to generate IRN with the same request will throw an error saying duplicate IRN. A new IRN will be generated for the new e-Invoice created.
No. Once an e-Invoice is cancelled, it cannot be undone. A new e-Invoice has to be created in its place.
e-Invoice cannot be cancelled after the 24 hours mark. You may make amendments to these e-Invoices in your GSTR 1.