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Invoice Series for new Financial year under GST

Invoice Series for new Financial year under GST

As of April 3rd, 2018, GSTN portal does not allow you to enter same invoice number in 2018-2019, which you had entered in any GSTR-1 of 2017-2018. There should be new invoice series for new financial year under GST or it won’t be accepted.

Eg., You had entered Invoice number 01 dated 01-07-2017 in GSTR-1 of October 2017. Now if you have issued invoice number 01 dated 02-04-2018. And try to capture this invoice in GSTR-1 of April 2018 (or later) you will receive processing error.

Please be advised and advice your colleagues and clients accordingly.

As per GST rule 46(b)

“46. Tax Invoice –

Subject to rule 54, a tax invoice referred to in section 31 shall be issued by the registered person containing the following particulars, namely,

(b) a consecutive serial number not exceeding sixteen characters, in one or multiple series, containing alphabets or numerals or special characters hyphen or dash and slash symbolised as “-” and “/” respectively, and any combination thereof, unique for a financial year;


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A seasoned professional, speaker and trainer with 19+ years of experience

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  • Paramjeet Singh Gulati

    Fake Rumour.
    I myself checked in GSTR1 of April 2018.
    No error in processing same invoice number.

    I entered invoice no. 21 on 3.4.18 which is same as invoice no. 21 as on 3.9.17.
    There is no such error.

    Please be authentic.
    Not expected from Consultease platform.

  • Shafaly

    This error was rectified lateron. When this post was written there was an error. Mr Deepak Bholusaria ji is a renowned speaker on GST. He never post anything without a proper check. He informed later on that bug was removed by GSTN. There are so many bugs and errors in GST portal and they are working on it. Pls be generous while commenting on experts.

  • Paramjeet Singh Gulati

    Hmm !…Maam.. I checked on 4 April 2018 only and also have proof as a video shoot with date & time stamp made by my consultancy team member (if you require).

    I commented after waiting to be rectified for some time, see updations are the part of expert opinions, it could be clarified before my comment even.

    Moreover I really got shocked to see, it got viral and I started recieving watsaap messages.

    We have some renowned platforms like cleartax, caclub etc.
    There everything is properly authenticated, updated and if not then atleast contain a disclaimer.

    I am regular viewer of your youtube channel and also share your video links in public.
    I appreciate your guidance on youtube mam.
    But reviewing and updating a content on an online platform is top priority step.
    Please take it positively !

    And further like to submit some really cool articles relating to GST.
    Please brief me if I am eligible.

    Thank you
    Your faithful reader.

  • Shafaly

    Yes Paramjeet Ji
    You can send us your drafting at, I will share my contact details pls send me an e mail.