GST Invoice Reference number


How to obtain Invoice Reference Number of GST?


This post explains about GST Invoice Reference Number as per GST Law.

Procedure to verify Invoice Reference Number of GST is mandatory for every registered GST tax person.

GST Invoice Reference numberOnce after issuing invoice, the registered tax payer of GST may used such invoice for various purposes. The prepared GST invoice is used to pay GST also. A GST invoice contains unique invoice number. The serial number of invoices issued during a tax period shall be furnished electronically through the Common Portal in FORM GSTR-1. GSTR-1 is used to file GST returns by a resisted tax payer.

As per GST Law, a registered taxable person may obtain an Invoice Reference Number from the Common Portal by uploading, on the said Portal, a tax invoice issued by him in FORM GST INV-1, and produce the same for verification by the proper officer as required under section 61 in lieu of the tax invoice.

How long validity is there for an Invoice Reference Number?

As per GST Law, the Invoice Reference Number shall be valid for a period of 30 days from the date of uploading.

The above information explains about GST Invoice reference number.


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