A QR code is a quick response code, which is mandatory on all e-invoices to provide simplified access to eligible GST invoices. It is a two-dimensional barcode in a machine-readable format. The government released a QR code verifying app which can be used to verify the authenticity of an e-invoice.
1. Ways to verify the QR code
A QR code contains important invoice details such as the GSTIN of the supplier and buyer, invoice number, date of invoice generation, invoice value, HSN code, unique invoice reference number and the digital signature of IRP. A taxpayer, as well as a tax officer, can validate the details of an invoice through the QR code.
There are two ways to verify an e-invoice on the QR code offline app:
- Scanning the QR code
- Uploading the JSON
2. How to download and install the QR code verifying app
Follow the steps below to download the QR code app:
- Visit https://einvoice1.gst.gov.in/Others/QRCodeVerifyApp. You will be able to view the screen below:
- Users should select the type of operating system on their mobile device, whether Android or IOS.
- Enter the mobile number and click on ‘Submit’. The user will receive an OTP on the entered mobile number.
- Enter the OTP and verify the same.
- On successful validation, the e-invoice system will send a QR code. Verify the App APK to the registered mobile number. A user can download this app and install the APK and verify the QR code.
3. How to use the QR code App
- After installing the APK, click on the “verify QR code” button on the app.
- Scan the QR code on the invoice to get the invoice details as shown below:
- The second option is to upload the invoice JSON. Click on the “verify signed e-invoice” button on the home screen of the app.
- Browse the JSON file to upload and to get the invoice details as shown below: