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Bulk IRN Cancellation

Bulk IRN Cancellation

You cancel your e-invoices in bulk when facing issues such as :

  •  Incorrect entry
  •  Duplicate entry

This blog will guide you through the process of bulk IRN cancellation across the e-invoicing portal.

Before you begin cancelling your e-invoices in bulk, you should have a handy “e-Invoice Cancel by IRN JSON File” for the e-invoice you are about to withdraw.

  1. Navigate to the home page of the e-invoice portal. Next, browse through “Help,” “Tools,” and reach “Bulk Generation Tools.” Then, download the “E-Invoice Cancel by IRN – JSON Preparation” tool.
  2. Tap the ‘Bulk IRN Cancel’ sub-option under ‘E-invoice’ in the menu to cancel bulk IRN.
  3. Click ‘Browse’, and the system will request you to select the JSON file. Next, you must upload the Bulk IRN Cancel request file (the maximum file size for upload is 2 MB) to the e-invoice system.
  4. Once the system processes your request, it will cancel the IRN and display the status as cancelled

You can export your e-invoices in an excel file by clicking on the ‘Download Excel” button.


  1. The IRP does not allow the cancellation of an IRN if it has an active e-way bill.
  2. The GSTR-1 will automatically update and reflect the cancellation status on cancelling an IRN.
  3. You have the option of e-invoice cancellation on the GST e-invoicing portal after 24 hours before the filing of your return.
  4. You can only amend an e-Invoice through the GST portal.
  5. If there is an error in the e-invoice, you cannot edit or correct it. The only option is to cancel that invoice, upload a new one, and generate a new IRN.
  6. You cannot use the same e-Invoice number to create a new invoice after cancelling the previous one because each e-invoice has its IRN. Unfortunately, the same Supplier GSTIN, Doc Type, or Financial Year cannot generate multiple IRNs and create new invoices.

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