Clear Data on Govt Portal

We are all humans and mistakes happen. If incorrect GSTR-1 data has been uploaded on GST Portal, it is better to clear everything before you start again. But it is difficult to delete the invoices one by one on GST Portal. And if you have more than 500 invoices, you cannot delete them directly on Portal. In order to clear everything in one go, we have developed the GSTR-1 clean-up facility in Octa GST.

Download GSTR-1 from GST Portal

First you need to download GSTR-1 JSON file from GST Portal.

  • Login to GST Portal and go to Return Dashboard
  • Select the return period
  • On GSTR-1 box, click on Prepare Offline
  • Click on Download button
  • Click on GENERATE button twice.

Important: It is required to click on Generate button twice to generate a fresh/latest GSTR-1 file.

Generate Clean-up file & Upload

  • Open the business file in Octa GST and go to GSTR-1 page
  • Click on Clean-up Portal Data button, and select the GSTR-1 file downloaded from Govt portal.
  • This will generate a special cleanup JSON file in the same location as selected portal file. Simply upload this cleanup file to GST Portal and wait for 10 minutes. All your GSTR-1 data will be cleared on the GST Portal.

Depending on the contents of existing GSTR-1 data (credit/debit notes), Octa GST may generate two or more clean-up files. If this happens, please upload the first cleanup file, wait for 10 minutes and then upload the second one.