Queries Related to E-Invoice and E-Way Bill
You can find the answers to the following questions related to E-Invocing and E-Way Bill in this section -
General Queries
Expore Invoices Related Queries
B2C QR Code Queries
Tally Connector

General Queries

How many line items are supported in one invoice for IRN generation?

By default 1000 line items are supported from NIC for one Invoice, however this can be increased to 5000 by request to NIC with business justification.

What is the appropriate QR code dimension for printing in Invoice for scanning?

2* 2 inch is preferred.

Where do I find the Master Code for fields like State Code, HSN Code, Country Code, Pin code, Port Code, etc?

You can find the same on govt website​

Where and how to put Custom Fields like CIN, LUT, product code etc?

Custom fields like above can be added as a separate column in Govt Template (after removing the top level headers) or can be added through your own template and should be mapped one time through Custom Excel template.

How to check if it is possible to create an E-Invoice for a new GSTIN or how to resolve when we see "GSTIN is invalid" error during IRN Generation but the GSTIN is present on the GST portal?

Check here, if the GSTIN is active and enabled. If it is registered and not enabled then enable it on the same page by clicking on 'Update from GST Common Portal'. This issue could also happen to some old GSTINs due to sync issues between GST portal and E-invoice portal.

Can we generate e-invoice for invoice number starting with 0 ?

No, the invoice number should not be starting with 0, /and - . If so , the request is rejected.

Export Invoices Related Queries

What is the Supply type Export Invoices?

Supply type can be EXPWP and EXPWOP.

What is the Place of supply or Recipient State Code?

We need to put ‘96’ in the ‘Place of Supply’ and ‘Recipient State code’.

What is the Pin code of recipient in Export Invoices?

It is 999999.

What is Recipient GSTIN in case of Export Invoices?

You need to write ‘URP’ in the Recipient GSTIN.

B2C QR Code Queries

Which fields are required in B2C QR code?

As per latest NIC circular, B2C QR code should have
• The GSTIN of the supplier
• The UPI ID of the supplier
• The payees bank account number and IFSC code
• The invoice number and invoice date
• The total invoice value
• The GST amount, along with the breakup of CGST, SGST, IGST, Cess, etc.

Tally Connector

Is this a demo/testing/sandbox version or the production version?

This is the production version for e-Invoicing

Will this work if I have Tally Prime?

Current version works for Tally ERP9 as well as Tally Prime. Tally Prime has to be installed manually, please contact support for the same.

Do I have to install this in client or server?

Install the application and activate the company is both the server and client systems

Will this work if I have other custom TCPs?

Although the ClearTax application will work along with other TCPs, some TCPs might conflict and cause the software to not work on your system. You can try disabling other TCPs and test if ClearTax Tally Connector starts working. Please contact us so we can improve support in this scenario.

During installation

I am facing issues of ODBC port not found?

Make sure ODBC port is correct and set up correctly. Click here for more details

I am getting this error “Company not registered”

Make sure the GSTIN has been added in ClearTax E- Invoicing portal, and the same GSTIN has been updated in Tally as well.

I am getting an Activation Failed error.

Please contact us so we can help you install Tally Connector.

I already have the ClearTax TCP set up. Do I still need to install the new application?

Yes, the latest application always contains stability & bug fixes, as well as points to the production environment. If you have installed the TCP prior to 31st December, it is possible you might have an older version of TCP which will work on sandbox only. Download the latest version from here

IRN & e-Way Bill Generation

I am getting Pincode/quantity errors every time I try to generate IRN

Make sure all details are updated in company info, party master as well as stock master. This is a one time activity required to make your data einvoicing compliant.

When I try to generate IRN, I get an “unauthorized” error

Make sure your TCP module is configured for production environment and auth token is correct. Download the setup and run the installer once again to fix the issue. You can also verify by going to Gateway of Tally > Features (F11) > Add On Features > Enable einvoicing module (Yes) and check whether API links begin with “https://api-einv.cleartax” and not “https://einvoicing.internal.cleartax
You can also update Auth token and owner ID here by logging in to einv.cleartax.in > Settings (top right dropdown) > Integration Settings
Org unit list has list of owner IDs, Auth token tab can be used to generate a new authorization token. Paste these details in Tally and save them.

My voucher is not showing up for IRN generation

Gateway of Tally > Accounts Info > Voucher Types > Alter > (Select voucher) > Use for einvoice > Yes
If this does not work, make sure correct dates are selected in Einvoice register.

What do the color codes mean?

Black - No action taken
Blue - Only IRN generated
Green - IRN+eWaybill generated
Red - IRN generation failed due to some error in data

How can I generate eWaybill along with IRN

Inside the voucher > Generate GST/eWayBill > Yes > Fill in details and Save > Generate IRN

How can I auto calculate distance in eWaybill

Set distance to 0 so that ClearTax can calculate distance between pincodes automatically


QR code is not getting generated

Ensure that Tally connector has been installed on the same physical system where the Tally instance is running. It is possible that the connector is installed on admin machine, but QR code is not generated on the client system - which can be resolved using this issue.
If this does not fix the issue, try checking whether a file called QRimg.jpg is being generated. If it is being generated, changing printing QR code position will help fix this. If it not QRimg.jpg is not present, reinstall the Tally connector or contact support.

How can I change printing QR code position

Gateway of Tally > Accounts Info > Voucher Types > Alter > (Select voucher) > QR code position > Top/Center

Can I use a custom print format?

Tally connector uses the standard print format. If you want more custom print formats, you can use the formats available from einv.cleartax.in

Can I modify the QR code for my B2C invoices?

B2C invoices can have UPI ID set up. This can be changed from Gateway of Tally > Features (F11) > Add On Features > Enable einvoicing module (Yes) > UPI ID
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