How to download & install Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool from GST Portal

By | July 25, 2017
(Last Updated On: July 25, 2017)

 How can I download and install the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool in my system from the GST Portal?

1. Login to the GST Portal www.gst.gov.in.

2. Go to Downloads > Offline Utilities > Returns Offline Utility > Download button.

The download of the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool usually takes 2-3 minutes to download depending on the Internet speed.

A confirmation message is displayed on the screen. Click the PROCEED button to download the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool from the GST Portal.

The Progress update page is displayed in a new browser tab. You can notice that the download is in progress.

 Browse and select the location where you want to save the downloaded files.

( Note : In some machines, depending on your browser settings, the files are downloaded in the folder Downloads on your machine.)

3. Unzip the downloaded Zip file which contain Offline-Tool.exe setup file, Sample files folder, Readme.txt

and User Manual

• Offline-Tool.exe setup file for the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool to be installed in the local

machine (your computer).

• Sample files folder which contains the excel templates with some sample data which should be deleted and actual data should be captured for importing the same to the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool.

• Readme.txt explaining in detail the prerequisites (system and software requirements of the computer in which the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool is to be installed) for successful working of the tool.

Note: Ensure that the system requirements are met including the disk space of 50 MB.

Invoice Upload Offline Tool User Manual.pdf to view the detailed steps and screenshots to upload the invoices through the tool.

4. Install the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool by double clicking the Offline-Tool.exe set up file

Browse the location where you want to save the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool files in your computer.

Note: Avoid installing the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool in the same location where you have saved

the zipped files.

5. Select the checkbox for Create a desktop icon to create an icon for the Invoice Upload/Download Offline

Tool on the desktop as a short cut. Click the Next button. The Offline Tool Logo will appear on the desktop.

Click the Install button.

( Setup will be installed along with the required software in your machine. The installation of the

Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool usually takes 2-3 minutes depending on the Internet and

System speed. )

Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool set up is completed. Ensure that both the checkboxes are selected

in order to start the tool. Click the Finish button.

6. Fill the invoice details in the Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool manually or use sample templates.

The Offline Tool icon will appear as shown below:

Important Note: – In case, User un-installs the Tool and re-installs the Tool, he should re-install at the same

location. In case, User re-installs the Tool on different location he has to restart the system so that Tool

refers to the new location. If user doesn’t restart the system, Invoice Upload/Download Offline Tool will refer

the old path and will not be able to open the project.

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