This article covers all other provisions and related issues of e way bill generation clarified by Government from time to time vide circulars / FAQ etc. Article explains Generation Of E Way Bill – (Part A) Directly From System, Blocking Of E Way Bill Generation, Unblocking Of E Way Bill Generation, E Way Bill For Supply Of Goods From DTA To SEZ In Same State, Movement Of Goods Within State, Pass Thru Another State, SMS Alert To E Way Generator For Invoice Value More Than 10 Crores, E Way Bill Is Required For Inter State Movement Of Mode Of Conveyance (Buses Trucks Etc) For Repairs & Maintenance Or Carrying Goods Or Passengers, Minor Mistakes In E Way Bill And Penalty There On, Penalty For Transporting Goods Without Documents and Detention And Confiscation Of Partial Consignments.
In the new system of generating e invoice, Part A of e way bill be created directly from portal. Only vehicle number need to be filled by the consignor, consignee or transporter for generation of e way bill.
The GST Council has approved introduction of ‘E-invoicing’ or ‘electronic invoicing’ in a phased manner for reporting of business to business (B2B) invoices to GST System, starting from 1st January 2020 on voluntary basis. It will be mandatory w.e.f 01 April 2010 for the businesses with turnover Rs 100 Crore or More.
The functioning of e-invoicing is directed in such a way that the invoice data will be uploaded on the IRP (Invoice Registration Portal) by the supplier. The IRP will sign the e-invoice along with hash and the e-invoice signed by the IRP will be a valid e-invoice and used by GST/ E – Way bill system.
E-Way bill system will create Part-A of e-way bill using this data to which only vehicle number will have to be entered in Part-B of the e-way bill.
With effect from December 2, 2019, the blocking and unblocking of the e–way bill generation facility has been implemented on the e–way bill portal. E–way bill generation has been barred for taxpayers who haven’t filed their returns for the previous two consecutive months/ periods. A GSTIN which is blocked cannot be used for generating an e-way bill either as a consignor or consignee.
The blocked GSTIN will get unblocked automatically the following morning allowing to proceed with e-way bill generation once a blocked GST taxpayer files his pending GSTR-3B for the default period(s),
In case a taxpayer intends to generate an e-way bill soon after filing return, he can visit the e-way bill portal and choose the option ‘Search Update Block Status. He will need to enter GSTIN followed by CAPTCHA code and click on ‘GO’.
In case the status still reflects as ‘blocked’ then he need to click on the option ‘Update Unblock Status from GST Common Portal’. This button will extract the most-recent filing status via the GST common portal and, if the returns are filed, the e-way bill system status will get updated subsequently to ‘unblocked’.
In case the system fails to unblock the GSTIN, the taxpayer can get in touch with the GST Help Desk and raise a complaint to get his query resolved.
There might be certain situations where a taxpayer may not be able to file GSTR-3B on time. These scenarios may include technical glitches, or unavailability due to an emergency, etc. In these scenarios, genuine taxpayers can seek help from a jurisdictional tax official to get the e-way bill generation facility restored.
Supply of goods from DTA unit to SEZ is defined as Inter State Supply. However, if such supply is in same state, e way bill is not required if such movement has been exempted from provisions of e way bill by concerned State Government under Rule 138(14)(d) of CGST Rules.- CBEC circular No. 47/21/2018-GST dt 08.06.2018.
As per Rule 138(14(d) – Notwithstanding anything contained in CGST rule, no e-way bill is required to be generated in respect of movement of goods within such areas as are notified under clause (d) of sub-rule (14) of rule 138 of the State or Union territory Goods and Services Tax Rules in that particular State or Union territory;
E way bill is required when during movement of goods within state, goods pass through another state, as it is an interstate movement of goods. – CBIC circular No. 47/21/2018 – GST dated 08.06.2018.
In a new version, w.e.f 01.10.2018, SMS alert,will be send to the generator of e way bill at the time of submission of the form, in case invoice value is more than Rs 10 crores This will be in addition to pop up alert displayed at the time of entering the high value invoice. The alert message will help user to correct the error in case he enters higher value due to typo mistake – FAQ dated 29.09.2018
Generation of e way bill is required for interstate movement of mode of conveyance such as buses, trucks, tankers, Vessels, containers, Aircrafts, if value exceeds Rs 50000/-. Movement of such conveyance can be for repairs & maintenance or carrying goods & passengers.
Following situations will be considered as Minor Mistakes and penalty to the tune of Rs 500/- each as CGST & SGST (total Rs 1000/-) under sec 125 of CGST Act will be imposed for such minor mistakes .(Govt circular No. 64/38/2018-GST dt 14.09.2018)
(a) Spelling mistake in the name of consignor / consignee but GSTN No. wherever applicable, is)
(b) Error in PIN Code but address of the consignor/ consignee is correct subject to the condition that the error in PIN Code should not have the effect of increasing the validity period of e way bill.
(c) Error in the address of the consignee to the extent that locality and other details of the consignee are correct.
(d) Error in one or two digits of the document numbers mentioned in the e way bill.
(e) Error in the 4 or 6 digit level of HSN where first 2 digits of HSN are correct and the rate of tax mentioned is correct.
(f) Error in the one or two digit / characters of the vehicle number.
It is pertinent to note that in all the above cases, person in charge of vehicle should be in possession of e way bill / tax invoice or delivery challan along with the consignment of goods.
A conveyance carrying goods in contravention of the provisions of this Act and Rules is liable to detention and seizure. After detention / seizure, the goods & conveyance shall be released on payment of amount to be ascertained as follows :-
(a) Where the owner of goods comes forward for payment of tax & penalty
(i) Applicable Tax on goods detained and penalty equal to 100 % of tax payable on such goods in case of taxable goods.
(ii) 2% of value of goods or Rs 25000/- whichever is less in case of exempted goods.
(b) Where the owner of goods does not come forward for payment of tax & penalty
(i) Applicable Tax on goods detained and penalty equal to 50% of the value of goods minus tax paid there on, in case of taxable goods
(ii) 5% of value of goods or Rs 25000/- whichever is less, in case of exempted goods.
Detained goods and conveyance can be released on furnishing a security equivalent to the amount or on execution of bond with security.
Detention and confiscation should be only of consignments for which there is violation. For example,A vehicle carrying 25 consignments is having e way bills of 20 consignments, detention and confiscation should be only of those 5 consignments and not all 25 consignments. (CBIC circular no. 49/23/2018 – GST dated 21.06.2018).
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