E-way bill is a document which has details like name of consignor and consignee, their GSTIN numbers (if they are registered), description and value of goods in the consignment and transport details.
E-way bill has to be generated before initiating the movement of goods, and the transporter needs to carry it along with invoice during the movement of goods.
Cases where e-way bill has to be issued
E-way bill has to be issued in case of –
Thus, if goods are sent for job work or received back from the job worker, the e-way bill has to be issued. Our today’s blog throws some light on the concept of job work, e-way bill issuance, and documents to be carried during movement of goods.
What is job work?
Job work is an integral part of several sectors since many businesses outsource a part of their manufacturing activities. Job work can include initial processing, further processing, assembling, packing or any other completion process.
Section 2(68) of CGST Act describes job work as a treatment or process undertaken by a person on goods belonging to another registered person.
GST on Job Work: Scenarios that may arise
The principal can claim the input tax credit of goods or materials sent to the job worker.
If the goods or materials are directly sent to the job worker from the vendor. then also the principal can claim the input tax credit on such goods or materials.
Issuing e-way bills in case of job work
If the principal is located in a different state, and he is sending the goods to job worker who is located in another state, the principal has to generate the e-way bill compulsorily.
Threshold limit of Rs. 50,000 doesn’t apply in this case, hence even if the value of goods sent to job worker is less than Rs. 50,000, the principal has to generate the e-way bill.
E-way bill for goods returned after job work
Once the job work has been completed on goods, the principal can either receive back the goods or can ask the job worker to supply the goods directly to the customers.
If the job worker is registered on e-way bill portal, he will generate the e-way bill for the movement of goods, and if he isn’t registered, the principal has to generate the e-way bill.
For supplying the goods directly from the place of job worker to the customers, it is necessary that –
In this case also, if the job worker is registered, he will issue the e-way bill otherwise the principal has to issue the e-way bill and provide it the transporter.
Document to be issued before sending goods for Job Work
If goods are sent for job work, there is no need to issue any tax invoice. Instead, a delivery challan can be issued for the goods. Delivery challan will contain following details –
Documents to be carried by the transporter during movement
During the movement of goods, the transporter needs to carry following documents –
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