Before the introduction of GST regime, transporters were required to carry waybill for facilitating the supply of goods. Since the documents were physical and were obtained from the VAT authorities, the compliance requirements around the waybills were very complicated and thus acted as a hindrance in the transportation of goods across the states.
To curb this complicated problem e-Way bills were introduced post-GST implementation. The introduction of e-Way Bill is said to give some relief to the logistics industry. An e-Way bill is an electronic way bill used for the movement of goods of more than Rs 50,000 in value in a single vehicle. A registered person cannot transport his goods without an e-Way bill.
The 26th GST Council Meeting held on 10th March 2018 had some insightful discussions regarding the e-Way bill. As per the council meeting, it has now become mandatory for a registered person to generate an e-Way bill only if the value of the consignment exceeds Rs 50,000. The Council has decided that the e-Way bill for intra-state movement of goods will roll out from April 15 in a staggering manner and by June 1 it will be implemented in the entire country. As for the inter-state transportation of goods, the bill will be implemented from 1st April.
The provisions of the sub-rule (7) of Rule 138 have been deferred temporarily. Therefore, at present, even if the transporter is carrying goods of more than Rs 50,000 in a single conveyance, generating e-Way bill is not required if the value of an individual consignment is less than Rs 50,000.
Public conveyance has now been included as a mode of transport, but the railways are exempted from generating and carrying e-Way bill. Therefore, the value of the exempted goods has also been excluded from the value of the consignment for the generation of the e-Way bill. Also, movement of goods up to a distance of 50 km, which was 10 km earlier, from the place of the consignor to the place of transporter does not require filling the Part-B of the e-Way bill. They will only have to generate Part-A of the e-Way bill. A consignor can also authorise the courier agency, transporter or the e-Commerce operator to fill the Part-A of the e-Way bill on his behalf.
earlyGST by H&R Block has come up with two smart and powerful tools for generating and managing e-Way bills. We have implemented e-Way Bill Generator tool which can be used for generating a fewer number of e-Way bills, while for generating a large number of bills e-Way Bill Manager can be used.
Let us quickly go through the features of e-Way Bill Manager.
This tool allows you to generate a large number of e-Way bills with ease. With a well-equipped dashboard that provides a quick overview of the e-Way Bill Generation, Update, etc., this tool consists of the following features.
Since the generation of e-Way bills will soon become mandatory a lot of you might not know or understand the procedure of generating the bill. earlyGST by H&R Block has the perfect solution for you with our products. Generate your e-Way bills through either E-Way bill generator or E-Way Bill Manager provided by earlyGST for an effective generation as well as management of the bills.
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