E-way bill is a document required to be carried by a person in charge of the conveyance carrying any consignment of goods of value exceeding fifty thousand rupees as mandated by the Government in terms of section 68 of the Goods and Services Tax Act read with rule 138 of the rules framed thereunder. It is generated from the GST Common Portal by the registered persons or transporters who cause movement of goods of consignment before the commencement of such movement.
Who is required to generate the e-way bill?
Every registered person who causes movement of goods of consignment value exceeding fifty thousand rupees in relation to supply; or reasons other than supply; or inward supply from unregistered person shall generate e-way bill. It means, the consignor or consignee, as a registered person or a transporter of the goods can generate the e-way bill.The unregistered transporter can enroll on the common portal and generate the e-way bill for movement of goods for his clients. Any person can also enroll and generate the e-way bill for movement of goods for his/her own use
Is there any validity period for e-way bill?
Yes. Validity of the e-way bill or consolidated e-way bill depends upon the distance the goods have to be transported. The validity is one day upto 100 km and for every 100 km or part thereafter it is one additional day.
Is the date on e-Way Bill be same as Invoice Date or any different date?
E-Way bill date is the date on which the e-way bill is generated. It can be different from that of the Invoice date.
What are the consequences of non issuance of e-way bill?
If e-way bills, wherever required, are not issued in accordance the provisions contained in rule 138,the same will be considered as contravention of rules. As per section 122(1) (xiv) of CGST Act a taxable person who transports any taxable goods without the cover of specified documents (e-waybill is one of the specified document) shall be liable to a penalty of rupees 10000 or tax to be avoided, whichever is greater.