An E-way bill is a paper that supports the shipment of merchandise from one place to another (typically the seller’s location to the buyer’s location). The aim of implementing this principle is to keep track of the flow of goods and to prevent tax evasion. The bill is a GST portal-generated electronic document that documents the transportation of products. It includes information such as the origin, destination, consignor and consignee information, vehicle number, and so on.
The aim of the E-Way Bill (EWB) is to provide a single permit for the transportation of goods across the world. The official government repository or platform for generating, managing, and cancelling EWBs is ewaybillgst.gov.in. This is a single web platform that all taxpayers and transporters in India can use to produce EWBs. Previously, the portal was accessible via ewaybill.nic.in. The GST Council has directed that the same be redirected to a new website called ewaybillgst.gov.in. NIC maintains this portal, which was formerly known as ewaybill.nic.in.
Let’s take a look at the ewaybill.nic.in the homepage to see what tabs it has:
The taxpayer will find rules, forms, notifications, and circulars under this tab on the home page. The taxpayer can conveniently refer to various laws that are state-specific by clicking on rules. Similarly, the taxpayer or transporter will see sample e-way bill form formats by clicking the Form tab. EWB-01, EWB-02, EWB-03, EWB-04, ENR-01, and INV-01 are the variants used under these tabs. The taxpayer or transporter will find the most recent government notifications and circulars about the e-way bill in the Notification and circular alternative.
The taxpayer will find various options such as User Manual, CBT, FAQs, Advertisement, and Tools under the Help menu on the e-way bill portal login tab. The taxpayer or transporter will resolve all of their e-way bill issues by consulting the FAQs, CBT (Videos), or user manual parts. Furthermore, the Tools alternative allows the taxpayer to use models linked to the eway bill portal’s bulk generation facility.
This menu on the eway bill login page allows users to look for the following items:
The taxpayer will find the helpdesk’s regional contact information on this menu of the e-way bill login list.
A new taxpayer, transporter, or resident will register on the e-way bill portal via the registration menu bar on the portal.
Under the registration menu, there are several different headings:
a) Eway bill registration
To enroll on the eway bill platform, a regular taxpayer would require their GST Identification Number/GSTIN and a registered mobile number.
b) Enrollment for transporter
By clicking the enrollment for transporter connection on the e-way bill portal, a transporter can register himself. The transporter will obtain a transporter ID after successfully registering on the portal, which will aid in logging into the e-way bill portal.
c) E-way bill for citizen
If a person wishes to create an e-way bill, he or she must first click on this page, after which he or she can generate an e-way bill without having to log into the e-way bill portal.
This menu assists the taxpayer in logging into the eway bill server, but the taxpayer must have a legitimate credential that contains the following information:
The username must be at least 8 characters long but not more than 15 characters long to log in to the Eway bill portal. The ID can also include alphabets (A to Z), special characters (@, #, $, percent, &, *, ), and numerals (0-9).
The password for the e-way bill gateway must be at least 8 characters long.
To check their eway bill portal login, the taxpayer must enter the code provided in the captcha picture after entering their username and password.
Below is a step-by-step process for taxpayers/registered transporters to log on to the e-way bill portal:
|Step 1 –||Visit the e-Way Bill site (ewaybill.nic.in).|
|Step 2 –||On the right-hand side of the tab, click the E Way Bill Registration anchor key.|
|Step 3 –||Enter your GSTIN and captcha code, then hit the ‘Go’ button.|
|Step 4 –||Develop an OTP and get it verified.
Following the operation, the following option will open:
After you’ve double-checked the auto-filled details, click the “Send OTP” button.
Enter the OTP that was sent to your registered mobile number and confirm it by clicking the “verify OTP” button.
|Step 5 –||Create a new password and User ID.
Fill in the current User ID and a password of your choosing.
If there is an error in the information you entered, the machine validates it and displays a warning.
After all of the information has been entered correctly, a User ID and password will be generated.
|Step 1 –||Visit the official website of the Indian government’s e-Way Resolution (ewaybill.nic.in).|
|Step 2 –||On the right-hand side of the screen, click the ‘Enrolment for transporters’ anchor key.|
|Step 3 –||Fill in the blanks in the Application at points 1-9, and hit the ‘Save’ button.|
|Step 4 –||The ID of the transporter will be written in 15 digits. Clients should be given the number so that it can be entered on the GST way bill and the vehicle number can be applied to the goods flow.|
|Cause of Generation||Who is Required to Generate|
Given here are the documents needed to log in to the portal and generate E Way Bill:
If the e-way bill is not created, a penalty of Rs. 10,000 would be imposed. Along with the penalty amount, the vehicle used to carry and transport the commodities, as well as the goods themselves, will be seized or detained.
Traders are expected to produce an e-way bill for products specified under Rule 138 of the CGST Rules, 2017. It is necessary that the government can need the consignment information.
The validity period will be extended if the consignment does not arrive at its destination on schedule due to natural causes, laws, or any genuine reasons. The individual would be required to apply the specifics of the delay in order to be granted an extension.
It is based on the concept of distance. For every 100 kilometres, there is a one-day validity period. It may be different with various types of products.
Only section B of the bill can be updated; the remainder of the bill cannot. When data is entered incorrectly, the only alternative is to cancel the bill and request a new one.
Except for exempted products, handicraft goods, and other special goods, it is expected to be produced for all goods.