Movement of goods to be easy with e-way bill

Movement of goods to be easy with e-way bill

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Come February and transporters will not need separate transit passes for moving goods from one state to another as the e-way bill issued to them will be valid throughout India, GST Network said on Friday.

Under the Goods and Services Tax rolled out from July last year, inter-state movement of goods beyond 10 kms, with a value of Rs 50,000 and above, will mandatorily require e-way bill from February 1.

GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar said, "Taxpayers and transporters need not visit any tax office or check post as the e-way Bill can be generated electronically in a self-service mode.

"The new system enables generation of e-way bill on the portal, through mobile App, through SMS and for large users using offline tool."

The e-way bill system has already been rolled out in four states -- Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Kerala. These states together generate nearly 1.4 lakh e-way bills per day. "The remaining states will join during next fortnight. The period up to January 31 will be used as trial period for all stakeholders," GSTN said in a statement.

It said transporters who want to generate e-way bill can visit the portal and register themselves by giving the GSTIN. Transporters who are not registered under GST can enrol themselves under e-way bill system by providing their PAN or Aadhaar to generate the eWay Bill. Alert messages are also issued to the users throug...

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