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Generation of E-way Bill by End-Consumer

As you already know, for every consignment with a value exceeding ₹ 50,000, the person in charge of the conveyance/vehicle must carry an e-way bill. However, in certain circumstances, the end consumer may also have to generate an e-way bill.

This article brings you all the details you need to know about when end consumers should generate an e-way bill and the steps.

When Should an End Consumer Generate an E-way Bill?

If you are an end consumer of goods, you must generate an e-way bill under the following scenario.

The value of the goods transported to you on a vehicle exceeds Rs. 50,000 (assuming you are unregistered).

In this scenario, you must fill in the vehicle number in Part B of Form GST EWB-01. Suppose the person transporting the goods is an unregistered or ordinary citizen, and he wonders how to generate e way bill for an unregistered person. In that case, he can generate the bill in two ways:

  1. Request his supplier to generate an e-way bill.
  2. Log in to the e-way bill for citizens portal and generate his e-way bill.

E-way Bill Generation by Citizens

You must follow the below steps to generate an e-way bill for an unregistered person or a citizen.

  1. Navigate to the e-way bill portal.
  2. Select “E-way bill for Citizens” beneath “Registration.”
  3. Click “Generate New EWB” for e-way bill generation.
  4. Fill in the enrollment application details and click on “Continue to Bill Generation.”Fill in basic information such as:
    • State- concerning the Address mentioned
    • Name- refers to the legal name
    • PAN
    • The mobile number and e-mail address
    • The consumer’s address

    Note: All the information (except e-mail id and PAN) is compulsory

  5. Request an OTP, and on receiving it on the mobile number, verify it on the same screen.
  6. After filling in the above details, tick against the declaration and click “Continue to Bill Generation.
  7. Fill up the details of the vehicle and the items you move. Next, select the transaction type from the screen that appears. Then, select either of the below-mentioned transactions.
    • Outward supply– On selecting this transaction, the “From” details will auto-populate from the details in the earlier step.
    • Inward supply– The above section (“To”) will auto-populate on selecting this transaction.
  8. You have to include the following compulsory fields in the “To” section:
    • GSTIN of the person to whom you transport the goods -this also is the “URP” if the person is unregistered
    • State and Pincode of the person to whom you send the goods
  9. Fill up Item details such as:
    • Product name
    • HSN
    • Taxable value (along with the CGST, SGST, and IGST break-up)
    • Mode of transportation
    • Approximate distance
    • Vehicle number

    Note: In the “Item details” section, the HSN code, the taxable value of the goods and the tax break-up of CGST, SGST, and IGST are compulsory.

  10. Part B consists of the vehicle details you should enter.
  • Approximate distance (to ensure the validity of the e-way bill)
  • Mode of transportation
  • Vehicle number

The above options vary for different types of transactions. The transaction types can be outward supply and inward supply. These types would include the following:

  • Exhibitions or fairs
  • Line sales
  • Supply
  • Export
  • Job work
  • Recipientnotknown
  • For own use
  • Others
  • Click on “Submit” after filling in these details. The system then generates an e-way bill with a unique e-way bill number.

Updating, Printing and Cancelling an E-way Bill

You can update or revise the vehicle number after generating an e-way bill using the following steps:

  1. Enter the mobile number.
  2. Enter the e-way bill number of the one generated in the previous step.
  3. Verify the OTP.
  4. Enter the new vehicle number on the screen that appears.
  5. Then you can follow the same steps mentioned above (i.e. mobile number and e-way bill number) to print or cancel an e-way bill from the portal.

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