Transporter Id Compulsory For Generating Part-a Of E-way Bill
E-way bill is a document generated on the portal, which shall be required to be carried along with the movement of goods, if the consignment value is greater than Rs.50,000.
The Government has made various amendments on the E-way bill portal on 1st October, 2018, some of which are as follows:
- Transporter ID is made compulsory for generating Part-A of the E-way bill.
- Display of only relevant document types in “Document Type” drop down list based on the selected Transaction “Supply Type” and “Sub Type” by the tax payers.
- v Additional fields for “CESS Non Ad valorem Amount” & “Other Value” have been introduced to enter CESS Non Advol amount and any other charges (+/-) written in invoice, etc.
The issues along with the solutions related to the Transporter ID for Part-A of the E-way bill are as under:
As per Rule 138(3) of the CGST Rules, 2017, where the e-way bill is not generated either by the consignor or consignee and the goods are handed over to a transporter for transportation by road, the registered person shall furnish the information relating to the transporter on the common portal and the e-way bill shall be generated by the transporter on the said portal on the basis of the information furnished by the registered person in Part-A of Form GST EWB-01.
Therefore, the ‘Transporter ID’ of the transporter shall compulsorily be required to be furnished in Part-A of Form GST EWB-01 by the registered person, on the basis of which the transporter shall issue the e-way bill.
Further, in this context, various critical points needs to be considered:
(a) What if the transporter is unregistered:
If the transporter is unregistered under GST, the transporter needs to get himself registered on the E-way bill portal to get the transporter-ID
(b) Taxpayer transports the goods on his own:
If the taxpayer wants to generate ‘Part-A’ of the Form EWB-01 and wants to transport the goods himself later, then he has to enter his GSTIN as the ‘Transporter Id’ and generate ‘Part-A slip’. Once he gets the conveyance details, he can update the Part-B by using ‘Update Part-B/Vehicle’ sub-option provided under E-Way Bill menu and start the movement of goods.