E-way Bill – Brahamastra in the hands of Government

Writer CS: Payal Kataria

E-way bill system is Brahamastra in the hands of government, to mitigate tax evasion.

Government is smelling tax evasion from the data of e-way bills generated in Maharashtra; it is less than expected. E-way bill system will act as scanner for movement of goods and will plug tax leakage, which will ultimately increase revenue. From the available data, there is apprehension that transporters or businesses are not generating E-way bills.

Government successfully launched e-way bill system for inter-state movement of goods w.e.f. 1st April 2018 and till 9th April, more than 63 lakh e-way bills have been generated. Now, next success story will come up with applicability of e-way bill on intra-state movement of goods.

For intra-state movement of goods, e-way bill system will start in phased manner. Government is ready with implementation of its first phase w.e.f. 15th April 2018 in the following states:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Gujarat
3. Kerala
4. Telangana
5. Uttar Pradesh

In Karnataka, intra-state movement of goods is already commenced w.e.f. 1st April 2018.

Be Alert! Be Careful!

  • Some states have tightened vigilance on e-way bills to check tax evasion.
  • Any truck caught without carrying e-way bill can be levied penalty of up to INR 10,000/-
  • A penalty to the tune of 100% of the tax being evaded can be levied along with tax itself
  • Both the vehicle and goods can be impounded

Therefore, to avoid stringent penalties and hassles, it is advisable to comply and abide by e-way bill rules.

Understand the e-way bill rules quickly, as it is rightly said “Ignorance of law is no excuse”. For smooth movement of goods, never forget to generate e-way bill.

For any query on e-way bill, you may contact our expert by dropping mail at info@pakkabill.com

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