Blocking e-way bill made 8000 taxpayers file return says GSTN

Posted on    09 December 2019

8000 taxpayers file returns in 4 days of blocking of eway bill 

Blocking of e-way bill on non-filing of GST Returns has been implemented from November 28, 2019. The NIC Karnataka in association with GSTN has developed a module in e-way bill system, wherein the taxpayers who have not filed the GSTR 3B( Monthly Return) on GSTN portal for the past two consecutive tax periods, they cannot generate e way bill on EWB Portal. Thus, the taxpayers cannot transport the taxable goods without the valid e way bill and such transaction is liable for tax and penalty proceedings by the mobile check post officers. Once the (STIN is blocked, the supplier, recipients or the transporter cannot use such GSTIN to generate e way bill for such defaulters. thereby movement of the consignment will be hampered. The blocking of eway bill can be unblocked only after the taxpayers file the returns for such defaulted tax periods and pay tax, interest, late fee accordingly. 

The system is in place since November 28th. 2019. Because of this module in place 8031 taxpayers in Karnataka SGST, whose eway bill generation was blocked since November 28th, 2019 have filed the return GSTR3B and paid due taxes. Once these taxpayers have filed the GSTR 3B returns, the GSTN portal and EWB portal automatically enable the taxpayers to generate the eway bill for the transportation of goods. 

Once the tax payer files the 3B Return and wants to generate eway bill immediately, then he can go to search *update block status* in his login, then he can update his GSTIN and he can get the status updated immediately and can generate the e way bill and by doing so, taxpayer need not wait for the next day for updating the status. 

Impact of Blocking of E Way Bill

1. Blocked GSTIN cannot generate e way bill either as Consignor or Consignee. 
2. The GST Registered Transporter cannot generate e way Bill. 
3. Taxpayers cannot update as transporter ID, if the GSTIN of the transporter is blocked. 
4. Only the GST Registered Transporters are impacted( who have not filed the returns), not the enrolled transporters.
5. Already generated eway bill prior to blocking, Part B of eway bill can be updated. 

Taxpayers even after filing the GSTR 3B for the defaulted period, if the system doesn't allow the generation of e way bill, then such taxpayers are advised to contact the or call on 18004256300. 

Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (K) 

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