How to Register for E-Way Bill for Unregistered Transporters

by Pugal T & Pramit Pratim Ghosh 

Update: As per a tweet from the official Twitter handle of the GST Council on the evening of 1st Feb, 2018, it has been decided to extend the trial phase for generation of e-way bill, both for inter and intra-State movement of goods, in view of the difficulties faced by businesses in generating the e-way bill due to technical glitches. It shall be made compulsory from a date to be announced. 

However, stay prepared with Tally.ERP 9 and manage your E-way bills easily. Know More

In our last blog, we have taken you through the first step of generating e-way bills on the e-way bill portal – which is to register for e-way bill on the official website set up by the GST Council. As we discussed earlier, the process is pretty much simple and straight-forward, when it comes to the e-way bill registration for registered businesses. However, e-way bill rules have been made to help unregistered businesses, primarily the entire set of small transporters, to register for e-way bill. such transporters may not be registered under GST, but are an integral part of movement of goods across India and thus, will need to generate the e-way bill. In this blog, we will be happy to guide you with the step-by-step process on how to register for e-way bill on the portal, if you are an unregistered transporter.

How will transporters register for E-way bill

Since you are an unregistered taxpayer, you will not have a GSTIN, using which you may register for e-way bill on the portal. Thus, you will need to use the alternative method of registering, using your business details.

The steps for e-way bill registration for transporters are as follows:

      1. Keep your business details ready with you
      2. Log on to ewaybill.nic.in. The following screen will emerge:

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      1. Click on “Enrolment for Transporters”, as shown in the picture above. On doing so, a registration form will appear, which will have some compulsory fields (marked for your reference as *) and some non-compulsory fields. The form will ask you for the following business details:
        • Select you State* (Select from a drop-down menu)
        • Legal Name* (Enter Name as per PAN)
        • Trade Name, if any
        • PAN* – After you enter your PAN No., you will need to click the “Validate” button, which will validate your details, and allow you to fill the other fields.
        • Type of Enrolment* (Warehouse/Depot, Godown, Cold Storage OR Transport Services)
        • Constitution of Business* (Foreign Company, Partnership, Proprietorship, Public Limited, Private Limited, Unlimited OR Others)
        • Particulars of Principal Place of Business
          • Building No. / Flat No.*
          • Floor No.*
          • Name of the Premises / Building*
          • Road / Street*
          • City / Town / Locality / Village*
          • Taluka / Block*
          • District*
          • PIN Code*
          • State*
          • Latitude
          • Longitude
        • Contact Information (the email address and mobile number will be used for authentication)
          • Email Address
          • Telephone Number with STD
          • Fax Number with STD
        • Nature of Premises (Own, Leased, Rented, Consent, Shared OR Others)
        • Do you have Aadhar number of Proprietor or Main person of Company / Firm (Select “Yes” OR “No”)
          • If you select “Yes”, you will need to tick a box, wherein you authorise GSTN to obtain your details from UIDAI for the purpose of verification
          • Aadhar No* (Prop. or Main person of Company / Firm)
          • Name* (As per Aadhar)
          • Mobile No* (As per Aadhar) – Once you enter your Mobile No. you need to click on the “Verify Detail & Send OTP” button, post which an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number
          • Verify OTP Received from Aadhar* – Once you enter the OTP which you have received, you need to click on the “Verify OTP” button, which will complete the Aadhar verification process
        • Upload
          • Address Proof (Click “Choose file” to browse and then click “Upload”. There is no file format or file size specified, however you can upload either PDF or JPEG)
          • ID Proof (Click “Choose file” to browse and then click “Upload”. There is no file format or file size specified, however you can upload either PDF or JPEG)
        • Login Details
          • User Name*
          • Password*
          • Confirm Password*
        • Verification* – Here, you will need to tick a box, confirming that all the details provided by you are correct and to the best of your knowledge
        • Click “Save”

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      2. Once you submit the form, the e-way bill portal will generate a 15 digit Transporter ID or TRANS ID, along with your user credentials. Now you can provide this 15 digit Transporter ID to your clients, so that when they include that in the e-way bill, you will be able to access the same on the e-way bill portal and enter your vehicle number, for the movement of the consignment. And this is how you will successfully register for e-way bill.

In our next blog, we will guide you on how to manage the situation, in case you forget your User ID (as a registered business) or Transporter ID (as an unregistered transporter) or your Password, and how to retrieve the same, to resume navigation on the e-way bill portal.

E-Way Bill Registration for Registered Businesses

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What every business owner should know about the GST India ?

What is GST India?

  1. GST is a combined tax replacing all the indirect tax levied by State and Central government of India.
  2. Basically, GST = Central Sales Tax + State Sales Tax + Excise duty + Service Tax + CST + Surcharge + CESS + Luxury Tax + Entry Tax + Purchase duty + Vat + Entertainment Tax and many more…

Who should prepare for GST India?

You have to register under GST India if your/you’re

  1. Annual Turnover crosses 20 Lakhs.
  2. Website exists from where the supply of goods and services takes place.
  3. Registered for VAT under previous law
  4. Making Interstate transactions
  5. Paying tax under Reverse Charge mechanism.
  6. The producer of the Final Product.
  7. A Service Aggregator like OLA, Uber
  8. An E-commerce Aggregator/Operator like Amazon, Snapdeal etc.
  9. A Supplier to ECommerce aggregator.
  10. A Casual Taxable person – self-employed.
  11. A Non-Resident taxable person having no place of business.

How does GST India impact you?

If you’re a business owner, you will witness a complete transformation of the taxation system.

  1. Firstly, all registered merchants get a GST registration number. Their permanent account number linked to it.
  2. Secondly, there will be additional 36 returns per year to be filed on a single registration.
  3. Moreover, every Financial Transaction will come under the close Scrutiny of the Tax Department.
  4. That being the case, a merchant will be answerable to even the Smallest Transaction he does without sufficient knowledge of intricacies of the law.
  5. Additionally, they will be increased Compliance Burden: Three returns in a month to maintain will make their job harder. In other words, they will need to maintain a proper account of everything they do.
  6. Eventually, the merchant would need to stay updated with technology since the way in which accounts are required to be maintained under GST, they can only be maintained if a Proper Technology is used.

Why GST and Why Not?

Well if you’re a small trader or planning to become one, here are some eye-openers about GST India that makes you smile:

  1. Starting a Business gets within your reach: Since there would be lesser fees of procedural requirements and zero complications of different indirect tax rules across different states.
  2. Small Traders become Small Taxpayers: There has been an increase in the basic exemption limit to 20 lakhs, which is a 75 percent relaxation in the limit for small traders and manufacturers.
  3. Speed delivery of your Goods/Services: As the entry tax at check posts and interstate borders is expedited.
  4. Happy Manufacturers as well as Consumers: Due to the reduction of tax both for the manufacturer and the end user. For the simple reason that the manufacturer gets the benefit of input tax credits and the end-user pays only the tax charged by the last dealer or the retailer in the supply chain.

Every advantage may seem to have its own disadvantage. When in fact, GST India need not negatively impact SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises). Whereas, it could surely increase the burden of more compliance if you aren’t prepared well.

  1. Managing ambiguity might become the biggest challenge.
  2. Moving from current tax era to GST would be a Period of Pain and inconveniences if SME’s aren’t embracing technology and processes in their accounting work. To put it briefly, this would require SME companies to inevitably have an Accounting Software System for billing and filing.

Where’s the solution?

Expectedly, businesses failing to comply with GST are failing in business too. All in all, Is my business GST-ready? Is the question to yourself. At any rate, even high-performing rebels in your industry need to ‘Manage up’.  To put in other words, you need to “Manage up” too.

Fact is that under GST India- ”The process of tax payment, Tax credit, and refund of GST would be carried out electronically”.

Evidently, being GST compliant needs updating your Digital Accounting System.  Again, with nearly 70 percent of small businesses in the country are yet to adopt digital technology in their business format, it is going to be a huge challenge for them to computerized themselves in the shortest period.

Fortunately, there is Accounting & Billing software like TALLY, which is GST ready. For SMEs, using such accounting software could be a good starting point. Using such Billing software results in a reduction in paperwork and time wasted in paying taxes.

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We are excited to share with you the latest blog post on our GST-Ready release

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We are pretty close to making our GST Ready software release, in line with the country’s imminent GST rollout. Here is our detailed plan to make you GST-Ready with Tally Read more

Regards,
Tally for GST

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We would like to share with you the latest blog post on GST.

Tally’s GST-Ready Product Release Plan

With just a few weeks left for the roll out of GST, one of the burning questions on your mind as a Tally user is probably, “How will Tally support my business to become GST Ready?”
With this blog post, you will understand Tally’s GST product strategy, and how you can smoothly transition into GST with Tally.ERP 9. Read more

Regards,
Tally for GST

GST invoicing in special business cases

In the GST regime, broadly two types of invoices will be issued – Tax Invoice and Bill of Supply.

Tax invoice is to be issued by a registered taxable person for the supply of taxable goods or services. The bill of supply is to be issued by a registered taxable person for the supply of exempted goods or services, and for supplies by a composition tax payer.

In this blog, considering the latest additions in the GST Law, let us understand the invoices to be issued in specific business cases and the details required to be specified in these invoices. Read more
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R.S.Nagaraj Kumar