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What Happens When there is a Mistake in E-Way Bill?

A famous saying goes like “Correcting mistakes is better than to live with them”. But GST law thinks on different lines. What is done once is final, and no subsequent alterations and modifications are allowed under GST regime. Returns once filed cannot be altered subsequently.

E-way bill system has been rolled out on the same path and an e-way bill once generated cannot be edited or modified later on.

E-way bill consists of 2 parts – Part A & Part B. Part A has consignor-consignee details. Apart from that, it also has description, HSN code, and value of goods in the consignment. Part B has vehicle details such as transporter name and vehicle number.

Correction/ Deletion of e-way bill not allowed

E-way bill cannot be deleted or corrected once it has been generated. The e-way bill can only be cancelled, and then a new e-way bill needs to be generated containing the correct details.

E-way bill can be cancelled only if –

  1. Goods are not transported or,
  2. Goods are transported but not as per details mentioned in the e-way bill

E-way bill should be cancelled within 24 hours of its generation and it can be cancelled only by the person who generated the e-way bills. For this, login into e-way bill portal, select the cancel option from drop-down and enter the e-way bill numbers to be cancelled.

Remember, if the e-way bill is examined and verified by the empowered officer in transit, the e-way bill cannot be cancelled at all.

Updating Part-B in E-Way Bill

Part B of the e-way bill can be filled only if Part A has been rightly filled and submitted. If the vehicle details are not known at the time of generating Part A, the consignor/ consignee may leave the Part B blank.

In this situation, the transporter has to log-in on E-way bill portal, and update the vehicle details.

If the transporter changes the vehicle before the movement of goods or during transit due to breakdown of vehicle or because of transshipment, Part-B must be changed to reflect correct vehicle details.

Right of recipient to reject the e-way bill

Consignee (person receiving the goods) can reject the e-way bill within 72 hours of its generation.  

During the transit, if the proper officer inspects the goods and documents, and finds out that they don’t match, he may seize the goods and impose taxes and penalties. Hence, it is advisable that e-way bill should be filled correctly upfront.

20 thoughts on “What Happens When there is a Mistake in E-Way Bill?”

  1. best way to the moment of goods between one state to another state.But please confirm the Part -B details…….Vehicle number is most and should to updated.Because some times we are putting like vehicle number like–ka00ka0000 is’t correct

    • No it’s not correct. Generate only part A with transporter id of transporter. Hence transporter will generate part B of EWaybill by adding correct vehicle no.

  2. I SEND MY GOODS TO TRANSPORT WITH PART A OF E WAY BILL
    BUT TRANSPORT COMPANY DID NOT GENERATE PART B OF E WAY BILLING …
    NOW MY GOODS ARE INSPECTED AND CAUGHT BY SALE TAX DEPARTMENT..
    AND HE IS DEMANDING FOR HALF AMOUNT OF PENALTY…

    WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR AVOIDING PENALTY …

    HELP ME..

  3. sir maine e bill dicument no. ko series wise cut kr diya..l jbki bill no. kuch or h..sir pta ni chlra bill no. bhrna h ya series wise bhrna h..pls reply sir

  4. We have generated e way bill but vehicle no is wrong after 24hours can not cancelled e way bill but vehicle still not left mean movement of goods not started then what is the solution to change e way bill

  5. how to cancel my e way bill bcoz i did fill wrong details.
    Hamari 2 firm he bill firm A me bana aur eway bill firm 2 me
    Sir please kuch help kre

  6. I AM A PRAKASH, TRANSPORT OFFICE. HOW TO CANCEL OF SUBMIT E-WAY BILL? I HAVE MISTAKE IN ENTRY TO ONE W-WAY BILL,

  7. I HAVE 2 VEHICLES ONE TRUCK AND A CAR ,I ENTERED TRUCK NO. ON E – WAY BILL BUT GOODS SENT THROUGH CAR WHAT SHOULD I DO.

  8. log in into ewaybill then click on eway bill and second last of the you ll get cancel click there and give your eway bill no then give the reason to cancel ..

  9. tax invoice value I have mistake I have no filled a option of cgst isgst .I can filled only total value of amount in taxable value . plz suggest me that how can I correct my mistake

  10. i will send 2 item in one bill … so can i made to 2 way bill for 2 items and both item send only one bill

  11. I have mentioned wrong invoice no in eway bill, and now 72 hours gone plz suggest me how I can cancelled that eway bill and generate the new one

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