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.

Comments 12

chakala rajesh

March 26, 2018

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

Ankur Bisht

April 15, 2018

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.

Nandan

March 26, 2018

E way bill generated by other party to me with wrong amount and not cancelled for 5 days.

utkal vashishath

April 4, 2018

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..

Harish

April 7, 2018

how to cancel my e way bill bcoz i did fill wrong details.

Rahul Agarwal

April 7, 2018

Mistake series no….17-18……But right series no 18-19…..Tax invoice

amir khan

April 9, 2018

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

rachit

April 17, 2018

can your please help after generation of 10 days can i correct buyer gst no in eway bill

rachit

April 17, 2018

can i correct eway bill after 10 days when i fill buyer wrong gst no

sanjay

April 23, 2018

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

Naved

April 27, 2018

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

Mahalaxmi

May 15, 2018

any update on this?



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