How To Track The Application For Unblocking Of E-Way Bill (EWB) Generation Facility?
As per the CGST Rules, the E-Way Bill generation facility of a Taxpayer is to be blocked if he/she fails to file the returns in Form GSTR-3B or Statement in Form CMP-08, for two or more consecutive tax periods. If the Taxpayer wishes to unblock this facility, he/she will have to apply to the jurisdictional Tax Official in Form GST EWB-05. To know ‘How To File GST EWB-05 Online’ read here.
In this article, we will help you understand:
Taxpayers can view the application and related notices, replies and orders under the ‘Services’ tab.
Step 1: Log in to the GST Portal.
Step 2: Unde ‘Services’, select ‘User Services’ and then ‘View Additional Notices/Orders’.
Step 3: ‘View’ the desired application.
Step 4: On the Case Details page of that particular application, select the ‘APPLICATIONS tab’. Here, click the ‘DOWNLOAD APPLICATION’ button to download and view the application in PDF format.
To reduce manual intervention and to promote faceless assessment and appeal, the Government has provided a ‘Reply’ option on the portal. That means, in case a Taxpayer receives any notice in response to the application (Form EWB-05), he/she can reply for the same directly from the dashboard.
To view related notices, follow Steps 1,2 and 3 as mentioned above.
Step 4: On the ‘Case Details’ page of that particular application, select the ‘NOTICES’ tab. Here, click on the Notice Type to download the personal hearing notice in PDF format.
Step 5: To reply to the issued Notice, click on the ‘Reply’ hyperlink.
- In the reply form, the ‘Notice Reference Number’, ‘Notice Issued Date’, ‘Notice Type’, and ‘Reply Date’ fields will be auto-populated. Taxpayers will have to enter the reply details in the ‘Reply field’. Click on ‘Choose File’ to upload the document(s) related to the reply.
- The portal supports only PDF or JPEG file format.
- The file size cannot exceed 1 MB.
- The Taxpayer can attach a maximum of 4 supporting documents.
Step 6: Select the ‘Verification’ check box and the Name of the Authorized Signatory from the drop-down list. Click on ‘PROCEED’.
Step 7: On the Submit Application page, select ‘FILE WITH DSC’ or ‘FILE WITH EVC’ as suitable.
Step 7: Validate details.
If the DSC option is selected:
- Select the certificate and
- Click on the ‘SIGN’ button.
If the EVC option is selected:
- Enter the OTP sent to the email address and mobile number of the Authorized Signatory registered on the GST Portal and
- Click on the ‘VALIDATE OTP’ button.
A confirmation message will be displayed communicating that the reply has been filed successfully. Click on ‘OK’.
The ‘REPLIES’ tab will be displayed on the dashboard with the record of the filed reply. The status of the application will be automatically updated to ‘Reply to Personal Hearing Filed’. The Taxpayer can view and download the reply in the ‘Reply Filed’ section of the table.
Once the Taxpayer has filed the reply, the department will assess it and issue a corresponding order for the application. This order can be viewed on the ‘Case Details’ page.
To download the order for acceptance or rejection of Unblocking of E-Way Bill Generation Facility, follow Steps 1,2 and 3 as mentioned above.
Step 4: On the ‘Case Details’ page, click on the ‘ORDERS’ tab. Here, select the order in the Order Type to download it in a PDF format.
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