No e-way bill if GST returns not filed within six months
Non-filers of GST returns for 6 consecutive months will soon be barred from generating e-way bills for movement of goods. The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is developing such IT system that businesses who have not filed returns for two straight return filing cycle, which is 6 months, would be barred from generating e-way bills, an official said. The move, officials believe, would help check Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion.
Central Tax Officers have detected 3,626 cases of GST evasion/violations cases, involving Rs 15,278.18 crore in April-December period. Transporters of goods worth over Rs 50,000 would be required to present e-way bill during transit to a GST inspector, if asked.
Officials feel that to shore up revenue and increase compliance, stringent anti-evasion measures have to be put in place.
To this effect the Revenue Department is working towards integrating that e-way bill system with NHAI's FASTag mechanism beginning April to help track movement of goods.
Source :- Dailyshippingtimes.com