The government had temporarily suspended blocking of E-way Bill generation for taxpayers citing the pandemic. This suspension brought in a lot of relief to the taxpayers as they could skip the hassles of unblocking the E-way Bills that were blocked due to non-compliance.
However, the latest GST advisory released on 4th August 2021 states that the blocking of the E-way Bill (EWB) generation facility will resume after 15th August 2021 as per Rule 138 E (a) and (b) of the CGST Rules, 2017.
- Non-filing of two or more returns in Form GSTR-3B (Monthly/Quarterly frequency as applicable) for the tax periods up to June 2021 and
- Non-filing of two or more statements in Form GST CMP-08 for the quarters up to April to June 2021.
To avail of the E-way Bill generation facility on the E-way Bill Portal, taxpayers need to file pending Form GSTR 3B returns either monthly or quarterly as per the applicability and Form GST CMP-08 Statements regularly.
How to Unblock GSTIN for E-way Bill Generation?
Your E-Way Bill generation facility would be automatically unblocked on the EWB Portal if you file your GSTR-3B Return / Statement in FORM CMP-08 and the default in Return filing is reduced to less than two tax periods. You may also file an online request for unblocking of the E-way Bill generation facility, in Form GST EWB 05, to your jurisdictional tax official. Read all about Unblocking GSTIN for E-way Bill Generation.
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