Overcoming the Financial Challenges of a Growing Business

A business expansion comes with its share of risks and responsibilities. It is no surprise that so many entrepreneurs dread the same despite the significance. However, the truth is that by preparing yourself in advance you can plan better and overcome the challenges easily.

The following are the top financial challenges that are set up against when expanding your business:

  1. Slow Cash Flow

In an ideal world, your business cash flow would keep pace with the growth. However, that’s seldom the case in reality.

When growing your business, you need to make sure that enough revenue is generated periodically so that your increased expenses can be dealt with easily. If you have any debt, then you must take that into consideration as well.

Many times, cash flow is not as speedy as you want it to be. So, you can enact some policies that can minimise the risks. For instance, you can create a “one-week-maximum” invoice clearance policy, as per which the clients making the payments after one-week grace period will have to pay an additional fine. Similarly, you can notify your vendors to supply the products/services on time to keep everything in sync.

  1. Funding

While optimizing cash flow is important to prevent potential obstacles that can hinder business growth, you also need more money for new equipment, marketing and sales instruments, extra staff, and more. For this, going the traditional way such as angel investors could be a good idea. However, you can benefit even more from alternatives such as:

  • Crowdfunding Campaigns: This can work out excellently if you are planning to launch a new and innovative product(s) that the people are likely to be excited about.
  • Invoice Financing: Invoice Financing has been around for decades and is a good option if your business is already doing great.
  • Peer to Peer Lending: You can get better interest rates at better terms for a business loan from a P2P firm in comparison to a traditional bank.
  1. Finance Management

Managing money in a business is difficult itself. However, when the business expands, then additional moving parts emerge on the surface and the structure becomes complicated. So, a smart thing to do at this point is to get a CFO onboard.

You need a finance expert to handle all the money if you want a smooth ride ahead. However, if that’s too “expensive” for the business at this point, you can hire a good accountant or someone from with similar skill set. At the very least you should have an enterprise-level accounting, finances, and expenses management software program to make money management easier and simpler.

  1. Staff Costs

As your business grows, you need more workforce, more staff. However, it can be difficult to pay all the employees full salaries without affecting the cash flow. So, you can take a smart approach towards it such as:

  • Outsourcing: More and more people are working remotely these days as crowdsourcing is becoming a popular trend in the recruitment industry. You can find all kinds of talents-accountants, programmers, designers, personal assistants, at what not, with different remuneration requirements and expertise. Moreover, it’s easier to find a decently skilled employee at a much lower rate on a contract basis.
  • Fresh Recruits: If experience is not really important to you, then you can also consider hiring fresh college graduates. The plus-side of this is that you don’t have to pay them full salaries. In fact, you can have them work for free in exchange for some quality experience.

Finance is at the core of every business. So, be sure to know your numbers at all times. There will always be problems- even more when your business is growing since they are a part of the journey. However, if you know your numbers and think clearly, you can overcome any kind of financial obstacle and move ahead.

Impact of GST on Wholesale Market in India

How will GST Affect the Wholesale Market in India?

India is one of the most popular destinations in the retail arena around the world. Thanks to high market potential and low economic risk it is considered as a highly profitable country for the retailers.

Although India provides an ideal atmosphere for doing business, more than 90% of the retail industry is unorganized.  GST regime is expected to change this but at a cost.

The following are some of the major changes that GST will bring in the Indian wholesale market:

  1. High Taxation

In the current taxation system, wholesalers usually buy in bulk and pay in cash. They sell the goods at extremely low profits (about 1% or so) but are still able to generate high revenues due to the scale itself.

One of the reasons why wholesalers are happy with their business in India is because most of them don’t come under the tax radar. They deal with next to no formal paperwork and use cash for transactions for the most part. However, GST will take that comfort away from them.

GST regime is a based on an interconnected system in which manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers will need to work in sync to avoid penalties and enjoy the tax benefits it has to offer. So, wholesalers who will come under a tax bracket will have to pay their taxes, or they won’t get business at all. This is because the other entities (distributors, retailers, etc.) in the chain would want to stay compliant to claim input tax credits. Moreover, the GST council is especially determined to check tax evasion under the new taxation system to increase tax revenue.

  1. Stock Problems During Migration

The entire wholesale industry is based on small margins and large inventories. Thus, in an event of cash crunch, stock clearance can become a big problem. In fact, the same happened last year when the government launched the “note-ban” operation. Industry experts believe that the same can happen after GST implementation.

Wholesalers who still have stocks are supposed to pay VAT on them at the day of GST launch as per the existing laws. For their convenience, the government has made provisions that allow them to use the VAT paid as input tax credits in the GST scheme. However, they need to satisfy certain conditions to qualify, which is not possible for every business.

Another problem with the new tax regime is linked to excise duty. Wholesalers who have paid excise duty can receive 100% tax credit but only if they can furnish appropriate invoices. If that’s not the case, they will only get 40% of the excise in the form of tax credits.

  1. Increased Business Costs

To be GST-complaint and avail its benefits, wholesalers will need to maintain and record their transactions, furnish returns, and do a lot more.  Plus, the majority of them will also need to pay higher taxes. So, doing business is going to become an expensive affair.

Since manufacturers can’t do without someone selling their products, they are likely to try helping the wholesalers through better pricing and higher commissions, etc. Distributors, on the other hand, would have already adapted to the GST regime to protect themselves, albeit at a smaller cost. Thus, the manufacturers are likely to start leaning towards direct distribution rather than through wholesale networks- a misfortune for the wholesalers.

For the most part, the life of an average wholesaler is going to be tough under the GST regime. According to industry stakeholders, they will need at least a few months to adapt to the changes and get back on track. However, they will still benefit with an organized system, in the long run, that’s for sure.

Biggest Myths of Invoice Financing

4 Biggest Myths of Invoice Financing

Invoice financing has been around for a long time. Also called invoice discounting or factoring, invoice financing works on a simple principle but has its advantages nonetheless. During times of a cash crunch or to meet urgent investment requirements, it can often be the best possible option.

What’s Invoice Financing?

Invoice financing, as the name suggests, is financing on the basis of pending invoices. So, if a company has Rs. 10 lakhs worth of unpaid invoices then it can use them to receive a portion of that amount from a provider.

These invoices can be utilised as security by the lender, and they can disburse 70% or 80%, etc. of the total unpaid amount to the company. When the concerned customers pay off these invoices, the company can repay the amount to the lender.

Usually, the company has to pay a certain fee for this service which could either be a flat amount or a varying amount based on an interest rate.

Invoice financing is a good funding option. However, it has its share of misconceptions. On that note, the following are four biggest myths of invoice financing:

Myth #1: It’s Expensive

Invoice financing can be expensive- that’s true. However, in most cases, it is actually quite affordable. Since the lender gets security in the form of unpaid invoices, which are accounts receivable, the risk they have to take is not that high. If a company fails to repay the debt, then they can simply use the invoices as collateral.

Most invoice financiers charge a small fee for the service, especially if the company is linked to a long-term contract. So, in the big picture, the cost of service is relatively lower than other options such as loans.

Myth #2: It can Leave a Bad Impression on Customers/Clients

Invoice financing may be availed on a disclosed or undisclosed basis. In the latter, the invoice payments are made to the actual company, and the customers don’t get to know about the involvement of a third party. However, in the former, the customers know about the third-party and they have to make payments to a different account that belongs to the lender.  So, by choosing the first option you can prevent your customers from finding about the arrangement.

Myth #3: Invoice Financing is for Struggling Businesses

Invoice financing is often put in bad light. However, the truth is that not only it has numerous advantages it’s becoming one of the most popular forms of funding today.

Invoice financing allows you to meet your short-term liquidity requirements at a small price. So, you can pay the salaries of your staff, buy new equipment, or even plug the leaks in the cash flow with the quick funding.

Myth #4: Your Business is Locked in a Long-Term Contract

A financial institution, especially an NBFC, would want a client with long-term financing needs for sustained revenue. This is the reason why many invoice discounting service providers ask their customers to sign a 6-month or 12-month term contract. However, some lenders are more flexible and offer short term contracts up to a month or two as well.

Despite all the delusions regarding Invoice Financing, it still holds up to be one of the easiest and simplest funding option a business can go for. The key is to find a provider that offers lower fees and high flexibility

Salient Features of Goods And Service Tax

What’s new this July? A Curtain Raiser to numberz GST Feature

What’s new under the hood?
2nd July 2017 

We at numberz are just as excited as you are for coming GST days. We have worked hard on our product to keep your business GST compliant, and now is the time to reap what we sow. Unveiling the many features of our product – Made in India, with love!

GST Sales/Invoicing Flow – Prepare your audiences!

  • With GST, we have nicely separated Payment Terms & Terms & Conditions section, so the payment details are clear to your customers besides T&C.
  • As per GST rules, you need to maintain unique invoices for the financial year. You can find this feature in our migration wizard.
  • Customer, Item & Tax models are enhanced to include GST related fields such as customer GSTIN, item HSN and GST tax rates.
  • Under customer panel master, update Customer GSTIN (if you have GST registered business) along with the Place of Supply. If you are a pure services business, you can select billing address as shipping address for us to pick the Place of Supply.
  • Now included is smart HSN lookup service – just start typing your product category and we will do the rest. That’s not all, we will also pre-select the corresponding GST tax rate for you.
  • We have provided multiple templates for invoicing. If you are the supplier of Goods or just Goods and Services, choose the default template. If you are a pure service business, choose the service template.
  • Full support for GST advances & receipts – you can also link these advances to the corresponding invoices to save on taxes already paid. You can also print your invoices to have 3 copies (or 2 for service providers).
  • We have also added debit and credit note. Recurring invoices are updated to be GST compliance and you can even cancel invoices at any given time.

GST Transition – Change the costumes, with a click ? 

  • Now migrate your entire company/business to GST.
  • Migrate your customers, items & vendors – say no to manual segregation

GST Compliant Purchase/Bill Flow – Maximize your Input Tax Credit & stay GST compliant 

  • Create a quick, detailed bill for GST.
  • Create and send purchase orders hassle-free.
  • Convert purchase order to bill – save your valuable time.
  • Every bill now acts as Input Tax Credit – ensure maximize tax credit.
  • GST compliance such as Purchase Type, Reverse Charge handling, and purchase from Composition vendor is also supported.

GST Enhanced Reports – More than applause 

  • Invoice reports and client statement with GST tax details.
  • You now have total control over purchase report.

Other Features – The show must go on! 

  • You can now capture email ID from the send mail and update customer master so you don’t have to enter email ID every time.

Happy GST!

GST Bill’s anti-profiteering Clause

GST Bill’s ‘Anti-Profiteering’ Clause: Things You Need to Know

The Goods and Services Tax Council has made several revisions of the Goods and Services Tax model on the basis of the representations provided by the industry stakeholders. These include simplification of work procedures, allocating lower tax slabs to certain goods, elimination of taxes on securities, etc.

One of the most important changes made in the GST model law is the introduction of the “anti-profiteering” clause.  As per Clause 171 businesses are required to pass on the benefits of reduction in taxes and refunds received through input tax credits or otherwise to their customers by lowering the prices of their goods and services appropriately.

Importance of Anti-Profiteering Clause in the GST Regime

Earlier, when Goods and Services tax was introduced in other countries viz. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. they observed a high surge in inflation, albeit for a limited period. This was mainly because of the gaps between the concept and its execution.

GST can only serve its purpose when the entire chain of a business works in sync. So, manufacturers must lower taxes to benefit retailers which must again revise the rates to benefit the consumers.

Even though GST is meant to eliminate the cascading effect of taxes and thus reduce costs of goods and services for the end consumers, the responsibility lies with the manufacturers, traders, and service providers that are a part of the business cycle. The anti-profiteering clause was created to keep this in check and punish those who engage in unfair business practices.

GST Anti-Profiteering Panel

The government has set a five-member anti-profiteering panel with a sunset date of two years. This committee will ensure that the businesses pass on the benefits of tax reduction to their consumers. It will also have the authority to take appropriate action on the non-compliant taxpayers.

The government has released the anti-profiteering rules under the GST regime which will empower the anti-profiteering panel so that they can:

  • Order reduction in prices in accordance with the lowering of taxes under GST.
  • Charge penalties on those found guilty or even cancel their registration on reasonable grounds.
  • Seek return of the undue profits earned from not passing on the benefit of reduced taxes to the consumers along with an 18% interest rate.
  • Recover funds that are not claimed through returns by eligible taxpayers, or in case the taxpayers are unidentifiable. As per Section 57 of SGST and CGST Acts, the recovered amount has to be deposited in the Consumer Welfare Fund.

What Should You Expect?

In the words of India’s revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia, the government wants the companies to cooperate and hopes that it doesn’t have to use the anti-profiteering “weapon”.

While the government may have noble intentions with its anti-profiteering clause, the end result may be far from the expectations. The authority set for exercising this clause is meant to ensure that businesses don’t generate unfair profits by increasing the prices of goods and commodities arbitrarily. However, it also makes it easier for them to interfere with the businesses unnecessarily. They may force a taxable person to reduce prices at their discretion even if it results in an undeserving loss. Moreover, they can create unnecessary hurdles and affect the flow of business operations with tedious formalities and investigations.

In the past, Malaysia also tried an anti-profiteering and price control law which turned out to be an utter disaster. The initiative backfired and was abandoned shortly as a result. Thus, we can’t rule out the possibility of something similar happening in India too.

Conclusion

For now, the impact of the anti-profiteering clause is open to interpretation and speculation. However, as a business owner, it’s in your best interest to comply with GST regulations and reduce the prices of your goods and/or services in accordance with the provision of input tax credits and reduction in taxes as applicable.

How To Use numberz GST Calculator?

numberz GST Pricing Calculator makes businesses help understand tax estimates under GST. It is for:

  1. Traders
  2. Manufactures
  3. Service Businesses
  4. and Hybrids (both goods & services)

Prerequisite steps for using GST Pricing Calculator –

  • Since numberz GST Pricing Calculator is for understanding your profit and loss, you must know the exact amount of units/quantity of your products (or services) and their respective rates per unit.
  • You will have to manually select all the tax rates.

Step 1: Click here to visit GST pricing calculator. This is your welcome screen. Insert your company/Firm name*, your email – you can use either your business email address or personal email address here, and your phone number to proceed to the next step.

 

Step 2: Once you have submitted your information, you will be prompted to choose your business type. Here are what they mean:

  • Trader – A trader is one who first buys and then sells the product or currency.
  • Manufacturer – A manufacturer is one who manufactures the products or commodity.
  • Service Providers – A commercial enterprise that provides work performed in an expert manner by an individual or team for the benefit of its customers
  • Hybrid – Those who indulge as service providers and trader/manufacturer. 

Step 3: Once you have selected your business type, there are different panels for different tax calculation. The path defers, but the end result is same! We are going to take ‘Traders‘ for this tutorial. This estimates your total turnover.

  1. For Traders

Enter the number of units or quantity to be sold. Use to the next panel to input the rates (yes, you can write in decimals as well). Next, enter the tax rates for Goods turnover.

 

Step 4: Under ‘Purchase’ block, enter the number of units for the item your purchase, insert subsequent rates as well. Tab all the rates mentioned in the calculator, this will help you estimate the sales cost. You also need to add the service charges, these are the kind of charges that included because of your non-operating expenses.

Step 5: This is it. You can now calculate net margin, saving and savings%, along with End Customer Price.

 

Happy Calculating.

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How to use numberz GSTIN Collector Utility?

Prerequisite steps for using GSTIN Collector –

  • You should have GSTIN.
  • You should have email ID’s of your customer/vendors.

Step 1: Click here to visit GSTIN Collector utility. You will have three options here. You can create a new stand-alone account or sign-in with your existing Google account. If you choose to create a new ID, you can sign-in from the upper right corner.

 

Step 2: Once you have logged-in, fill in your details. While entering your email id, make sure you differentiate between register GSTIN email ID and the ID you used to log-in. Click ‘Next’ when you are done entering your information.

 

Step 3: Now comes the next step. This is the place where you can create and send emails to your vendors and customers. Do note that this is the mail that will be sent from your account. We have already created a template for you, however, if you wish to, you can edit it as well.

Step 4: Hit send to start inserting email addresses of your vendors/customers. You can even add Google contacts or upload excel sheet to insert contacts. Click on ‘TRACK’ on the upper slab to move on to next step.

Step 5: In this step, you can track your vendors/customers GSTIN. Your email ID’s are already shown on the panel. Check the contacts you wish to send the reminder and hit ‘Send Reminders’.

Step 6: In your in final step under ‘COLLECT GSTINs’, you can download GSTIN’s you received from your vendors and customers.

 

Voila, you are now all set to send and track invoices! Do send in your reviews and suggestion at support@numberz.in

input service distributor under gst regime

Input Service Distributor Under GST Regime

Businesses usually have their network of head offices and branch offices apart from the manufacturing and distribution units all over the country. Without a doubt, the system is intricate and complex to handle at times. To centralise the entire system, and make it simpler in the process, Input Service Distributor (ISD) was created under the CENVAT regime. This entity was responsible for the management and regulation of input tax credits generated by the businesses. However, with the new Goods and Services Tax regime effective now, the role of ITD will slightly change.

ISD Under the Old Regime

An ISD under the old taxation system was a manufacturer or provider of output services. It received invoices as per rule 4A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994 against the purchase of input services. In return, it would issue invoices or bills for the distribution of the credits paid on the service tax

In other words, ISD would receive the service invoices and then distribute the CENVAT available to it to the other manufacturers under a centralised system.

ISD Under the GST Regime

The role of an Input Service Distributor under the GST regime would be similar to that of the old regime, but with a few minor differences.

GST Model Law defines Input Service Distributor as an office of the supplier of goods and/or services that has received an invoice for input services and is authorised to distribute the tax credit to the supplier.

Under the GST regime, an ISD issues the appropriate documents for the distribution of the credit of CGST, SGST and IGST paid on the services and/or goods to a supplier who has the same PAN as the aforementioned office.

Distribution of Tax Credit by ISD under GST

The following explains the applicability of taxes under the GST regime:

  • CGST and SGST: For transactions within the same state
  • IGST: For imports and transactions between two different states
  • CGST and UGST: For transactions within a union territory

Now, an ISD will distribute credits according to the location of the credit receiver and the location of ISD itself. There are two possibilities with this arrangement. These are:

  1. When ISD and the Receiver of the Tax Credits are Located Within the Same State

In this, the ISD distributes the credit of ISGT, CGST, SGST, and UGST based on the tax invoices provided by the recipient.

Let’s consider an example now- Jayanti Enterprises is an Electronics Dealer and a registered ISD based in Jaipur. It has two other units based in Jodhpur and Rewari.

Jayanti Enterprises received an invoice of Rs. 2 lakh on which a GST of Rs. 36,000 was paid (Rs. 18,000 CGST and Rs. 18,000 SGST) from its Jodhpur unit. So, it will distribute the credit of Rs. 18,000 as CGST and Rs. 18,000 as SGST.

  1. When ISD and the Receiver of the Tax Credits are Located in Two Different States

In this, the ISD distributes the credit in the form of IGST. So, considering the same example of Jayanti Enterprises explained above, if it receives the same invoice of Rs. 2 lakh on which a GST of Rs. 36,000 was paid (Rs. 18,000 CGST and Rs. 18,000 SGST) but from its Rewari unit (which is another state i.e. Haryana) then it will distribute the credit of CGST Rs. 18,000 and SGST Rs. 18,000 to the Rewari unit as IGST Rs. 36,000.

To sum it up, the role of ISD is not much changed from that of the old regime to the new GST regime. However, apart from the few major changes given above, one other change is that the ISD under the GST regime will have to file monthly returns by 13th of the following month unlike earlier when they had to file half-yearly returns.

Understanding place of supply

From Editor’s Desk: Understanding Place of Supply

About the Author
Swapnil Gorde
Domain Expert, GST
Swapnil is a tax expert having expertise in direct and indirect taxation for over 15 years. He has been speaking at ICAI conferences on E-governance and has post qualification expertise of more than 20 years. Currently, he is working with
numberz as GST consultant.

To understand the Place of Supply under GST, let us first understand Taxable Event of tax. It is important to know the taxable event under any law because it is the activity which attracts the tax levy. This enables the reader to know when he is liable to pay tax under various law concerned.

So, let us first understand various taxable events in the present tax structure.

Taxable events under current structure

 

From above, you can make out that, for different, laws there are different taxable events and that makes it complicated for the user to understand the law and their implication on his business.

Now under proposed GST structure, there is only one taxable event i.e. Supply of Goods or Services. It is very important, therefore, to understand the place of supply in determining the right charge of tax on supply. The model GST Law lays down the criteria to determine the place of supply. Based on these criteria, you can treat the supply of goods or services as either Intra-State (within the State) or Inter-State (Outside the State).

The location of Goods supplied or Service provider will decide which tax to levy. Based on place of supply, one will able to determine whether to charge CGST & SGST or IGST. So, it is very important for dealers to identify the place of supply.

There are two important components which determine the which tax to be charged for.

  1. Location of Supplier: Registered Place of Business
  2. Place of Supply: It is registered place of business of recipient.

Let’s now understand how a place of supply will change the taxability under GST with some examples.

M/s Alert Car Accessories & Components Pvt. Ltd., having registered office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, had supplied spare parts to M/s True Value Car Services Pvt. Ltd. has registered place of business in, Pune, Maharashtra.

 

Let’s now consider another Scenario. M/s Alert Car Accessories & Components Pvt. Ltd., having registered office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, had supplied spare parts to M/s True Value Car Services Pvt. Ltd. Having registered place of business in, Hyderabad, Telangana State.

 

Apart from the above example following are also treated as Inter State Supply under GST

  1. Import of goods or services
  2. Export of goods or services
  3. Supply of goods or services to or by a SEZ developer or SEZ unit, even if the supply is within the state.

Section 70 under Model GST Act, make it necessary for the Taxpayer to collect the right amount of Tax. If assessee fails to deduct correct tax, then there will be the penalty which needs to be paid by dealers. The dealer must prove that the place of delivery mentioned is correct, so considering this, a dealer needs to maintain such records of the place of delivery which enables the GST officer to verify the place of supply. Failing which dealer will be liable to pay tax as determined by the GST officer.

E-Way Bills Rules Under GST

All You Need To Know About The E-Way Bill Under GST

Movement of goods in India, especially from one state to another has been a problem since years. The reason? Waybill compliance that’s riddled with all kinds of complexities. However, the Goods and Services Tax is expected to mark a significant improvement with the e-way bills.

Movement of Goods Now

Let’s first understand what happens when goods are transported from one place to another within the same state and when to a different state.

Under the current regime, the state government is responsible for imposing taxes on the intrastate transportation of the goods and the central government is responsible for imposing taxes on interstate transportation of the goods.

To prevent tax evasion and compliant transportation of goods, most states have established multiple check-posts on the national highways and borders. When a transporter arrives at a check-post, they have to furnish certain documents such as waybill, invoices, challan, etc. to receive clearance.

Some states have made compliance easier for the suppliers through digitised procedures. For instance, in Karnataka, e-Sugam is an electronic system that allows the registered dealers to upload the details of the shipments and receive unique IDs in return. The transporters can use these IDs at the check posts for verification and clearance.

Movement of Goods Under GST: Enter e-way Bill

Once GST is implemented, the current waybill will be replaced by the e-way bills which is an electronic waybill.  Taxpayers moving goods worth more than Rs. 50,000 are required to generate e-way bills under the GST regime.

The following are some of the key aspects of the e-way bill:

  1. An e-way bills must be generated when there is a movement of goods of value above Rs. 50,000 by a registered person. However, they or the transporter can carry an e-way bills even if the value of the goods is less than Rs. 50,000.
  2. The following are some of the ways an e-way bills can be generated:
  • A registered person can generate an e-way bills by filling part A of Form GSTINS-1.
  • A recipient of the goods can generate an e-way bills by filling part B of Form GSTINS-1.
  • A registered person who is also a consignor or consignee and goods are handed over to a transporter can generate an e-way bills by filling both part A and part B of Form GSTINS-1.
  • A transporter can generate an e-way bills by filling form GSTINS-1 himself, in case the consignor hasn’t.
  1. Each e-way bills will have a certain validity will be based on the distance travelled by the goods. The following can be referred for the relation between the distance and validity:
  • Less than 100 km: 1 day
  • 100km to 300km: 3 days
  • 300km to 500km: 5 days
  • 500km to 1000km: 10 days
  • 1000km or more: 15 days
  1. While e-way bills are to be generated and cancellated through GSN Network portal, registered taxpayers can also do that through SMS.

An Example of e-way Bills Under GST

  • Trader A hands over goods to transporter T to deliver them to another Trader
  • Trader A enters the details of the stock and the transporter in Part A and Part B of Form GST INS 01 respectively.
  • Transporter T generates an e-way bill using the details from Part A of Form GST INS 01.
  • As the e-way bill is generated, a unique e-way bill number (EBN) is shared with A, T, and B.
  • B can now accept or reject the goods mentioned in the e-way bill. If no response is given in 72 hours, the consignment is considered accepted.

E-way bill is designed to make compliance of transportation of goods easier and to prevent tax evasion. So, for a smoother transition to GST, it is best that you get around the e-way bill system as soon as possible.