Update: As per a tweet from the official Twitter handle of the GST Council on the evening of 1st Feb, 2018, it has been decided to extend the trial phase for generation of e-way bill, both for inter and intra-State movement of goods, in view of the difficulties faced by businesses in generating the e-way bill due to technical glitches. It shall be made compulsory from a date to be announced.
An e-Way Bill has to carried along by a transporter when transporting goods worth more than Rs. 50,000. Some States have made e-Way Bills mandatory for intra-state movement of goods, while some have made it mandatory for inter-state movement of goods as well.
Tally.ERP 9 helps you in generating e-Way bills by capturing all the necessary details right at the time when you are creating invoices.
Below are some of the key capabilities of Tally.ERP 9 that help generate and manage e-Way Bills easily.
Easy set-up in Tally.ERP 9 for e-Way bill generation
To start using Tally.ERP 9 to generate e-Way Bills, you have just one simple step to start with
Go to F11 > F3 > GST Details.
In 'GST Details,'' you can quickly make the following settings -
- 1) Choose the amount limit for transactions above which you can generate e-Way Bills
- 2) Applicable date from when on you can start to generate e-Way Bills
- 3) Inter- or intra-state movements for which you would like to generate e-Way Bills
As per the settings, appropriate transactions will be made eligible for e-Way Bills by Tally.ERP 9.
Generate e-Way Bills at the time of creation of invoices
As soon as you finish filling up details in an invoice, based on the criteria settings (as mentioned above), Tally.ERP 9 will open up a subform in which you can provide additional details of transportation. After this, you can export the data in a JSON file. This JSON file can be uploaded on the e-Way Bill Portal and you can generate your e-Way Bill. Along with transportation details, the Bill will also display the e-Way Bill Number (EBN). The EBN can be typed in its corresponding invoice, and you can take a print.
Create JSON for single or multiple invoices for e-Way bill generation
Tally.ERP 9 provides the flexibility to let you generate e-Way Bill for a single invoice or for multiple invoices together based on your business need.
If you generate JSON files individually for each invoice, you will have to upload them individually as well in the e-Way Bill portal to generate their corresponding e-Way Bills. However, you can generate a single JSON for multiple invoices and obtain a single e-Way Bill for all the invoices in one go.
Switch easily between portal and your system
You can generate e-Way Bills first in the e-Way Bill portal and then update the invoice details in your Tally.ERP 9. Or you can use Tally.ERP 9 to first create your invoice, provide additional details in the invoice at the same time and create a JSON file of the data. This JSON file can be uploaded on the e-Way Bill Portal to generate your e-way Bill. Based on your convenience, you can alter easily between the portal and Tally.ERP 9 to generate e-way Bills.
Generate e-way Bills using Tally for purchases and other transactions
Depending on the business scenario, if your supplier or transporter is unable to generate e-Way Bills, you can do so on their behalf using Tally.ERP 9. You can generate e-Way Bills even for other types of transactions such as credit notes which are used for sales returns, for debit notes which are used for purchase returns and also for receipt notes.
Generate consolidated e-Way Bills using Tally.ERP 9
When the place of supply, State, vehicle number, and mode of transport are same for a given set of invoices, you can group these invoices, generate JSON file, upload to the portal and generate a consolidated e-Way Bill. Before generating a consolidated JSON file for the invoices, make sure to generate e-way Bills individually for each invoice first which is a prerequisite condition in the portal. A consolidated e-Way Bill makes life easy for transporters.
For more details on e-Way Bill generation using Tally.ERP 9 visit help.tallysolutions.com